Last updated: 8 February 2018
Located just east of Madagascar, Mauritius is an island blessed with sandy white beaches, azure warm waters and volcanic backdrops. Biodiverse surrounding waters, offer some of the best diving and snorkelling in the Indian Ocean. Off the beaches, the ocean water is shallow and surrounded by coral reefs which drop sharply off the ocean shelf.

The island caters to tourists, with golf courses, a plethora of water sports, ziplining and extraordinary cuisine, a reflection of the mixed culture of the island. The mountainous interior boasts rain forests, waterfalls and wildlife.

Rent a car you don’t need an international driver’s licence. Take a catamaran or yacht trip to one of the nearby islands. Nibble on crocodile curry at the Giant Tortoise and Crocodile Park. Visit the beautiful botanical gardens. They cover sixty acres of land.


Go to the horse races at the second oldest race course in the world, the Champ de Mars. Hike through the national park. It is home to almost three hundred species of flowering plants and the pink pigeon the rarest bird on earth.

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