The prosecution has closed its case against two men accused of murdering Michaela McAreavey after the defendants and jurors visited the Mauritian hotel where the honeymooner was found dead.
Wednesday has been set aside for legal argument in the trial, ahead of the anticipated hearing of the first defence opening statement later in the week.
Security was tight outside the Lux hotel, formerly named Legends, as accused Avinash Treebhoowoon, 31, and Sandip Moneea, 42, both ex-employees, were driven inside on Tuesday to observe as the jury was given a private tour of the crime scene and other relevant locations.
Afterwards, proceedings returned to the Supreme Court in Port Louis, where it was confirmed that a bellboy who was one of the first at Room 1025 when the Co Tyrone teacher was found strangled would not be giving evidence because prosecutors had been unable to trace his whereabouts as he is now working on a cruise ship.
The nine jurors and two defendants were accompanied by Mr Justice Fecknah and defence and prosecution lawyers on the hour-and-a-half exercise at the gated beachside resort in the north of the island at Grand Gaube.
The party were shown the since-renumbered Room 1025 where the daughter of Tyrone Gaelic football boss Mickey Harte was strangled last January. They were also taken to the nearby poolside restaurant where she lunched with her husband before her death.
The prosecution claim she left him there to return to the room to fetch biscuits for her tea and walked in on Treebhoowoon and Moneea stealing. They deny murder.
When chief prosecutor Mehdi Manrakhan confirmed that he would be calling no further witnesses, the judge told the jury that the state case had come to a close.
Sanjeev Teeluckdharry, for Treebhoowoon, then produced a list of the witnesses he proposed to call.
The jury was sent out to allow lawyers to discuss issues related to the list. When they returned, the judge informed the jurors that they would not be required to attend court on Wednesday. "There is a point of law that has been raised which has to be debated," he said. He told them to return to court on Thursday morning.