Tips & Tricks
7 Merveilles (Royal Road, Trou aux Biches) – this is the only resto-bar in the Trou aux Biches area that stays open late at night. A variety of tropical drinks is served here, and sports enthusiasts can watch football matches on this bar’s big screen TV.
Blue Penny Museum (Caudan Waterfront, Block A, Port Louis) – this is an art and history museum that is wholly devoted to Mauritius. It houses some prestigious collections, which are true testimony of the historical and cultural wealth and diversity of Mauritius, in a stunning layout. The museum was inaugurated in 2001 and has been […]
Belle Mare (beach) – a.k.a. Long Beach, this popular destination (an hour’s drive east of Port Louis – 44 km.) is located on the eastern part of the island and is very easily accessible. As a result of this, Belle Mare Beach can get a little crowded on weekends. But during the week, you may […]
Café International (Royal Road, Trou aux Biches) – located near the Trou Aux Biches beach area (30 minutes north of Port Louis), this restaurant, whose owner hails from South Africa (and was a former bodyguard of Nelson Mandela), exists for those who want something different from local creole dishes, and crave a ribeye steak. Along […]
Aapravasi Ghat (ex-DWC Building, 1 Quay Street, Port-Louis) –– the Aapravasi Ghat (a Hindi term for “Immigration Depot” is the remains of such a site (from where modern indentured labor diaspora emerged). The Depot was built in 1849 to receive indentured laborers from India, Eastern Africa, Madagascar, China and Southeast Asia to work on the […]
The island republic of Mauritius, located in the Indian Ocean (2,000 km. off the southeast coast of Africa) was uninhabited when the first European explorers (the Portuguese) first pass through it in 1507. When a Dutch squadron visited it in 1598, they gave the island its present name (in honor of Prince Maurice van Nassau), […]