Things To Do In Trou d’Eau Douce


Ensconced amidst sugar cane fields and sandy stretches of the east coast, Trou D’Eau Douce means “Fresh Water Hole” in English. A renowned fishing village, it is believed to be named after a natural spring.

A stroll in the surroundings is a genuine invitation for discovery as you set off to explore the unspoilt countryside with an abundance of green and blue shades. Secret beach gems await as you venture off the beaten tracks to walk alongside the coastline. Originality can be spotted at every corner such as the Mother Mary’s statue sheltered by a “ pirogue”, the island boat at the Notre Dame de Douleur shrine or boats with unique names kept on the roadside. Enjoy great sun and beach time at the Trou D’Eau Douce Beach.


One of Trou D’Eau Douce numerous assets is its proximity with Ile aux Cerfs. Just a 15-minute catamaran ride away, but also accessible by the local boats from the main beach, Ile aux Cerfs is a relaxation haven for beach and sun worshippers. Enjoy breathtaking exquisite sandy powder beaches and a sparkling lagoon in the sunshine . Ile aux Cerfs is perfect for a day trip snorkelling escape or a sun-tanning lazying session. It also abides the Ile aux Cerfs Golf course with 18 holes, each with a magnificent view of the ocean.


Endorse your hedonist nature by trying the unforgettable catamaran trip! The luxurious 42 ft catamaran will sail from Trou d’Eau Douce shores to Ile aux Cerfs sometimes with a visit to Grand River Waterfalls. Listen to local music while sipping Mauritian beers or tasting the various “rhums arrangés” available or enjoying the non-alcoholic open bar. An amazing BBQ lunch will be on the menu, freshly prepared by the crew with meat, fish, vegetable salad and flambéed bananas or pineapples for dessert. Spend your afternoon snorkelling and swimming!


Treat yourself to some kitesurfing or kitesurfing lessons during your stay as Mauritius is a great kitesurfing destination! The East is perfect for its magnificent wide lagoons with no crowds where you can enjoy the peaceful waters. If Ile aux Cerfs resort nearby is indeed an amazing kitesurfing spot with the South East Winds, the region has also another hidden treasure spot named “Joyride”. Recommended during Mauritian Winter Season (June to September) when the winds are stronger, this kitesurfing spot is accessible by local boats and off you can enjoy some great jumps and speed rides!

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