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Things to do in Port Louis?

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Things to do in Port Louis?

We are on the MSC Sinfonia cruise and will be stopping in Port Louis for 2 days. What would you advise us to do or see? our group varies in age from 7 to 70 so we would have to split up. Where would we find the best craft market, what activities are there for kids and teens?Also what would be the best form of transport? are taxis readily available and affordable.


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1. Re: Things to do in Port Louis?


You will be close to Caudan Waterfront which has lots of shops including a decent craftmarket, though be prepared for some hassle and bargain.


Taxis are everywhere. You could hire one for the day and tour a bit of the island though? Or if you are a large group maybe a minivan?

Look at www.taxismauritius.com

If you just want to spend a day on the beach your closest is at Trou aux Biches or Mon Choisy to the north west, about a 35 minute drive.

Sun loungers are available to hire. Good beaches.

For other things to do look at the Things to Do list on the left hand side of this page.

Also see


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Bronia :)

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2. Re: Things to do in Port Louis?

Visit the main natural history museum

Go up to the Citadel above the city,

Go to PL main market - beware hawkers and pick pockets,

Visit the tamil temple complex at St. Croix (pronounced crwa)

Visit the exquisite Jumma Mosque

Dont bother with the shopping mall Le Caudan unless shopaholic

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