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Wapalapam Port Louis is a new addition to my Top 10 Restaurants in Mauritius and very deservedly so. You will notice that Wapalapam Le Morne and ENSO are all under the watchful gase of Chef Willi Reinbacher who, has become a friend over the past year. Until recently, I didn't know that Chef Willi was the head chef and creator of one of my other favourite restaurants listed here in this Top 10, the Rum Shed at the Shanti Maurice.

Willi always care and attention when presenting his dishes which are his original spin on Indian Ocean cuisine using fresh produce and as much locally sourced as possible.

Wapalapam Port Louis is a hidden gem in the city's centre. Accessed just a few minute's walk from the Port Louis Food Market listed in our Top 10 Attractions and has a centralised courtyard eating area with both barstool and dining table covers. Like all of the Wapalapam eating venues, it encourages its customers to "kick back" relax and forget about the time as you enjoy the vibe, company and, great food.

+230 5852 2902


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The Lux at Le Morne is relatively local to where I live and we try to book out weekends away on the island as often as we can within our budget and time constraints. The intention has always been to experience as much of the island as possible and take mini holidays/breaks for ourselves. This became even more important during COVID, where our thinking was "we live in paradise, so why not take a break in paradise!".

The Lux is located on one of the most beautiful spots/beaches on the island and surrounded by so many things to do and places to go. The beach is our favourite on the island ( please visit our 'Top 10 Beaches' page to see more options and I'll be down there at least once a month.

The Lux has been recently fully refurbished and I look forward to visiting it again where I'll update the review by for now all I can tell you is that I have always enjoyed the Lux Hotel Le Morne, whether it be for a day visit or overnight stay, I personally don't think you will be disappointed.

+230 401 4000



Port Louis market was built in 1828 and later had major refurbishment work in 2004 but keeping all its original features and authenticity. This Central Market is now considered a true historical gem on the island.

Once inside, you are struck by how colourful and busy this place is, with people from all walks of life, foreign visitors, and Mauritians of all kinds, crowding in front of the various stalls.

At the Port-Louis market, known as the bazaar to the locals, you can find everything: fruit and vegetables of all kinds, colourful spices that perfume the atmosphere, butcher’s shops, fish shops that offer fresh products, souvenir shops offering a wide range of craft products such as clothing of all kinds, basketry, jewelry, boat models and sculptures.

Of course, we cannot forget the most popular stalls which attract people all day long, those of Mauritian street food stalls.

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