The overseas province (department) of France, Mayotte, consists of the two southeastern most islands. The capital of Mayotte is Mamuzu.
The term Mayotte (also known as Mauret) refers to a group of islands, the largest of which is called Mauret (Grant-Terre) and includes the islands around Mauret, of which the most famous is Paw Manche-island (Petite-Terre), Mayotte lies in the Mozambique Channel between Mozambique and Madagascar and is Madagascar's nearest island in the Comoros. Grande-Terre is 39 kilometers long and 22 kilometers wide, the oldest geological island of the Comoros and the highest point is Mount Benalla at 660 meters altitude. Due to volcanic rocks, some areas are relatively rich in soil. The coral reefs that surround most of the island provide shelter for boats and provide habitat for fish.
Grande-Terre (or Maore), a smaller island, Petite-Terre (or Pamanzi) and several small islands that surround these two islands. The archipelago is located in the Mozambique Strait in the northern part of the Indian Ocean, near the coast of Southeast Africa, between northwestern Madagascar and northeastern Mozambique. The largest city and region is Mamoudzou on Grande-Terre. However, Dzaoudzi-Pamandzi International Airport is located on the neighboring island of Petite-Terre. The area is geographically part of the Comoros. The area, also known as Maore, was the original name of its main island, especially those that advocated its entry into the Comoros Union.
Mayotte is a haven for divers who want to admire the spectacular coral in the largest enclosed lagoon in the world. On its trails you will encounter protected native species such as lemurs, tuxedos and even the amazing Mayotte sunbird. LE CHISSIOUA in Sada features a restaurant, a shared lounge, a garden and a private beach area. The hotel has family rooms and a terrace for the guests. The N'Gouja beach on the southwestern tip of the lagoon island is the most beautiful and famous beach of Mayotte. Swim with the turtles under Little Monkey Island, lie down on the clean sand and watch the flying bats and lemurs under the baobab tree.