What is Mauritius famous for?

Mauritius is famous for its sandy beaches.
Addition from Ash:
Mauritius is known as the gem of the Indian Ocean. The long stretch of white sand beaches and the diversity of the population makes it the ultimate melting pot of the region.
The famous Dodo bird now extinct was once native of the Island. We also have the 7 colored earth; a natural phenomenon that makes the soil turn different colors. To my knowledge there were 7 colors.