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Mauritius Red Light District

Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean which is renowned for its natural beauty, man-made attractions, cultural diversity, beautiful beaches and water sports. Port Louis is the capital city of Mauritius and the also the country’s economic and cultural center. The country is visited by a large number of young people who are attracted by the natural beauty of this place. However, there are some who have specific interest in adult entertainment options such as the ‘red light’ district. However, much to the disappointment of many, there is no actual red light district in Port Louis or in the whole of Mauritius. One may come across prostitution in Jardin de la Compagnie gardens at almost any time of the day.

Jardin de la Compagnie is the most attractive garden in Port Louis and it is characterized by large banyan trees, fountains and innumerable statues. There is no problem here during the daytime but the place should be avoided at night as it becomes the favorite hangout spot for prostitutes and street walkers. It is to be noted that the absence of a proper red light district in Mauritius has never dampened the spirits of the tourists and the local residents in the country. This is evident from the fact that prostitution is rampant in Mauritius. A one-night stand with a prostitute would make you poorer by USD 30 to 120.

Emergence of private clubs

In the last few years a number of private clubs have come up through out the island. These are mainly advertised as luxury spots for the foreign tourists but some are open to the local residents also. There have been reports, though, that these private clubs offer more than just a relaxing atmosphere.

One can easily spot some of these clubs on the main road before the junction to Curepipe. Most of these places operate primarily as a night club but there are rooms upstairs where one can enjoy ‘fun’ activities. There are a variety of escorts on weekdays but the numbers are less during weekends. Sometimes you will also find college girls in these clubs as they primarily come here to earn extra money. The rates vary from USD 24 to 45 for a full service of 60 min. Although many customers visit these clubs to spend on drinks than on sexual flavors, the majority of the customers come here for adult fun. It is to be noted here that most of these clubs close at around 9 or 10pm at night.

Stay Safe

Mauritius is a safe country and even though many people come here for sex tourism, it is actually safer than other destinations in the world. Most of the tourist spots and beaches are under constant camera surveillance but tourists are always advised to exercise common sense and keep eyes open for any suspicious behavior. The women in the so called ‘red light’ district are not at all pushy and if you are not interested in any service, then a firm ‘NO’ will just do the trick.

Date posted: 2nd July, 2015

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