As a small island off the Eastern coast of Madagascar, Mauritius is a country that offers white-sand beaches, delicious local cuisine, and the opportunity to explore rainforests, waterfalls, and even sand dunes. It is the ultimate destination for travellers who want a coastal vacation without the overcrowding of tourists. Because it is small, Mauritius is often overlooked for larger islands or vacation destinations, but it is a gem of the Indian Ocean that is ready to embrace travellers with open arms. Read below to find out why Mauritius should be a part of your travel bucket list.
This tiny island nation boasts thriving coral reefs, volcanic craters, rainforests, and a large national park that highlights the beauty of millions of years of natural history. Due to its size, you can get around the island and visit several natural beauties all in one day, a luxury that you cannot achieve on bigger islands. Visitors can take in views of the Indian Ocean while strolling on pristine white sand beaches that lead to crystal-clear turquoise water. If you are an animal lover, the country also has a diverse wildlife population that includes a wide variety of seabirds and giant tortoises as well as flying foxes, (a type of fruit bat). The Mauritian government has invested a lot of money in the conservation of these species, making sure that they are thriving in their environment.
Inviting All-Inclusive Resorts
One of the great benefits of being an island with beaches all around its perimeter is that Mauritius has many resorts. This is the perfect place for people who want to come to the island to relax and enjoy Mauritius all inclusive resorts where they don’t have to worry about anything and they can enjoy all of the things that resorts have to offer. From adventure activities to high-quality restaurants to golf and spa options, everything is at your fingertips in one of the many all-inclusive resorts in Mauritius.
Diverse Culture and Food
Because Mauritius has influences from the many nations surrounding it, the cuisine and culture are a melting pot of different countries. The main influences on the island come from India, parts of Africa, China, and even France, so the food is a beautiful fusion of curries, rice dishes, flatbreads, and flavorful sauces.
As for the culture, the local population of Mauritius is made up of people who descend from all of the countries listed above who brought with them not only their recipes but their traditions as well. Although English is widely spoken amongst the locals, you can also hear French and Creole when you are walking around. Just like the diversity of food, the residents of Mauritius all come from different religious backgrounds as well, so you can see festivals year-round celebrating different religious holidays from Christmas to Diwali to Chinese New Year.
Because this island nation is surrounded by ocean and contains a rainforest, there are many outdoor activities offered to tourists. From ziplining to snorkelling, you can find something for the whole family.
Mauritius is a vibrant and welcoming nation that is ready to take visitors. If you haven’t already added it to your bucket list, hopefully, these reasons will convince you to do so.