Carried away by the charm of Mauritius, you will be inspired by the myriad of small islands scattered like stardust along its coastline! From north to south, and from east to west, pick an outing that will allow you to explore these idyllic spots. Here we go!
Out towards the northern islands
A trip off the south-west coast
Further on, you will see the famous Crystal Rock. Standing out in the middle of the lagoon, it looks like a coral or a diamond. But it is the surrounding water that actually glitters in the sunlight! Take a short break for a swim or float on the water under a blue sky before climbing back on board to continue your trip.
An island escapade along the south-east coast
Ile aux Fouquets (also known as Ile au Phare) lies on the coral reef, between the open sea and the lagoon of Mahebourg. A former island lighthouse and the adjoining lightkeeper’s house were built during the British colonial period and have now been abandoned. This small island tells the history of Mauritius and is a place of rare beauty. You’ll probably want to spend some time there, so take a picnic along!
Ile aux Aigrettes has become emblematic of biodiversity conservation efforts in the country. This small island located in the lagoon at Pointe d’Esny houses some 40 endemic plant species that are characteristic of the flora that once existed in Mauritius. You can also spot the Mauritius Kestrel, the Pink Pigeon and other endemic animal species. Take a guided tour to learn more about the work done on site.