Mauritius is a small island country, located in the middle of the Indian Ocean and geographically belonging to the African continent. It consists of two islands: Mauritius, Rodrigues and some outer smaller islands.
The Island nation covers the total area of slightly more than 2 000 square kilometres and has a population of 1.2 million people. Despite the fact, that there is no official language, English and French are spoken there, along wide number of dialects and native languages can be found within the population.
The capital of city of the island nation is Port Louis, which is also the largest and most populous one, serving as the cultural, economic and political hub. The entire nation is a middle income economy, with a great development and political freedom. It is focused mainly on tourism, financial services and sugar & textile export.
Thanks to its strategical location in the middle of the Indian Ocean, The nation was (and still is) important point for international trade. Especially for Europe, Mauritius had a perfect position after the opening of Suez Canal and cause several fights over the territory, mainly between France and Great Britain.
Under the British rule, the island nation was a popular sugar producing colony. Nowadays, as one of the Commonwealth nations (since 1992), Mauritius stands an independent state already as off 1968.
Similar to nearby Madagascar, Mauritius is simply a heaven on earth. It might be a small piece of land by its size, yet huge by all the possibilities. Jaw dropping ocean views, stunning lagoons and magnificent beaches with white sand and the bluest water you have ever seen.
Water full of lovely wildlife including dolphins, turtles or whales and collar reefs serves as an open invitation for diving and snorkelling. The resort on Mauritius offer the most luxurious holiday options with sugar white beach on the front yard. On the top of the coastal perfection, Mauritius is also a splendid place for hiking and adventurous tourism. Paradise found, Mauritius is waiting!