Top things to do in South Coast

Top Choice Historic Building in South Coast

St Aubin

St Aubin is an elegant plantation house that dates back to 1819; it originally sat alongside the factory but was moved in the 1970s so that its owner could get a quieter night's sleep. The estate no longer produces …
Top Choice Mauritian in South Coast

St Aubin Table d'hôte

The height of the St Aubin experience is a meal at the charming table d'hôte. The dining room is one of the island's best throwbacks to colonial times: dainty chandeliers cast ambient light over the white tablecloth…
Top Choice Mauritian in Bel Ombre

Le Château Bel Ombre

Le Château, set in a stunning conversion of the old Bel Ombre plantation house, is the place for an exceptional, atmospheric meal of traditional Franco-Mauritian cuisine with contemporary flourishes. Try the squid i…
Top Choice Mauritian in Souillac

Le Gris Gris

Rosy's place is a simple affair with a motley assortment of wicker and plastic furniture. The food, however, never misses the mark – locals and tourists rave about the home-cooked Mauritian and Chinese dishes. We th…
Zoo in South Coast

La Vanille

This busy zoo and reserve makes for a fantastic field trip with kids. The park has the greatest number of giant tortoises in captivity in the world (over 1000). It's worth coming to La Vanille just to check out the …
Landmark in Souillac

Le Souffleur

This half-formed grotto on the side of a cliff spouts a geyser-like fountain (up to 20m high!) when seas are rough. You'll need a bit of gumption (and a 4WD) to tackle this one, but it's well worth the adventure. To…
Museum in South Coast

Bois Chéri Tea Plantation

This 250-hectare tea factory and museum is located about 12km north of Rivière des Anguilles amid a vast expanse of cane. Hour-long tours of the tea-processing facility end with a stop at a small exhibition space de…
Waterfall in Souillac

Rochester Falls

Rochester Falls are by no means the country's most spectacular falls, but they're worth a detour if you're in the area. Follow the makeshift signs from the main road through Souillac – the route is rather circuitous…
Beach in Souillac

Gris Gris Beach

Around 2.5km southeast of central Souillac, a grassy clifftop affords fine views of the black-rock coastline. A path leads down to the wild Gris Gris beach; a sign warns of the dangers of swimming. The term gris gri…
Mauritian in South Coast

Hungry Crocodile Restaurant

At La Vanille, the Hungry Crocodile Restaurant has high novelty value, specialising in all things crocodilian – croc curry, croc burger, croc fried rice, croc cooked in a vanilla sauce… (It also does more convention…