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“Nice surroundings, but place itself disappointing” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Pointe d'Esny

Pointe d'Esny
Mahebourg, Mauritius
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Mahebourg
Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Wrexham, UK
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82 attraction reviews
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
“Nice surroundings, but place itself disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Put simply, there really is nothing to Pointe d'Esny.
After reading the reviews we headed there, on our way to Blue Bay.
First problem, there's no parking between Pointe Jerome until you get to Blue Bay. Walking along the road is no fun at all, the road is narrow, busy, and of course has no pavement. High walls block any views from the road most of the time.
You can't get to the beach at all. There are villas and other buildings which block all access to the beach.
It's a short trip to Blue Bay, which has a lovely beach. In the other direction lies Mahebourg a nice town, with some historic buildings.
So don't bother with this attraction, head straight to Blue Bay. If you want, you can always walk back along the beach towards the Point.

Visited February 2013
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Canberra, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Quiet, peaceful location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

A slower paced and not as overdeveloped with tourist resorts compared to the north of the island. Good and quick access to the airport.

Visited January 2013
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Forchheim, Germany
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26 reviews 26 reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Local town without big tourist crowds”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is a small local town where the tourism isn't so dominant as in the north or around Flic en Flac. You have always the feeling to be in a small local town.

Visited November 2012
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Robertsbridge, United Kingdom
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141 reviews 141 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 73 cities Reviews in 73 cities
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
“Lovely area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

The whole area is very pretty - Blue Bay in particular. You ned a car around here.....plenty of boat excursion options available, with snorkelling etc.

Visited October 2012
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Cap Malheureux
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7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful are in Mauritius”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

One of my most favourite areas in Mauritius. The lagoon is breathtaking - turquoise blue with the mountains in the background. Beautiful wide beach, hardly visited. Blue Bay is nice, too. Mahebourg has preserved its authentic character. Market on Mondays, and lots of little shops to discover. Some good restaurants, too. Great!

Visited August 2012
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