A week in Mauritius: Part 3

Today, I did a trip of the north – spending time at Grand Bay and at Port Louis. Grand Bay is as beautiful as Blue Bay but there are far more restaurants and bars there along with shopping centres. I would recommend spending atleast 2 nights there. A view of the ocean…

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Port Louis is the capital and as expected is streaming with folks going about their business. The market is lovely with multiple stalls selling fresh fruits and vegetables, trinkets etc.

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The waterfront is a must see. I particularly liked the crafts market where there were many crafts on display with my favourite being

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These are coconut shells beautifully recreated. The waterfront also is a quieter place compared to the markets. I might sound ignorant but I reckon it is not worth staying at Port Louis but one should stay at Grand Bay and drive here – around 25 km away, a short drive.

I missed two tourist hot spots: Flic n Flac which I was told is similar to Grand Bay and Ille deux cerfs: a small island good for snokerlling. Sadly I can’t swim well and I avoided doing water sports. I am keen on kite surfing and I need to improve my swimming skills.

I won’t be doing the above and for the remaining two days, I will drink some beer, chill on the beach and just relax. The pace at London awaits me and I could do with some downtime.

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