It is the magic of the four S's: we come for the Sand, the Sun and the Service... and we receive the Smile as a bonus! Naturally mild and hospitable, Mauritians are the first wealth of Mauritius. Both discreet and open, they welcome the traveller with respect and sympathy and do everything to optimize his stay. While the tourism industry is one of the pillars of the economy, this behaviour is not a direct consequence. Because Mauritians, undoubtedly because of their African and Indian origins, are naturally Zen, fatalistic and friendly - even endearing, by the simple and sincere spontaneity that characterizes them. This results in one of the best hotel and tourist services in the world and a literally contagious atmosphere of nonchalance!
The cultural mix :
A plural nation is Mauritius. Successively occupied by the Dutch, the French and then the English, the island, at the time of its colonization, was populated by Africans and Indians. Later, at the end of slavery, Chinese arrived to open small businesses...Maurice keeps these prints and exhales this melting pot in each of his arteries. In the eclectic wetness of the markets, jeans rub against saris, blond locks cross paths with jet hair, the colours of skins mix... While inter-ethnic marriages remain relatively uncommon, it does not prevent people from rubbing shoulders with each other with tolerance and brandishing their "Mauricianism" as the best antidote to racism and civil instability. Wise and peaceful land.