Ile Maurice

Small multicultural island bathed in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is located east of Madagascar and southeast of the Seychelles. This island is completely surrounded by a barrier of beautiful coral reefs. It includes many sponges, sea anemones, as well as a variety of colorful fish. History of Mauritius, cultures and traditions Mauritius was first discovered by Arab sailors in the ninth century. At that time, the island was uninhabited and covered with a dense forest. These are not settled in the island, as the Portuguese who made stopover in 1505. The first to have colonized Mauritius were the Dutch in 1598. In 1710, the Dutch abandoned the island with widely plundered natural resources. The French settled there three years later and did much for the development of the island, but the British passing by did not entendèrent that way and took possession of the island. On March 12, 1968 marks a imortante step, because it is at that time that Mauritius regained its independence by integrating the Commonwealth. Circuit Mauriceau middle of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is a small independent entity to which is linked the tiny island of Rodrigues. Mauritius is one of those earthly paradise to which one dreams of escape, especially in winter, when there temperatures exceed 30 degrees. And no risk of stifling heat, the beaches are still within walking distance given the small size of the island. Unlike its southern neighbor Reunion, volcanoes of Mauritius are off: we always climbing during these walks extinct craters, such as Trou aux Cerfs. After the hills, it descends to sea level, to head for the stunning beaches of the island: these are protected by a coral reef enclosing a transparent and hot water as one can only dream of: to check directly on the beach of Trou aux Biches this time.