Entries by Susan Fleming

Martello Tower Mauritius

Martello Tower Mauritius The Martello Tower Mauritius is an old coastal fort on La Preneuse Beach in the west of the island.  Refurbished in the late 1990s and transformed into a museum. Martello towers, sometimes known simply as Martellos, are small defensive forts that were built across the British Empire during the 19th century, from […]

Aapravasi Ghat

Aapravasi Ghat cis one of the key monuments in Mauritian History, and is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is due to the indelible mark it has left on the history, culture and society of Mauritius. This historical site was used as an immigration depot by the colonial British government in 1849. They werr testing out the economy […]

Cavadee in Mauritius

Cavadee in Mauritius Thaipoosam Cavadee is a spiritual festival held in Mauritius to show gratitude and affection to the Hindu goddess Parvati and god Muruga who conquered the evil demon Soorapadman. Cavadee originates from Southern India so it is mostly celebrated by Mauritian Hindus of Tamil origin. Thaipoosam is derived from 2 Tamil words: Thai or […]

Cafe des Arts Mauritius

Cafe des Arts Mauritius Cafe des Arts Mauritius is an intriguing dining option, a gourmet restaurant inside an old mill, that has been transformed into a charming art gallery. It is in Trou d’Eau Douce, on the central east coast, in the middle of a field, off the beaten track and offers a great atmosphere in which […]