Welcome to Pamplemousses
One of the island's main attractions, the botanical gardens at Pamplemousses are soothing, tranquil and brimful of endemic and foreign plant species. Also of interest is the decommissioned Beau Plan sugar factory nearby, which has been converted into a fascinating museum. Not far away is one of the island's most beautiful colonial-era mansions, Château Labourdonnais. Throw in a couple of excellent culinary options and you can realistically make a day of it.
Otherwise, the town is typically Mauritian in a quiet, untouristy and slightly decaying kind of way, and feels a million miles from Grand Baie or nearby Trou aux Biches.