Port Louis, the capital city of Mauritius is every bit as charming as you would expect from such a pretty little tropical island.
Port Louis is quaint, just historic enough, but yet also small enough for you to wander around on foot, soaking up the hustle and bustle - but not too much hustle and bustle. This is a holiday island, after all.
Port Louis sits between the peak known as Signal Hill and the sea, and as good a place as any to begin exploring is at Le Caudan Waterfront. When the waterfront opened in the late 1990s, it was a source of much amazement, containing as it did possibly the first escalator in the country. People from small villages in the interior of Mauritius came just to have a look at the escalator.