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Baie de Jacotet

Baie de Jacotet

The Jacotet Bay is the historical naval site that saw the first English offensive to take Mauritius from the French. In 1810, Captain Willougby, commander of The Nereide, attempted to gain control of the South West of Mauritius but was rapidly discouraged by the French retaliation. At the entrance of the bay is l'Ilot Sanchot, famous for its privateer and pirate legends that have fuelled the creation of many hidden treasures.