Mahebourg, Mauritius, the country's first capital, is 30 mi/48 km southeast of Port Louis and the nearest town to the international airport. It is a pretty little seaport filled with fishing boats. It also has a naval and history museum housed in an impressive French-colonial mansion; displays include old Mauritius stamps and objects recovered from the wrecked St. Geran.
Just off the coast is the pretty Ile aux Aigrettes, a reserve for native plants, managed by the Mauritius Wildlife Fund. Don't miss the fabulous marine garden of nearby Blue Bay. You can observe tropical fish and multicolored corals by snorkeling or from a glass-bottom boat.
Request Full Destination Guide
To request access to the full version of this destination guide, please provide your email address below. Your email address will only be used for verification purposes and will not be used for marketing purposes.
|Copyright ©2012 Northstar Travel Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.|