Port Louis Sightseeing

Aapravasi Ghat, Baie Du Tombeau Beach, Citadel Fort, Jummah Masjid, Port Louis Waterfront, Le Grand Casino De Domaine Les Pailles, Le Caudan Waterfront Casino, Ti Vegas Casino Quatre Bornes, Mauritius Photography Museum, Mauritius Photography Museum and many more.

Indulging in a little Port Louis Sightseeing is bound to become one of the most favourite and memorable parts of your vacation in Mauritius. Apart from the lush greenery of these islands, the striking blue ocean and sandy beaches, there are several enthralling places to visit in Mauritius to make your vacation something to cherish for life. Port Louis is the capital city of Mauritius and therefore thrives with life, activity and adventure.

In fact, the unique culture, the stunning scenery and local food make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Some of the most amazing places to visit in Port Louis include swanky casinos like Le Caudan Waterfront, Le Grand Casino De Domaine Les Pailles and The Senator’s Club. The other enthralling places are the Aapravasi Ghat, Citadel Fort and the Mauritius Photography Museum.

There are also a few very beautiful and well-maintained botanical gardens, as well as attractions such as The Crown Lodge and The Blue Penny Museum.  Port Louis is also home to happening night clubs and pubs, as well as restaurants that sell authentic Mauritian delicacies using the fresh seafood and produce found around these islands.

Here is the list of best places to visit in Port Loius:

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The Mauritius National Botanical Garden is one of the most interesting and enriching places to visit in Port Louis. Spread over a sprawling lush green landscape, this magnificent garden houses 85 varieties of palms from Central America and from the adjacent islands of Indian Ocean.

It is also home to 650 variations of flowers plants and medicinal plants. You can also see the unique Baobabs trees, the Palmier Bouteille and the signature flower of the garden- the Giant Water Lilies.

Location: Pamplemousses, Mauritius

Timing: Monday to Sunday (8:30 am – 5:30 pm)

Price: INR 702 per person
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The Blue Penny Museum is a must inclusion in your list of Port Louis Sightseeing spots. This museum was inaugurated in 2001 and it is one of the most historically significant museums exhibiting the cultural diversity of the island.

It exhibits the three main colonial rules in the history of Mauritius via incredible layouts, as well as the rare, red-coloured one penny and the blue-coloured two-penny ’Post Office Stamps’, which was issued in 1847. The stamps are lit up at regular intervals to make sure the colours do not fade away.

Location: Dans Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis, Mauritius

Timing: Monday to Saturday (10:00 am – 4:30 pm)

Price: INR 245 per person
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Citadel fort is also popularly known as Adelaide Fort which was named after the wife of William II. The port was named when British held land in captivity in Port Louis and it is one of the best places for Port Louis Sightseeing..

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: You will also get a chance to have stunning and breath-taking views of the entire city of Port Louis. The Citadel fort has been constructed in Moorish style. Rectangular blocks have been used to construct the Citadel fort. All the arches are horshoe shaped.

Prices: The entrance fee is Rs. 50.
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The Jummah Masjid Mosque is an important landmark and an integral part of your Port Louis Sightseeing tour. Apart from the natural serenity of the place, one of the most unique features of this structure is the architecture of the mosque.

It was built in 1850 and reflects Islamic, Indian and Creole architectural style. Next to the mosque lies the sacred marble tomb of Jamal Shah – a ‘pir’ from Kutch. Every Friday, the holy ‘azaan’ or the Jummah Prayers are broadcast and the Taraweeh prayers are broadcasted during the month of Ramadan.

Location: Royal Road, A1, Queen St, Port Louis, Mauritius
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The Mauritius Postal Museum is an interesting Port Louis Sightseeing landmark that you can visit when you are touring Mauritius. The construction of this museum started in 1865 and was completed and inaugurated in 1868.

Situated in one of the oldest historical buildings in Port Louis Waterfront, this museum displays a rich exhibit of old and rare postage stamps depicting the history of Mauritius.

Location: Port Louis Waterfront, Trunk Road, Port Louis, Mauritius

Timing: Monday to Saturday (9:30 am – 4:30 pm)

Price: INR 200
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Aapravasi Ghat is a 150 plus-year-old historic site in the city of Port Louis on the North-western coast of Mauritius. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and holds an important place in the history of Mauritius. Its complex is filled with the ruins of what was built in the 1860s.

In this history, Mauritius was a British Colony and Aapravasi Ghat served as a place of the immigrants and labourers who were brought from various other colonies of the Britishers. Although the majority of the place is damaged, one can witness the remaining ruins which are not only beautiful but hold stories of different cultural and historical backgrounds.

Aapravasi Ghat is surrounded by silence and peace, which makes the tourists visit the ghat to not only to relax in the silence but also to learn about and dig in the various aspects of its beauty. Due to its location in the capital city and proximity to the coast, Aapravasi Ghat attracts non-history bluffs too.

Tourists can explore Aapravasi Ghat for half-a-day and then go for a shopping spree to the nearby Caudan Waterfront, Blue Penny Museum, Jummah Mosque, etc. After getting the tag of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Aapravasi Ghat has been visited by more than 3 million tourists from around the globe.

The unmatching beauty of this place makes it a very popular tourist place in Mauritius and if you want to visit Aapravasi Ghat, make sure to read through to know any and everything about it.
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Central Market, often called the Lancaster Central Market, is the oldest continuously operating farmers' market in the United States. Located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, it offers a variety of fresh produce, meats, cheeses, and prepared foods.

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The specific theme of the casino is what sets it apart from the other casinos. It has a historical setting and the entrance set up is like a pirate ship.

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The amazing backdrop that this casino provides makes it a must visit place for all the travellers who visit Mauritius. It has reel machines, poker, electronic roulette, Black Jack, Roulette, Poker and has double bars too

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Life is itself a Gamble, sometimes you win and sometimes you lose but playing it important. If you want to really go crazy and try something different in Mauritius then it is best to go to the Senator Club Mahebourg which will give you an amazing chance to try your luck in some amazing games.

Have some real fun. Just leave the monotonous life that you have always been leading and try some real fun in the casino.
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Baie Du Tombeau Beach also known as the Tombeau Bay Beach is one of the many beaches of Mauritius. Situated in the Pamplemousses district, the beach is quiet and is not frequented much during the week.
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The charm of the Baie Du Tombeau Beach lies in its fine golden yellow sand as well as its peculiarly shade shore line. You can rest under the trees while you enjoy the magnificent view of the sea. The sea here seems a little rougher than what you get at the other beaches of Mauritius. Shore too usually drops suddenly and quickly. The upside of the Baie Du Tombeau Beach is that it is completely vacant on some days. Be sure to get your own refreshments and snacks here since no food stands can be located on or near the beach the beach.

Location: Baie Du Tombeau Beach is located in the vicinity of the Tombeau Bay village that lies in the western part of Mauritius.

 Timings: Beach is open for visit 24 hours.

 Price: Entry to the beach is free.
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The Port Louis Waterfront is one of the most popular places to visit in Port Louis in Mauritius. It is a vibrant commercial and cultural hub in Mauritius, thriving with life, home to some of the best casinos, cinemas halls, exquisite restaurants, shops selling souvenirs, five-star hotels and a marina.

In the evening, the waterfront takes on different energy, as the shops light up unique food shops start selling street food. You can take a peaceful walk along this stretch after sundown as well.

Location: Marina, Quay, Caudan, Port Louis, Mauritius.

Timing: 9:00 am – 11:30 pm

Price: INR 1,930 approx. per person
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If you are passionate about photography or are an avid photographer yourself, the Mauritius Photography Museum should definitely be a part of your Port Louis Sightseeing itinerary. This unique place houses some of the best collections of historical as well as local photographs of the island.

This museum has restored famous photographs taken by Tristan Breville, a local photographer. The museum also displays old, antique cameras and prints that have gone out of use, but was once used to capture some of the photos displayed in the museum.

Location: Rue du Vieux Conseil, Port Louis, Mauritius

Timing: Monday to Friday (10:00 am – 3:00 pm)

Price: INR 150 per person
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The funky vibe of Mauritius will make you feel that you are definitely not at the wrong place. If you are up for gamble then don’t miss the chance to try your luck at the casino.

Highlights: The best thing about this casino is that it has a VIP salon and several restaurants too. The minimum age required to enter the casinos is 18. Many casinos also offer complimentary alcohol too.

Games to Play: 48 Jackpot slots, video machines with progressive games and many other live table games such as American Roulette, Blackjack, Oasis Stud Poker and lot more.
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How about some fun in Mauritius? Try your hands in Ti Vegas Casino Quatre Bornes which will provide an amazing chance to play and have fun in the casino. The languages that are most prevalent there are English and French.

You can play only live tables such as Roulette, Blackjack, SIC Bo, Texas Hold’em Poker. The casinos are not just amazing but will give you an amazing opportunity to have some fun and enjoyment.
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If you are crazy about horse racing then Mauritius is the place to be. It can gather all the people of Mauritius in a single place. The horse race takes place every Saturday.

Highlights: Crown Lodge not only provides you the perfect view of having the VIP Balcony of Maritius Turf Club and at the same time it allows to you to view the presentation ring along with your favourite horse in paddock. Champ de Mars is yet another oldest race course which you can visit in Mauritius.



Price
: 185 Euro per person. Dress code is smart casual for both men and women.
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The Natural History Museum is one of the most amazing places to visit in Port Louis that interests people of all ages. This museum will take you on a journey about the rich and diverse history of Mauritius. The museum houses priceless artefacts, coins and ancient maps of the island. The remnant of the extinct “Mauritian Dodo” is one of the most striking exhibits amongst all other zoological collections of the Indian Ocean. Recently, an antique train carriage and a replica of Napoleon’s boat has been included in the prestigious gallery of exhibits.

Timing:
- 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
- 11:00 am – 4:00 pm (Wednesday)
- 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Saturday)
- Closed on Sundays.
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People Also Ask About Port Louis

  1. Which are the best places to visit in Port Louis?

    1. Aapravasi Ghat: The Aapravasi Ghat is an ancient and historic Port Louis Sightseeing spot and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in 1860, this place served as the shelter for immigrants brought in by the British colonizers.

    2. Baie Du Tombeau Beach: Situated at the Pamplemousses district, the Baie Du Tombeau Beach is a picturesque stop on your Port Louis Sightseeing tour in Mauritius. This beach is known for its crashing waves, golden sand and unique shoreline.

    3. Citadel Fort: The Citadel Fort is an enchanting Port Louis Sightseeing spot that is also known as Adelaide Fort. This historic fort was named after the wife of William II. This fort offers the best panoramic view of the city of Port Louis.

    4. Le Grand Casino De Domaine Les Pailles: Le Grand Casino De Domaine Les Pailles is a great place to spend a fun evening with your loved ones in Port Louis. This plush casino offers exciting games along with a VIP salon and restaurants serving delicious food from all over the world.
  2. Which are the best places to visit in Port Louis at Night?

    1. Ti Vegas Casino Quatre Bornes: Ti Vegas Casino Quatre Bornes is one of the best places to be at night in Port Louis, where you can try your hand at games like Roulette, Texas Hold’em Poker and Blackjack.

    2. Banana Beach Club: After the day’s tour, you can relax at the Banana Beach Club and catch up with some exquisite food and music. This chic hub is popular for its warm ambience and is considered one of the best places to visit in Port Louis.

    3. Lambic: If you are fond of beer, Lambic is one of the best places to visit in Port Louis for you. It is a 19th Century colonial building offering seventy different types of freshly brewed American and Belgium beers that you can sample and purchase.

    4. Le Caudan Waterfront Casino: The Le Caudan Waterfront Casino is one of the must-visit while you are touring Port Louis. This casino is famous for its historical setting and their pirate theme decor, that makes it a unique and fun experience.
  3. What is the best time to visit Port Louis?

    The best time to visit Port Louis is between the months of October to December and then again in the transitional months of April and May. Even though Port Louis experiences a warm, tropical climate throughout the year, it becomes relatively cool and dry once the peak summer season passes. The pleasant weather allows you to explore the island at leisure, and the chances of rainfall are also low during this time.
  4. How to reach Port Louis?

    The easiest way to reach Port Louis from any part of the world is by flight since it is located on an island. The main airport at Port Louis is Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport situated at a distance of 48 Kilometres from the city. It is connected globally to all major cities and countries across the world. From India, cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Indore, Amritsar, Lucknow, and Patna are connected to Port Louis via flight.
  5. Is Port Louis worth visiting?

    Yes, the capital city of Port Louis is one of the most exclusive tourist destinations in the world. The pristine waters of the Indian Ocean, the endless stretches of sandy beaches and the tropical forests that surround the city are one of the primary attractions of the place. Apart from that, the colourful and vibrant city life is thriving with different cultural influences, delicious local food and historical attractions that make your holiday to Port Louis truly exceptional.
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