The East Coast of Mauritius has only recently started to develop for tourism, meaning that much of its original charm has remained, and those tourist facilities that have sprung up are of the highest quality. East Coast of Mauritius holidays truly are the epitome of ‘sun, sea and sand’ holidays, and with so many idyllic spots to choose from, crowds are almost unheard of, allowing you to get on with falling in love with Mauritius’ East Coast in peace!
The East Coast of Mauritius consists of a string of cove beaches, wonderfully secluded and peaceful beaches which will melt the heart of any beach lover. There are a great range to choose from, although many are fairly inaccessible without the use of a boat, canoe or even a windsurfer. The reliable trade winds that blow across the East Coast of Mauritius make the area hugely popular sailing, windsurfing and kite surfing destination, and even if you have never tried it before, you will learn very quickly in the Mauritius sun. Deep sea fishing and scuba diving trips are also hugely popular.
The East Coast of Mauritius is home to the most unspoilt countryside in the whole of Mauritius, much of which has been declared as a nature park. The huge lagoons of the East Coast are home to an extraordinary amount of wildlife, and the varied landscapes, from mountains to forested plains, are the perfect natural terrain for hiking, mountain biking and quad biking, equipment for all of which are available from the small coastal resorts of the East Coast. Another fantastic way to see nature is by taking a boat trip along the Grande Riviere Sud, which leave from Trou d’eau Douce.
The Ile aux Cerfs is possibly the most famous place on the East Coast of Mauritius, an inlet on the huge Trou d’eau Douce lagoon. The resort is set a little way back from the coast, with regular shuttle busses running visitors back and forth to the beach. There is even a 5 star golf course at Ile aux Cerfs, and your access into the unspoilt countryside is unrivalled for those wishing to walk, bike or ride through the beautiful interior of the island.
With only a remarkably short winter (July and August), a holiday rental villa in Mauritius’ East Coast is the ideal escape for the majority of the year. During July and August, a jumper may be required after around 5pm due to the strong trade winds, but for the rest of the year, conditions are tropical, with 11 hours of bright sunshine each day and average daily temperatures of around 30 – 34˚C occurring on most days throughout the year.
Holidays to the East Coast of Mauritius are greatly benefited by the use of a hire car, allowing you to explore the whole island, and discover some of the many hidden treasures along the East Coast. Air France and Virgin Atlantic both provide direct flights to Mauritius’ Plaisance Airport (MRU), so your tropical getaway on the East Coast of Mauritius is far closer than it seems.