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A slice of Mauritius ….Jean-Yves Linley Bignoux/Corbis Images.

01 Oct 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius --- Bois Cheri Mauritius.The lush and profound greenery of Mauritius is found everywhere ,as with most of Mauritius is suntouched all year around... -- With stunning seascapes and blue and green lagoons, coupled with crystal clear fluid tropical waters, Mauritius is a dream waiting to be discovered by the global holidaymaker or inclined and informed tourist wanting that tropical exotic getaway . --- Image by © Jean-Yves Bignoux / Demotix/Demotix/Corbis

01 Oct 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius — Bois Cheri Mauritius.The lush and profound greenery of Mauritius is found everywhere ,as with most of Mauritius is suntouched all year around… — With stunning seascapes and blue and green lagoons, coupled with crystal clear fluid tropical waters, Mauritius is a dream waiting to be discovered by the global holidaymaker or inclined and informed tourist wanting that tropical exotic getaway . — Image by © Jean-Yves Bignoux / Demotix/Demotix/Corbis

01 Oct 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius --- Pointe Aux Piments Dive Site  Mauritius.The crystal clear waters of Mauritius and the blue open sea is a treasure of imagination and exploration ... -- With stunning seascapes and blue and green lagoons, coupled with crystal clear fluid tropical waters, Mauritius is a dream waiting to be discovered by the global holidaymaker or inclined and informed tourist wanting that tropical exotic getaway . --- Image by © Jean-Yves Bignoux / Demotix/Demotix/Corbis

01 Oct 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius — Pointe Aux Piments Dive Site Mauritius.The crystal clear waters of Mauritius and the blue open sea is a treasure of imagination and exploration … — With stunning seascapes and blue and green lagoons, coupled with crystal clear fluid tropical waters, Mauritius is a dream waiting to be discovered by the global holidaymaker or inclined and informed tourist wanting that tropical exotic getaway . — Image by © Jean-Yves Bignoux / Demotix/Demotix/Corbis

01 Oct 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius --- Roches Noires Mauritius.Roches Noires Beach in the early ours of the morning ,a majestical sunset awaits ... -- With stunning seascapes and blue and green lagoons, coupled with crystal clear fluid tropical waters, Mauritius is a dream waiting to be discovered by the global holidaymaker or inclined and informed tourist wanting that tropical exotic getaway . --- Image by © Jean-Yves Bignoux / Demotix/Demotix/Corbis

01 Oct 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius — Roches Noires Mauritius.Roches Noires Beach in the early ours of the morning ,a majestical sunset awaits … — With stunning seascapes and blue and green lagoons, coupled with crystal clear fluid tropical waters, Mauritius is a dream waiting to be discovered by the global holidaymaker or inclined and informed tourist wanting that tropical exotic getaway . — Image by © Jean-Yves Bignoux / Demotix/Demotix/Corbis

01 Oct 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius --- Bras D' Eau MauritiusWhen it comes to nature ,it is all around and visual,its common to sea wild ducks on a stroll in the Mauritian lagoons -- With stunning seascapes and blue and green lagoons, coupled with crystal clear fluid tropical waters, Mauritius is a dream waiting to be discovered by the global holidaymaker or inclined and informed tourist wanting that tropical exotic getaway . --- Image by © Jean-Yves Bignoux / Demotix/Demotix/Corbis

01 Oct 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius — Bras D’ Eau MauritiusWhen it comes to nature ,it is all around and visual,its common to sea wild ducks on a stroll in the Mauritian lagoons — With stunning seascapes and blue and green lagoons, coupled with crystal clear fluid tropical waters, Mauritius is a dream waiting to be discovered by the global holidaymaker or inclined and informed tourist wanting that tropical exotic getaway . — Image by © Jean-Yves Bignoux / Demotix/Demotix/Corbis

01 Oct 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius --- Riambel Mauritius.Riambel Beach ,a world renowned beach ,in the quiet and tranquil part of the Mauritian south,the southern beaches are pristine with white powder sand ... -- With stunning seascapes and blue and green lagoons, coupled with crystal clear fluid tropical waters, Mauritius is a dream waiting to be discovered by the global holidaymaker or inclined and informed tourist wanting that tropical exotic getaway . --- Image by © Jean-Yves Bignoux / Demotix/Demotix/Corbis

01 Oct 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius — Riambel Mauritius.Riambel Beach ,a world renowned beach ,in the quiet and tranquil part of the Mauritian south,the southern beaches are pristine with white powder sand … — With stunning seascapes and blue and green lagoons, coupled with crystal clear fluid tropical waters, Mauritius is a dream waiting to be discovered by the global holidaymaker or inclined and informed tourist wanting that tropical exotic getaway . — Image by © Jean-Yves Bignoux / Demotix/Demotix/Corbis

01 Oct 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius --- Soulliac Mauritius.The rich blue green lagoons of Mauritius are a sight to see for the weary traveler... -- With stunning seascapes and blue and green lagoons, coupled with crystal clear fluid tropical waters, Mauritius is a dream waiting to be discovered by the global holidaymaker or inclined and informed tourist wanting that tropical exotic getaway . --- Image by © Jean-Yves Bignoux / Demotix/Demotix/Corbis

01 Oct 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius — Soulliac Mauritius.The rich blue green lagoons of Mauritius are a sight to see for the weary traveler… — With stunning seascapes and blue and green lagoons, coupled with crystal clear fluid tropical waters, Mauritius is a dream waiting to be discovered by the global holidaymaker or inclined and informed tourist wanting that tropical exotic getaway . — Image by © Jean-Yves Bignoux / Demotix/Demotix/Corbis

01 Oct 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius --- Black River Mountain ,Black River ,Mauritius West Coast,  Mauritian Mountain facing west overlooking the sea and forest...Photo by -- With stunning seascapes and blue and green lagoons, coupled with crystal clear fluid tropical waters, Mauritius is a dream waiting to be discovered by the global holidaymaker or inclined and informed tourist wanting that tropical exotic getaway . --- Image by © Jean-Yves Bignoux / Demotix/Demotix/Corbis

01 Oct 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius — Black River Mountain ,Black River ,Mauritius West Coast, Mauritian Mountain facing west overlooking the sea and forest…Photo by — With stunning seascapes and blue and green lagoons, coupled with crystal clear fluid tropical waters, Mauritius is a dream waiting to be discovered by the global holidaymaker or inclined and informed tourist wanting that tropical exotic getaway . — Image by © Jean-Yves Bignoux / Demotix/Demotix/Corbis

01 Oct 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius --- Pointe Aux Piments Dive Site Mauritius.Large sea fans are a constant sight under the seas of Mauritius... -- With stunning seascapes and blue and green lagoons, coupled with crystal clear fluid tropical waters, Mauritius is a dream waiting to be discovered by the global holidaymaker or inclined and informed tourist wanting that tropical exotic getaway . --- Image by © Jean-Yves Bignoux / Demotix/Demotix/Corbis

01 Oct 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius — Pointe Aux Piments Dive Site Mauritius.Large sea fans are a constant sight under the seas of Mauritius… — With stunning seascapes and blue and green lagoons, coupled with crystal clear fluid tropical waters, Mauritius is a dream waiting to be discovered by the global holidaymaker or inclined and informed tourist wanting that tropical exotic getaway . — Image by © Jean-Yves Bignoux / Demotix/Demotix/Corbis

01 Oct 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius --- Mon Choisy Mauritius.Mon Choisy beach ,a long and wonderful white sand beach for tourists and Mauritians alike ,it stretches 4 km along the north west coast of Mauritius,with activities like snorkeling and scuba diving being the main attractions -- With stunning seascapes and blue and green lagoons, coupled with crystal clear fluid tropical waters, Mauritius is a dream waiting to be discovered by the global holidaymaker or inclined and informed tourist wanting that tropical exotic getaway . --- Image by © Jean-Yves Bignoux / Demotix/Demotix/Corbis

01 Oct 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius — Mon Choisy Mauritius.Mon Choisy beach ,a long and wonderful white sand beach for tourists and Mauritians alike ,it stretches 4 km along the north west coast of Mauritius,with activities like snorkeling and scuba diving being the main attractions — With stunning seascapes and blue and green lagoons, coupled with crystal clear fluid tropical waters, Mauritius is a dream waiting to be discovered by the global holidaymaker or inclined and informed tourist wanting that tropical exotic getaway . — Image by © Jean-Yves Bignoux / Demotix/Demotix/Corbis

01 Oct 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius --- Roches Noires Mauritius.Many beach houses and apartments cover the coast of Mauritius ,giving a perfect window to the Indian Ocean... -- With stunning seascapes and blue and green lagoons, coupled with crystal clear fluid tropical waters, Mauritius is a dream waiting to be discovered by the global holidaymaker or inclined and informed tourist wanting that tropical exotic getaway . --- Image by © Jean-Yves Bignoux / Demotix/Demotix/Corbis

01 Oct 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius — Roches Noires Mauritius.Many beach houses and apartments cover the coast of Mauritius ,giving a perfect window to the Indian Ocean… — With stunning seascapes and blue and green lagoons, coupled with crystal clear fluid tropical waters, Mauritius is a dream waiting to be discovered by the global holidaymaker or inclined and informed tourist wanting that tropical exotic getaway . — Image by © Jean-Yves Bignoux / Demotix/Demotix/Corbis

01 Oct 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius --- Roches Noires Mauritius.A lazy afternoon with a beer and the tropical sunset .. -- With stunning seascapes and blue and green lagoons, coupled with crystal clear fluid tropical waters, Mauritius is a dream waiting to be discovered by the global holidaymaker or inclined and informed tourist wanting that tropical exotic getaway . --- Image by © Jean-Yves Bignoux / Demotix/Demotix/Corbis

01 Oct 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius — Roches Noires Mauritius.A lazy afternoon with a beer and the tropical sunset .. — With stunning seascapes and blue and green lagoons, coupled with crystal clear fluid tropical waters, Mauritius is a dream waiting to be discovered by the global holidaymaker or inclined and informed tourist wanting that tropical exotic getaway . — Image by © Jean-Yves Bignoux / Demotix/Demotix/Corbis

01 Oct 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius --- Wolmar Mauritius.Fancy a beach to your own ,this without a doubt is common in Mauritius,sand and sea ,clear and sublime... -- With stunning seascapes and blue and green lagoons, coupled with crystal clear fluid tropical waters, Mauritius is a dream waiting to be discovered by the global holidaymaker or inclined and informed tourist wanting that tropical exotic getaway . --- Image by © Jean-Yves Bignoux / Demotix/Demotix/Corbis

01 Oct 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius — Wolmar Mauritius.Fancy a beach to your own ,this without a doubt is common in Mauritius,sand and sea ,clear and sublime… — With stunning seascapes and blue and green lagoons, coupled with crystal clear fluid tropical waters, Mauritius is a dream waiting to be discovered by the global holidaymaker or inclined and informed tourist wanting that tropical exotic getaway . — Image by © Jean-Yves Bignoux / Demotix/Demotix/Corbis

01 Oct 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius --- Pamplemousses Mauritius.A Water Liily sits in a pond ,one of many found in its National Botanical Garden in Pamplemousses... -- With stunning seascapes and blue and green lagoons, coupled with crystal clear fluid tropical waters, Mauritius is a dream waiting to be discovered by the global holidaymaker or inclined and informed tourist wanting that tropical exotic getaway . --- Image by © Jean-Yves Bignoux / Demotix/Demotix/Corbis

01 Oct 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius — Pamplemousses Mauritius.A Water Liily sits in a pond ,one of many found in its National Botanical Garden in Pamplemousses… — With stunning seascapes and blue and green lagoons, coupled with crystal clear fluid tropical waters, Mauritius is a dream waiting to be discovered by the global holidaymaker or inclined and informed tourist wanting that tropical exotic getaway . — Image by © Jean-Yves Bignoux / Demotix/Demotix/Corbis

01 Oct 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius --- Roches Noires Mauritius.Mauritius coconuts are everywhere to be eaten ,they are not bought in Mauritius but only grown ... -- With stunning seascapes and blue and green lagoons, coupled with crystal clear fluid tropical waters, Mauritius is a dream waiting to be discovered by the global holidaymaker or inclined and informed tourist wanting that tropical exotic getaway . --- Image by © Jean-Yves Bignoux / Demotix/Demotix/Corbis

01 Oct 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius — Roches Noires Mauritius.Mauritius coconuts are everywhere to be eaten ,they are not bought in Mauritius but only grown … — With stunning seascapes and blue and green lagoons, coupled with crystal clear fluid tropical waters, Mauritius is a dream waiting to be discovered by the global holidaymaker or inclined and informed tourist wanting that tropical exotic getaway . — Image by © Jean-Yves Bignoux / Demotix/Demotix/Corbis

25 Aug 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius --- Mon Choisy.Large Sea Fans are a fantastic sight to see underwater in Mauritius.These large Sea fan corals are found at depths between 15-30 metres in Mauritian seas. -- Magic and wonderful insights into the underwater world of Mauritius island. Port Louis. 2009-2011 --- Image by © Jean-Yves Linley Bignoux / Demot/Demotix/Corbis

25 Aug 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius — Mon Choisy.Large Sea Fans are a fantastic sight to see underwater in Mauritius.These large Sea fan corals are found at depths between 15-30 metres in Mauritian seas. — Magic and wonderful insights into the underwater world of Mauritius island. Port Louis. 2009-2011 — Image by © Jean-Yves Linley Bignoux / Demot/Demotix/Corbis

16 Jul 2010, Port Louis, Mauritius --- Balaclava.The Hermit crab, a rarity in Mauritian oceans ,certainly a favourite amongst tourist divers ,as it is quite slow and yet rare ,this species can not be found everywhere ,but is a joy if you do ever see one. -- Magic and wonderful insights into the underwater world of Mauritius island. Port Louis. 2009-2011 --- Image by © Jean-Yves Linley Bignoux / Demot/Demotix/Corbis

16 Jul 2010, Port Louis, Mauritius — Balaclava.The Hermit crab, a rarity in Mauritian oceans ,certainly a favourite amongst tourist divers ,as it is quite slow and yet rare ,this species can not be found everywhere ,but is a joy if you do ever see one. — Magic and wonderful insights into the underwater world of Mauritius island. Port Louis. 2009-2011 — Image by © Jean-Yves Linley Bignoux / Demot/Demotix/Corbis

07 Apr 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius --- Attaining the size of 1 metre in some cases,the Mauritius Octupus is found in rocky crevices within the lagoon. -- Magic and wonderful insights into the underwater world of Mauritius island. Port Louis. 2009-2011 --- Image by © Jean-Yves Linley Bignoux / Demot/Demotix/Corbis

07 Apr 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius — Attaining the size of 1 metre in some cases,the Mauritius Octupus is found in rocky crevices within the lagoon. — Magic and wonderful insights into the underwater world of Mauritius island. Port Louis. 2009-2011 — Image by © Jean-Yves Linley Bignoux / Demot/Demotix/Corbis

07 Sep 2010, Port Louis, Mauritius --- The juvenile Firefish ,attains 20 cm, as with the dorsal spines ,they are poisonous,they are found in many areas of the lagoons in Mauritius. -- Magic and wonderful insights into the underwater world of Mauritius island. Port Louis. 2009-2011 --- Image by © Jean-Yves Linley Bignoux / Demot/Demotix/Corbis

07 Sep 2010, Port Louis, Mauritius — The juvenile Firefish ,attains 20 cm, as with the dorsal spines ,they are poisonous,they are found in many areas of the lagoons in Mauritius. — Magic and wonderful insights into the underwater world of Mauritius island. Port Louis. 2009-2011 — Image by © Jean-Yves Linley Bignoux / Demot/Demotix/Corbis

15 Nov 2010, Port Louis, Mauritius --- There are many dive sites that have a majestical feel to them,many large and prominent underwater hills and coral formations harbour diverse marine life,one that a savvy diver can not go past. -- Magic and wonderful insights into the underwater world of Mauritius island. Port Louis. 2009-2011 --- Image by © Jean-Yves Linley Bignoux / Demot/Demotix/Corbis

15 Nov 2010, Port Louis, Mauritius — There are many dive sites that have a majestical feel to them,many large and prominent underwater hills and coral formations harbour diverse marine life,one that a savvy diver can not go past. — Magic and wonderful insights into the underwater world of Mauritius island. Port Louis. 2009-2011 — Image by © Jean-Yves Linley Bignoux / Demot/Demotix/Corbis

20 Oct 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius --- Port louis, Mauritius. 20th October 2011 -- A quintessential beach side area in Roche Noires in the north east of the island. -- In 2011 alone, Mauritius welcomed over 960,000 tourists and projections of arrivals to the sun-drenched island are thought to be around 1 million for 2012. A main attraction is its enigmatic natural beaches adored by many worldwide. --- Image by © Linley Bignoux/Demotix/Corbis

20 Oct 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius — Port louis, Mauritius. 20th October 2011 — A quintessential beach side area in Roche Noires in the north east of the island. — In 2011 alone, Mauritius welcomed over 960,000 tourists and projections of arrivals to the sun-drenched island are thought to be around 1 million for 2012. A main attraction is its enigmatic natural beaches adored by many worldwide. — Image by © Linley Bignoux/Demotix/Corbis

03 Mar 2012, Port Louis, Mauritius --- Port louis, Mauritius. 3rd March 2012 -- A beach in Roche Noires, located in the north east of the island. -- In 2011 alone, Mauritius welcomed over 960,000 tourists and projections of arrivals to the sun-drenched island are thought to be around 1 million for 2012. A main attraction is its enigmatic natural beaches adored by many worldwide. --- Image by © Linley Bignoux/Demotix/Corbis

03 Mar 2012, Port Louis, Mauritius — Port louis, Mauritius. 3rd March 2012 — A beach in Roche Noires, located in the north east of the island. — In 2011 alone, Mauritius welcomed over 960,000 tourists and projections of arrivals to the sun-drenched island are thought to be around 1 million for 2012. A main attraction is its enigmatic natural beaches adored by many worldwide. — Image by © Linley Bignoux/Demotix/Corbis

20 Oct 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius --- Port louis, Mauritius. 20th October 2011 -- White powder beach in Post Lafayette, renowned for the simple pleasure of its tranquility. -- In 2011 alone, Mauritius welcomed over 960,000 tourists and projections of arrivals to the sun-drenched island are thought to be around 1 million for 2012. A main attraction is its enigmatic natural beaches adored by many worldwide. --- Image by © Linley Bignoux/Demotix/Corbis

20 Oct 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius — Port louis, Mauritius. 20th October 2011 — White powder beach in Post Lafayette, renowned for the simple pleasure of its tranquility. — In 2011 alone, Mauritius welcomed over 960,000 tourists and projections of arrivals to the sun-drenched island are thought to be around 1 million for 2012. A main attraction is its enigmatic natural beaches adored by many worldwide. — Image by © Linley Bignoux/Demotix/Corbis

22 Aug 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius --- Port louis, Mauritius. 22nd August 2011 -- Riambel in the south of the Island. -- In 2011 alone, Mauritius welcomed over 960,000 tourists and projections of arrivals to the sun-drenched island are thought to be around 1 million for 2012. A main attraction is its enigmatic natural beaches adored by many worldwide. --- Image by © Linley Bignoux/Demotix/Corbis

22 Aug 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius — Port louis, Mauritius. 22nd August 2011 — Riambel in the south of the Island. — In 2011 alone, Mauritius welcomed over 960,000 tourists and projections of arrivals to the sun-drenched island are thought to be around 1 million for 2012. A main attraction is its enigmatic natural beaches adored by many worldwide. — Image by © Linley Bignoux/Demotix/Corbis

16 Dec 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius --- Port louis, Mauritius. 16th December 2011 -- The famous Palmar beach. -- In 2011 alone, Mauritius welcomed over 960,000 tourists and projections of arrivals to the sun-drenched island are thought to be around 1 million for 2012. A main attraction is its enigmatic natural beaches adored by many worldwide. --- Image by © Linley Bignoux/Demotix/Corbis

16 Dec 2011, Port Louis, Mauritius — Port louis, Mauritius. 16th December 2011 — The famous Palmar beach. — In 2011 alone, Mauritius welcomed over 960,000 tourists and projections of arrivals to the sun-drenched island are thought to be around 1 million for 2012. A main attraction is its enigmatic natural beaches adored by many worldwide. — Image by © Linley Bignoux/Demotix/Corbis

03 Apr 2012, Port Louis, Mauritius --- Port louis, Mauritius. 3rd April 2012 -- Fishermen and children help out to fetch and arrange the fish caught in the day. -- Fisherman in Mauritius are struggling to maintain a decent wage because of overfishing in the fishing zone by European and other foreign fishing vessels. --- Image by © Linley Bignoux/Demotix/Corbis

03 Apr 2012, Port Louis, Mauritius — Port louis, Mauritius. 3rd April 2012 — Fishermen and children help out to fetch and arrange the fish caught in the day. — Fisherman in Mauritius are struggling to maintain a decent wage because of overfishing in the fishing zone by European and other foreign fishing vessels. — Image by © Linley Bignoux/Demotix/Corbis

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