Tips & Tricks
Pieter Both Mountain – located just 30 minutes southeast of Port Louis, this is the second-largest mountain in Mauritius (standing at 820 meters tall) . It is named after Pieter Both, the first Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies. This mountain is distinct for its large rock formation at the very top, which resembles a […]
La Preneuse (beach) – located about an hour southwest of Port Louis, this is a popular public beach that also has one of the most well preserved Martello Towers on the island. The beach itself is not on the beaten tourist track and is therefore much quieter and far less crowded than the more well-known […]
Sun Divers Ltd. (Hotel La Pirogue, Wolmar, Flic en Flac) — Sun Diver was the first ever PADI diving centre in Mauritius and has been open for 30 years. It is affiliated with the CMAS and the MSDA (Mauritian Scuba Diving Association). Sun Diver offers its services to clients of La Pirogue, The Sugar Beach […]
Mauritius Gymkhana Club (Suffolk Close, Vacoas) – located 25 minutes (18 km. south of Port Louis, the Mauritius Military Gymkhana Club was originally founded as a Service Club for British officers in the first half of the nineteenth century (between 1834 and 1849). It was in 1976 that the Royal Navy handed over the Mauritius […]
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden (Pamplemousses) – a.k.a. “Pamplemousses Botanical Garden”, this is the country’s oldest such site, and is named after the country’s first prime minister. This was originally a private garden by the French governor of Mauritius nearly 300 years ago. The botanical garden stretches over endless acres of land and it may […]
Le Morne (beach) – the 4km white sand Le Morne Beach is one of the island’s loveliest and least visited, with the dramatic basalt monolith Le Morne Brabant as its backdrop. Le Morne peninsula is known as the “five-star strip”, with exclusive hotels, world-class kitesurfing and a protected bay for beginners.