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Mahebourg Museum and Iles Des Deux Cocos

Duration: Half Day

mahebourg museum and iles des deux cocos

For the perfect combination of history and blissful escapism we present you with this unique excursion to explore the historical colonial town of Mahebourg and later unwind on the unspoilt shores of a paradisiacal island just off Mauritius´s coast.

We begin with a visit to the charming town of Mahebourg, a place whose tranquility was once disturbed by a duel to death between the French squadrons and a British legion lead by Willoughby. This town despite of its small size is important in Mauritian history as it marks the first French victory over the British and the only great naval victory of Napoleon. In the Mahebourg Museum you´ll be able to learn about details of this battle and see an amazing display of various items that were collected from numerous wreckages around the island.   Located in a splendorous French colonial mansion, this museum has great value in itself as the two commanders from the French and English army were medically treated here. This museum-converted house is a truly outstanding symbol of the victory of the French in Mauritius and you´ll be able to appreciate how they honour this important event in their history.

After your encounter with the past in this historical site you will proceed to enjoy the ultimate relax and unwind experience …with a trip to the mini island of Iles des Deux Cocos! This petite islet just off the coast of Mauritius is a true gem and a blissful haven for escaping the outside world. With its outstanding natural beauty this island is also the home of the Blue Marine National Park, where you´ll have the unique opportunity of indulging in some wonderful scuba diving after a pleasant boat excursion. Under the supervision of the skippers you will soon be discovering the wonders of this islet´s amazing underwater flora and fauna. One of the best places for snorkelling in Mauritius, your experience diving here will be filled by the beautiful sights of super corals and a wide array of brightly coloured tropical fish.

You will be the witness to experience how this incredible island that majestically rises from the sapphire ocean welcomes its privileged guest to its never-ending paradise. Yet another amazing feature of this wondrous island is the exclusive luxury villa “Follies” built over 100 years ago by one of the first British governors in Mauritius. You will be able enjoy a full tour around this famous villa to show you its outstanding architecture with the various influences and styles in the way it was constructed: a clever mix of British and Moorish style exterior with a Mauritian styled interior. This outstanding villa makes of Iles des Deux Cocos more than just a beautiful private island, setting the tone of old allure and grandeur that adds so much contrast to the charming tropical island atmosphere. During your time here you will enjoy a delicious barbeque lunch accompanied by special sauces and mixed salads that will be later followed by a succulent tropical dessert.

So what are you waiting for? Come with us on this fabulous full day excursion and enjoy the best combination of history and leisure time in a private island! Make your Mauritius holiday a dreamy escape to paradise in virtually untouched grounds with your visit to the luxurious island resort of Iles des Deux Cocos and top it with a historically enriching tour through the colonial city of Mahebourgh and its outstanding museum. A day full of discoveries to be enjoyed by all!

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