Port Louis - Mauritius

Visit the island's capital

Nestled between the clear waters of the Indian Ocean and a dramatic mountain backdrop is Port Louis, the capital city of Mauritius. Port Louis blends modernity with tradition, offering shopping, entertainment and cultural sites. See Domaine les Pailles, the 18th century ox-driven sugar mill which now houses a casino. Head for the Market Place, the city's vast bazaar, a haven for shoppers looking for traditional souvenirs, spices and food or make your way to the second oldest race track in the world, Port Louis' Champ de Mars Racecourse. Explore the bustling downtown streets and ethnic quarters for a complete contrast to the Mauritian beaches and tropical waters.

Top Tips from our Experts

"If you're planning your holiday to Mauritius for early December try to visit Porlwi By Light (Port Louis by Lights). This festival is a celebration of culture, arts and of course Mauritian people as the city illuminates and displays along the waterfront."