As the location of the international airport, the sleepy southeast is most visitors’ first and last taste of Mauritius, yet it’s one of the least touristed areas on the island. Beyond the historic capital MAHÉBOURG, layered blues herald the island’s largest lagoon and the coral gardens of Blue Bay Marine Park, which stretch out from the low-key resort of Blue Bay towards the luxurious Île des Deux Cocos. The area is also a repository of Mauritius’s colourful history, which can be explored at the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation’s conservation project on the Île aux Aigrettes and on some of the offshore islands, such as Île de la Passe, which played a crucial role in the Battle of Grand Port.

 

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Ten perfect birdwatching trips

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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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