Mauritius is renowned worlwide for its magnificent hotels, 5-star service, hospitality and authenticity of its people.
Mauritius includes the islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues [560 kilometres (350 mi) east of Mauritius], and the outer islands (Agaléga, St. Brandon and two disputed territories). The islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues form part of the Mascarene Islands, along with nearby Réunion, a French overseas department. The area of the country is 2,040 km2 (790 sq mi). The capital and largest city is Port Louis.
Formerly a Dutch colony (1638–1710) and a French colony (1715–1810), Mauritius became a British colonial possession in 1810 and remained so until 1968, the year in which it attained independence. The British crown colony of Mauritius included the current territories of Mauritius, Rodrigues, the outer islands of Agaléga & St. Brandon, Chagos Archipelago, and Seychelles. The Mauritian territories gradually devolved with the creation of a separate colony of Seychelles in 1903 and the excision of the Chagos Archipelago in 1965.
The sovereignty over the Chagos Archipelago is disputed between Mauritius and the United Kingdom (UK). The UK excised the archipelago from Mauritian territory in 1965, three years prior to Mauritian independence. The UK gradually depopulated the archipelago's indigenous population and leased its biggest island, Diego Garcia, to the United States. Access to the archipelago is prohibited to casual tourists, the media, and its former inhabitants. Mauritius also claims sovereignty over Tromelin Island from France.
Mauritius is a fun and exotic place to hold your event. Port Louis being its capital, it offers beautiful skyscrapers, as well as busy streets and an electric atmosphere. Visit some museums, such as the Blue Penny Museum, which will take you into the history of the island’s exploration, giving a then and now look on the city. You’ll find there the Red one-penny and the Blue two-pence “Post Office” stamps issued in 1847. Both are seen as a national treasure, and are probably the most valuable objects in the island. Else, the Natural History Museum is a major attraction, as there is a reconstruction of a dodo in there - you also can find other species, which are also extinct, but not as famous as the dodo. There are other regions to discover making Mauritius's incentive and meeting possibilities endless.
Have a trip to Grand Baie, a fishing village, where there is an aquarium which will be loved by the kids. You also can discover traditional local shops and modern shops centres featuring well-known brands. Have also an experience in La Vanille nature parks. There, you’ll get to see a crocodile, or else giant bats. Walk through the jungle and explore more of Mauritius’s island. Also, another interesting National Park to visit is the Black River Gorges National Park. It is the biggest and best park in Mauritius, and the most spectacular place of the island. You’ll admire a diversity of plant and bird species, as well as flowers. Take a half day hiking with your group and a guide, and discover Mauritius’s natural heritage, as well as its breath-taking views and its natural beauty. You can also go scuba diving, kite surfing and so on. Finally, there are some events taking place in Mauritius every year which you can attend, such as the Mah Shivaratri, taking place in February, being a pilgrimage to the Grand Bassin, where a giant statue, Lord Shiva stands. Another famous Hindu attraction is the Diwali, the festival of light, taking place every autumn and lasting 5 days.
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