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Mauritius is undeniably the jewel of the Indian Ocean, offering
natural, secured and crystal clear lagoons with golden sandy beaches. Of
volcanic origin, it is the second largest island of the Mascarene
Archipelago. The island is sheltered from the open sea by the world’s
third largest coral reef.
Mauritius is an island showcasing a broad diversity with beautiful scenery and beaches with a magic appeal. Renowned for its world-class hotels and unrivalled hospitality, Mauritius is silhouetted by striking mountains and offers inspiring beaches and indigo waters, combined with an incredible mix of cultures and flavours found in the Indian Ocean. The real beauty of Mauritius is its wild interior of mountains, waterfalls, lush forests and endemic wildlife. Snorkelling, kite-surfing and scuba diving are popular water sports alongside hiking in the Black River Gorges National Park. Mauritius is blessed with year-round balmy weather.
The hospitable culture of the island is renowned worldwide, complemented by a mosaic of distinct cultural and religious groups living side by side and identifying Mauritius as an island of diversity and harmony. English is the official language; however Creole and French remain the most commonly spoken languages, with various oriental languages also spoken.
Mauritius blends tropical charm and authentic hospitality to welcome visitors to this delightful island. Mauritius’ rich cultural heritage, represented by colourful temples, churches, pagodas and mosques, is visible at every turn. The destination has set out to achieve recognition as a sustainable island, guided by ecological principles.