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Agalega Islands





The Agalega Islands of Mauritius comprises of two islands namely the North Island and the South Island. These beautiful islands are located in the Indian Ocean, at a distance of 1122 kilometers north of Mauritius.
A stretch of sand bank separates the two islands. The Agalega Islands cover a land area of 70 square kilometers.

Tourists are able to reach this island either by sea or by air. The boat 'Mauritius Pride' sail to the Agalega Islands everyday with thousands of tourists. By air the visitors can reach this island by a Dornier aircraft, which belongs to the Coast Guard Department of the Mauritian Police Force.

Agalega Islands at Mauritius are dotted with small picturesque villages. Vingt Cinq and la Fourche are the two villages in the North island and Ste Rita is the only village in the South Island. The Vingt Cinq village is the main village, housing all the administrative infrastructures. This small village also has schools, a hospital and a church. A meteorological and a wireless transmitting and receiving station is there in this island. La Grande Case is the main administrative headquarters of Agalega Island. Tourists can have their meal in La Grande Case. Both the islands have generator sets for supply of electricity from 10.00 am to 11.00 am in the morning and 6.00 to 10.00 pm in the evening.

Agalega Islands in Mauritius is famous for coconut trees. These islands produce copra and coconut oil for export. Animal husbandry and poultry are the prime source of livelihood and different kinds vegetables are also grown in these islands. Visitors can also spot the Agalega Island Day Gecko, an endemic species of gecko, unique to these islands.

Agalega Islands of Mauritius charm the tourists with an inherent rustic charm. The natural beauty is simply appealing.




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