Mauritius is an island nation located in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of East Africa. It is known for its beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, and diverse wildlife. The country has a rich history, with evidence of human habitation dating back to the 2nd century. The capital city, Port Louis, is home to many historical landmarks, including the Aapravasi Ghat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that commemorates the arrival of indentured laborers from India. Mauritius is also famous for its unique Creole culture, which blends African, Indian, and European influences. The country has a vibrant economy, with a strong focus on tourism and financial services.