Discovery of the West

Best surfing and kite surfing spots in Mauritius.

 

When you arrive in the western region of the island, the first place not to miss is: Casela. This huge adventure and leisure park will make you discover the fauna and flora of the Indian Ocean as well as those of Africa.

Experience a real safari to discover lions, zebras, giraffes, ostriches, springboks and other exotic animals in this beautiful reserve which houses over 1,500 bird species.

The thrills are guaranteed for the more adventurous, thanks to the myriad of activities such as zip-lining, quad or canyoning.

The West Coast road heading south has several sightseeing spots: the spectacular salt mines of Tamarin village, the Black River Gorges National Park which contains one of the last native forests of the island, and at the south western tip, the Morne Peninsula, classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The skiing and extreme sports practitioners are undisputed fans of this region as it has the best surfing and kite surfing spots in Mauritius.

 

Before arriving at Le Morne, a small road winds along the hillside leading to the village of Chamarel. All along, it offers spectacular views of the rolling countryside and an infinite palette of blue ocean. The village is full of topical restaurants, a rum distillery, a valley of soil of different colours and an unusual place where everyone will get taken in a game of optical illusions: the Curious Corner of Chamarel.