It is said that geomagnetic forces once sent ships’ compasses awry as they passed this headland, leading to its name, Devil’s Point, or Pointe du Diable. Today it’s a viewpoint with views over the large bay of Grand Port, whose famous battle changed the course of colonial history – two eighteenth-century cannons remain from the French fortifications.

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Few travel moments illicit such a thrill as catching sight of a rare or beautiful bird emerging from its natural habitat. Here are a few of our favourite birdwa…

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