Kick off your sandals, lay out a beach mat, and bring out your picnic basket. These are just some of the things you can do when you take a trip to the Republic of Mauritius, an island in the India Ocean. It is known for its beaches, protected coral-reef lagoons, and golf getaways. According to a CNN article, Mauritius is known to be a multiracial country (just like Malaysia!), which means a variety of foods from all over the world – Indian, European and Chinese cuisines, and more refined Mauritian food inspired by Creole traditions.