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DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS

Port Louis

Capital and main port of Mauritius, Port Louis was founded by the French governor, Mahe de Labourdonnais, in 1735. There are two Cathedrals, a Mosque, a fine Supreme Court, some 18th century Barracks and a Natural History Museum. To see a fascinating cross - section of Mauritian life, visit the lively covered market. The Caudan and Port Louis waterfronts make shopping a pleasurable and leisurely experience.

Distance from the Hotel: 15 kilometres
Driving time: 20 minutes

Chamarel (Coloured Earth)

This is a mound of undulating land stretching in contrasting layers of colour, and the patches of blue, green, red and yellow earth are to be the result of weathering. The nearby Chamarel waterfall emerges from the moors and primeval vegetation and is very beautiful.

Distance from the Hotel: 55 kilometres
Driving time: 1 hour

IIe Aux Cerfs

Off the east coast of Mauritius, is the island resort Ile Aux Cerfs. The island has two restaurants, a boathouse and miles of beautiful and golden beaches. Lovers of water sports can have a great day out in the sun and sea.

Distance from the Hotel: 45 kilometres
Driving time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pamplemousses

These gardens are known to naturalists worldwide for their large collection of exotic plants, including the giant Victoria Amazonica water lilies and many species of palm trees. Of particular interest is the Talipot Palm, which is said to flower once every sixty years and thereafter dies.

Distance from the Hotel: 10 kilometres
Driving time: 15 minutes

Grand Bassin

One of the island's two natural lakes is Grand Bassin. It rests in the crater of an extinct volcano and is a place of pilgrimage for a large number of Mauritians of Hindu faith, especially on the occasion of Maha Shivaratree.

Distance from the Hotel: 45 kilometres
Driving time: 1 hour

Black River Gorges National Park

This 6,574 hectare park, proclaimed in 1994, protects much of the remaining native forests of Mauritius and provides opportunities for the visitor to enjoy spectacular natural scenery and some of the unique endemic plants and bird life. There are also a number of long walking trails across the region, including one to the island's highest point, Black River Peak at 828 metres.

Distance from the Hotel: 50 kilometres
Driving time: 1 hour

 

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