Rich in natural beauty, Mahebourg is one of Mauritius’s major fishing centers. The city with its number of rivers, picturesque bay and lovely port attracts large number of tourists from around the World. Founded by the Dutch, the old locality of the city with its colonial style buildings and well laid out streets exquisitely depict the European style of architecture. The Historical Naval Museum is one of the major tourist places of interest that showcases the city’s rich historical past.
Similarly, The Dutch Historical Museum, located at Grand Port also highlights the initial settlement of Dutch in the country. One of the top natural attractions in Mahebourg is the lagoon which is considered as the largest in the country. Even though, the city is sans beaches, the scenic waterfront at Mahebourg is the best place to relax and take an evening stroll. The recently established casino and the growing number of small inns are some of the positive tourist related developments within the city.