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Christmas in Mauritius

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Christmas in Mauritius


My family and I are arriving in Port Louis on the 24th Dec with MSC cruises until the 26th, short I know. But I am looking for info on what markets are open, beach activities that will b available and just general info on what to do with my children to maximize the experience.

I am sure this will just be a teaser experience and will want to return, but have to make the most of what time we will have.

Any advice is welcome.


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Given your short time here I would suggest prebooking a day or half day tour of the island - north or south, with a reputable company.

A lot of cruise passengers have used this company and given good feedback:


We use them for airport transfers and can vouch for them - as do other regulars on forum.

The Central Market in Port Louis will be closed 25th but look at Caudan Waterfront which is close by.

Shops, restaurants and activities - usually carol services at Christmas:


If you decide not to do a tour then just grab a taxi and spend a few hours at the north western Beaches of Trou aux Biches and Choisy, then head to Grand Baie, Pereybere and Cap Malheureux to see the lovely church with the beautiful backdrop of Coin De Mire island.

Shopping Malls at Grand Baie (La Croisette, Mont Choisy Mall and Super U) have Christmas activities and carol services which are well attended.

And look out for the fireworks Christmas Eve and Day - quite spectacular.

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2. Re: Christmas in Mauritius

Hi Tami D,

We will also be on the Opera , so if you do find some special places etc please share , so will we.

Best regards


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3. Re: Christmas in Mauritius

Have a look at this site, too, for ideas of places to visit.


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4. Re: Christmas in Mauritius

Just seen this advert in one of the local papers:

24th December Port Louis Waterfront has Father Christmas with Elves and animation 1130 - 1330

Xmas Time - Maurer's Band in the evening 1900 -2100

Christmas Carols 25th December 1900 -2100

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