The Indian Ocean covers an area of over 75 million square kilometres. It is located between Africa, Oceania (or Australasia) and South Asia and is home to numerous islands and archipelagos. The best known are without doubt Mauritius, the Seychelles, Reunion, the Maldives and Madagascar Island. The Indian Ocean is very diverse and has beautiful scenery. It features a wide variety of cultures and whose inhabitants are known for their (sense of) hospitality.