Mauboussol
The Historical South-East
The sout east juts out the largest lagoon of the island, namely 10 780 acres over a total of 24 300 and opens up on a breathtaking bay where a chain of carved mountains bathe their feet.

Life on the island started there, hence its history...

Scattered during a storm, 4 dutch sailships under the command of Admiral Van Varwyk moored there in 1598. They were the first to build fortifications and start to cultivate the island which they named Mauritius, before abandoning it in 1710.

The beaches at Pointe d`Esny, named after a French geometrician who worked to map this region during the 18th century, claim rightfully to be the best and the better preserved around the island. The lagoon offers so many different tints of emerald, turquoise, ploughing to ocean blue in the channels..., an infinite mix of blue and green pastels.

A charming collar of islets also decorate the barrier reef: l`île des Deux Cocos, where ancient British governors stayed, l`île de la Passe, where fortifications still remain, l`île aux Aigrettes, a natural reserve where rare endemic species of flora and fauna are protected.

In this region you can chose to see either canons from the colonial era, or the naval museum,or breathe the spicy smells of the Mahebourg market, or just relax on immaculate beaches.It is all up to you.

The south east is very lively and rich in history.

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