The East attractions

Top Choice Gallery in Trou d'Eau Douce

Victoria 1840

Worth a look, Victoria 1840 is an old sugar mill that has been lovingly refurbished to house some of the works of Yvette Maniglier, a bewitching French painter who spent a year under the wing of Henri Matisse. The j…
Top Choice Beach in Belle Mare & Palmar

Palmar Public Beach

Small, perfectly formed and lapped by waters a near-perfect shade of turquoise on a sunny day, this is the pick of the public beaches on Mauritius' east coast.
Hindu Site in Belle Mare & Palmar

Sagar Shiv Mandir

This white Hindu temple sits on a teeny islet tenuously tethered to the mainland by a thin land bridge. The views of the dazzling bastion are best appreciated from Indian Pavilion, the restaurant at Le Saint Géran.
Spring in Trou d'Eau Douce

Natural Spring

The actual trou d'eau douce for which the town is named can be found in a human-made stone hole next to the national coastguard's office. To find the natural spring, follow the fork in the main road away from the Eg…
Church in Trou d'Eau Douce

Eglise Trou d'Eau Douce

One of Maurutius' more handsome churches, this stone, Gothic structure only dates back to 1990. If the door is open, wander in and take a pew – the sense of calm is bewitching.