Mauritius is an Indian Ocean island nation, is known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs. However, there is so much more attractive to Mauritius than the sapphire beaches and it’s the type of place that rewards even the smallest attempts at exploration. There is hiking in the forested interior of Black River Gorges National Park and world-class diving and snorkelling offshore. You can explore near-perfect islets and marvellous botanical gardens and colonial plantation houses. Along with natural wonders such as rainforests and waterfalls, Mauritius is a fabulous culinary destination with a side of great wildlife.