Discover More in Mauritius
When you cruise to Mauritius with Azamara, you’ll find endless coral sand beaches to while the day away, but there is so much more to explore in Port Louis. Beyond beachfronts, beneath the surface, the capital city of Mauritius is rich in immersive cultural experiences. Influences from India, Africa, Europe, China, and the Middle East can be seen, heard, and savored all around downtown streets. It can feel a little chaotic—but in the best way possible.
Head to the Central Market to get a true taste of local life. It’s a real feast for the senses, with vibrant fruits and vegetables piled into pyramids, the aroma of exotic spices, and colorful textiles draped over balconies. Le Caudan Waterfront comes alive after dark. This modern seaside promenade has deep roots in the city’s history. It’s where high-end boutiques share space with local artisans, and restaurants and clubs abound.
Wind your way through the city’s many ethnic quarters past Chinese pagodas, mosques, and Tamil temples to explore unique museums that will give you a fresh perspective and deeper understanding of the history and culture of the island. The National History Museum is home to a replica of the now-extinct dodo bird, and at Aapravasi Ghat, an interpretive center tells the story of immigration to Mauritius.