Mayotte was ceded to France along with the other Comoros in 1843. An island of the eastern Comoros in the Mozambique Channel of the Indian Ocean. It stayed as a French territory after the other islands declared their independence in 1975. It has an estimated population of 195,000 residents. The land is smoothly steep, with a few mountains of ancient volcanic origin and deep canyons. The climate is tropical, with a hot and humid rainy season and a cooler dry season. The economy is chiefly agricultural and consists of livestock raising and fishing. Mayotte exports perfume oils, and rice. A large amount of its food is imported from France.
There are a couple of beautiful serene beaches on this island. Turtle beach and Moya beach if you want to lay back and enjoy the gentle breeze take the short trip to one of these beaches. If you like scuba diving check out the coral reef below.
If just laying on the beach is not your thing and your running out of things to do. Mayotte is never short of things to do if you are a water sports junkie. You can enjoy diving, underwater swimming alongside the coral reefs or take a trip on a glass-bottomed boat to see the exotic fish.