Monday, September 23, 2013

Mauritius Island

Mauritius Island, officially referred to as the Republic of Mauritius, or in French as République de Maurice, is an Island country in the Indian Ocean, approximately 2,000 kilometres off the South-East coast of the African continent. The country has a total surface area of 2040 km2, and encompasses the Islands of Mauritius, Rodrigues, Agaléga and Saint Brandon. The capital city of Mauritius is Port Louis, where the nation’s biggest seaport is also located. In 1 July 2012, the estimated population for the entire Republic was 1,291,456. Due to its volcanic origin, age, isolation and its unique terrain, Mauritius is home to a variety of flora and fauna, not usually found in such a small area. English is the most widely spoken language on the Island, though French is also considerably spoken there. While all official documents for the nation are written in English, most of the citizens are equally fluent in English and French.

Mauritius is one of the world’s top lavish tourist destinations. The refreshing and charismatic Island is endowed with a vast array of natural and man-made attractions.  It boasts an ideal and sub-tropical climate, with lucid warm sea waters, alluring white sandy beaches and beguiling geniality. This is coupled with tropical fauna and flora, along with a convivial multi-cultural population.

For the third time, Mauritius was the recipient of the World’s Leading Island Destination Award and the World’s Best Beach, at the World Travel Awards in January 2012. Mauritius also has one of the highest rates of returning tourism visitors in the world.

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