Ringed by coral reefs and covered in lush, tropical greenery, Mauritius is a small-but-picturesque island nation.
With waterfalls to see, beaches to swim at, and jungles to explore, there's plenty to do.
Fast facts about Mauritius
Where is it? Mauritius is a small island nation just east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, near Reunion.
How do I get there? Air Mauritius flies direct to Port Louis, the nation's capital, from Perth. Connecting flights with other airlines and from other cities are also available.
When should I go? September to November are the driest months in Mauritius, just before the tropical cyclone season starts, lasting from November until April.
What should I do? Explore the reeds surrounding the island, visit the lush Black River Gorges National Park, unwind on beaches.