Top spots around town
Natural History Museum – The artefacts at Mauritius’ Natural History Museum detail the island’s lengthy past, with exhibits on underwater life, flora and fauna, plus the only complete dodo skeleton in existence.
Citadel Fort Adelaide – This 19th-century fort is the only preserved fort left in Port Louis and provides fantastic views over the city.
Blue Penny Museum – Named after Mauritius’ blue penny stamp, the Blue Penny Museum celebrates the island’s art and history, holding on display two of the world’s rarest stamps.
Central Market – This Mauritian market has been around since Victorian times and is the best local spot for fruit and veg, as well as souvenirs.
Aapravasi Ghat – This UNESCO World Heritage Site was a migration depot for the thousands of indentured servants that arrived in Mauritius in the mid-1800s, as part of the British government’s ‘Great Experiment’ to use free labour after slavery was abolished.
Le Caudan Waterfront – The Caudan Waterfront is a seaside mall with shopping, dining and entertainment all in one striking building.
The Photography Museum – Brainchild of local photographer Tristan Breville, this small museum displays a collection of cameras and historical photos depicting the island over the years, along with a number of daguerreotypes – the first commercially successful photographic process.