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Aerial view of Le Morne Brabant Peninsula. 

Photographer: GoodOlga/iStockphoto

Aerial view of Le Morne Brabant Peninsula. 

Photographer: GoodOlga/iStockphoto

Why You Need to Go to Mauritius Now, in 10 Incredible Photos

It’s one of the most fascinating beach destinations in the world—and easier to reach than you’d think.

Travelers will trek halfway around the globe to cross an African safari off their bucket lists, but for many, the journey to Mauritius seems too far. Sure, 1,910 miles—the distance from Johannesburg to this tropical island—is nothing to sneeze at. But don’t let a mere four-hour flight stop you from discovering one of the most idyllic beach destinations in the world.

Compared with hard-to-reach Madagascar or the exclusive Seychelles, Mauritius is accessible and family-friendly, with a surprising history and multifaceted culture. You’ll find a mix of French, Creole, Indian, and Chinese heritage, all because of the fair share of conquerors, traders, and settlers who have called this pocket-size island home over the past few hundred years. Add it all up, and Mauritius isn’t just a great beach destination—it’s a melting pot of the Indian Ocean.