Lined with a cobblestone waterfront, Mahebourg is a charming fishing village dotted with interesting museums, buzzing markets and beautiful beaches. There are ample natural wonders to explore, from cascading waterfalls to colourful corals and the biggest marine park in Mauritius.
Things to do in Mahébourg
To see some of the island’s underwater creatures, visit Blue Bay Marine Park. Admire the colourful schools of fish, such as parrotfish to trumpetfish, on a snorkelling or stand-up paddleboarding excursion. You can also take an eco-cruise to learn about the park’s unique biodiversity.
For a day out in nature, hike to Lion Mountain, which is surrounded by sugar cane fields. The scenic trail winds around the mountain, where its summit reveals mesmerising views of the Mahebourg Bay, a south-east lagoon and nearby nature reserves.
Travel back in time at the National History Museum, where you’ll find fascinating artefacts, such as old maps, engravings, pirate swords and fragments of shipwrecks housed in an 18th-century French colonial mansion. Don’t miss the gold coins from the Ottoman Empire and a Nuremberg brass sundial.
Mahebourg offers you the chance to chase waterfalls with its long list of cascading natural wonders. Explore Eau Bleue’s five waterfalls that descend into piercing blue waters, discover green crystals in the volcanic soil at Rochester Falls or go on a canyon excursion at Tamarind Falls.
Getting around Mahébourg
The most convenient way to get around Mahebourg is by bus or taxi. You can fly into Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, located four kilometres from Mahebourg’s city centre. There are buses that travel to Port Louis, which has express bus connections to Grand Baie.