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North Coast

 

 

                                      

 

Cap Malheureux is a village located in the north extremity of the island, it is very famous on photographs and post cards with its red roofed church. ‘Cape Misfortune’ (thus named for the number of ships that foundered on the rocks here) is a place of great historical importance for Mauritius: it was here that the British invasion force finally defeated the French in 1810 and took over the island.

"L'aventure du sucre" is an instructive and educational journey. This lively and modern museum is pleased to present you the Mauritian history through pictures, films and video clips. One learns how the sugar production has shaped the whole island: its' economy, its' landscapes, its' nation and the Mauritian life style. The visit lasts approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. Free tasting is available for rum and various types of sugar that vary in taste, flavour and texture, found on the island.                                                                              

Grand Baie was once called DE BOGT ZONDER EYNDT (Bay without end) by the Dutch in the 17th century. Grand Baie is situated in the district of Pamplemousses on the western side of the northernmost point of Mauritius, about 25 kilometers north of the capital city of Port Louis and is an ideal place to visit anytime of the year, with warm summers and mild winters. Surrounded by an emerald green lagoon, it has many luxurious hotels. The village has all the essential services like supermarkets, pharmacies, doctors, bank and exchange office, post office, internet cafe and police station. Shopping is also a real threat with its fashion and craft shops, jeweler shops; small markets and library.

Mont Choisy beach is located in the northern region of Mauritius. Stretching from Trou aux Biches to the Club Med in Pointe aux Canonniers this is Mauritius's longest beach. The beach is characterized by its gentle arch which shows the waters curving as they hit the shores. Like all other Mauritian beaches this beach is also characterized by gentle turquoise colored waters, powdery white shores and a rich marine life that is full of corals and diverse marine life.