Rising 555 metres above sea level, Le Morne Brabant has become a world symbol of freedom from slavery. Whereas the seaside at its foot and the exquisite beaches it shelters are today the pride of several luxury hotels.
The first national park of Mauritius was established with the view to preserve the last remaining endemic forest on the island. Inaugurated and opened in to visitors in the 1990's, it includes the Macchab�e forest, Combo and Bel Ombre's natural reserves.
If you want to relax on the beach, catch a tan and meet some friendly locals, Flic en Flac is the place to be. With its white beaches fringed with Casuarina trees, it is a popular location for weekend beach activities such as swimming and snorkelling, and also has a wide range of bungalows for rent.
Albion is more of a residential area than a tourist spot but it has a public beach worth visiting, and if you take a walk along the coast towards Club Med, you can have a lovely swim in the shade of the trees which border the shore. Albion is also known for its lighthouse.
Take a closer look at what awaits you in the west.