Sadly the giant turtles that earned this protected marine park the name Baie aux Tortues, TURTLE BAY, in the seventeenth century have long gone, but it’s a pretty and tranquil spot. Surrounded by plains of sugar cane, the white-sand beaches have been claimed by a cluster of luxury hotels and remain close enough to Port Louis for lovely views of the Moka Mountains. A couple of kilometres north, you’ll find sleepy fishing villages, slips of white sand and the interesting Mauritius Aquarium at Pointe aux Piments, named after the chilli bushes which used to grow here.

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