Port Louis, the cosmopolitan capital city of Mauritius was founded in 1735 by the French governor and pioneer Bertrand-François Mahé de La Bourdonnais. Located on the Northwest Coast, Port Louis is the administrative and business capital of the island.
Buzzing with activity during the day, the city is full of cultural and historical treasures that should not be missed. Beyond the central market, which is a focal point for those who want to feel close to the soul of Mauritius, are many historic sites including the Champ de Mars – the oldest race course in the southern hemisphere.
Where to Stay
The St. Regis Mauritius Resort – The St. Regis Mauritius Resort is nestled on the legendary Le Morne peninsula at the far southwestern tip of the island of Mauritius. Overlooking sparking white sand beaches and a pristine turquoise lagoon, the peninsula was added to the World Heritage List by UNESCO in 2008. Nearby, myriad caves, steep slopes, rare plants—including the Mandrinette and Trochetia boutoniana—and a singular 500-metre-high basaltic rock define the surrounding area’s dramatic natural beauty. Additional outdoor destinations include Black River Gorges National Park, La Vanille Crocodile and Casela Parks, and the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden.
Trips from the City
Fancy swimming with native spinner and bottlenose dolphins off Mauritius’ west coast? Jump in to frolic with the marine mammals in Tamarin Bay, then go ashore at Bénitiers Island for a barbecue lunch. Snorkel equipment included for exploring the local reefs. All can be organised through Simplexity Travel.
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