The island of Mauritius is situated in the Indian Ocean, off the south-eastern coast of Africa.
Mauritius entices visitors with a combination of idyllic beaches, warm waters and spectacular scenery. In addition the island offers fascinating culture and history, bustling markets and a diverse array of sports and adventure activities making it an all-round holiday destination.
Mauritius has the ideal locales, resorts, hotels and facilities creating the backdrop for a perfect vacation and a memorable holiday.
Being an island-country, Mauritius has some of the most spectacular beaches of the world, located in the eastern, western and northern parts
Mauritian Culture, is a melting pot of various cultures, It is made up of the different customs and traditions of different races and nationalities who, during the last 400 years, have settled on its shores. In Mauritius Europe meets India, China, Africa and so on.
Mauritius is a country which offers different kinds of activities to all section and categories of Tourist. Enjoy a trek in the mountains, or enjoy a nature walk in the Ecotourism Park or see the beautiful coral reefs, Mauritius will surely charm you. Its multi culture and great gastronomy makes it an ideal tourist paradise for the guests.
Grand Baie is the best and main tourist attraction in Mauritius. Grand Baie is the seaside tourists village and large tourist beach of Mauritius. It is offer facilities for safe swimming, sailing, windsurfing, and water skiing, and is also the departure point for helicopter excursions, deep sea fishing and for boat excursions to the islands to the north of Mauritius. Grand Baie also offers a large choice of fashion and craft shops, hotels and restaurants.
Le Chateau de Labourdonnais
Built in 1856, this combination of restaurant, gardens, distillery and museum, is always an attraction to tourists who visit Mauritius.
Port Louis is the capital city of Mauritius and is a must see for anyone who wants to visit. It is a thriving city full of culture, entertainment and restaurants.
Le Morne Brabant
Le Morne Brabant is a peninsula at the extreme south-western tip of Mauritius .
The peninsula at the south-western tip of Mauritius is dominated by the Le Morne Brabant mountain, which is approx. 550 m high, and has been declared a World Natural Heritage site by UNESCO.
The contrast between the snow-white beaches, the turquoise sea and the tropical surroundings at the foot of the mountains lend this resort an air of uniqueness.
Chamarel is a village located in the district of Black River. Here, tourists can see a dune with 7 different colors. The dunes are also known as the 'Seven Colored Earth', The uniqueness of the dunes in the village of Chamarel is quite popular among tourists.
Black River Gorges
Black River Gorges is a national park in Mauritius spread across an area of 16,244 hectare.
This is the best place in Mauritius to watch rare bird species and fauna. The landscapes too are a treat to the eyes. You can get to see Chinese guava, privet, animals like rusa deer, Mauritian flying fox, birds like pink pigeon, Mauritius kestrel and parakeets, etc.
Mauritius Botanical Garden
Mauritius Botanical Garden, also known as Pamplemonsses Garden and SSR Botanical Garden, is one of the most popular tourist attraction in Mauritius, and is located near Port Louis. The botanical garden is most famous for its giant water lilies, spice garden and unique collection of 85 varieties of palms from Central America, Asia, Africa and the islands around the Indian Ocean.
Capital: Port Louis
Language: Creole 80.5%, Bhojpuri 12.1%, French 3.4%, English (official; spoken by less than 1% of the population), other 3.7%, unspecified 0.3%.
Currency: Mauritian Rupee (MUR)
Religion: Hindu 48%, Roman Catholic 23.6%, Muslim 16.6%, other Christian 8.6%, other 2.5%, unspecified 0.3%, none 0.4%
Climate: tropical, modified by southeast trade winds; warm, dry winter ; hot, wet, humid summer