Half way between Port Louis and Flic en Flac lays Albion a small fishing village on the west coast of Mauritius. For the time being, Albion is quite a peaceful small village and the opening of the Club Med Hotel has brought some more life to this region. The public beach of Albion is a small, calm bay with white sand surrounded by Casuarina trees and a turquoise blue lagoon. There are quite a lot fishing boats on the beach which gives you the typical Mauritian flair. If you are looking for peace and relaxation, this just might be your place.
The splashing sea waves against the rocky cliffs will impresses you at the end of Albion beach called Pointe aux Caves. Here you will find the Pointe aux Caves 30m high lighthouse at Albion, from where you can enjoy a splendid view of the area and the Indian Ocean. The British built this lighthouse in 1910 and it is still operational. The lighthouse can be visited but you need a ‘permit’ to get access.
Places to Eat
There are not much eating options at Albion, a pizzeria, Chinese Restaurant and a Resto-Bar. The Club Med has some fine dining restaurants like La Distillerie located close to the swimming pool welcomes its guests for all meals. Choose from the open air terrace, the covered terrace or the first-floor dining area with its magnificent view over the sea and the lagoon alongside the Resort.
Besides the Club Med Hotel there are some self-catering accommodations, guesthouses and beach villas at Albion.
The guesthouse La Tonnelle is situated 500 meters of Albion public beach. The guestrooms are warmly decorated and equipped with bathrooms and toilets. Enjoy the Mauritian meals serving in the luxuriant tropical garden near to the swimming pool.
Excursion & Attraction
Discover one of only two remaining working lighthouses in Mauritius on a rather rocky coastline with spectacular cliffs; Albion is one of the places where serious rock climbing takes place. Dolphins can frequently be spotted on its coast.
Getting There & Around
Taxis: are many and comfortable. Can be recognized by the white number plate and the taximeter.
Busses: There is bus connection from Port Louis to Albion. Buses also run between Rose Hill and Albion via Mont Roches.
Car Hire: Modern cars to moderate prices available by Expedition Tour. An international driving licence is advised. Driving is on the left side of the road.