Mark Twain once said “Mauritius was made first and then heaven; and heaven was copied after Mauritius” This tiny tropical island that I call home, is so small that sometimes it does not even appear on a world map.
Nestled in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Madagascar, Mauritius is most famous for its warm turquoise waters, beautiful beaches, tropical rain forests and the now extinct dodo. Lesser known to many, is its unique blend of cultures and ethnicities which stems from its rich multicultural heritage, that includes French, African, Indian, Chinese and British influence. Today that translates to a beautiful fusion of colour, flavours, people and languages – most Mauritians are trilingual, speaking French, English and Creole.
Discover the key things to do and see while visiting this little slice of paradise.