Mauritius (Port Louis & Le Morne Cultural Landscape)

Mauritius (Port Louis & Le Morne Cultural Landscape), photo by Mdavid89
Mauritius (Port Louis & Le Morne Cultural Landscape) (photo by Mdavid89)
 

Mauritius is a small, multi-cultural island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar, located northeast of Reunion and southeast of the Seychelles.

In addition to offering a diverse array of outdoor and adventure activities, both ocean and land-based, the island is home to two different UNESCO World Heritage Sites:

1. Aapravasi Ghat (near Port Louis).

2. Le Morne Cultural Landscape (near Black River Gorges).

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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   Lonely Planet

 

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Villa Ebène

Located 2.7 km from Mnt St Pierre in Rose Hill, this air-conditioned villa features a barbecue. The unit is 4.3 km from Lake la Ferme. Free WiFi is provided and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$64

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Terroir des Baies Roses B&B

Situated just 4 km from the Appolo Hospital and Mahatma Ghandi Institute, Terroir de Baies Roses features panoramic views of the Moka Mountain Range. The modern rooms come with a flat-screen TV, microwave and mini-fridge. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$128

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Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel

Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel offers elegant rooms with a private balcony, overlooking the Indian Ocean. Guests can relax in the spa and at the outdoor pool or use the fully equipped gym. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$217 - $297

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Cocoholidays Bed and Breakfast

Cocoholidays Bed and Breakfast is located in Quatre Bornes. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV, an iPod dock and a DVD player. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with free toiletries. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$40

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Port Louis Centre Apartment

Featuring free WiFi and air conditioning, Port Louis Centre Apartment is located in Port Louis, 800 metres from Waterfront. La caudan waterfront is 1.3 km from the property. Featuring a balcony, all units feature a seating and dining area. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$37

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See all hotels in Mauritius (Port Louis & Le Morne Cultural Landscape).
Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Br Court Apartments

Br Court Apartments

Offering a garden, Br Court Apartments is set in Quatre Bornes. Shoprite and Game Shopping Centre is 700 metres away. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. All units include a satellite flat-screen TV and iPod docking station. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$45

$45-
Manoir de La Citadelle

Manoir de La Citadelle

Featuring free WiFi and an indoor pool, Manoir de La Citadelle offers accommodation in Port Louis, 1.3 km from Waterfront. Some rooms feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Some units have views of the sea or mountain. A TV is... Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$48

$48-
Le Palmier Hotel Ltd

Le Palmier Hotel Ltd

Offering an outdoor pool, year-round outdoor pool and terrace, Le Palmier Hotel Ltd is set in Quatre Bornes. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi is provided and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$48

$48-
Villa Jessica

Villa Jessica

Villa Jessica is a villa with a garden, set in Pointe aux Sable. Guests benefit from terrace and an outdoor pool. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. A flat-screen TV is offered. Free private parking is also available on site. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$59

$59-
Hotel Champ De Mars

Hotel Champ De Mars

Hotel Champ De Mars offers accommodation in the city centre of Port Louis and is located just opposite the race course. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and comes with a TV with satellite channels. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$62

$62-
Trevessa House

Trevessa House

Trevessa House is set in Port Louis, 1.5 km from Waterfront and 1.7 km from La caudan waterfront. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Each room is equipped with a private bathroom. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$63

$63-
Le Saint Georges Hotel

Le Saint Georges Hotel

Featuring free WiFi and an outdoor pool, Le Saint Georges Hotel offers accommodation in Port Louis, 10 minutes' walk from Champ de Mars. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$64

$64-
Villa Ebène

Villa Ebène

Located 2.7 km from Mnt St Pierre in Rose Hill, this air-conditioned villa features a barbecue. The unit is 4.3 km from Lake la Ferme. Free WiFi is provided and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$64

$64-
Sable blanc

Sable blanc

Located in Baie du Tombeau, this air-conditioned apartment features free WiFi. The property is 1.2 km from Rivulet Terre Rouge Bird Sanctuary and free private parking is available. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$69

$69-
Rivabella

Rivabella

Offering an outdoor pool, Rivabella is set in Pointe aux Sable, 22 km from Grand Baie. Flic-en-Flac is 15 km from the property. Free WiFi is available . The pet-friendly accommodation is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$80

$80-

Highlights:

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Combination
Unique Cultures

Le Morne Cultural Landscape

Le Morne is a rugged mountain that juts into the Indian Ocean in the southwest of Mauritius which was used as a shelter by runaway slaves, maroons, through the 18th and early years of the 19th centuries. Protected by the mountain’s isolated, wooded and almost inaccessible cliffs, the escaped slaves formed small settlements in the caves and on the summit of Le Morne. The dramatic form of the mountain, the heroic nature of the resistance it sheltered, and the longevity of the oral traditions associated with the maroons, has made Le Morne a symbol of slaves’ fight for freedom, their suffering, and their sacrifice
Natural
Beaches
Blue Bay — Known for its amazing blue water and white sand beaches. Take the trip across the island from Port Louis and see what this quiet place has to offer. Very busy with the locals on weekends, so try to go during the week. Glass bottom boats are available.

Pereybere — This public beach is one of the best beaches for swimming. It is also popular because of its shopping facilities, restaurants and pubs.

Ile aux Cerfs – Located on the eastern part of the island, this beach is known for its long sand bank beaches and famous hotels such as "The Coco Beach Hotel" and the 5-star "Le Touessrok".
Diving
Mauritius is almost completely encircled by a barrier coral reef which is home to many sponges, sea anemones and a variety of brightly colored fish such as Damselfish, Trumpet fish, Boxfish and clown fish, as well as the orange Mauritian scorpionfish. Most of the dive sites are located on the west coast around Flic-en-Flac or in the north, at Trou aux Biches or at the Northern Islands. The best time to go diving is from November to April with very good visibility underwater.
Also of Interest:
Cultural
Historic Landmarks
Combination
Archeological Sites
Natural
Snorkeling
Ocean Wildlife
Waterfalls
Lowland Mountains
Tropical Forests
Hiking and Trekking
Wildlife and Plants

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