Entries by Susan Fleming

Mahebourg Mauritius

Mahebourg Mauritius Mahebourg Mauritius (pronounced my-boor) used to be the Island naval port during the Dutch era, nowadays it is a quiet fishing village full of charm. Founded in 1805, Mahebourg was named after French governor Mahé de Labourdonnais. Located on the south eastern coast it is considered the main village of the Grand Port District. It’s a place […]

Blue Penny Museum Mauritius

Blue Penny Museum Mauritius The Blue Penny Museum a museum dedicated to the history and art of Mauritius. It is home to some acclaimed collections, that are a true testimony of the historical and cultural wealth and diversity to be found in Mauritius. Founded by The Mauritius Commercial Bank and built at the Caudan Waterfront in […]

Horse Racing in Mauritius

Horse Racing in Mauritius Horse Racing in Mauritius is very popular and regularly attended by crowds in excess of 20,000. A trip to watch Horse Racing in Mauritius is unquestionably a favourite pastimes for locals. It’s not just an opportunity to gamble but it’s a big social event, where locals can meet up with friends and discuss local […]

Giant Tortoise in Mauritius

Giant Tortoise In Mauritius The Giant Tortoise in Mauritius is in fact the Aldabra Giant Tortoise, from the Seychelles. Unfortunately the native tortoises went the way of the dodo. With man’s arrival on the Island, the tortoises were harvested as a food source and their young were killed by newly introduced animals such as pigs, cats, […]

How Not To Offend In Mauritius

How Not To Offend In Mauritius There is a different culture and way of life over here, so find out below how not to offend in Mauritius: Shopping:- The customer is never right. The shop keeper is there to sell you goods and they feel you are imposing on them if you ask to look […]

History of Mauritius

History of Mauritius Below is a brief history of Mauritius showing important dates and events for the island. 1498 – Portuguese explorers stumble upon Mauritius 1598 – Dutch claim the uninhabited island. They name it after their head of state, Maurice. 1662 – Lat widely accepted sighting of the dodo 1710 – The Dutch withdraw permanently […]

Fishing in Mauritius

Fishing in Mauritius Want to know about going fishing in Mauritius whilst your on holiday on this beautiful island?  Mauritius is ideally positioned to access the many exciting species of fish that frequent the warm, tropical waters of the Indian Ocean. The volcanic island is surrounded by a steep drop in the continental shelf, which means deep […]

Mark Twain in Mauritius

Mark Twain in Mauritius Mark Twain in Mauritius wrote  “Mauritius was made first, and then heaven, and heaven was copied after Mauritius” This is an often quoted line to convey the amazing beauty of the island of Mauritius.  Mark Twain, an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer was in Mauritius on his “Following the Equator” lecture tour. […]