You Can Visit an Island That Looks Just Like Grogu

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When The Mandalorian debuted with the launch of the Disney+ streaming service on November 12, 2019, it immediately took America by storm, almost instantly skyrocketing to become over 100 times more popular than the average U.S. television series.

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Creator Jon Favreau and executive producer Dave Filoni changed the face of the Star Wars universe when they introduced core characters Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Grogu (AKA “Baby Yoda”). Over the course of two seasons to date, we’ve seen the stoic bounty hunter and the tiny foundling journey across the Star Wars galaxy to planets both new and familiar, with some characters we’ve met before and some created specifically for The Mandalorian saga.

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In The Mandalorian Season 2, Episode 5 (“Chapter 13: The Jedi”), for instance, director Filoni introduced his Star Wars: The Clone Wars character Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) in live-action for the first time. Furthermore, Mandalorian original mercenary Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) has appeared in both seasons so far, alongside legendary original trilogy bounty hunter Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) in Season 2.

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Now, the duo have their own series, The Book of Boba Fett, in which even more Star Wars characters — including Grogu himself, Mandalorian Marshal Cobb Vanth (Timothy Olyphant), Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) villain Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke), and, of course, a CGI version of Han Solo (Harrison Ford) — are rumored to be appearing.

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With as popular as “Baby Yoda” and all of his cohorts have become, it’s no surprise that Star Wars fans look for the 50-year-old infant’s face on just about everything — from cereal boxes to ugly Christmas sweaters — so it’s no surprise that his likeness has also been found in an extremely unexpected location, an island in the nation of Mauritius called Gunner’s Quoin.

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Officially, the island is described as:

Coin de Mire, also called Gunner’s Quoin, measures just 65 hectares and lies 8 km north of Mauritius. Gunner’s Quoin is near Ile Plate, also called “Flat Island”. Gunner’s Quoin is an ancient basaltic volcanic cone. The volcanic origin of the island can be seen clearly in the natural boulders, in areas of bare rock fringing the coast and the frequent and well preserved volcanic extrusions.

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As you can see [above] Gunners Quoin bears a striking resemblance to “Baby Yoda” [below].

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Although this island doesn’t use legal Star Wars currency like Niue — a small, stunning island nation near New Zealand where tourists can actually spend money bearing the likenesses of Star Wars characters — it is certainly somewhere to add to your bucket list sooner rather than later.

Learn more about visiting Mauritius on the beautiful island country’s official website.

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