Albion Lighthouse
Albion Lighthouse
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Parv2088
Kingston upon Thames, UK24 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We hired a car and wanted to go and visit the lighthouse. We luckily had Google maps to take us as there isn’t much signage around. In arriving done a small road we came to the entrance of the lighthouse. We thought we would be able to walk on the grounds of the lighthouse but it was locked and no one was there. We parked on the side and walked around. The views around there are beautiful but you need to be careful as it is very unsteady.

My daughter loved exploring the area and watching the sea from the cliffs. We spent a lovely time there but I do think that it could become a better tourist attraction if you could go inside the lighthouse/ or even on the grounds. Also if they had some proper parking.
Written April 8, 2024
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Flunzi76
Frastanz, Austria90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
I love lighthouses, and this one is really very nice. The surrounding area is beautiful. Definitely worth seeing.
Written December 15, 2017
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DanaChilici
Stockholm, Sweden44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
The Albion lighthouse has the best view that I experienced in Mauritius! A very peaceful, quite place! Usually there are not many tourists, and you can only see some fishing men beneath the cliffs.

Its a must do!
Written February 24, 2017
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Juha K
Tampere50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Solo
Probably not the most common way to enjoy Mauritius and its attractions, but for a paddler and kayaking enthusiast Albion region offers a great experience.

I booked a sea cave kayaking trip with Patrick from Yemaya Adventures. It was a nice morning kayaking session. The trip was about 8 km in total distance, so it's not too demanding even if you are not up to heavy sports during your paradise holiday. Along the road there were 6 different size sea caves, the most challenging one as last. It is not too extreme. but still makes you really need to pay attention to steering. We also were lucky to see some dolphins along the way and with a kayak you can get to pretty close to those magnificent animals.

Note that the trip is only suited if you have prior experience on kayaks and paddling. Patrick is an excellent guide and if you don't have prior experience on sea kayaking and rock gardens, you will learn a lot of new skills.
Written March 23, 2016
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Dirk-und-Sandra
Jena, Germany56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Couples
The Pointe aux Caves lighthouse near the village of Albion at the west coast of Mauritius is as far as we learned the last lighthouse on the main island of Mauritius that is still in use. Together with the lighthouse at Ile Plate it supports the maritime traffic providing a navigation aid on the way to the harbor of Port Louis.

The 30 meters high lighthouse shares the fenced property on top of the cliffs with a Mauritian Coast Guard post. The gate is typically closed. Thats probably not because of the coast guard but because of the goats which are kept on the property. If you want to visit the lighthouse you need to keep looking for some local guy who lives there and takes care of the lighthouse. However, it's more likely that he will spot you first and offer a visit. If you go for it he will let you in and explain some details about the history of the light house, its function and the things that you can find inside of the tower. When we were there we were the only tourists around and after telling us about the lighthouse he handed us the key that unlocks the door at the base of the lighthouse. He himself went back to take care of his goats.

Inside the tower you'll find some remains of the pre-electric times. Back in the early days of the 20th century the fire must have been run by some sort of liquid fuel and the pumping system is still in place. Further up the tower there's a device that produces a strip-like red light. A green light of the same kind is sent out by the Ile Plate lighthouse. A steep metal ladder then takes you to the top of the tower where you will find the actual light source with its Fresnel lens. The blinds around are closed during daytime to protect the lens system from the sunlight. Right next to the ladder there's a small door (its more of a hatch) which can be opened to give way to the outer platform. From out there one can enjoy the magnificent view along the Mauritian west coast. On a clear day you will see Coin de Mire far up North and Le Morne in the South of the island. Right below the tower you'll see the cliffs of Pointe aux Caves.

The visit of the lighthouse is basically free. However, the guy who lets you in expects a compensation for his 'efforts'. He wouldn't mention a price but he would let you know if what you give him is not enough. We handed him 300 MUR and it was OK.

The stairs and the ladder inside the lighthouse are in pretty good condition and safe but one thing you should consider when visiting the lighthouse is that it is a more than 100 years old technical site. If you come by in your sunday suit you better be careful while climbing up or you might take some stains with you as a souvenir.

All in all it's a nice place to visit if you are at the West coast on a sunny day.
Written December 27, 2013
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Truthful Reviews
London, UK7,883 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
A nice lighthouse which you can climb. Be careful around the beach area cliffs - they’re precious if you lose your footing. Make sure you like dogs as they’re everywhere outside the lighthouse.
Written February 15, 2023
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Jenskaenska
Imatra, Finland61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We got inside the lighthouse and views were Amazing from the top. Inside was little history of this place. If you want to have great photos, walk little further from the lighthouse. The seaview is stunning.
Written January 30, 2020
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GOG69
Bedford, UK249 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Thanks to previous reviews on TA we decided to take a 50 minute drive to the Lighthouse. Our expectations were not too high after checking the area on Google Satellite. However the location was easily accessed, well marked and a parking area albeit bumpy. We knew we had to have written permission to enter the Lighthouse areas but also noting photography is not allowed. I got the attention and after chatting to the maintenance/Gardener he said he would allow us in and even mentioned usually you have to have written permission, he explained it would be about a 20 minute tour but he would not allow any photos, of course he asked for money lol. We declined not because of the money but due to no photos and we have seen and been in many lighthouses in our lives.
Moving on to the vistas, wowo amazing! I packed my walking boots and climbed down the cliff which was fairly easy. I was greeted by unique rock formations formed by lava leaving natural rock pools which were safe to swim in. The sea was quite rough which led to some great video and photos. We both liked our 2 hours here especially the views and it only cost us the fuel to get there.
We then drove about 3 km to the local public beach and was greeted by a Hindu festival which was very colorful with drummers and chanting and an uncrowded beach with safe swimming to make a day of it.
Written September 4, 2019
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Mosidi S
Johannesburg, South Africa74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
I would like to say thanks to the Le Phare - special mention to Pierre who took care of us for our late breakfast. The food was good. And we also had lunch. Catered for both kids and adults
But Pierre made our day. Thanks for the amazing service.
Written April 9, 2018
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minette v
Johannesburg, South Africa23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
The lunch menu offered a compact 3 course menu in the most beautiful sea and poolside setting. The dishes were delightfully presented and absolutely delicious
Written March 27, 2018
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