Mauritius is a gorgeous island nation that is also a thriving tourist hotspot. It attracts tourists from all over the world. Its beautiful beaches, striking blue lagoons, and even the breathtaking sugar cane fields make the story of its heritage even more colourful.

A Melting Pot of Ethnicities

Mauritius was first discovered by Malay and Arab sailors in the 10th century. Later, it was also colonised by the French, British, and Dutch. Since it was under the rule of many nations, it’s not that surprising that the country boasts many ethnic groups.

Mauritius Had the Only Known Habitat of the Dodo

You might have seen the dodos in the animated movie series “Ice Age”. These long-extinct birds were actually endemic to Mauritius. But this bird is still hailed as the country’s national bird.

BazzaDaRambler, Oxford Dodo display, CC BY 2.0

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Mauritius boasts two sites that are recognised by UNESCO including Le Morne Brabant (located within a driving distance from Anantara Iko Mauritius) and Aapravasi Ghat. Both these sites stand as a tribute to the country’s colourful past.

Unique Genre of Music

Mauritius has a unique genre of music known as Séga. It is the national music of Mauritius. It is quite lively and was originated from the African slaves. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to listen to a Séga performance while you’re holidaying at one of the Mauritius resorts.