Being an island of volcanic origin, Mauritius offers a haven of natural beauty when it comes to flowers, trees and their small inhabitants. Luxuriant forest covered all of Mauritius when man first set his food on the land. Mauritius still retains around 300 species endemic to the island which means that they are found nowhere else in the world. It is a place of abundance for all sensations, Paradise.
From the 16th century on, Mauritius was considered of the most importance as a Port-of-Call on the Spice Route.