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

World of Seashells

This oddly beguiling collection of over 8000 seashells in nearly 70 display cabinets is to be found in the Ruisseau Créole shopping complex. It's all the lifelong passion of Eric Le Court and most of the shells come…
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…