Mauritius is an extremely beautiful island destination and tourist hotspot, drawing travellers from near and far. You can look forward to enjoying its captivating beaches that teem with colourful beds of corals, stunning blue lagoons, and even picturesque sugar cane field during your stay at one of the 5-star hotels in Mauritius the likes of The Residence Mauritius.
Discovered by Arab and Malay Sailors
Mauritius was colonised in the past by the Dutch, French, and British, resulting in a wonderfully unique culture in these islands. However, it was first discovered by Arab and Malay sailor way back in the 10th century.
Only Known Habitat of the Dodo
The long-extinct dodo birds were endemic to Mauritius. This flightless bird is still hailed as the national bird of the country and is represented in its national Coat of Arms.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
The country also boasts two sites that have been recognised by UNESCO: Aapravasi Ghat and Le Morne Brabant, both of which stands today as a salute to the country’s vibrant past.
Highest Population Density in Africa
This small island houses over 1.2 million people, which makes it one of the countries with the highest population density in the world. Around two-thirds of the population is made up of Indo-Pakistani people, many of which are descendants of indentured labourers.