Attractions

Top Choice Beach in Tamarin & Rivière Noire

Tamarin Beach

Locals like to wax nostalgic about Tamarin Beach and its surfing heyday, and in many ways this sandy cove still feels like a throwback to earlier times – especially since the centrally located Tamarin Hotel looks as…
Museum in Tamarin & Rivière Noire

Martello Tower

In the 1830s the British built five 'Martello' towers – copies of the tower at Mortella Point in Corsica (vowel order was apparently not a priority for the British) – to protect their young colony from predators (na…
Harbour in Tamarin & Rivière Noire

La Balise Marina

The billboards are everywhere – La Balise Marina promises to revolutionise the tourism industry in Mauritius by creating the island's first port welcoming luxury yachts. Construction of the marina and its adjoining …
Historic Site in Tamarin & Rivière Noire

La Route du Sel

Not quite a route like the Route du Thé, the 18th-century salt flats along the main road in Tamarin are a popular stopping point for camera-happy travellers. Sadly, the whole thing has closed temporarily, ostensibly…