The island of Mauritius, located in the south-west of the Indian Ocean, is a small island that attracts about a million tourists each year from all over the world. It has been awarded several prizes as recognition for the quality of its tourism industry recently.
But more than being just about hotels and integrated resorts, the island of Mauritius is also about the cultures of its inhabitants and their friendliness. Also worth a look are the different places that you can visit while on holiday there. We will now take a look at the interesting places that tourists can visit in the East of the island of Mauritius.
One such place which is well worth a visit during holidays in the eastern part of Mauritius is the national park of Bras-d’Eau, which is located just after Poste-Lafayette, going towards the south. Its surface area is of about 500 hectares and it is home to several endemic species such as the Mauritian Paradise Flycatcher, the Mauritian White-Eye, the Kestrel, and several vegetal species. Other species that can be found there are wild boars and monkeys. An old sugar factory can also be found there as well as a lime kiln which date from the French colonial era. Nearby you can find a beautiful public beach near the Jalsa Beach Hotel and Spa.
Close to that region are the towns of Poste de Flacq and Central Flacq where you will find essential places like a hospital, post offices, banks and restaurants. The coastline is host to a bevy of hotels such as Coco Beach, Saint Geran, Belle Mare Plage and others as well as Mauritius Leisure Village Water Park where tourists will find restaurants as well as attractions such as giant water slides, giant pools, etc.
Further down is the village of Palmar which is home to more Mauritian hotels such as the Crystals Beach Resort and Spa and others. Next, tourists will find the village of Trou d’Eau Douce which was one of the original Dutch settlements of Mauritius. Nowadays it is a touristic and fishing village. One of the Mauritian luxury hotels that can be found nearby is Le Touessrok Hotel. The public beaches of Trou d’Eau Douce, Quatre Cocos and Belle-Mare will be welcome stops along the way. Most of the hotels nearby will offer various water sports such as scuba diving, kite surfing, snorkeling and many others for a fee. People may even take a boat to the nearby Ile aux Cerfs, which is a much-appreciated picnic spot among the locals. The island is also home to a golf course which is owned and maintained by Le Touessrok hotel. Nearby is Grande-Riviere-Sud-Est. It is the mouth of the longest river of the island. The region is also known for the several small waterfalls that can be found there.
Further down are the villages of Quatre Soeurs, Grand Sable, Bambous Virieux and Bois des Amourettes. The next big stop after that will definitely be Vieux Grand Port, which was also one of the original settlements of the Dutch. The bay of Grand Port is also the place where an epic naval battle between French and British fleets took place. It was the only naval battle in history where Napoleon Bonaparte’s fleets were victorious over British fleets.
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