Located some 500 miles east of Madagascar in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius has been consistently rated by the Index of African Governance as the best-run country in sub-Saharan Africa.
With its crystal clear water and pristine beaches, Mauritius is a popular tourist destination pulling in over a million visitors a year.
Capital city Port Louis has boomed in the past several years, with many banks and companies dotting the skyline.
The island, known for its blue-green waters, draws in tourists and investors alike.
Port Louis is a bustling hub of activity for the island.
"It is a country where people feel welcome," said Ken Poonoosamy, managing director of the Board of Investment.
Market stalls sell local produce, catering to a variety of cultures that make up cuisine on the island.
Mauritius presents a lifestyle of peace and security, says Poonoosamy.