Mauritius – Lying 800 km east of Madagascar, Mauritius is a member of the Mascarene Islands, a volcanic bond extending as far as the Seychelles. Fringed by 160 km of sandy seas and an azure ocean, with a background of rugged pinnacles and shimmering carbohydrate cane, this pear-shaped tropical island is a dream vacation end. An islander once told Mark Twain that “Mauritius was manufactured firstly and then paradise; and paradise was imitation after Mauritius”.
Thanks to year-round sunshine, the island’s seashores are its most important selling top, countless succession with world class hostel, top notch spas, championship golf course and gourmet diners. But the “bead” of “the worlds “oceans” is no longer the dry of the jet set, with an ever-expanding compas of housing and activities for all desires and budgetary questions. Watersports are a particular spotlight: it’s possible to dive with dolphins in the morning and then exit diving, kitesurfing or paddleboarding in the afternoon.
At 45 km by 65 km, nowhere in the island’s interior is more than 45 instants’ drive from the sea, and extended are the days when no one jeopardized more than a mile from their sunlounger. Among the three main mountain ranges smothering the central plateau Moka, Black River Chain and Grand Port, the remaining volcanic work which started thirteen million years ago there are now countless outdoor escapades and eco trails. Then there’s minuscule Rodrigues, an eco paradise scattered with forested canyons, secluded beaches and sandy island.
Isolated and uninhabited for thousands of years, Mauritius has developed a distinct flora and fauna- the most famous of which is the dodo, which helped put this spot in the Indian Ocean on “the worlds” map- and it remains one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. Small island developing is surrounded by the world’s third largest coral reef, which protects a rich naval life, some of the rarest birds operate over ebony trees in the forested interior, and endemic genus survive on offshore islands. Mauritius’s national flower, Trochetia boutoniana (Boucle d’Oreille) proliferates really on a single mountaintop, Le Morne Brabant. Tortoises, which formerly prowled in their thousands before being loaded onto ships by sailors, have also recently been successfully reintroduced onto Rodrigues.
Diversity is may be in Mauritius’s artistic terrain very. Almost four centuries of colonization have left the island with a rich multicultural mosaic of Indian, African, Chinese and French patrimony. You’ll find this strange mixture expressed in rowdy Indian synagogues, historic colonial mansions and the hip-wiggling sega.