Mauritius Vacations

When Mark Twain visited the island of Mauritius during his round-the-world trip, he commented on the beauty of Mauritius. He wrote that ‘the idea that Mauritius was made first, and then Heaven, and that Heaven was copied after Mauritius.’ The island is dotted with volcanic peaks and tropical rain forests. Mauritius destinations are located on an island that sits in the Indian Ocean to the east of the African continent and the larger island of Madagascar. It's history includes occupation by the Dutch, French and British when the island was used as a strategic military position for countries and traders exploring the Indian Ocean. Today Mauritius beach vacations are known for the coral reefs that surround the island and high end tourist resorts located on tropical white sandy beaches lined with swaying coconut palms. It is a multicultural society with Indian, French, Chinese, Creole and African descendants forming the working society on the island. In spite of being located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is also known as one of the most prosperous countries in Africa and the place to go to find the perfect white sandy Mauritius beach destination to relax in luxury.

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Go hiking in the only national park in Mauritius: Black River Gorges National Park.

Count the many different colors of blue at Blue Bay Beach.

Climb Le Morne Mountain and on your return go swimming with the dolphins.