On the Friday we headed for Port Louis, the capital city of the island. It's quite a sizable city, and definitely had some Durban vibes. First we shopped at the Waterfront for a bit, and then our guide took us to the Citadel. The views were great, but the rain started coming down hard so we ended up running back to the van.
After that we went to the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens. I had really been looking forward to it a lot, as I'd read great things about it. It was stunning. The gardens were really amazing. We were caught by the rain again, and this time it was quite hard. We were completely soaked, but managed to see the highlights of the gardens. We were cold and starving by that point, so we drove up to Grand-Baie to get some lunch.I've never had a more yummy hot-dog and chips! We also stopped at a supermarket for some sweets and cheap souvenirs!
As you can see from the Apple maps pic, we basically saw the west side of the Island. I had a really great time, and would have loved to explore a bit more. Maybe one day we'll be back there. It's a really special place.