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Listed under Islands in Mauritius.

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Mauritius has long been thought of as a destination worth visiting. In his book “Following the Equator”, Mark Twain praised the natural beauty of the island, writing, "You gather the idea that Mauritius was made first and then heaven, and that heaven was copied after Mauritius.”

The island, created around a central extinct volcanic plateau has a tropical climate and an interesting diversity of plant and animal life. It also has the desirable palm fringed, soft sandy beaches of the best tropical islands.

Some of the island's regions are quite built up, and offer shopping and other cosmopolitan entertainment, however some of the more remote areas are still relatively untouched. The people are either descended from the Indian people, who initially settled here, or more recent immigrants from Africa, China, France and anywhere else they could afford to leave behind for this beautiful locale.

The main produce is sugar cane, the faming of which has shaped the scenery.

Mauritius is also known of as the last enclave of the Dodo.

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Written by  Lindsay Drury.

Other expert and press reviews

“Mauritius: mixed blessings”

By Pico Iyer for The Australian First Published October 03, 2009 I AM walking, almost alone it seems, with two lion cubs through a wilderness evocative of Africa. The feral creatures are trotting along beside me, completely free, turning around every n… Read more...

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I have been to Mauritius three times and each time I have found the south end, around Le Morne more interesting than the more developed areas on the west and north coast. The game fishing is said to be good if you like killing sailfish. The diving, ho… Read more...

Written by  Ian Wilson.

“Mauritius: Seeing is believing”

By Tim Jepson for The Telegraph First Published: 12th Feb 2009 First impressions. Go with them or reserve judgment? Let's go with them. From the air, Mauritius is beautiful: verdant and bountiful, with turquoise seas, beach-fringed shores, fertile upla… Read more...

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