Welcome to The West
Mauritius' western coast and hinterland is the nation's most diverse region. Underwater diving treasures lie just off the bustling tourist hub of Flic en Flac, and further south are the sandy bays and mountainous backdrops of Black River (Rivière Noire) and Tamarin. Capping the coastline's southern tip is the dramatic beauty of Le Morne Brabant, an awesomely photogenic (and hikeable) crag. Nor far inland, Mauritius rises steeply; this part of the island encompasses fauna-filled Black River Gorges National Park and beguiling Chamarel, one of the loveliest towns anywhere on the island.