Mahébourg Travel Guide

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Mahébourg Things to Do

  • biking around

    Mahebourg is the capital of Mauritius for biking. We stayed there for a 7 days and thoroughly enjoyed riding around Mahebourg and it's surroundings. My wife and myself hired very decent bikes from Land & Sea active tours and kept them for the whole stay. For relaxing and seeing mauritian culture, we recommend this method of transport Mahebourg and...

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  • Memorial

    This memorial is located at the Northern end of the waterfront and commemorates the Naval battle with took place at Vieux Grand Port in August 1810. Four French and four British ships were engaged for days in the battle until the French finally could claim the victory. It is the only French Naval victory which is inscripted in the Arc de Triomphe...

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  • Waterfront

    Mahébourg doesn't have a beach, but it has a beautiful waterfront. It is very popular for evening strolls and in case you get tired, lots of bench are awaiting you.There's a jetty with a pavillion from with you can see quite some nice tropical fish. Saves you the money to visit an aquarium :).

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  • Notre Dame des Anges

    This beautiful colonial church was built in 1849, but has been modified and restored a few times over the years.The gentleman who is in charge of the spire keyes was friendly enough to let me go up there and take some nice photos.

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  • National History Museum

    The National History (or Naval) Museum is housed in a beautiful Creole mansion from the 18th century. The exhibits guide you through the differents phases of Mauritian history. Separate rooms have been dedicated to the Dutch, French and the British periodes.You will also see some recovered objects from shipwrecks along the Mauritian coast, like the...

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  • Grand River Waterfall

    This waterfall is famous in the eastern region of Mauritius, and can be reached by taking a boat ride. Usually the trip will include the visit to Ilie Aux Cerfs as well.

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  • Ilie Aux Cerfs

    Ilie Aux Cerfs is a small island located off the east coast of Mauritius, and is very famous for its beautiful, shallow and sheltered lagoon which is very good for beach activities, swimming, walking in the shallows etc. There are restaurants and pubs here, as well as souvenir shops. This is a must visit if you are in Mauritius.

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  • Belle Mare

    The Belle Mare region in eastern Mauritius is famous for its holiday resorts, beachs and a monument of a past air disaster off the east coast.

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  • The East Coast of Mauritius

    Compared with the west coast, the sea of the east coast is rougher with strong waves directly from the Indian Ocean. Having said that, there are several places such as Belle Mare and Ilie Aux Cerfs which have natural protection and therefore suitable for swimming.

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  • British coastal fort

    There is a British coastal fort at the east coast of Mauritius as you head towards Mahebourg. This fort is just next to the road, so you can drop by to have a look during your journey.

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  • Lion Mountain

    The imposing figure of Lion Mountain can be seen from the shores of Mauritius. Essentially, the areas surrounding Mahebourg are mountainous especially in the northern part.

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  • Town of Mahebourg

    Mahebourg is a beautiful and idyllic seaside town surrounded by impressive mountains. One good thing is that the town is located very near to the Mauritius airport, so this town is worth a visit especially before you head to the airport on your way home. It will be a very nice way to end your trip in Mauritius.

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Mahébourg Hotels

  • Shanti Ananda Maurice

    Riviere des Galets Chemin Grenier, Chemin Grenier, Mahebourg

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Preskil Beach Resort

    Pointe Jerome, Mahebourg, 00000, MU

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • ONS Motel & Guest House

    Royal Road, Mahebourg

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Mahébourg Restaurants

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    by bijo69 Written Apr 17, 2007

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    La Colombe has some great Chinese and Creole dishes. There are lots of seafood dishes on the menue, but Vegetarians like myself do find somethings aswell.
    Service was prompt and prices are very reasonable.
    They have live music on Saturdays.

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Mahébourg Transportation

  • Airport of Mauritius transfer to Blue...

    We spent our holiday in Mauritius. We have booked a car in advanced from Pingouin Car Hire. Our car were delivered to us at the airport of Mauritius in time and we were able to reach our villa in Blue Bay. I recommend Pingouin Car Rental in Mauritius.

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  • Take the bus!

    The bus station in Mahébourg is located next to the waterfront. There are lots of buses leaving to Port Louis (23Rs), Curepipe (21Rs), Flaq, Blue Bay (14Rs) and other destinations in the Southeastern part of the island. Buses run roughly between 7am and 7pm. The buses to Port Louis and Curepipe (except for the express buses) stop at the airport.

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  • Going to Ilie Aux Cerfs island

    There are regular daily package trips from the main island to Ilie Aux Cerfs island, which have the boat rides and the option of including meals and a visit to the Grand River Waterfall.

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Mahébourg Off The Beaten Path

  • Seaside towns

    Along the way to Mahebourg from the east coast, there are seaside towns which you can drop by and have a glimpse of the local lifestyle.

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  • Le Val Nature Park

    This nature park is located among the remote hills of south-eastern Mauritius, and is worth a visit for nature lovers. Many native plants are on display in this beautiful park.

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Mahébourg Sports & Outdoors

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    by ludogatto Written Nov 26, 2005

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    If u like kite there are some perfect spot in the south east of the island.
    If u want more info go to this website where u can fidn sole info onthe best accomodation too!

    http://www.tropicscope.com/kite_surf_ile_maurice_sud.asp

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    by victorwkf Written Mar 29, 2004

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    Favorite thing: I enjoyed my seafood lunch of a red snapper fish at Ilie Aux Cerfs with an open space restaurant and a beautiful view as that shown in the photograph.

    Ilie Aux Cerfs, Mauritius

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