A visit to the St Aubin house is a fascinating experience where you’ll learn about sugar plantation and rum making at the local distillery.

St Aubin is one of the well known tourist attraction in the island of Mauritius. Built in the year 1819, it has served as home of several owners of the sugar plantation. You’ll discover wonderful architectural aesthetics of the colonial era. In the 1990’s, the house has been renovated and has been considered as a national architectural heritage. You’ll also be able to savour exquisite meals at a restaurant which serves local and authentic cuisine.


  • 1 hour

Operating hours
  • 09:00 to 17:00

Operating days
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

  • Discover the rum house and sample different rums
  • Visit Vanilla House
  • Visit Anthurium (flowers) greenhouses
  • Visit garden and discover about various spices

St Aubin

Visit and Tour
  • You'll visit St Aubin house which has been owned by several owners of sugar plantations in the past
  • Discover architectural aesthetics of the building dated from the colonial era
  • Take a tour at the sugar factory and le Moulin du Domaine
  • Taste some rums which are locally made in the distillery of the state
  • Learn about transformation processing of vanilla
  • If you are fond of flowers, it's the place to be as Anthurium are to be found there
  • You can also visit the garden and discover various spices

Lunch at restaurant Le Saint Aubin

  • Palm heart salad
  • Smoked marlin
  • Bread basket

Main course
  • Chicken in vanilla with Rice and Chutneys

Other dishes
  • Lentil soup
  • Mixed chutneys and pickles
  • Plain rice
  • Sauteed vegetables

  • Caramelized banana in toffee sauce
  • Caramelized seasonal fruits accompanied with vanilla ice cream

How it works?

How to book
  1. Fill out the booking form on this page with your specific details and we will email you you within one hour with a personalized quote
  2. You can then review the quote and adjust the itinerary to best match your exact requirements
  3. Confirm your booking by replying back to receive a booking confirmation by email
  4. On the day of tour or activity, your driver will pick you up at your accommodation as specified in your booking
  5. Payment can be made in two ways:
    • On the day of the tour directly to the driver
    • Online via our website by Visa or MasterCard credit card
    • Online via PayPal (in USD only)

  • Our reservation team will be able to answer any question you may have
  • We can fully customize your trips

Travellers' Reviews

4.54.5 out of 5 stars (based on 4 reviews)

Colonial Heritage

April 3, 2019

A great tour to see some of the colonial heritage. The flowers and garden was awesome. Food was nice

Albert P

Jolis jardins dans un cadre verdoyant.

March 22, 2019

J’adore le beau jardin et la maison coloniale. J’ai regardé la vidéo sur la production de vanille et en ai aussi acheté …. Malheureusement, il pleuvait le jour de ma visite. Je peux recommander!

Jean Lefebre

We had a great experience!

October 14, 2018

We visited this place and we were satisfied. It was an overall great experience for us. The rum tasting was awesome, we tried 10 different rums, and they were delicious!! Highly recommended!

Marie et Pierre