Mauritius is an island nation, having a land area of 2,040 kilometers and is officially known as the Republic of Mauritius. Think Mauritius and your mind instantly conjures up images of powder white beaches and tropical palm trees. However, the country isn’t just about beaches. If you can tear yourself away from the exotic sands for just sometime; Mauritius has a ton of activities, historical sights, and lush forests to offer to its visitors. Leading the tourist attractions, Port Louis- the bustling capital of Mauritius, boasts of French colonial architecture and offers exciting shopping and entertainment venues. Grand Baie is also the amongst the main tourist attractions.