P. 12 Magazine

"Mauritius was made first, and [...] heaven was copied after Mauritius" wrote Mark Twain after a visit to the island at the end of the 19th century. This quip from the American author of Tom Sawyer is undoubtedly the greatest compliment ever paid to the beauty of Mauritian landscapes, which have since turned the country into a tourism hotspot. Recent figures even indicate that visitors have started outnumbering locals; a situation that created, at some point, a sense of foreboding, albeit a totally unjustified one since the Mauritian government made of the tourism industry one of the pillars of its national economy. To satisfy the needs of an ever-increasing clientele, the country now boasts facilities that will not fail to please even the pickiest of guests.