Besides the obvious attractions of palm-fringed beaches and colourful coral-reefs, Mauritius has so much more to offer. Dramatic volcanic mountains that once created Mauritius millions of years ago, now form the perfect backdrop to the resorts circling the island.
This Indian Ocean nation’s capital of Port Louis acts as a kaleidoscope of cultures and faiths, with numerous Chinese temples, mosques and churches speckled throughout the city. These diverse cultures spread throughout the island, making quaint fishing villages that speckle the coast are the best places to experience the cultural aspect of Mauritius.
- Kite-surfing, parasailing and deep-sea diving
- The infectious slow pace of life
- Black River Gorges National Park protects local endangered bird species
- Important refuge for giant tortoises
- Warm weather all year