Top things to do in Port Louis

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 International in Port Louis


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 and…
Top Choice European in Port Louis


Set around an attractive courtyard, this European-style restaurant also features professional service, and an impressive menu that focuses on a memorable assortment of fusion tastes and fresh cuisine, such as a sele…
Top Choice Cafe in Port Louis


This gorgeous little cafe has an upstairs bookshop, artworks on the wall, a concrete floor, wi-fi and a classy and contemporary feel to it – we could spend a whole afternoon here writing postcards. Food is similarly…
Top Choice Market in Port Louis

Central Market

Port Louis' rightly famous Central Market, the centre of the local economy since Victorian times, is a good place to get a feel for local life, watch the hawkers at work and buy some souvenirs. Most authentic are th…
Top Choice Asian in Port Louis


Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese fusion cooking fuse seamlessly at this swish and sophisticated restaurant at Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel. The set menus are a wonderful culinary journey, but everything on t…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Port Louis


The model-ship manufacturer Voiliers de l'Océan has an outlet just outside the Craft Market with dozens of model ships, large and small, on display and for sale.
Seafood in Port Louis


Inhabiting its own pontoon across the harbour, the Deck wins plaudits for its setting, which is slightly removed from the clamour of the riverside bars and has good views. The food is good without being really inter…
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. Some of the original stone buildings remain, with displays on …