The Points Guy: Destination of the Week Series, Mauritius

When he first transitioned into being a full-time blogger over the summer, my friend Brian The Points Guy took a big trip to Europe and Mauritius to celebrate, so for our next Destination of the Week, we decided to take a look back on his trip, and the surprising panoply of hotel properties there where you can use points to stay, such as Intercontinental, Le Meridien, and even a forthcoming St. Regis.

Though most people come here for a beach vacation, there's also plenty to see and do including wild game parks, catamaran cruises, natural wonders to visit, and friendly people to show you around. Plus, you can take your pick of airlines flying there, making it easier to get to than you think.

So who knows, maybe your next vacation will be to this beguiling Indian Ocean island nation if you play your points right.