There’s more to Mauritius than a beach holiday, though the sun shines here often, the beaches are golden, the water is warm, and the coral reefs with fish and sea turtles are calling you name. But inland you can go for great hikes and even climb dormant volcanoes.

The island is around 855 kilometres away from Madagascar, and about 1.800 kilometres east of the mainland of Africa. The island La Reunion is about 200 kilometres away. And because Mauritius is located closest to the African continent, it is considered an African country.