East Coast Destination Guide

The east coast is quite exclusive, and home to some of the more luxurious hotels and estates. Beaches are pristine, with the softest white sand and azure ocean with secluded coves and lagoons. It is quieter than the rest of the island, devoid of the mass of tourists and souvenir shops.

Activities

One of the public beaches, Roches Noires extends up to Poste Lafayette. These are fantastic places for fishing and ideal for water sports such as sailing, windsurfing, parasailing, kite surfing, water-skiing, diving and snorkelling. Just inside the Poste Lafayette lagoon, you will find the small bay of Bras d’Eau. The water is shallow and protected making it perfect for families with younger children to relax and play. Roches Noires has caves that can be accessed a short walk from the village. Here you will find remnants of lava activity as well as the native Mauritian fruit bat. Look out for the lava tubes that run into the ocean. The Bras d’Eau National Park has endless cycling trails through bush and forest, which lead to an abandoned sugar mill and volcanic remains in an old cave that you can explore.

Ile aux Cerfs is worth a visit, with its long stretch of beach lined with restaurants, a boathouse and a turtle farm. It is a paradise for water sports, such as sailing, snorkelling and kite surfing. The island can easily be reached by speedboat, catamaran or even glass-bottomed canoe! Ile Ambre is another interesting island, where visitors can explore ruins, fish with the locals, kayak through the mangroves and lagoon or walk through the enchanting forest.

Travel

The local airline, Air Mauritius, is a reliable and comfortable carrier with multiple flights a day operating between Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia. Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport is located 48 km from the capital city, Port Louis and approximately 27 km from the East Coast of Mauritius.