Mauritius is a small island nation in the Indian Ocean around 900 kilometers (560 miles) east of Madagascar and part of the Mascarene Islands. This archipelago is home to an amalgam of cultures, including Hindu, Creole, Chinese, Muslim and European populations. It offers a wide variety of activities amidst its temperate climate and tropical landscapes. Try to visit the shopping and entertainment paradise of the Grand Bay! Let yourself be lured by the turquoise lagoons and fine sand of the relaxing Pereybère beach! Finally, if you are more of an adventurer than a creature of comfort and relaxation, check out the Balaclava ruins or visit the island's biggest Hindu temple, Maheswarnath, dating back to 1819. Do visit Mauritius today!