• Mauritius

    Learn about the rich history of Mauritius and its development as a stopover on the trade routes to a dynamic developing nation. “Discover” articles feature the island’s regions, sister islands, culture and nature.

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  • Gastronomy

    The diversity of cuisine in Mauritius derives from its cultural mix of colonialism and migrants over several centuries. Some would say that ‘tourist’ recipes have been rediscovered and others refined.

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  • Leisure

    Mauritius has an abundance of cultural, nature, entertainment activities and events that both the locals and tourists can enjoy. We should not forget sports, may they be local, regional or international.

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  • Lifestyle

    Is it about the values that you and your family want to live by or is it the persona you want to project? It can be about your wardrobe, a smartphone, a car or your home furnishings. In other words it is about your lifestyle!

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  • Wellness

    Mauritius has a holistic approach to good health with spas, yoga, natural remedies and other methods, while the population is provided with free access to hospital services and wellness parks.

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  • Romance

    Romance comes easy for a tropical island, so naturally Mauritius has become a dream destination for weddings and honeymoons. Couples (local and foreign) can find information and ideas right here.

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  • Travel - Tourism

    The South-East Indian Ocean features great travel destinations with the Mascarene or the Vanilla Islands offering great holiday opportunities including Mauritius, Madagascar, Reunion, Madagascar and Seychelles

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Extract of Sugarcane in machineIn the year 1638, the Dutch introduced sugar cane to Mauritius from Java in Indonesia, a move that would change the island’s destiny forever. However, the Dutch only used sugar cane to produce rum until their departure in 1710. It was under the French from 1715 onwards that sugar cane was cultivated in order to produce sugar. Today, after more than 300 years, sugar is still produced in Mauritius and accounts for 40% of all exports. However there are concerns for the future of the sugar industry following the lifting of EU quotas on domestic sugar production in late 2017 meaning that prices will come down and Mauritius will have to compete on the open market, but steps have been taken to diversify the sugar industry, including refining sugar for direct consumption and the production of speciality sugars, as well as energy production.