Mauritius: Mark Twain’s Heaven on Earth


“Mauritius was made first and then heaven, heaven being copied after Mauritius.”-Mark Twain

Ask anyone whom has been to the small island off the eastern coast of southern Africa what they they liked most on their amazing trip: Relaxing on the famous white sand beaches with remarkably clear water, embarking on a fabulous hike all over the island, rock climbing or the amazing activities offered at sea, such as deep water fishing, swimming with dolphins or sea kayaking. With the mind-boggling array of activities on this small island, there is always something to do for everyone. No matter what your attitude is while visiting this tropical paradise, Tropical Attitude Mauritius has always had the best attitude on the island.

Mauritius from the air, courtesy of Google Images

Mauritius is a small island east of Madagascar that is twice the size of Hong Kong but with only 1 million people. Approximately 85% of the population lives in the capital, Port Louis and it’s suburbs around the city. This means lots and lots of pristine jungle for hiking in the center, unexplored white sandy beaches for lounging around and crystal clear waters for snorkelling and other water activities. With the lack of people and the abundance of open space for recreation all adds up to a truly relaxing and one of a kind experience that you can only experience off the coast of Africa.

With a monthly average temperature that fluctuates between 21-27 degrees Celsius (70-80 degrees Fahrenheit) and average humidity at a constant 82%, Mauritius is obviously a destination that is popular to visit year-round. A constant tropical sea-breeze blows over the island, meaning fresh air is always circulating and because the island is in the middle of the ocean away from any land mass, there is hardly a trace of any pollution. The lack of pollution coupled with near perfect weather year round means you can come here at anytime and are almost guaranteed a great time. It rains on average 9-10 days per month year round, with each downpour lasting no longer than an hour. Afterwards, the clouds disappear and the sun comes out, which guarantees a beautiful rest of the day and more than likely a more than spectacular sunset.


Port Louis Beach, courtesy of Google Images

Clearly, Mauritius is a destination that is sure to sweep you off your feet with the numerous natural recreations available throughout the island. There are activities for every kind of traveler that comes to this natural paradise. Honeymooners often like to soak up the sun on the beach or go out for a night out at the local bar or tavern. Families are often found hiking in the jungle interior, snorkelling in the clear waters or taking a tour to swim with the dolphins. Backpackers whom stop off here on an around the world trip are often found all over the place. With all the activities abound, Mauritius will surely impress even the most hard to impress.

Tyler Brooks

Tyler Brooks was born and raised in the small town of Bailey, near South Park in Colorado. After his first trip abroad to Japan when he was ten years old, he has had the travel bug and since then, has spent his life planning and going on trips. He recently found his talent as a photographer. His beautiful photography is available for sale at

4 responses to “Mauritius: Mark Twain’s Heaven on Earth

  1. Mauritius is certainly a beautiful place but also the 3rd most densely populated country in the world with a population widely distributed and only 1% of endemic “jungle”/forest left. No beach is unexplored but rather crammed with hotels, there is lots of pollution and the reef is sadly quite damages (due to over fishing, industrial waste, too many boats and human activities and climate change). We certainly have a rain season and cyclones that can last for at least 2 or 3 days!
    Mauritius is still worth a visit for its beaches, remaining nature and diverse culture but nearly everything in this article is totally wrong!!

    1. Clare Mike, thank you for telling the truth about Mauritius. There is also the fact that Mauritius is being used as a tax haven, by many in Africa to funnel money away from the poor to the rich:

      The article provided by the link above is well worth a read. Please, think about your individual purchasing power before you book your holidays (anywhere in the world). Please also think about lobbying your political representatives. Just an email or letter will do.
      The world won’t change until we help it to.



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