If the last days of summer have you searching for a spectacular vacation, look no further. Thanks to its tropical climate, beautiful beaches, and modern, well-run hotels that employ local workers, Mauritius is one of the world’s top luxury tourism destinations.
Situated about 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa, this tiny island nation is home to 1.2 million people living amidst golden sugar cane fields as far as the eye can see. The history of sugar cane production on Mauritius dates back 400 years. About 94 resort-style hotels, built on ivory sand beaches, welcome nearly 100,000 visitors each year.
Adventurous travellers come here to windsurf, sail, scuba-dive and deep-sea fish in the warm, aqua-blue waters of the Indian Ocean, which runs deep with wahoo, dorado, and marlin. On land, eight square miles of unspoiled forest reserve called Domaine de l’Étoile provides a lush terrain for quad-bikers, mountain-bikers or horseback riders to explore.