Mauritius, an Indian Ocean Island today, has an estimated population of 1.3million and a gross domestic product (GDP) of $13.34billion (R194.66bn), according to the World Bank.
Ranked as the most competitive country in Africa with a score of 63.7points on the latest Global Competitiveness Index, Mauritius is one of the two countries that has an index above the global median score of 60points and South Africa (60.8points).
In 2017 the country attracted 1.34million tourists, surpassing its own population and making the service sector the largest revenue source with an average of 74percent contribution to the GDP. The island, measuring 2040km2, is rich in scenic beauty and fringed by beaches with white sand and turquoise-coloured clear ocean waters. It's a tourist haven.
The Seven Coloured Earths are a geological formation and prominent tourist attraction found in the Chamarel plain of the Rivière Noire District in south-western Mauritius. It is a relatively small area of sand dunes comprising sand of seven distinct colours that has attracted multitudes of tourists. Mauritius is well known for a sound and robust financial sector and financial systems, which have influenced the influx of wealthy individuals to its shores over the past 10 years.