Mayotte is part of the archipelago of the Comoros but technically speaking it is part of France. The l’le aux parfums, as the French call it is a Territorial collectivity. In 1974 the other islands of the Comores voted for independance but Mayotte prefered staying French. Mayotte consists of two islands, Grand Terre and Petite Terre. The capital is Dzaoudzi on Petite Terre.
One of the most spectacular attractions of Mayotte is the fact that it has one of the biggest lagoons of the planet with a surface of more than 1000 sq. kilometer, protected by a barrier reef of over 160 km long.