Port Louis Mauritius
Port Louis is the capital of Mauritius, and has conserved many of the historic buildings through the years. Port Louis is surrounded by a mountain range, called the Port Louis Moka Range with the Le Pouce and Pieter Both mountains standing 800 metres from sea level.
Port Louis is a melting pot of cultural attractions, one of the most popular being the Champ de Mars, the oldest race course in the Indian Ocean dating back to 1812.
The Mauritius Institute in Port Louis is dedicated to the study of the flora and fauna of Mauritius.
Port Louis offers a mixed choice of restaurants and night life for visitors to the area. The L’ Imprevu is in the centre of Port Louis and the menu has a distinct Mauritian flavour. La Flore Mauricienne is the oldest restaurant in the Indian Ocean offering seafood as its speciality.
Stardance and Godz discotheque offer a mix of local and commercial music and attracts people from all regions. The Banana CafÈ is a semi-open bar under trees and is a favourite with expatriates.
Tamarin Bay is best known as the 1960′s legendary surfing spot and remains a favourite with locals. Beginner surfers can also enjoy the waves as well as swimmers. Le Marine is a relatively flat lagoon popular for snorkelling and diving and is the most popular spot with Mauritians who windsurf.
Port Louis Hotels
Accommodation in Port Louis is abundant and ranges from five star to budget accommodation.
Le Suffren Hotel And Marina in Port Louis, is situated near the beach and the Caudan Waterfront and offers rooms with satellite television, coffee/tea, blackout drapes, high speed internet access and air conditioning.
Guests at Le Suffren have access to an outdoor pool, and a restaurant serving breakfast only and a bar/lounge. The other amenities include laundry facilities, medical assistance and concierge services. The hotel boasts its own private beach and a marina. There are a number of activities available either nearby or on site including bicycle rentals, boating, fishing, golf, parasailing, scuba diving, snorkelling, surfing and swimming.
Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel is a 5 start hotel in Port Louis close to the Caudan Waterfront. The hotel has a marina, a health club, an outdoor pool, a steam room, and a fitness facility and includes extras such as a limo/town car service and a complimentary airport shuttle. Rooms at the Labourdonnais Waterfront hotel include satellite television, coffee/tea, bathroom phones, air conditioning, blackout drapes and internet access.