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La Preneuse Beach
La Preneuse beach is located in Black River on the West coast of Mauritius. Known for the Martello tower located next to the parking lot and the old cannons that are present along the white sandy beach like a trip back in time to the era of piracy and invasions of enemy ships. The cannons are the main attraction of the beach, popular among the little ones, the beach of La Preneuse is away from the bustle and mass tourism. A white sand beach surrounded by a clear blue water and coral reef with stunning Le Morne Brabant as a backdrop.
For those seeking tranquility, the beach of La Preneuse is the best alternative in the West of the island with vast expanse of sand and lush vegetation, the beach is famous for its spectacular sunsets and remains ideal for swimming, especially for families with young children.
The area is known to be a great place for whales and dolphins watching as those cetaceans can be often found cruising outside the lagoon. The beach of Tamarin is well known as a kite-surfing and surfing spot.
Tamarina Golf Course
A 18-hole championship golf course designed by Rodney Wright. This challenging course undulates over 43 hectares of rugged savannah land framed with mature trees and crossed by the Rempart river.
Casela Nature Park
The Casela Nature and Reserve Park is located just after the town of Flic en Flac, near the village of Cascavelle. It houses more than 1500 birds of different species as well as lions, zebras, giant tortoises, deers, tigers, etc. A lot of great touristic activities are also offered there such as zip-lining, walks with lions, quad rides, photo safaris, segway rides, canyoning, via ferrata, etc.
It is one of the best nature parks of the island and is well worth a visit.
One of the most famous place of the island of Mauritius which is also known as the land of the seven-colored earths. It is a geological formation made of a number of sand dunes of different distinct colors which, strangely, cannot mix. The dunes do not wash off either. The area of Chamarel is also well known for its forests and nature. Several host tables can be found in the area, as well as nice little restaurants. It’s also a great place to go hiking and cycling.
La Vanille Crocodile Park
The “Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes” nature park, is located in the South of Mauritius. This part of the island has, more than any part, kept a feeling of “old Mauritius”, whether it is the manner of the people, their traditions or even the unspoiled scenery.
Black River Gorges
The district of Black River is known for its great private villas, big game fishing, Mauritian hotels and nature reserves. One of the best-known nature reserves of the island is the Black River Gorges nature reserve. It covers an area of 67.54 square kilometers and is home to the island’s last remaining rainforest. It is a great place for hiking as it has about 60 kilometers of hiking trails.
Le Morne mountain is one of the landmarks of the district of Black river that’s really hard to miss. This mountain is best known as being the symbol of runaway slaves’ struggle for freedom. It is a well-known spot for kitesurfing and windsurfing, and has beautiful white sandy beaches. Other attractions of the area are an 18-hole golf course of Le Paradis Hotel located near beautiful Mauritian hotels and horse riding trips which are available at the Haras du Morne, who offer horseback excursions around Le Morne mountain.