Known as Rivière Noire in the island’s native French language, Black River Mauritius lies on the western side of the holiday island. This region receives less rainfall than other parts of the island, but is nonetheless a lush, beautiful region that is best known for its beaches, spectacular resorts found in villages such as Flic-en-Flac, wide range of watersports, marine life, and natural attractions such as Black River Gorges, Casela Nature Park, and Chamarel.

Wondering what to do in Black River Mauritius? Keep on reading to get our expert tips on what to see and do in this part of the island.

Top Highlights to Enjoy in Black River Mauritius

Some of the top highlights on offer within Black River Mauritius include the following:


There are a number of lovely beaches found within the Black River District. Some of the most popular beaches include Flic-en-Flac, Tamarin, La Preneuse, Le Morne, Pointes-aux-Sables, and Albion. Surfing spots meanwhile include Tamarin, One Eye and Passe de l’Ambulante. If you are hoping to try kite surfing, head to Le Morne, Flic-en-Flac or La Preneuse. If you are keen to venture under the water meanwhile, good scuba spots include the Cathedral, Kei Sei, Saint Gabriel, Rempart Serpents, Aquarium, Flic-en-Flac and Le Morne. Whether relaxing on the sand, or exploring the warm Indian Ocean’s rich marine life, this place is ideal for holidaymakers wanting to spend time near the water.

Whale and Dolphin Watching

The coastline of Black River is teeming with marine life – in particular whales and dolphins. You can take a boat tour to see these magnificent creatures in the waves, which offers a fun day out for the whole family. Be sure to have your camera fully charged – you won’t want to miss out on these photographic opportunities.


It’s not just beaches and water based activities to enjoy here, either. Hiking and nature walks are excellent in this part of the island. Popular places to enjoy hiking and other nature activities include Casela Nature Park, which has guides and even mountain climbing equipment; along with Black River Gorges (the largest nature reserve on the island); and Chamarel Adventure Park to name just a few.

If you are interested in visiting Mauritius and experience all the wonders from this magical Island, leave a comment below and we’ll find the perfect holiday for you and your family in this tropical paradise.

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