The East Coast begins in the north of Roches Noires. It is more relaxed and less crowded, suitable for those seeking seclusion and serenity. Water sports activities are popular, 18-hole golf courses, national parks and luxury accommodation are all on offer.
East Coast Highlights
The East Coast of Mauritius begins in the North with Roches Noires and ends in the South of a small fishing village called Trou d’Eau Douce. The East Coast is the perfect destination for guests seeking the authentic local charm, wonderful white sand beaches, serenity and the unspoiled coastline.
This is the perfect destination on the island for families or older couples looking for a toned down beach holiday without the excitement of crowds and city life. There is a large number of hotels and luxury accommodation in this region, but the night life is not intrusive. Some of the best hotels on the island have been built on the eastern coastline.
Many of the luxury resorts and spas in the East are only an hour away from the airport meaning beach luxury is but a short drive away. This coastline has some of the richest scenery on the island, including the longest lagoon and some epic mountain views.
The East Coast of Mauritius is south of a small fishing village called Trou d’Eau Douce. This region remained untouched for many years until the last decade when it was established as a fine holiday destination.
The East Coast is the perfect destination for guests seeking a relaxed ambience and local charm. Visitors can look forward to souvenir shopping, local fruit shopping and spending the day on the beautiful white sand beaches.
Water activities are popular within the East Coast and include scuba diving and snorkelling.
The lagoons of the East are unique, but they are not the sole attraction of this region. In the south-eastern part, especially around the Vieux Grand Port, the mountains come down steeply into the sea.
The heritage at Ambre Resort has a rich heritage of European, Africa and Asian cultures with a calmness and vibrant ambience at the same time.
The Long Beach offers luxurious yet traditional Mauritian accommodation and includes a Sea Spa which offers numerous decadent beauty treatments to pamper guests.
Located on white sand beaches, offering luxurios accommodation with beautiful views of the Mauritian sunset lies One & Only Le Saint Geran.
Constance Belle Mare Plage is located on white sand beaches, surrounded by tropical gardens and includes two championship 18-hole golf courses; The Legend and The Links Golf Course.
How to Get there
There is one main International Airport in Mauritius, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, which is located about 48km from the capital, Port Louis. This is a terminal for all incoming and outgoing air traffic and is the gateway to all Mauritius destinations.
Sun Safaris will book guests on Air Mauritius or South African Airways flights from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International. There are flights from Cape Town to Mauritius, but they are irregular and most will not suit guests’ itineraries.
Upon arrival at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International, guests will connect with a road transfer to their booked hotel on the island. The country is only 2040 sq km in size and all destinations can be reached by road.
Once on the main island, guests can take boat cruises or ferries to a number of the surrounding islands, like Reunion, Rodrigues and the archipelago of Agelega.
East Coast Activities
The East Coast of Mauritius is the perfect place for seeking authentic local hospitality, amazing white sand beaches, a relaxed ambience and beautiful coastline, which is great for swimming and water activities. These include scuba diving, snorkeling, beach volleyball and more.
For souvenirs and grocery shopping guests have to drive a few minutes to Goodlands and Flacq. Other activities include spending the day at the vibrant markets where guests can enjoy shopping for local produce, or taking a trip to Anahita Sanctuary for a delicious breakfast.
An early morning horseback ride at Ciel and Nature provides some invigorating and different, while, a trip to Beau Champ waterfall is blissful and really makes use of the island's beauty. Play a game of golf at Le Tousserok golf course or take a boat trip to Deer Island.
Ideal for guests looking for a little added luxury and pampering, Le Touessrok has state of the art facilities and offers luxurious beach suites overlooking the ocean. Guests can enjoy exclusive access to the resort's private island, Llot Mangenie.
One & Only Le Saint Geran
This spectacular resort is situated on its own exclusive palm-dotted peninsula with endless white, sandy beaches and magnificent sunsets. Guests can enjoy their own private butler, gourmet cuisine and world class service. The resort also offers a fitness centre, spa and children's facilities.
Beau Rivage in Mauritius captures the beauty of this island offering sophisticated luxury, privacy, impeccable service and beautiful beaches. Beau Rivage offers relaxed elegance and accommodates in luxury with modern amenities and beautiful balconies.