Cap Malheureux is a village in the northern tip of Mauritius and is located in the district of Riviere du Rempart. The village has a population of about 6000. Cap Malheureux stands for ‘Cape of Misfortune’. It was given its name after the French were defeated by the British who invaded and took over the island in 1810.
The village is a rather quiet one and is famous and visited by many for the following reasons:
Pretty beach and magical view of the Coin de Mire (Gunner’s Quoin)
The weather at Cap Malheureux is most of the time sunny, attracting not only local visitors from every corner of the island but also, tourists who seize the opportunity to unwind themselves. The sandy beach, the shimmering turquoise sea, and the warm weather are all that one needs to make time spent at Cap Malheureux memorable.
The picturesque Coin de Mire which is definitely not less than an awe-inspiring masterpiece, lies 8 kms in north of Mauritius. Remnants of a sugar plantation set up by Dutch settlers can still be observed on the islet. Coin de Mire is liked by one and all and one can surely relate to their happy moments thanks to this eye-catching poster of Mother Earth.
Notre Dame Auxiliatrice Chapel
Famous for its romantic red roof, this Roman Catholic Church has made Cap Malheureux a popular tourist destination. The calmness of the church’s surrounding is a sure way to uplift one’s spirit. Next time you happen to visit this village, make sure that you capture the ethereal beauty of the Notre Dame Auxiliatrice Chapel!
The dynamic fishing village
Cap Malheureux is very popular for deep sea fishing lovers. Deep sea fishing with local fishermen in this part of the island offers many opportunities to come across a wide variety of fish sought after by sea food lovers.
While the village is a strong tourist destination, its local inhabitants add that it’s a pleasant place to live in. After all, this is why the village is very often regarded as a quiet and peaceful one.
Author: Angkush Poonye