Market. The picturesque Port-Louis central market continues
to be a meeting point for Mauritians looking for a «cari»
(curry) or «dithé» (tea). Here you will find
all the ingredients that help to create the charm of Mauritius:
local crafts, vegetables, famous «dholl purris» as
well as herbal tea sellers. Built in 1844 the market is being
China Town. Enjoy a picturesque and affordable
visit to Port-Louis’ Chinatown. The sellers of boiled «chow
mein» and fish balls form part of the picturesque scene
in an area where you can find almost anything at an affordable
Caudan Waterfront. During the past years the
Caudan Waterfront has become an unavoidable route for those who
wish to have a taste of the best of Mauritius. Offering more than
just rows of shops and restaurants Caudan Waterfront also enables
you to discover Mauritian expertise in all fields, as you stroll
around the area. Fast food or gourmet cooking, jewellery and local
crafts, everything to suit all tastes.
Domaine les Pailles. Nestling in the Pailles
Valley, Domaine les Pailles takes a trip back in time through
the history of Mauritius and offers a unique culinary experience.
This typical Mauritian estate inflames your imagination with its
harmonious combination of history, culture and nature.
yourself. Go mountain climbing or explore nature through forests,
plants or endemic flowers. Enjoy the spectacular beauty of waterfalls
or live an exciting adventure by going down the waterfalls.
Take breathtaking views on foot, on bike or kayak; or go trekking
through fields, rivers and forests on all terrain quad bikes and
discover the magnificent views of the south-eastern coastal regions.
Adventure also means sharing the pleasures of fair game culling
in the south-east where many stags, does and boars roam freely
on grounds of 900 hectares, covered with tropical forests. The
main tour operators of the island have included in their packages
a “nature” element which does not fail to bring to
light a few spectacular sites. Be it “Yemaya Adventures”
with former world cycling champion, Patrick Haberland , “Fun
& Culture” with Yan de Maroussem or “Aqualonde” and Espace Aventure, green Mauritius is now discovered at different
gardens are known to naturalists throughout the world for their
large collection of indigenous and exotic plants, including the
giant Victoria Amazonica water lilies and many species of palm
The gardens are known to naturalists throughout the world for
their large collection of indigenous and exotic plants.
The 60-acre garden boasts 500 different species of plants, of
which 80 are palms. Of particular interest are the giant water
lilies, a spice garden and the Talipot Palms, said to flower every
60 years after which they die.
The deers and tortoises are sure to delight the youngsters, whilst
an old French mansion, Château Mon Plaisir, and an old sugar
mill conjure up pictures of Mauritius’ rich historical past.