Mauritius is an island near the coast of Africa. It is a good spot for travellers who don’t want the crowds of more popular island spots. Mauritius is very tranquil. It has many attractions likes reefs, beaches, fish, great mountains with foliage and other natural wonders.

The capital is called Port Louis and it has a renowned ambience. Many visitors go to the waterfront. Here there are famous casinos, bars, many shops, restaurants, and shows. There are also some very nice botanical gardens that have been developing here for almost 300 years.

South of Port Louis is Moka Town; it has quite a different feel. The colonial history of the island really comes out here. There are many buildings like grand Le Reduit governor’s mansion, which is also an historic tourist spot. Eureka house is another special spot. Most tourists also check out Domaine les Pailles. This is a cultural centre that includes attractions for the family. There is a jazz club, sugar mill and horse shows.

Tamarind is a spot for surfing in Mauritius. It is a relaxed place to while away some time. The falls in Tamarind include seven different waterfalls that are both fun and romantic. Many visitors also enjoy hiking in Black River Gorges National Park.

Most travellers arrive on Mauritius via Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport. This is the main airport on the island and it is located 26 miles southeast of the capital of Port Louis. It runs direct routes from many European destinations and a few African destinations.

As Mauritius is mostly known for its high-end luxury accommodation, staying here is rarely cheap, but a few more reasonable options have popped up in recent years.