Where to go on Holiday

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Where To Go On Holiday In Mauritius

Mauritius on the Southwest coast of Africa is part of the Mascarene Islands and flanked by the world's third larger coral reef. Its tropical climate and exquisite turquoise sea makes it a hugely popular destination for British holidaymakers.

Perhaps best known for the legendary Dodo which became extinct in 1681, Mauritius is one of the world's top tourist destinations with natural and man-made attractions to rival anywhere on earth. The tourist industry of Mauritius is revered. The country boasts one of the highest return-rates of tourists that you will find anywhere - and the outdoor activities of water-skiing, windsurfing, quad biking and deer hunting are world class.

Mauritius is a true "melting pot" with a rich and diverse population that includes Hindus, Muslims, Catholics and others. The 15 annual public holidays should give you a clue as to the "work-to-live" rather than "live-to-work" attitude of the islanders who are famed for their welcoming, warm and sunny outlook to life.

Whilst the laid-back lifestyle is all part of Mauritius's charm, there are plenty of activies to keep you occupied until you succumb to the chilled out pace of life. Diving, bargain-hunting and hiking are all within easy reach - and taking a tour of the many sugar-cane plantations is quite unforgettable.

The charms of under-sea walking has not passed Mauritius by. If you've never experienced putting on lead boots and "walking" along the ocean floor, feeding the colourful fish whilst fresh oxygen gets pumped down for you from the surface, here's the place to change that.

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