Mauritius - the jewel of the Indian Ocean
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 crystal clear lagoons with golden sandy beaches where you can enjoy snorkelling, kite-surfing and scuba diving. Renowned for its unrivalled hospitality, Mauritius blends tropical charm and genuine warmth to welcome visitors to this delightful island. The country's rich cultural heritage, represented by colourful temples, churches, pagodas and mosques, is visible at every turn. Year-round balmy weather has blessed the mountainous island with a wild interior of waterfalls, lush forests and wildlife, which you may discover by hiking in the Black River Gorges National Park or visiting the spell-binding coloured earths and waterfall at Chamarel. Younger visitors will enjoy the Mauritius Aquarium and various wildlife centres and adventure parks. For something a bit quirkier, check out the interactive illusions at Chamarel's Curious Corner.