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Port Louis

(3.4/5 based on 1,800+ reviews for top 20 attractions)
Things to do: casinos, shopping, historic sites
A multicultural melting pot of a city, the Mauritian capital of Port Louis--or simply "Louis," as it's affectionately known--represents the most populous area of Mauritius. While a less touristy choice, a trip to Port Louis offers excellent opportunities to survey Mauritian traditions and the daily lives of the city's residents. Be sure to sample some local Mauritian cuisine while you're here. Plan how to spend your time in Port Louis and other destinations in Mauritius using our Mauritius travel itinerary maker.
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Port Louis doesn't have a huge range of places to stay--and the city is not the most bustling after dark. Still, you'll find a couple of options here and there. On the waterfront, a few viable luxury lodgings offer amenities such as annexed seafood restaurants, bars, and air conditioning. Alternatively, head farther down the coast for numerous better value options in dedicated tourist resorts. Even relatively small fishing villages have some decent homestay or guesthouse lodgings.
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