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Port Louis travel guide

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You're Going to Love Port Louis

Located in the west Indian Ocean, Port Louis is the capital and main port of the island of Mauritius. Against a mountainous backdrop, it blends modernity with tradition and is home to a mix of cultures, featuring many influences from India, Africa, Europe, China, and the Middle East. Whether you're in town for business or an extended stay, its fine selection of hotels will delight you, while its local sights and natural beauty will take your breath away.

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Mauritius has only two seasons, winter and summer. It is warm and dry during winter (May to November) and hot, wet, and humid during summer (November to May). Temperatures don't vary that much between the two seasons of the year. Port Louis has a tropical climate, modified by trade winds from the southeast, with the central plateau being cooler than on the coast.

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Where to Stay in Port Louis

Le Suffren Hotel & Marina features a comfortable setting and is a free water-taxi ride away from Le Caudan Waterfront. If you're looking for 5-star luxury, you'll enjoy Le Labourdonnais Waterfront Business Hotel, with stunning views and a wellness center. If you're watching your budget, try the Cocotiers Seaside Boutik Hotel, a basic beach-side option with great food. Staying in the city center will mean easy access to sights and shopping. If you want breathtaking views with your morning coffee, head to the waterfront hotels along Pointe Aux Sables east of the city.

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The Caudan Waterfront provides a central shopping district with fashion, local crafts, and live entertainment. The marina is a must-visit shopping destination for locals and tourists alike, offering a wide variety of restaurants and cafes in addition to specialty shops selling unique local goods. As a tourist, be sure to take advantage of tax-free shopping.

Supermarkets and Food Stores

Supermarkets are pitched at locals and self-catering tourists, with most within walking distance of hotels. The Port Area has the most, including several branches of local chain Winner's Supermarket. The popular Port-Louis Market on Corderie Street offers lots of fresh produce, fruits, and other items. Expect to pay MUR45 for a gallon of milk and MUR700 for a good bottle of wine.

Where to Eat in Port Louis

Eating in Port Louis can be an amazing culinary experience. Head to Sailors for a taste of the region's traditional Cajun-Creole cuisine, the Courtyard in the city center for the best seafood in town, or splurge out at Brasserie Chic at Labourdonnais Waterfront Business Hotel. Expect to pay around MUR1,100 or less for an excellent meal.