• Red roof church

Cap Malheureux Holidays

Along the wilder northern Mauritian coast, in between rocky coves and tidal creeks, is the tiny fishing village of Cap Malheureux.

We love the authenticity of this village and the quiet, subdued charm of its white sand beach. Head for the recognisable, red-roofed Notre Dame Auxiliatrice for spectacular views across the islands of Coin de Mire ôl Ronde and l'Ile aux Serpents. Watch the fishermen from the village as they bring home their catch of the day each afternoon and sit back to enjoy stunning vistas over the Indian Ocean as the sun dips below the horizon.

Combine your relaxing stay in Mauritius with a trip to the historical country of Sri Lanka, where you can watch leopards, spot elephants, and experience fascinating game drives.

Destination Highlights
  • Visit the famous red-roofed Notre Dame church
  • Boasting stunning beachfront accommodation

Time Zone

GMT +4 hours

Flight Time

Indirect flights are available from Ireland.


Mauritian rupee (MUR)

Visa Information

Irish citizens don’t need to obtain a visa for travel to Mauritius


Creole, French and, English are widely spoken

Health Information

No special vaccinations are required for travel to Mauritius
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    Destination Specialist

    “Be sure to check out the popular tourist attraction – the red roof church of Cap Malheureux. Soak in its captivating history as you gaze upon the stunning landscape that surrounds it.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Flights to Mauritius take around 11 hours and 55 minutes. There are currently daily direct flights from London Heathrow with Air Mauritius and three-five direct flights a week from Gatwick Airport with British Airways. There are also indirect options from other UK airports with Emirates, Air France, and KLM.

Mauritius is located in the Indian Ocean, around 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa and around 700 miles east of Madagascar. It’s around 226 miles north east of Reunion Island. 

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