Grand Port District

Grand Port is a district of Mauritius, which covers a large part of the island south-east area. Its county seat is Mahebourg, the former capital of Mauritius and the most important city of the district. Plaine Magnien, a town in the district of Grand Port, operates the only airport in the country.


Grand Port was named after the settlement of the old Grand Port, which was the first Dutch landing and the first port of the island. Built by the Dutch and later taken over by the French, the town is a relic of the colonial past of the island.

1810 defeated the French navy here a British fleet at the Battle of Grand Port.


The northern part of the district is hilly with forested valleys and rivers. The eastern part rises gradually to the main plateau and has a cool, temperate climate suitable for tea plantations. The southern part is a flat plane, whose territory is the international airport.


Grand Port has many hotels and resorts, where tourists can have a comfortable stay. The most famous beach of the district is Blue Bay, one of the finest bathing points of the island, surrounded by a semicircle of filao trees. Located on the southeastern coast, not far from Mahebourg, Blue Bay has a white sandy beach and a deep, clear, light- blue sea. There is also opportunity for yachting and windsurfing. In many places, the colonial past of the district can not be denied.

Districts: Black River | Flacq | Grand Port | Moka | Pamplemousses | Plaines Wilhems | Port Louis ( district ) | Riviere du Rempart | savannah Cities: Beau Bassin - Rose Hill | Curepipe | Port Louis (city ) | Quatre Bornes | Vacoas - Phoenix Dependent islands: Agalega | Cargados Carajos | Rodrigues

  • District (Mauritius)