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Mauritius sits in the Indian Ocean surrounded by warm clear water. The Island of Mauritius has a great blend of diverse culture giving the Mauritius a lovely blend of ancestral countries. The delicious food of Mauritius also displays this heritage and regular festivals on Mauritius are celebrated in a spirit of peace and harmony. A vacation holiday to the Mauritius is an exciting blend of Island life, history and culture.

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Mauritius Facts and Figures

Official Name Mauritius

Capital City Port Louis

Languages English (official), French, Hindi, others

Official Currency Mauritian Rupee

Religions Hindu, Christian, Muslim, others

Population 1,240,827

Land Area 1,860 sq km (718 sq miles)

Mauritius Weather & Climate

The temperature on the coastal areas varies between 22°C in winter and 34°C in summer. The sea temperature varies between 22°C and 27°C. In the central part of the island, the maximum daytime temperature varies from about 19°C in August to about 26°C in February. The western and northern regions are warmer and relatively drier than the East and the South.


Mauritian Cuisine

Mauritian cooking is in a class of its own: it is a combination influenced by people of different cultures and cooking traditions. Mauritian people are adventurous with food, and are perfectly happy to eat Creole, Chinese, Indian or Muslim food.

Mauritian cuisine is proud of its past but is still firmly rooted in the contemporary world. A few leading chefs such as Paul Bocuse, Trois Gros brothers and Michel Ducasse have paid a visit to the island and have thus played a part in the creation of this top-quality cuisine.

People, Culture & Historyof Mauritius

Mauritius is a blend of diverse cultures and religions which our immigrant population brought from their ancestral countries. Their festivities are celebrated in a spirit of peace and harmony throughout the year.

Mauritius is an island where people originate from a wide variety of places, the local cuisine is a testament to the influence of this melting pot. This produces remarkable results: in Mauritius, you can travel to all corners of the globe without leaving the table.

Although known to Arab and Malay sailors as early as the 10th century, Mauritius was first explored by the Portuguese in 1505; it was subsequently held by the Dutch, French, and British before independence was attained in 1968.