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The only airport serving the island country of Mauritius, Plaisance Airport or formally named Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, is a major gateway to the island. The airport is located at Plaine Magnien, a town in the Grand Port district. An important gateway to the island, Grand Port welcomes the visitors with breathtaking sights and cultural attractions. A good start to a trip around the island, cheap car hire at Plaisance Airport is available to provide tourists a convenient means of transport.
With car hire at Plaisance Airport, the district's capital town of Mahebourg can easily be reached. Mahebourg holds some of the most charming historical sites in Mauritius. The remains of a stone jetty is just among the historical reminders in town. With the number of prominent historical sites in the area, Grand Port has been termed to be the cradle of Mauritian civilization.
Another site worth visiting is the Domaine du Chasseur, a lush park nestled on the Anse Jonchee Hills. This 2000 acre territory has a rich ecosystem of wild plantsand rare anumals. Down the foot of the hills is a rich ylang-ylang (a beautiful yellow flower) plantation called Le Domaine de Ylang Ylang.
Hiking and trekking is also popular among these hills which also provide a great view of the nearby Grand Port Bay.
Another attraction where visitors could take a car rental at Plaisance Airport to is the area called Rose Belle, site of the olden Roman Catholic Church. Many other ancient structures line the outskirts of the district, which speak loudly of the locality's colonial past.