Ile aux Aigrettes is situated just off the coast of Mahebourg, in one of the most beautiful lagoons on the island. The natural reserve today shelters several rare endemic and indigenous Mauritian species of flora and fauna: kestrel and fody birds, Telfair's skink, giant tortoise and the pink pigeon.
Known by botanists the world over, Pamplemousses is famous for its important collection of exotic and indigenous plants. Worthy of a special mention are the giant water lilies and a large variety of palm trees among which the exceptional Talipot palm known to flourish only once during its sixty-year life span, just before dying away.
Take a drive down the coastline and capture some of our island's scenic jewels, such as the red-roofed Cap Malheureux church, Gunner's Point, Flat Island and Round Island. Further on, the village of Grand Gaube is known for the craftsmanship of its marine carpenters and for regattas, a famous local pastime.
Grand River South East is ideal for going upriver to the waterfall for a picnic or a swim. Drive a bit further north and stop for a walk in the natural forest of Bras D'Eau and discover the lava caves around the village of Roches Noires.
Take a closer look at what awaits you in the east.