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city has plenty of character and, in some quarters, signs of its past
elegance are still evident. Off the main square, the palm-lined Place
d’Armes, there are some particularly fine French colonial buildings,
especially Government House (built in 1738) and the Municipal Theater,
built around the same time.
coastline beyond Baie du Tombeau has many delightful beaches: Pointe aux
Piments, famous for its underwater scenery; Trou aux Biches, with its
fringe of filaos (casuarina) and coconut palms and its splendid Hindu
temple; further up the coast, Choisy, one of the most popular beaches on
the island, offering facilities for safe bathing, sailing, windsurfing
and water-skiing; finally, the coastline curves into Grand Baie itself,
the main center for yachting, water-skiing, windsurfing and many other
This delightful little cove is midway on the
coast road between Grand Baie and Cap Malheureux. The deep, clear water
makes it one of the very best bathing places on the whole island.
is a fishing village in the extreme north, with a magnificent view of
Flat Island, Round Island and Gunner’s Quoin, which are islands of
volcanic origin, rising from the light-green sea.
along the coast is another charming fishing village where fishermen
have earned a well-deserved reputation for their skill in the making of
sailing craft and of deep-sea fishing.
Roches Noires / Poste Lafayette
are both favored seaside resorts, especially in the hotter months,
because of the fresh prevailing winds that blow almost all the year
round from the sea.
Winter, from May to
October is warm and dry. Summer from November to April is hot, humid and
rainy. Cyclones occur between January and March. Sea breezes blow all
year, especially on the east coast, and the inland central plateau
around Curepipe is cooler and rainy year round.
lightweights, with warmer wear for evenings and winter months. Rainwear
advisable all year round. In the summer months, sun-care products and a
hat are advisable and long sleeves and trousers to help prevent insect
• Venison (in season).
• Camarons (freshwater prawns) in hot sauces.
• Dholl purri (a wheat pancake stuffed with ground peas and served with curry).
• Gateaux piments (chilli cakes).
Baie is the center of the island’s nightlife, with bars with live
music, restaurants and nightclubs. Port Louis has mainly restaurants and
bars. Riviere Noire is a Creole fishermen’s district where sega dancing
is especially lively on Saturday nights. Sega troupes give performances
at most hotels. Gamblers are lavishly catered for; casinos are among
the island’s attractions.
many things for shopping .like it designer clothing, jewelry and
handicrafts in Port Louis’ Caudan Waterfront to rooting around for
T-shirts and souvenirs upstairs in the capital’s bustling Central
Market.while catching up on the gossip. Island crafts, found at the
craft market at The Caudan include jewelry, Chinese and Indian jade,
silks, basketry, glass and model ships.
• Alouda (almond-flavored)
• Fresh coconut milk.
are many beautiful Beaches, lagoons and inlets around the coast offer
plenty of opportunity for safe swimming, supplemented by hotel swimming
pools. Grand Baie, north of Pamplemousses Gardens, is a popular beach
This is becoming increasingly popular on
Mauritius, with an annual Golf Open held in December. Golf courses
offering 18 holes are at Belle Mare Plage in the northeast and the Le
Paradis at the Le Morne in the southwest, and the Ile Aux Cerf golf
course. Smaller rounds can be played at St Geran Hotel, Trou aux-Biches,
La Pirogue, Sugar Beach and Maritim which offer nine holes.
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