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The lagoon of Trou d'Eau Douce on the east coast of Mauritius is home to a jewel: Ile aux Cerfs. This uninhabited islet is one of the most beautiful sites and beaches of the island. A site not to be missed during your next vacation in Mauritius. So, how to discover Ile aux Cerfs and what are the activities you can do there? What is this prestigious address that has taken up residence opposite this exceptional site? We tell you everything about Ile aux Cerfs.
How to get to Ile aux Cerfs?
There are different ways to reach Ile aux Cerfs and to discover this emblematic site of Mauritius. A taxi-boat takes care of shuttles between Trou d'Eau Douce and Ile aux Cerfs every 20 minutes from 9am. This is the most used option. You will then be free to discover the beauty of Ile aux Cerfs and spend the day or half day there. For a discovery of Ile aux Cerfs by sea, opt for a speedboat, catamaran or pirate boat excursion. In total intimacy for a more romantic excursion or in a small group to enjoy the festive and friendly atmosphere of the sea trip, you will have the choice! You will discover splendid panoramas which will pass under your eyes throughout the day such as the Cascade of Grande Rivière Sud Est or the Mangénie islet... If most of the sea trips leave from Trou d'Eau Douce, you can however start your journey from Blue Bay. The boat will take you to the Blue Bay Marine Park and Ile aux Aigrettes located in the south-east of Mauritius, then will drop you off on Ile aux Cerfs for a welcome cocktail and a barbecue on the beach. Depending on the proposed excursions and the chosen formula, you will certainly be seduced by this exceptional Mauritian site.
What can we do at Ile aux Cerfs?
Ile aux Cerfs invites you to relax on its magnificent white sandy beaches, in the shade of palm trees, with your eyes in the turquoise waters of the ocean, whose transparency encourages diving, but also to take part in the many water sports activities planned for all, all year round: kayaking, canoeing, sailing, parasailing... Relaxing on the warm sand or swimming with your family... Enjoy the pleasures of the beach and the many water sports offered. Beaches and water sports are not the only riches of Ile aux Cerfs! Beyond its splendid beaches, you will discover, during your walks in the heart of the island, an abundant tropical vegetation, the mangrove or waterfalls accessible by boat. Finally, if you are a golf fan, don't hesitate to test your green on one of the most famous golf courses in the world: the Touessrok Golf Course, combining technique and exceptional panoramas. If you spend the day or evening there, visit the restaurants of Ile aux Cerfs for lunch, dinner or simply a drink. The island has two very popular addresses: the Marsala restaurant with Indian specialties and the Paul & Virginie restaurant with fish and seafood specialties. Choose to have lunch in the shade of one of the charming kiosks or with your feet in the sand!
Ile aux Cerfs and its prestigious address: Le Touessrok
In the mid-1970s, the development of tourism gave a new lease on life to Ile aux Cerfs. In 1978, Le Touessrok took off and became a tourist destination of choice. Customers were happy to be able to travel to Ile aux Cerfs by traditional pirogues where swimming, picnics and campfire parties were organized. Freshly caught fish, thrilling lobsters and delicious sea urchins are on the menu and all this contributes to the legend of Touessrok and its Ile aux Cerfs. The Touessrok Golf Course (18-hole golf course) as well as the Marsala and Paul & Virginie restaurants and the Ile aux Cerfs water activity center are owned by the luxury hotel Le Touessrok. An emblematic address in Mauritius and a member of the "Leading Hotels of the World", Le Touessrok belongs to the Mauritian hotel group Sun Resorts. It is located in Trou d'Eau Douce, about 10 minutes by boat from Ile aux Cerfs and Mangénie Island. The hotel organizes free transfers to Ile aux Cerfs for its residents every hour. These transfers are also available to residents of other hotels in the Sun Resorts group (Ambre, La Pirogue, Sugar Beach, Long Beach). The access to Ile aux Cerfs remains open to all and many other accommodation options exist on the east coast of Mauritius. If you are not staying close to Ile aux Cerfs, think about organized day trips. Are you staying at Touessrok for your wedding or honeymoon? It is possible to organize your wedding ceremony on Île aux Cerfs. An idyllic place to say yes... Since 1985, the modernization of the area has brought Île aux Cerfs to a higher level. Water sports, beach restaurant, permanent team assigned to Ile aux Cerfs... all the ingredients to transform the place into a magnificent site which quickly became the most visited site in Mauritius. While holding the exclusive lease on Ile aux Cerfs, Sun Resorts opened the island to Mauritians and visitors. At one time, in the 1990s, the Ministry of Tourism counted nearly 550,000 annual visitors to the site, which was featured on all the Mauritian Tourist Board's promotional posters around the world. There is no more iconic and representative of Mauritius than the royal water lilies of the Pamplemousses Garden. It is the place of leisure par excellence on weekends for Mauritian families.