14 Feb Mahebourg, Mauritius: An Iconic Destination Not to be Missed!
An exclusive destination not to be missed, Mahebourg is a village on the south-eastern coast of Mauritius. The village is rich in culture and history, and its coastal suburbs, known as Pointe D’Esny, are a blend of beautiful beaches. Our beachfront holiday rentals at Paradise Beach are ideally located in that area.
If you would love to experience authentic Mauritian hospitality, this is the place for you. Mahebourg has a strong and buzzing community.
Visiting this unique part of the island is an experience not to be missed. Here is a little guide for you to discover this historical village and everything it has to offer.
Discover our history and heritage
The National History Museum
If you would like to know more about Mauritian history, take a trip to the National History Museum of Mahebourg. Situated along the main road of the town, the museum is guaranteed to teach you about how our paradise island came to be: from its discovery by Portuguese sailors to the French and British colonies.
There, you can explore the colonial building and take the opportunity to strike a conversation with the tour guide, who would not hesitate to answer all your questions.
Sir Gaetan Duval Esplanade
Situated right behind the bus station, the Sir Gaetan Duval Esplanade at the Mahebourg Waterfront is one of our most iconic and famous attractions in Mauritius. It is an ideal place for those who love a long walkway by the sea.
The Esplanade is where you can learn more about the battle of Grand Port: an important event that has marked our history. A memorial has been built in memory of the fallen soldiers of that time, along with a nautical map for a time-travelling experience.
On your way, a beautiful kiosk awaits at the end of a quay. From there, you can spot the iconic island of the “Mouchoir Rouge” while fishing boats go their way.
Discover our authentic food
If you are craving for authentic Mauritian snacks, you will not be disappointed! Mahebourg has an abundance of hawkers and restaurants.
Mahebourg is the best place to find our most delicious “Gâteau Merveille”. It is a crunchy snack, coupled with a special sweet and sour “chatini” (a type of tomato paste mixed with coriander), to be eaten at any time of the day. Believe it or not, people travel miles just to take a bite.
Coconuts by the road
Wouldn’t you love to drink water from freshly cut coconuts? The perfect drink after spending your day out in the sun! You can buy them on your way to the Sir Gaetan Duval Esplanade by the road on any day of the week.
Discover our iconic marketplace
Mahebourg would not be the busy and animated village it is today without its merchants and bazaars of all sorts.
The local market
There is no better place to do your groceries than at the big marketplace, situated right in front of the bus station. The fruits, vegetables, and meat are fresh. Mahebourg is especially famous for its fresh seafood, especially its freshly caught fish.
The Monday Fair
To fulfil your shopping needs, the weekly bazaar happens every Monday, at the far east of the town, near the old stadium of Mahebourg. You can always find your way by following the crowd.
At the fair, you can easily find and bargain for affordable clothes, swimsuits, even pickled fruits and fresh coconuts. Merchants and hawkers of all sorts remain in the area for a wide variety of products, including souvenirs for your loved ones back home.
Discover our beautiful beaches
Blue Bay is one of Mauritius’s most beautiful beaches on the southern coast of Mauritius. Found in the coastal suburbs of Mahebourg, it is open to the public and can easily be accessed by public transport. There, you can also enjoy various sea-based activities, such as snorkeling.
If you have ever dreamt of waking up to a beautiful beach, staying at Pointe D’Esny for the holidays would be ideal. Its turquoise sea, coupled with the sparkling white sand, is a breathtaking sight. If you would love to spend your holidays there, you can stay at our beachfront holiday rentals at Paradise Beach. They are ideal for those who would love to spend their holidays in privacy!
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