Perched on the archipelagos of the Mascarenes, 160 km east of Reunion Island and 920 km east of Madagascar, the Republic of Mauritius comprises of the main island which is Mauritius and Rodrigues, Saint Brandon and Agaléga. This country with its four coloured flag made of red, blue, yellow and green simply symbolises the jewel of the Indian Ocean.
Born out of a volcano, Mauritius unfolds itself on an extent of 1,865 sqm (65 kms in length by 43 kms in width). Almost entirely surrounded by coral reefs, its coastline spreads itself on almost 330 kms. The topography is made of a vast central plateau culmi¬nating at an altitude of 600m whereupon three mountain ranges proudly stand out with the peaks: Piton de la Rivière Noire (828m), Pieter Both (823m) and Le Pouce (812m).
Beaches with immaculate sand, calm sea and lagoons with iridescent colours, this heavenly envi¬ronment also offer to its visitors the splendid scenery of its sugar cane lands. Its subtropical forests, rivers and waterfalls complete this scenery with multiple nuances, the ones more seductive than the others.
Due to its well sheltered lagoons and its domina¬ting winds blowing all year round, Mauritius attracts those who practise nautical and aquatic sports. Trekking lovers will head for the centre of the island to admire the sheer beauty of the landscape of its mountains, for the exotic vegetation and the wealth of its fauna. Finally, quality shopping amateurs will appreciate the diversity and originality of products offered in the shops and other stalls: handicraft and clothes boutiques, art galleries and jewellery. allideasforyou.webs.com/
Formerly called "Isle de France" this Eden has preserved the paths trodden by the colonial Dutch, French and British explorers. In our times, it is the Indian civilisation which has the greatest influence on its cultural life. As time went by, the culinary tra¬ditions of almost all these countries have been rein¬vented, to include in its original mix the most exotic ingredients of the island thus giving birth to the typi¬cal Mauritian cuisine.