With 330kilometres of coastline, the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius is home to some of the best beaches in the world. A reef rings virtually the entire way around the island, creating vast shallow water lagoons with sheltered bays, while a number of smaller islets can be found around Mauritius' coast. With white sand, turquoise warm waters and a variety of luxury resorts dotting the coastline, this island has aptly earned the name 'Paradise Island'. Beaches here offer not only fantastic locals for tanning and picnicking with family and friends but also for a range of watersports. Kitesurfers, windsurfers, stand up paddle boarders, snorkellers and surfers all flock to the island for the fantastic conditions it offers.