Top things to do in The East

Top Choice Mauritian in Trou d'Eau Douce

Le Café des Arts

This intriguing dining option is located within an old mill that has been transformed into Victoria 1840, an oddly charming gallery space, with canvases of wicked brushstrokes adorning the cracked brick walls. The f…
Top Choice Mauritian in Poste de Flacq & Roches Noires

La Maison d'Été

The restaurant at La Maison d'Été is run like a stand-alone establishment, serving an enticing assortment of Mauritian and fusion food of the highest quality. The inn's owner often moonlights as the chef and takes s…
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.
Top Choice Mauritian in Trou d'Eau Douce

Chez Tino

Head for the wonderful terrace on the 1st floor for great views and good food. Chez Tino keeps it simple, dishing up Mauritian cooking with an emphasis on seafood, as well as pizza and pasta. Standout dishes include…
International in Belle Mare & Palmar

Symon's Restaurant

One of the better options in Belle Mare beyond the all-star line-up of hotel restaurants, Symon's serves up a variety of Indian and Mauritian and Chinese dishes. The views are ho-hum, but some dishes – such as octop…
Seafood in Île aux Cerfs

Sands Bar & Grill

Popular with tour groups, this is a microcosm of Île aux Cerfs: a lovely sands-edge setting under a thatched roof that gets overrun to the point of spoiling it. Seafood is the speciality and the Sunday BBQ buffet is…
International in Trou d'Eau Douce

Green Island Beach Restaurant

The friendly staff here serve a delicious assortment of international and local favourites, often in surprising juxtaposition. Have fish curry with eggplant or prawns with Thai curry paste. There's also Aussie beef …
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.
Seafood in Belle Mare & Palmar

Seasons Restaurant & Bar

Part of the Orchid Villas complex, this roadside restaurant doesn't have sea views, but the food and service are both surprisingly good and the menu is varied. Try the grilled calamari in garlic butter sauce.