One captivating island that is not yet discovered by a lot of people is Mauritius Island. Although not as popular as the other islands in the world, Mauritius has its own promise of enchantment you would not want to miss.
Mauritius is an island in the Indian Ocean. It is located off the coast of Africa and lies east of Madagascar. Long before it was named after Prince Maurice, who was the Prince of Orange and Count of Nassau, it were the Arab traders who set foot on this island back in the 10th century. However, it was the culture of the Dutch that made great influence on the island when they used it as a supply base. When the Dutch decided to desert the island, the French came. Then the British got hold of the island through the Treaty of Paris before they finally became independent in 1968.
Due to the colonization of foreign countries to this island, the people here are left with a culture that is so diverse. This includes the cultures of Creole, Chinese, European, and Indian. This is rather evident in their language, religion, and cuisines.
Despite Mauritius’ humble existence, it prides itself with a lot of things to offer to its tourists. Among its prized possessions are its warm people, its crystal clear waters and endless white sand beaches, its gardens of exotic plants, and its huge range of sea creatures. Many of the things that you will see and enjoy in Mauritius can only be seen and enjoyed in this island.
It has a lot of things to offer its adventurous tourists as well as the laid back ones. You can opt to just relax and enjoy the beauty of the island from your hotel or villa, you can go on a submarine to check out the marine life in the island, or you can explore the flora in the island which you will find amazing as many are indigenous.