Golden Hinde

Pirates Secrets of Mauritius and Rodrigues

Discovery of 'Paradise'

Paradise Island

Many years ago pirates found the island of Mauritius the perfect place to live. They found the lonely beaches were ideal for hiding and resting after an attack.

Drinking in the galley

Pirate in galley

Life at sea was never easy, whether you were a sailor or a pirate. The ship’s quarters (living areas) were dark, crowded and smelt of dirty water, tar and sweaty and unwashed bodies, and were often shared with livestock and the ever-present rats and other vermin.


Disembarking - Mauritius

Pirates enjoyed visiting Mauritius and Rodrigues.

Burying treasure

Pirates Digging

Sometimes pirates went ashore to bury or hide their treasure.


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