Often referred to as the star of the Indian Ocean, the island of Mauritius lies around 2000 Kms off the South East coast of Africa. The volcanic island has rocky peaks, lakes, and sugar cane plantation. The most attractive feature for tourists is the 320 Kms coastline with white sandy beaches and the gleaming blue seas. The island does only 67 km from north to south and from the East to the West, 45 Kms.
Port Louis is the main city and capital of Mauritius. The towns to mention are Vacoas-Phoenix, Beau Bassin- Rose-Hill, Curepipe and Quatre Bornes. The villages nowadays have many facilities and equals the quality of living compared to the towns. There are around 134 villages in Mauritius.
Mauritius is a destination for tourists all year round. The weather is consistently warm and sunny climate. The Summer period is from November to April while the winter runs from May to October. The temperature varies from 22 deg C in winter up to 35 deg C in Summer.
English is the official language, but French and Creole are commonly spoken. The Mauritian people come of mixed Indian, Chinese, African and French and creates a multi-cultural society. These multi-cultural influences can be seen all over the island in culture, history, architecture, and food.