15 Places to Visit in Port Louis, Tourist Places & Attractions
6 Activities
3 Tours
Aapravasi Ghat
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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Baie Du Tombeau Beach
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.
Highlights:
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 Crown Lodge
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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Citadel Fort
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.



Highlight
: 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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Port Louis Waterfront
Have a sneak –peek into the commercial side of Mauritius. The Le Caudan Waterfront has an undeniable space for both shoppers, local artists, tourists and even gastronomes. The breath-taking ambience that it provides will leave you truly jaw dropped. It is one of the most exciting places which you would never like to leave. Hence it is considered to be a must-visit place for ever tourist in Mauritius.

Highlight: You can try your hands at some of the best casinos.

 

Best time to visit
: May to December is the best time to visit this place.

Prices: Euro 22 per person.
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Le Grand Casino De Domaine Les Pailles
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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Ti Vegas Casino Quatre Bornes
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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Le Caudan Waterfront Casino in Port Louis
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.



Highlight:
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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Mauritius Photography Museum
If your breathe photography then this is the place to be. You will find some of the best collection of local photographer Tristan Breville. You will be lucky to have some old cameras and prints.

Highlight: You can get a chance to witness daguerreotypes (the forerunner of photographs.) You will also find some of the most amazing collection of historical photos of the island too.



Prices
: Rs. 150 per person.

Location: It takes approximately 11 minutes to reach Mauritius Photography Museum from Louis Port.
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The Blue Penny Museum in Port Louis
Welcome to the world of National Treasure! The Blue Penney Museum in Port Louis is a place which has encompassed some of the beautiful exploration of the island. This museum allows you to peak into the past and present day look of the place.

Highlights: You will find one of the world’s rarest red one penny and blue two-penny ‘Post Office Stamps’ which were issued in the year 1847. To ensure that the colors don’t fade away, it is lit up for 10 minutes at a time.



Price
: Rs 245 per person.

Location: It is approximately 5 km away from Port Louis.
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Senator Club Mahebourg
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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Mauritius National Botanical Garden
Take a stroll by the botanical garden which is filled with greenery. The botanical garden is spread over sprawling landscape which has approximately 650 varieties of plants. The botanical garden was earlier opened by French governor and was considered to be private garden.



Highlights: Sir Seewoosagur Botanic garden is a must watch in Mauritius. You will get a chance to see endless variety of Baobabs, the Palmeir Bouteille and Giant Water Lilies too. There are many medicinal plants too which makes the botanical garden a must visit place.

Prices: 8 Euro per person.

Best time to visit: October to April.
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