Mahebourg is located on the south-east coast of Mauritius. Part of the Grand Port area, it is the main village in the entire district. Historically, Mahebourg was a port town, however during the French colonial era, Port Louis was chosen as the main port and Mahebourg had changed into a coastal town. Visitors can gaze upon Mahebourg's past at the Historical Naval Museum, which showcases the naval battles of yesteryear between the French Navy and the Royal Navy.
Mauritius has a tropical climate, with moderately high temperatures and humidity all year around. Temperatures never rise to such high levels that they become unbearable. The wettest period is from Jan-Mar (198-221mm per month); during these months cyclones may pass nearby giving occasional heavy rain/wind. May-Nov are much drier. There is between 7 and 9 sunshine hours per day throughout the year. The south and southeast coast are slightly windier than the rest of the Island.