Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Port Louis

Blue Penny Museum

Although dedicated to the world-famous Mauritian one-penny and two-pence stamps of 1847, the Blue Penny Museum is far more wide-ranging than its name suggests, taking in the history of the island's exploration, sett…
Top Choice Shrine in Port Louis

Père Laval's Shrine

The shrine of French Catholic priest and missionary Père Jacques-Désiré Laval is something of a Lourdes of the Indian Ocean, with many miracles attributed to pilgrimages here. The padre died in 1864 and was beatifie…
Top Choice Mauritian in Port Louis

Lambic

Set in a refurbished colonial home in the heart of the capital's chaos, Lambic is a beer buff's paradise, with dozens upon dozens of local and imported beers, including a particularly rich selection from Belgium. Th…
Top Choice Market in Port Louis

Central Market

Port Louis' rightly famous Central Market, the centre of the local economy since Victorian times, was cleaned up considerably in a 2004 renovation. Many comment that it's lost much of its dirty charm (you're far les…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Port Louis

MAST

The model-ship manufacturer Voiliers de l'Océan has an outlet just outside the Craft Market.
Theatre in Port Louis

Municipal Theatre

The appealing Municipal Theatre has changed little since it was built in 1822, making it the oldest theatre in the Indian Ocean region. Decorated in the style of the classic London theatres, it seats about 600 over …
Seafood in Port Louis

Deck

Inhabiting its own pontoon on the harbour, the Deck wins plaudits for its setting, which is slightly removed from the clamour of the riverside bars and has good views (if you ignore the floating rubbish that seems t…
Asian in Port Louis

Yuzu

Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese cooking fuse seamlessly at this swish and sophisticated restaurant at Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel. You could order slow-cooked duck Thai red curry refreshed with coconut mil…
European in Port Louis

Courtyard

Set around an attractive courtyard, this European-style restaurant also features a stylish indoor dining space in a restored stone structure. The impressive menu focuses on a memorable assortment of fusion tastes an…
Historic Building in Port Louis

Aapravasi Ghat

Aapravasi Ghat, a small complex of buildings located on the seafront, served as the island's main immigration depot for indentured labourers from India. The highlight of a visit is the Beekrumsing Ramlallah Interpre…