Why you should visit Mauritius as your vacation destination

Ama Nunoo Mar 12, 2020 at 03:00pm

March 12, 2020 at 03:00 pm | Culture, Opinions & Features

Ama Nunoo

Ama Nunoo | Staff Writer

March 12, 2020 at 03:00 pm | Culture, Opinions & Features

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We may have heard about Mauritius, but never had good enough reasons to to visit the beautiful Island country. There are a host of reasons to consider visiting Mauritius if the family is planning its summer vacation trip.

One of such is what Mark Twain describes in this sentence, “Mauritius was made first, and then heaven, and that heaven was copied after Mauritius.” 

The island country of Mauritius lies in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar.

Its estimated size is twice the size of Hong Kong and has just about one million residents. There are so many natural aesthetics to enjoy when in Mauritius.

The small population compared to the size of the country does not make the place congested and no doubt Mauritius has become a tourist mainstay on the continent and tourism has been a key factor in its development.

Mauritius is one of the few countries in the world that was actually populated from scratch by “foreigners”, so the blend of cultures and traditions makes the island unique.

The demographics of Mauritius has stayed true to this historical incident. Indian-Mauritians are in the majority, followed by African-Mauritians and then Europeans.

This composition has created a unique culture, from language to religion.

Most of the population speak Mauritian Creole, a French-based language with words from English, continental African and south eastern Asian languages.

The island country’s clear blue waters, long mountain ranges, lush planes, and stunning waterfalls have made it an exclusive tourist destination for many from Europe. The island was once the home of the extinct Dodo bird.

In honor of the island country’s independence, here are many reasons more to visit Mauritius.

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