THE WEST OF MAURITIUS
The West of the island stretches from the foreland of Le Morne to the lighthouse of Albion. The mystical village of Le Morne has many kite surf accommodation, luxury hotels, bungalows, villas and it has a favorite site for the Beachcomber Group. Between crystal-clear waters and the exposure to the full might of wind, Le Morne is the privileged place for water sports and a paradise for kite surfers which is in fact, classified amongst the best spots in the world. It is worth mentioning, the historical significance of this site about to classified a World Heritage site by the UNESCO to pay a fitting tribute to the maroon slaves (those who had taken refuge there when they fled from the plantations) during the colonial period.
Going up the coastal road trough several fishermen’s villages, life has the same rhythm as the tides under the shades of old tamarind trees. The region’s different baobab trees show that the place has remained unchanged. Perched between the National Park of the Black River Gorges where various trail begin and breathtaking lagoon that can be overlooked from the heights of Tamarin, the mountains and the ocean share the west between them.
Tamarin is the stylish area of this Western coast. Early in the morning, going past Les Salines, women can be seen collecting salt mainly to use in the textile industry. The beach in Tamarin called the Bay is peculiar as it is one of the rare places where surfing can be practiced on the island. It is also unique where you can swim with a colony of dolphins
Expedition tour operator offer Full day excursion to l’llot Benitiers, discover the white bed of the ocean where you can dive with apnea and admire the stunning species of multicolored fish, feeling the magic around you. This area is also known for its deep-sea fishing (marlin) which is done during in a day or in half a day.
On the way to Flic en Flac, You come across the Casela Nature Park where there are numerous birds and other animals: tortoises, monkeys, wallabies, tigers... in a big enclosure, a mini farm have been recreated allowing children to feed or play with animals. Book you chosen tours with Expedition Tour to go on Quad bike or for safari, it will be possible to observe gazelles, herds of zebras and ostriches from the bus. A new original attraction allows you to walk among lion cubs in a dedicated area for them. The discovery will be complete when you stop at the restaurant of the park “le Mirador”.
Albion is situated a bit higher up when you go back on the main road leading to Port-Louis. For the time being, Albion is quite a peaceful small village but the opening of the Club Med complex in the area have brings a little more life to this region. The lighthouse can be visited and the days and opening times should be checked. Several golf courses are found in this region, the one more magnificent than