Pointe d'Esny & Blue Bay
Pointe d'Esny and Blue Bay have some of the most beautiful stretches of beach on the entire island and they're many travellers' favourite corners of the country. Pointe d'Esny is also the jumping-off point for those interested in visiting the nature reserve on Île aux Aigrettes.
Vieux Grand Port
'Old Grand Port', north of Mahébourg, is the cradle of Mauritian history: the place where the first human inhabitants of the island landed on 9 September 1598 under the command of Wybrandt Van Warwyck. The Dutch later built a fort 3km further north in what is now the town of Vieux Grand Port.