Mauritius is a tiny island state that is situated in the Indian Ocean, off the south-east coast of Africa. It is close to the Tropic of Capricorn, and is the only fully democratic country in the African continent. While trade and business bring in revenue, tourism is one of the main sources of income for this small nation.
Mauritius has one of the highest rates of returning tourists in the world. The facilities and the attractions are so captivating that visitors who visit the island wish to come back over and over again. The tourism and hospitality infrastructure is managed perfectly to offer the best experience for visitors. Holiday crowds that wish to spend a luxurious holiday would find a wide variety of options to choose from.
The island has many natural as well as man-made attractions that draw huge crowds from all over the world. Being in the southern hemisphere, Mauritius enjoys a warm and pleasant summer from November to January. People living in cold countries in the northern hemisphere often visit Mauritius to escape the winter in their region. The sub-tropical climate and the clean beaches make it an ideal tropical paradise for sun lovers.
The island comprises of a friendly and hospitable, multi-ethnic population which makes it easy for tourists from other cultures to feel accepted. For the third time, the island of Mauritius received the World’s Best Beach Award and the World Leading Island Destination award at the World Travel Awards in January 2012.
The island has a long coastline which makes it ideal for a variety of water sports like surfing, water-skiing, windsurfing, yachting, and deep-sea fishing. Visitors can also go for submarine rides to explore the shallow waters among the reefs close to the shore.
A variety of sporting activities on land are also available. Trekking, mountain biking, ATV riding, skiing, sky diving and a number of adventure activities are available at various location in the island. Tourists can choose from a wide list of Mauritius holiday packages that offer them the best of accommodation facilities, day tours, recreational activities, educational tours and various other programs.
English is the official language of Mauritius. Therefore, tourists from English-speaking countries can feel at home on the island. The beauty of the island and the world class facilities available here make
Mauritius is one of the most sought after tourist destination of the world. The future truly looks bright for this island paradise.