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I stayed at the Boutique Villa On The Rocks on the 28 July as a last minute booking and within one hour of booking, I arrived at the place. I found the hosts waiting for me while still preparing the establishment, as the last guest had just departed. It was about 18 hours and they set up a small meal for me on the outdoor garden area facing the sea with some Mauritian edible delights such as Chilli Bites and Baguettes, as the last preparations were being completed inside. While eating, I was able to enjoy the magnificent view of the sea from garden situated on a hill above. The boats returning from Ile aux Cerfs and the fisherman coming into the bay from the deep sea provided an extraordinary flare to the island atmosphere. The next morning, I had a lovely breakfast in that beautiful place. I was left awestruck by the sunrise, and the eclectic, rustic décor. After breakfast, I headed down the adventure trail towards the sea. From down there, you could really appreciate the "On The Rocks" aspect of the magnificent villa. From the rocks, there was a jetty projecting into the sea with steps leading into the water. Within the calm water, you could see fish among the rocks. Whilst swimming, I had the extraordinary sensation of the clashing warm and cold tides, from the salt water and the fresh water of the underwater wells respectively.Oh that s why the place was called Trou d eau douce in French. The swimming experience put together with the nicely laid out villa was an overwhelmingly delightful experience. The hosts had even allowed me to reside within the establishment until the next guest arrived at 8pm, and were kind enough to allow me to share a meal with them in the meantime. I am ever grateful to them, for my departure flight was scheduled very late at night. I highly recommend this place, especially to families -- unfortunately I, myself, was alone this time.
The villa is perfect for 8 people (we were 6), very comfortable but more importantly, super well located. It is 30 meters away from a lovely beach on a beautiful lagoon, far from the crowd. Some day we almost felt we had the lagoon for ourselves.
You can snorkel, swim and kite on the lagoon (we did kitesurf almost every day). Really perfect spot.
The owners (Hervé and Maryse) live next door and are beyond helpful and nice. They went above and beyond our expectations, welcoming us with a great dinner, bringing great food and arranging for boat trips and other getaways. Their presence really made a big difference!
The location of Trou d'Eau Douce is really great, far from the crowded places of the west, on a great beach, good wind for kitesurfing, a small boat drive away from l'ile aux cerfs (from which you can access the best kite spot of the entire east coast) and not too far from the west coast, north coast and even the lovely national parks from the center of the island.
We'll go again, for sure!