Timings : Open 24 hours
Time Required : 1 hour
Entry Fee : No entry fee
Located in Mahebourg, Mahebourg Waterfront is one of the iconic attractions in Mauritius. The village is an effortless blend of Creole and colonial architecture that has a history dating back to the centuries. The new waterfront complex is ideal for relaxation or enjoying a casual walk by the azure water. Explore the naval museum that sheds light into the epic battle fought in this region. A memorial stands tall at the waterfront. It is known as Bataille de la Passe and pays homage to the fighters who lost their lives in the battle. Another highlight is the boardwalk that starts at Mahebourg Social Welfare and continues to the bus station at the westernmost point.
Sir Gaetan Duval Esplanade is one of the most iconic attractions in all of Mauritius where you get the chance to learn about the great battle at Grand Port which is significant in the history of Mauritius. To commemorate the soldiers who lost their lives during the battle, a memorial has been built in their honour along with a nautical map describing the events dating back to years. Cobbled pathways and old signs lead to the famous landmark known as the “Bataille de la Passe”.
The boardwalk of Mahebourg Waterfront was inaugurated in 2002. It starts at the Mahebourg Social Welfare towards the west of Ile aux Aigrettes and goes all the way to the bus terminal situated at the westernmost tip of the region. Quite impressive, it is also fitted with a stunning coastal gazebo!
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