List of Hotels in the East of MauritiusThe East Coast is the “postcard” region par excellence. Its wildcard is that bright-white beaches and crystal-clear lagoons run along this coast almost uninterruptedly, allowing it to accommodate beach villas and luxury beach resorts amongst stretches of wild public beaches, making its beauty accessible to many.
Like the south coast, the East coast faces the southeast trade winds, which prevails almost all year round. The region often gets too windy especially in winter where high-pressure cells pass by.
During winter, (June to August) it can get cool as early as 5 p.m. and warm clothes are necessary after sunset.
The longest and largest lagoon of Mauritius starts at the very South-East point of “Pointe D'Esny” and stretches on twenty-two Kilometres along the East coast, up to “Trou-d'Eau-Douce” and from the North of “Trou-d'Eau-Douce” stretches the lagoon of Palmar / Belle mare. In most places, these lagoons are shallow with deep canals, generating hundreds of different greens and blues on sunny days.
The lagoons of the East are not the sole attraction of this region. In the south-eastern part, especially around the "Vieux Grand Port" the mountains come down steeply into the sea.
The view of the lagoons on one side and the vegetation-rich mountains on the other makes this region without any doubt, the richest coastal scenery of Mauritius. It is also one of the few coastal roads having few walls and buildings obstructing the view.
The East coast of Mauritius is in fact the place for real "sea, sand and sun" holidays, especially outside the winter months of June through August but now counting 5 fabulous Golf courses, (4 of which are 18-holes,) the East coast has become the golfers’ paradise.
Trou d'eau Douce is to our opinion one of the most typical coastal villages of this region after Mahebourg; worth passing by. Trou d'eau Douce is like most coastal regions, a weekend and summer resort for those who own beach cottages, but it is first of all a fishermen's village.
Trou d'eau Douce has chosen to remain the remote coastal village despite the emergence of hotels nearby. The houses are modest but well kept and are generally hidden behind as much trees and plants as it is possible to grow in the tiny surfaces of their gardens.
Being the starting point of numerous sea excursions, the village has since a few years lived a fantastic upspring, fortunately quite muted in terms of buildings and infrastructure.
Ile aux Cerfs is an islet in the lagoon of "Trou d'eau Douce" which is exploited by a group of hotels; which recently set a magnificent golf course on the islet. However, the resort can be visited and enjoyed by everyone. There are regular shuttles from the shore that take people to Ile-aux-Cerfs and back.
The disappointing aspect of Ile aux Cerfs is that it is highly visited by Mauritians and Tourists and the boat traffic is intense. Apart from its 5 star golf course, Ile-aux-Cerfs has a few restaurants. From a visitor’s point of view, Ile aux Cerfs remains a place of rare beauty with its sand bank and the colours of the lagoon around it. Furthermore, it was still easy to find a sweet spot to spend a wonderful day.
Zoom: “Roches Noires”
Roches Noires is exclusively a residential area along the East coast of Mauritius Island where most bungalows and villas are secondary residences; making it an ideal hideaway for those seeking peace & tranquillity, away from urban buzz.
This part of the East coast of Mauritius is peculiar as it consists of several secluded tiny coves of white beach ensuring privacy and intimacy. The lagoon is several kilometres long and magnificent with myriads of greens and blues.
Roches Noires suits the sportsmen too as the region offers good kitesurfing conditions, especially in winter. 5 golf courses are at a mere 20 minutes drive.
From "Trou-d'eau-Douce" it is also possible to join a sailing boat trip or rent a power boat or join a diving club.
Updated: Juillet 2010