Vacation Rentals Guide to Mauritius

Africa / Mauritius

The documentary video is from the 90's. Watch this before you arrive in Mauritus, and see how this little island has changed in 30 years plus.

Mauritius, formerly the Isle of France and Île Maurice in French, is the main island of the nation of Mauritius.

It is located in the southwest of the Indian Ocean, in the heart of the Mascarene Islands, between Réunion to the west and Rodrigues to the east.

Mauritius, an Indian Ocean island nation, is known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs. The mountainous interior includes Black River Gorges National Park, with rainforests, waterfalls, hiking trails and wildlife like the flying fox. Capital Port Louis has sites such as the Champs de Mars horse track, Eureka plantation house and 18th-century Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden

Elevation: 828 m
Max length: 65 km
Max width: 45 km
Island group: Mascarene Islands

Capital: Port Louis
Dialing code: +230
Government: Parliamentary republic
Currency: Mauritian rupee
Population: 1.265 million (2017) World Bank

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