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Overview

The West and South West of Mauritius is well known for its breathtaking virgin beaches, small villages, high mountain peaks, untouched culture and many other famous attractions that is sure to make your tour to Mauritius memorable. When in Mauritius, this island is a must visit place as it has everything to offer to the enthusiast travelers. Discover the tropical beaches of the island and serene atmosphere whilst admiring the beauty of nature. If you are looking for serendipity and peace, the West and South West Island is one of the best holiday destinations in Mauritius that will make your trip worth the while. Get ready to explore the best of this stunning island that has lot in store for the travelers. In Mauritius, it is often said that ‘West is best’ and it has truly stood to its reputation as well. Attracting people from all walks of life, the island is truly a paradise for those who are looking to spend their time at leisure with their family and friends. From the fine white sands of Trou aux Biches to the secluded Le Morne Peninsula on the south west tip of the island, Mauritius west and south west island is sure to give you and your loved ones lifetime of memories. All the adventure junkies have an excellent opportunity to indulge in thrilling activities that will keep you enthralled throughout your stay in Mauritius. You can try snorkeling, kayaking, diving and much more that will make your adventure tour to Mauritius worth the while. Pamper yourself in one of the finest spas that will rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. After your relaxing session, you can munch in some lip smacking delicacies that will soothe your taste buds. Mauritius Tour is all about exploring and relaxing amidst the palm fringed beaches and admiring the beauty of nature all around.

Places To visit In West and South-West

Albion and Pointe aux Sables

Albion and Pointe aux Sables is more of a residential area than a popular tourist spot in Mauritius. It does have its own public beach which is worth visiting when you are in West and South West Island. The Albion and Pointe aux Sables is protected by the coral reef and also boasts of white sandy beaches which look appealing at the first look. If you are looking to spend your day relaxing amidst the tranquil atmosphere, Albion and Pointe aux Sables is the best place to head to.

Flic en Flac

Flic en Flac is a popular tourist spot in the best and south west island of Mauritius that has garnered tourists from all walks of life. It is the best place to relax on the beach or meet some friendly locals while munching in some delicious food and beer. The beach houses Casuarina trees and soothing atmosphere where you can have some amazing time with your friends and family. Indulge in water activities like swimming, diving and snorkeling and make the most of your trip.

Tamarin and Black River

Once a simple village inhabited by the locals and fishermen, Tamarin and Black River has now changed into something unique and different. Tamarin and Black River is now a popular surfing spot where you can spend your day in the water. Experienced guides will guide you with several instructions before you dive into the sea. The Bay of Black River has now become a spot for fishermen as well where you will find them catching fish early morning.

Martello Tower at La Preneuse

Built by the British between 1810 and 1846, Martello Tower at La Preneuse has now been restored and is accessible for guided tours for the public. The tower was occupied by the French who had earlier mounted cannons on the roof top. It has now been lovingly restored and converted into a famous Heritage Museum where the tourists can get knowledge about the history of the French and the British.

Black River Gorges National Park

Extending over 16,680 acres and a paradise for nature lovers, Black River Gorges National Park is one of the famous tourist attractions in the West and South West Island of Mauritius. Attracting tourists from all across the globe, it has become a place where you can sit and admire the beauty of nature. The national park is home to around 311 species rich flora and fauna that can only be found in Mauritius. You can go for a numerous trails inside the gorges or hike up to the plateau to make your trip more exciting and worth the while.

Case Noyale and La Gaulette

If you love kite surfing, Case Noyale and La Gaulette is the best place to spend your time. This place in west and south west will allow you to get lose with the locals and get to know about their culture and life. From there you can drive up to the plateau and get a chance to see the breathtaking views from Chamarel and other famous tourists sites. Take a boat ride to Ile aux Bénitiers and enjoy your day amidst the picturesque beauty of the beaches.

Piton de la Rivière Noire and Chamarel

Piton de la Rivière Noire is part of the mountain range that circles the national park and is one of the famous tourist attractions in the west and south west island of Mauritius. You can get a perfect view of the beaches and other attraction from the mountain and make the most of your trip. The village of Chamarel is well known for its seven colored earth, charming restaurants and rum factory where you can learn about distillation and also try tasting the delicious rum.

Best Time To Visit West and South-West

The best time to visit West and South West Coast Island is during winter season that is from May to October. The temperature drops from hot to pleasant and makes it bearable for the visitors to enjoy their stay in the beautiful island of Mauritius. You can enjoy various adventure activities as well that will keep you engaged throughout your stay in this island. 

Things To Do In West and South-West

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Take a tour of Nature Parks

For all the nature lovers, there are numerous nature parks in West and south west island that will take you close to the nature. Parks like Casela, Gros Cailloux and much more in the West is an ideal place where yo can see some of the tamed animals from Africa like local birds, reptiles and mammals. You can even indulge in on site adventure activities that will keep you engaged throughout the day.

Shopping Malls

If you are a shopaholic, this island has numerous shopping centers where you can shop your heart out. You can buy souvenirs, gifts, clothes and much more from the shops for your way back home. After all your shopping is done, you can eat local cuisine from the wide range of restaurants and make the most of your trip.

Play with Dolphins

The west and South West island of Mauritius is one of the best places to play with the dolphins. It has now become a famous tourist site where you can watch these creatures in their natural environment. You can go by a motorboat or catamaran to meet the dolphins anytime of the year and make the most of your trip. And if you are traveling to Mauritius in September, you may get to see the whales as they migrate at that time of the year.

Horse Riding at Haras du Morne

If you love riding the horses, Haras du Morne is the best place to try this adventurous sport without any hassle. This place offer horseback excursion around Le Morne Mountain and Ilot Fournier to the travelers giving them lifetime of memories to cherish. You can indulge in horse riding courses as well to learn more about this adventurous spot.

How to Reach West and South-West

Mauritius by water is one of the most luxurious and captivating experience. Apart from the port cities of the world like Durban or Reunion Island, intercity transfers are also there to travel in Mauritius. Cruise tours are arranged on the beaches making the trip more interesting and adventurous.

Via flight: Sir Seewoosagar Ramgoolam Air Terminal is the major international airport in Mauritius that lies at a distance of 48 kilometers from the main city of Port Louis. Mauritius is very well connected to major cities across the world such as India or Paris, Dubai, Vienna, London and South Africa.

Via land: One can easily travel in and around Mauritius by renting a car or taxis. There are local mean of transport as buses, trains and rentals to explore the centers of Mauritius.

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