Every so often, the planet throws a geological curveball - one of those locations that, were it not for actually visiting it, you'd never have known it had existed. Well, I had one of those moments today at the Seven Coloured Earths in south-west Mauritius. The sands formed millions of years ago and have taken their multi-coloured format because of molten volcanic rock cooling at different temperatures, as well as the abundance of iron and aluminium. It's a marvel and it sits alongside a national park which features Mauritius' tallest waterfall in Chamarel. We had a ton of fun driving our tiny Toyota Vitz (like a bumper car at the fairground) around the place, before setting for the afternoon on Le Morne beach, easily my favourite beach in Mauritius since arriving last week.
If you are asking what are the 7 colours... here is what I've heard: red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow.