Amidst a great expanse of sea, Mauritius is well-deserving of its title as the jewel of the Indian Ocean, inviting you to lose yourself amongst its stunning shoreline and rugged wilderness. Relax on one of its many white sandy beaches and unwind, whiling away the hours snorkelling, or experience the hustle and bustle of the market in Port Louis and hit the shops along its modernised waterfront. Sample the local Creole and French inspired cuisine for a culinary treat. Immerse yourself in untouched nature among the indigenous rainforests of the Black River Gorges National Park, discover the beauty of the Chamarel Waterfall, or take in the views after hiking to the top of Le Morne Brabant, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Whether you are looking for adventure or the perfect place to forget the stresses of modern life, Mauritius' friendly locals will welcome you warmly to share their diverse ethnicity, vibrant culture, traditions and wildlife.