Mauritius is situated in the Indian Ocean, some 2000 km from the African coast. The island’s tourism industry was initially focused on the sea and beaches but nowadays include some of the world’s top fishing and sporting destinations. The mosaic of the Mauritian population is reflected in its exciting cuisine born from European, Indian and Chinese influences. It is a colourful island with friendly and tolerant people.
The Rhumerie de Chamaral rummery in south-west Mauritius.
The fresh produce market in Port Louis is a sight to behold.
Mauritius is made up of a variety of cultures, including Indian, Chinese and French influences. And just like this flower arrangement they live in harmony and are fiercely proud of their combined heritages.
Even the reptiles add to the colourful culture!
Mauritius is situated in the Indian Ocean and forms part of the Mascarene archipelago with Reunion and Rodriquez. The island paradise of sand and sea is a mere four-hour flight from Johannesburg.
Accommodation on the island ranges from exclusive and luxurious to value- for-money family holiday destinations such as Villas Caroline in the village of Flic en Flac.
Fishing forms a prominent part of the Mauritian village life, while big game fishing has become an important part of the island’s tourism economy. International fisherman flock here in pursuit of marlin, bonito and barracuda between November and April.
A variety of top-quality rum is produced in Mauritius. But beware – it’s proof!
Mauritius is the quintessential tropical paradise.