Top things to do in The East

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 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 Trou d'Eau Douce

Chez Tino

Head for the wonderful terrace on the 1st floor for the best views here. Chez Tino keeps it simple, dishing up superb meals of Mauritian cooking with an emphasis on seafood (langouste – lobster – in particular). Sta…
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…
International in Trou d'Eau Douce

Green Island Beach Restaurant

The friendly staff here serves a delicious assortment of international and local favourites, often in surprising juxtaposition. Have some rougaille saucisses (spicy sausages) with a slice of pizza – the menu is exte…
Seafood 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, Mauritian and Chinese dishes. The views are ho-hum, but at least you won't break the b…
Seafood in Trou d'Eau Douce

Snack Pelouse

You could easily walk past this small eatery, a few steps down off the main road, but it's an appealing choice for its informal surrounds and some of the freshest fish in town. Most people stop in to buy from the sm…
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 Île aux Cerfs

Paul & Virginie

A sociable spot at the watersports centre serving a scrumptious assortment of fresh fish and seafood. Popular with tour groups, it's a microcosm of Île aux Cerfs: a lovely setting that gets overrun to the point of s…
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. Try the grilled lobster in Creole sauce and lemongrass emulsion.