Port Louis, Views from the Shrine ©Solange Hando
Port Louis, the capital, has great views from the citadel or, as above from the quiet hillside shrine of Marie Reine de la Paix, closer to the peaks.
Umbrella Street in Port Louis ©Solange Hando
This is at the heart of the city, a lively shopping district near the Caudan waterfront and craft and food market. Umbrellas are for colour and shade.
Pamplemousse Garden ©Solange Hando
Close to the capital, this superb botanical garden displays 650 varieties of plants, including rare specimens, giant waterlilies, baobabs and 85 species of palms.
Lunch in Eureka ©Solange Hando
In this multicultural island, food ranges from Creole to French, Chinese, Indian and more. Look out for restored colonial mansions turned into restaurants, like this one just outside Port Louis.
The Coast North of Port Louis ©Solange Hando
Mauritius is a romantic place with honeymoon and wedding resorts but if you want to tie the knot in this little Church of Our Lady on the north coast, expect a long waiting list.
Love Flowers? Enjoy ©Solange Hando