Mauritius is famous for its sapphire-blue waters, powder-white beaches and the most beautiful views in the Indian Ocean. The country is home to some of the world's rarest plants and animals, Mauritius was the only known habitat of the extinct dodo, a flightless bird.
Once thought to be the preserve of nearby Madagascar, wildlife tourism in Mauritius is rapidly gaining in popularity. Dolphins, whales and sharks are just three highlights of the island’s richly bio diverse marine environment.
Mauritius is acclaimed for good food out of marine fish. The charming tradition of the table d’hôte, the family table opened to all and covered with the signature dishes of Mauritian home cooking, captures the essence of the warm local welcome.
Tourist can indulge in kite surfing, boat excursions to the beautiful islands of the lagoon, and the full suite of paddling activities offered by hotels and beach operators. But the diving and snorkelling features as main attractions. But Mauritius has plenty of others things to see and do - from French colonial houses and imaginative animal parks to nature walks, quad biking, zip-lining and horse riding. Encircled by shallow waters, a coral reef, sublime underwater topography and a dramatic ocean drop-off s, Mauritius is the sought after Holiday destination. It is an island for exploring, with Indian temples, colonial houses, botanical gardens, and opportunities to spot animals. Mauritians, a fusion of different communities, are renowned for their hospitality and visitors to the islands generally rave about the service.
The tourism hub is in the north around Grand Baie, which has the greatest concentration of hotels, beaches and entertainment. The east coast is most renowned, with stretches of the most beautiful white sand beaches.