Sports Nautiques (autres) - Excursions - Plongee - Sous-Marin - Sports Aventure - Golf - Retour à Ocean Villas

With the active participation of our chauffeurs, we have laid out a few suggested itineraries, with the most popular sights and activities not to be missed in Mauritius. Touring with Ocean Villas gives you the advantage to choose the time and day convenient to you, your preferred chauffeur and itinerary, at competitive prices and peace of mind.

Ocean Villas offers sightseeing tours as part of services for our in-house guests to enhance your holiday experience in Mauritius. You will find a few independent tour operators in town, but we cannot guarantee the quality of their excursions.

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Ile aux Cerfs

Ile aux Cerfs - Deer Island, in English - is one of the landmarks of Mauritius. Not to be missed !!!

We provide a full day excursion comprising of your car/bus shuttle to the Eastern coast, boat shuttle from the jetty at Trou d'Eau Douce, barbecue lunch on the beach (feet in the sand!!!), visit to the waterfalls.

Speed boat thrills are included too. Note that lunch is organised on a quiet side of the island.

A fabulous full day, from 09:00 - 17:00.

Tariffs:

Ocean Villas / Trou d'Eau Douce Jetty / Ocean Villas by car - Rs. 1,400 car (max 4 persons)
Ocean Villas / Trou d'Eau Douce Jetty / Ocean Villas by bus - Rs. 1,800 bus (max 14 persons)

Boat Shuttle, Fish & Chicken Lunch, Boat Visit to Grand River South East Waterfalls Rs 550 per person
OR
Boat Shuttle,
Grilled Lobster, Fish & Chicken Lunch, Boat Visit to Grand River South East Waterfalls Rs. 850 per person

Also available at Ile aux Cerfs : parasailing (highly recommended), windsurfing, banana and tube.

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On board the catamaran overlooking Le Morne mountain

Catamaran anchored while
you snorkel before lunch

Bottlenose dolphins riding
alongside the catamaran

An all-time favourite for kids, teenagers and adults ! Allow a full day for this catamaran cruise which combines dolphin watching and introduce you the exquisite beauty of the South West coast, Crystal Rock and Benitiers Island. A sumptuous BBQ lunch with grilled lobster and sea urchin await you on board, just after your snorkeling in the crystal clear waters (masks & fins supplied).

Their innate connection to humans has made dolphins one of the most fascinating sea creatures. Most often seen in the West of Mauritius and in groups of four or five, the dolphins are more than happy to perform their ballet in the water, as they ride alongside the boat! We have seen more than 30 once on a catamaran trip this year in May 2004. Tip: it seems there are more dolphins in this area during autumn and winter - May to August.

Tariff : Rs. 1,400 per person

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Wild chinese guavas (edible)

Fan-shaped ravenale

Wild flowers

Discover the other Mauritius on a full day tour, where our chauffeur will bring to the unique Glass Blowing Factory in Phoenix, dormant volcano at Trou aux Cerfs for a panoramic view of the town of Curepipe, the Hindu holy lake at Grand Bassin, the Black River Gorges viewpoint, Alexandra Falls and Chamarel Seven Coloured Earths. On your way back to Ocean Villas, you will pass by the Tamarin salt pans, and you may finish the afternoon wither at the Casela Bird Park or relax on the nice beach of Flic en Flac, under the shade of casuarinas.

Own lunch at Curepipe or at Varangue sur Morne (Chamarel) for a magnificent gorges view.

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Riambel main road

The coastal roads snaking South is worth the drive, for its breathtaking scenery, especially at Macondé, Riambel and Souillac. The only break in the otherwise perfect barrier reefs circling Mauritius occurs in the South. Thus explaining the angry waves which come crashing on the cliffs.

Swimming is strictly prohibited. Yet, it is still a favourite place for many locals to have a picnic and to relax with friends, family and relatives. Kiosks, public toilets and safety ramps have been placed to the convenience of the public.

Further down the road is 'La Roche qui pleure', ('The Weeping Rock') and 'Le Souffleur', where crashing waves 'whistle' as they rush into the gaps of the cliffs.

On your way back to Ocean Villas, you may stop at the Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens, which is known to naturalists throughout the world for their large collection of indigenous and exotic plants, including the giant Victoria Amazonica Waterlilies and many species of palm trees. Of particular interest the talipot palm which is said to flower once every 60 years and thereafter dies - our natural drama queen ! Visit L'Aventure du Sucre (previously sugar cane factory turned into museum) at Beau Plan.