Islands of Mauritius

Islands of Mauritius

You will be amazed not only by the beauty of our paradise island but also with the wonderful islets surrounding Mauritius. Most of them can be visited while others are protected natural reserves which you can admire during boat trips or cruises around the island.

Agalega

Agalega

Agalega island consists of two Outer islands located in the north of Mauritius with total area of 2,600 hectares. The population of the island is about 300 persons. Agalega is known for its plantation of coconuts and for a particular species of gecko endemic to the island.

Ile aux serpents

Ile aux serpents

Ile Aux Serpent, also known as Serpent Islet, is found off the North Coast of Mauritius nearby the Round Island. Despite its name, there are no snakes present on the islet. A particular species of lizard is endemic to Ile Aux Serpents. Another species of Centipede is endemic to the islet and to Round Island.

Round Island

Round Island

Situated 22.5 km off the north-east coast of Mauritius, it is the second largest of offshore islands of Mauritius. Classified as a Nature Reserve in 1957, it is administered jointly by the National Parks and Conservation Service (NPCS) and the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation. Over half of the island is covered in bare rock.

Ilot Gabriel

Ilot Gabriel

Located off the north coast of Mauritius, Gabriel Island consists of a 42 hectare flat piece of land which is the habitat of a number of endemic species. It is a sheltered shallow cove which offers the ideal place for snorkeling and diving. Enjoy a swim into the turquoise blue crystal clear water. The island is a popular lunch point for catamaran cruises. One can spend a day on the island and have lunch on the catamaran.

Ile Rodrigues

Ile Rodrigues

At about 650 km from the North East of Mauritius, Rodrigues Island stretches over a surface area of 108 km 2 and is of volcanic origins. The island enjoys a tropical climate with temperatures varying between 28 and 35°C during summer. The population of the island is about 41,670 people. Some 20 coral islets namely Gombrani, L’Hermitage and Ile aux Chats among others nestle in the lagoon. Ile aux Cocos and Ile aux Sables among the islets in the lagoon of Rodrigues are famous bird sanctuaries.

Ile Aux Benitiers

Ile Aux Benitiers

Located about 500 metres off the South West coast of Mauritius, Ile aux Benitiers is used for coconut plantation with small colonies of migratory birds in the north of the island. It is approximately two kilometres long, 500 metres wide and a surface area of 65 hectares. From the island, you will enjoy the beautiful view of Le Morne Mountain.

Coin de mire

Coin de mire

Situated 8 km off the north coast of Mauritius, Coin de Mire, also called Gunner Quoin, is a small islet covering 65 hectares with a highest point of 142 meters. It is a nature reserve as with remains of some of the primary vegetation such as Bois de Chandelle, la Liane Bambaras, le Bois de Clous among others. Although visit are not allowed, you take a picture while on your catamaran trip with the island as background. A number of native birds can be seen flying around the Coin de Mire such as the well-known pailles en queue.

Ile aux aigrettes

Ile aux aigrettes

Located off the coast of Mahebourg Bay, Ile Aux Aigrettes got its name from the colony of Egrets, which are white fish birds with long legs, in the year 1600. In 1987, the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (“MWF”) taking over full management of the island and initiated a habitat restoration programme. MWF offers to the public since 1998, to visit the island and enjoy this unique place of original Mauritian nature. The tour on Ile aux Aigrettes takes about 1h30 to 2h where a few of the world’s rarest birds can be seen. Discover the endangered species of plants and animals living on this small piece of natural reserve. Ile Aux Aigrettes is considered as a natural museum in itself and it is a great place to get natural shots of exotic species of flora and fauna of Mauritius.

Ile d’Ambre

Ile d’Ambre

Located off the North East Coast of Mauritius, Ile d'Ambre covers an area of 137hectare with a coastline i surrounded by mangrove trees. You will discover a small and old stone building most probably erected by the French, an inland salt lake and a marshy salt pond on the islet.

Ile des deux cocos

Ile des deux cocos

Situated in the middle of the Blue Bay Marine park in the South-East coast of Mauritius, Ile des Deux Cocos is a unique 353-hectare oasis. About 10mins from the SSR International Airport and 45mins from Port Louis, the island provides you with the highest standards of comfort and services provided by a dedicated team. This one villa paradise island can be booked for an overnight stay, for a visit during day trips, or for hosting your own private party or special event, namely weddings and anniversaries. You may experience the beauty of the island during a full day all-inclusive trip where you can enjoy glass bottom boat trip, snorkelling, delicious lunch buffet and variety of drinks.

Ile Aux Cerfs

Ile Aux Cerfs

Ile aux Cerfs Island situated off the east coast of Mauritius is one of the most popular day trips in the island. Ile aux Cerfs is among the most popular tourist destination famous for its white sandy beaches, crystal clear blue lagoon and a wide range of activities and facilities. You may enjoy a good swim or snorkeling in the amazing lagoon of Ile aux Cerfs. Activities such as treetops adventure, parasailing, water skiing and many other water activities are offered on the island. For golf lovers, you will be amazed with the impressive 18 holes golf course covering an area of 38 hectares. You can also enjoy delicious seafood and discover the Mauritian Cuisine. A visit to Ile Aux Cerfs is an unforgettable experience which you can share with your family, partner or friends.

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