- Trou d'eau Douce
Located on the east coast of Mauritius, a holiday to Trou d'eau Douce offers the perfect way in which to explore Mauritius. Bordered by one of the most beautiful white sandy beaches on the island, Trou d'eau Douce offers a constant invitation to spend your holiday dipping your toes in the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean.
Mauritius has a tropical climate, with moderately high temperatures and humidity all year around. Although they reach the mid-30s, temperatures never rise to such high levels that they become unbearable. The wettest period is from January to March and during these months cyclones may pass nearby giving occasional heavy rain/wind. May to November is much drier.
One of the best experiences in Trou d’eau Douce is to visit the island Ile Aux Cerfs (Deer Island), home to quieter beaches and scenery you’ll never forget. Boats to the island leave from Trou d’eau Douce beach.
For those wanting to experience more of Mauritian life, the traditional markets are only a short distance from Trou d'eau Douce.
Trou d’eau Douce Beach, while small, has soft sand and calm waters perfect for swimming in. It is also the best place to watch the catamarans and boats sail by. There are coral reefs about a kilometre offshore, so the waters are less calm to swim there.
Palmar Beach is a small, sleepy beach with only a few patches of sand to enjoy. It does, however, have a stunning view of the Indian Ocean. Not somewhere to spend a day but worth a trip just for the views.
More beaches can be found up the coast towards Poste Lafayette.
Settlers arrived in Trou d’eau Douce in the 17th century, so it is full of history. Some of the historical sites and buildings can still be found today. A time old tradition always carried out is that of fishing, you can see local fishermen go to work from the beach each morning.
Restaurants in Mauritius offer a wide variety of cuisines to cater to all different tastes.
For traditional Mauritian food in Trou d’eau Douce visit Chez Tino for simple but effective meals with an emphasis on fresh seafood.
Visit Le Cafe des Arts at the Victoria 1840 Gallery for more traditional food with a modern twist.
Royal Road is the home to the little bit of nightlife Trou d’eau Douce has to offer. There are a few bars and restaurants open late on busier nights.
Otherwise, the hotels in Mauritius put on most of the entertainment with cocktails and themed nights. When the full moon hits its highest point, head to Deer Island for a full moon party, Mauritius style.
As in all of Mauritius, snorkelling and diving are popular in Trou d’eau Douce. There are many diving schools and excursions that can be arranged through hotels. The Royal Big Game Fishing Adventure is a favourite activity for those looking to find tropical fish in the warm waters on board a luxury boat with top of the line equipment.
Buses around Mauritius are readily available. For ease of travel, try the taxis that can be arranged from the hotel receptions. It is best to negotiate the price of your trip before setting off to avoid extortionate prices.