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Top Choice Island in Pointe d'Esny & Blue Bay

Île aux Aigrettes

This popular ecotourism destination is a 26-hectare nature reserve on an island roughly 800m off the coast. It preserves very rare remnants of the coastal forests of Mauritius and provides a sanctuary for a range of…
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Pointe d'Esny & Blue Bay

Blue Bay Marine Park

In an effort to protect the area's rich underwater forest of rare corals from encroaching development, the government has given Blue Bay 'marine park' status. Besides a mandate barring high-speed watercraft, though,…
Top Choice Mauritian in Pointe d'Esny & Blue Bay

Le Jardin de Beau Vallon

Emerging from an inland thicket of trees and sky-scraping cane leaves, Beau Vallon is an enchanting colonial estate that has been lovingly refurbished over the last few decades. Romantic dark-wood panelling, flavour…
Top Choice Italian in Pointe d'Esny & Blue Bay

Blue Bamboo

Blue Bamboo has many charms: a cosy plant-filled cloister, delicious pan pizza, friendly owners and an inviting lounge on the 2nd floor. The upstairs bar is open 6pm to midnight every day except Monday. In high seas…
Island in Pointe d'Esny & Blue Bay

Île des Deux Cocos

Île des Deux Cocos sits at the edge of the azure lagoon and was once used by flamboyant British governor Sir Hesketh Bell to entertain guests. Today the Lux hotel group has maintained this hospitable tradition by of…
Steak in Pointe d'Esny & Blue Bay

Charka Steakhouse

Set deep within the grounds of Le Preskîl resort, but billed as its own separate restaurant, Charka is a must for meat lovers. Fresh South African steaks of the highest quality are grilled to perfection in modern su…
Mauritian in Pointe d'Esny & Blue Bay

La Belle Créole

Excellent Creole cooking – such as venison curry or rougaille saucisses (spicy sausages) – combined with an attractive lagoon-side, open-air setting (bring the mosquito repellent) make this one of our favourite choi…
Mauritian in Pointe d'Esny & Blue Bay

Jonquille Maryse

After winning a 'women's empowerment' grant from the Mauritian government, friendly Maryse and her family opened a small restaurant in her backyard. Savoury Creole eats are stewed under the yellow tin roof and serve…
Mauritian in Pointe d'Esny & Blue Bay

Le Bougainville

Worth a mention for its breezy terrace, friendly atmosphere and convenient location across from Blue Bay beach, Le Bougainville is a popular hang-out for locals and tourists alike. The menu is vast, with salads, piz…