Beaches, sure, but what else was there to do in Mauritius? I’d seen the perfect palm-fringed coastline on many a magazine, but a lot of Mauritius’s other magical elements had been glossed over by those glossy brochures, so much so I was amazed and captivated by this small island paradise from the moment it came into view from my flight.
This small but perfectly formed African nation in the Indian ocean provides an amazing road-trip destination thanks to its scale, the perfect relaxation break thanks to its resorts or the ultimate adventure playground thanks to its national parks and water-sports. As Mauritius celebrates 50 years of independence this year (2018) here are 50 reasons, 50 photos and 1 video which should convince you to firmly place the island on your travel bucket-list.
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