Mauritius is an island nation located in the Indian Ocean near the African continent. The island nation is loved for its beautiful landscape, surrounded by beaches and water bodies. Mauritius is also well known for its rich flora and fauna. It is home to many endemic species. The island was also home to Dodo, a bird now declared extinct due to human settlement on the land. Various National Parks are scattered all around the place to let you experience the wildlife. Some common parks are Redrica Nature Reserve, La Vanille Nature Park and Black River Gorges National Park.
A lot of tourists who visit this place often call it the Paradise Island due to the spectacular view it offers. It is also the most sought after destination for weddings as the beaches with white sands and cerulean waters make the perfect backdrop for that ideal wedding you have dreamt all your life.
During your holidays in Mauritius, you will get to explore the stunning countryside locations and can hop on the different beaches for surfing and other water activities. Snorkelling and scuba diving are quite popular with tourists. Some of the favourite beaches include Mount Choisy Beach, Belle Mare beach, La Cuvette Beach and Le Morne Beach. Don’t forget to visit the crystal rock there.
A visit to Chamarel is highly recommended, a village in South of Mauritius, to experience the beauty of Coloured Earth; red, purple, orange and yellow together fuse to make a surreal volcanic surface. While in Mauritius, take some time out to absorb the beauty of its multicultural, multilingual, multiethnic and multi-religious society. You can have a day trip to the Sagar Shiv Mandir, Ganga Talao, Saint Gabriel church, Jummah Mosque. Various eloquent statues of Hindu deities like Shiva and Ganesha can be found scattered all across the place. Its cuisine is heavily influenced by its multiculturalism too. It is a combination of Creole, French, Chinese and Indian. Some dishes are unique to the island. The place is also well known for its Casinos and nightlife.
Best time to visit the island is between the months of May and December when the weather is cool and dry.