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“God created Mauritius, and then heaven in its image.”
The quote above is how Mark Twain described Mauritius, which lies at the heart of the Indian Ocean, 220km north-east of Réunion and 900km east of Madagascar. Its position at the crossroads of Africa, Asia and Europe is reflected in its cultural make-up. It’s a peaceful and friendly melting pot of people, culture and traditions.
Coral reefs surround almost all 160km of Mauritius’s coastline, protecting it from the onslaughts of the ocean and providing a series of tranquil lagoons backed by mountains covered in lush virgin forest.
Home to many famous hotels and resorts, the island also boasts several luxury private villas, as well as top-level golf courses and a wide range of activities, both on land and in the sea.