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  • Wellness now has its own school: Santayarea-Mauritius. The first graduates are the hundred and eighty artisan therapists in the Beachcomber Spa centres, specialised in wellbeing IIt all began in Rennes in 2004. Christine Fleury, a globetrotting therapist, well versed in health practices from around the world, opened the first governmentapproved training centre for wellness professionals....
  • It is said that one can only totally immerse oneself in the spirit of a country by strolling through its markets. The market of Port-Louis is the ideal place to dive into Mauritian culture, simply by being in contact with Mauritians themselves, in their everyday life routine. This is where they go every day to buy fruit, vegetables, spices, handicrafts, clothing, meat, fish or herbal teas and...
  • Sugar cane is to the island as the sea is to the sky: its alter ego, necessary, vital. Once uninhabited, the untamed island became Mauritius thanks to this perennial plant that encompasses the wealth of the country: sugar. The Sugar Adventure Museum brings this incredible epic back to life. This is the extraordinary story of a land lifted from the ocean bed by ancient volcanoes thousands of...
  • Casela World of Adventures is constantly reinventing itself. Since March 23, 2018, adrenaline seekers can experience the Tulawaka Gold Coaster --- an 800-meter long adventure with twists, downhills and turns.  The Tulawaka Gold Coaster was inspired by the gold mines of Tanzania and winter tobogganing. A premiere in the Indian Ocean, the new attraction of Casela World of Adventures will...
  • Dolphins are outgoing and playful mammals. To reach out to them off the west coast and to swim with the members of their pod is an experience imbued with discovery and emotions. Since August, Mauritians and tourists can enjoy Casela Cruise, a 100% ecological activity of the animal park of Cascavelle. A fully electric boat is available to excursionists at the estuary of La Balise Marina, Black...
  • Ile aux Aigrettes owes its name to the colony of migratory birds, which populated the islet in the 1600s. A British military base during WWII, Ile aux Aigrettes, a coralline limestone islet, covers 27 hectares and is located one kilometer off the coast of Mahebourg. In 1965, the islet was declared a nature reserve.  Managed by the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (MWF) since 1987, Ile aux...
  • Nathacha Appanah grew up on Mauritius. At the age of 25, she left to live in France. There she wrote six novels, all haunted by her native island, so near and yet so far. With the passing of time, the sheet of paper on which her grandmother wrote her first words has disappeared, and for Nathacha Appanah, it’s like a treasure lost forever. She was ten when the...
  • The national flag is a piece of fabric that bears the colors and symbols of a nation. The Mauritian flag is known as The Four Stripes. It comprises of four equal horizontal stripes: red, blue, yellow and green. Created by Gurudutt Moher 50 years ago, the national flag was adopted on March 12, 1968, the day Mauritius became an independent nation. Mauritians rally behind their national flag for...
  • Sailors on the route to India dreamed of putting in on the old Isle de France, not for its sugar but for its salt. In the hulls, the salted fish and other meat would feed them for their long sea voyages. Of these providential saltpans, only one remains: Yemen-Tamarin. A vital part of Mauritius heritage has been saved. Highly coveted by property developers, and an emblem of a fishing village...
  • Back in their island birthplace in 2012 to shape a more contemporary culture in the streets of the capital, Astrid Dalais and Guillaume Jauffret position their annual series of “Porlwi” festivals as a celebration of lively talents in the Indian Ocean. Astrid Dalais and Guillaume Jauffret admit that they “love Port Louis”, and because of this love, Porlwi (as...