Activities in the surroundings

Guests staying in the villa will find lots of places in interest to visit in the neighbourhood at a mere 5-10 minutes drive away: Shopping at Ruisseau Creole and Riverview Commercial Centres, Black River Gorges National Park, Martello Tower in La Preneuse, 2 golf courses at Tamarina Golf Club and Le Paradis Beachcomber golf course in Le Morne, Watersports activities - The Black River region is well-known for its spectacular sunsets, great catches at Big Game fishing and people come from all over the island to watch and swim with the dolphins in the bay.

Discover also the Rum distillery and 7-coloured earths at Chamarel, Several restaurants and 3 european-style supermarkets, The Salt Pans and great windsurfing in Tamarin, Casela Nature & Leisure park, More shopping and casino in Flic en Flac, Kite-surfing in Le Morne, Beautiful land and seascapes along the west-southwest coast.

BIG GAME FISHING

The water around Mauritius supports a healthy population of blue and black marlin. Shoals of yellowfin tuna (65 - 90 kg) move into Mauritian waters in March and April while wahoo, said to be the fastest swimming fish in the sea, are prominent in September. Other challenges for anglers are the spectacular sailfish (around 45 kg), which flies through the air when hooked in an acrobatic display of anger; bonito, a small species of tuna; and blue, hammerhead, mako, tiger and black and white fin shark. Boats come equipped with a radio and trolling equipment for live bait and artificial lures. Large fleets can be found at Le Morne Anglers Club in Black River (South West) at 5 minutes drive from the villa. The Villa Manager will be pleased to organise your big game fishing experience.

DIVING

Almost as nice as the Maldives's, that's the general opinion among divers. Understandable, it is in fact great to dive in waters warmer than 30ºC, choosing among a huge variety of diving-sites and having the great opportunity to meet here and there a hungry shark, the Mauritian clown fishes among the anemone gardens and lots of other types of marine species. PADI/CMAS Diving centres are to be found at 20 minutes from the villa in Flic en Flac and Le Morne where there are interesting diving spots.

CATAMARAN CRUISES

Whether you are looking for a memorable day cruising along the south-west coast watching the dolphins, snorkelling in the lagoon and spending the day at Ilot Bénitiers or cruising along the east-southeast coast to Ile-aux-Cerfs, even a romantic sunset cruise, the Villa Manager will recommend the best options according to your needs.

GOLF

At 15 minutes drive from the villa you have 2 golf courses : Le Paradis Golf course spreads out on 5,899 m between the magnificent Le Morne mountain and one of the island's most beautiful lagoons. Designed by David Dutton, the 18-hole Par 72 features 9 holes sprinkled along the coastline and 5 water hazards. The Tamarina Golf Estate is a 18-hole Championship Golf Course designed by Rodney Wright; this Par 72 challenging course undulates over 43 hectares of rugged savannaland framed with mature trees and crossed by the Rempart River. Part of the first domain comprising villas for foreign buyers in Mauritius, the Tamarina golf course is unique in its layout, its landscape and beauty.