Situated on the east coast of the island, in the Flacq District, Trou d’Eau Douce Mauritius is the launching spot for trips to the popular l’Île aux Cerfs. Home to a large beach, a ferry launch point, a selection of restaurants and shops and a few resorts, the name of this village means ‘fresh waterhole’ in French.
Planning a Holiday in Trou d’Eau Douce Mauritius?
Thanks to its close proximity to l’Île aux Cerfs, Trou d’Eau Douce has become a popular stop for many visitors to the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius. In this mini guide, we take a virtual tour of the village to see what has to offer its visitors.
Some of the top things to see, do and discover in Trou d’Eau Douce include the following:
What to See
Over and beyond the nearby island, which is always popular with visitors, there are a few things to see in Trou d’Eau Douce as well. The lagoon is teeming with underwater wonders, including parrotfish, damselfish, butterflyfish, surgeonfish and other colourful fish, as well as young corals. The scenery also encompasses l’Île aux Cerfs views of lush green mountains in the distance, further adding to its beauty.
What to Do
Snorkelling in the lagoon is highly recommended. You can also use this village as a base to explore the many excellent beaches in the area. Of course, a boat trip to l’Île aux Cerfs is highly recommended – this makes a fantastic day out. There are some great golf courses here, including the Bernhard Langer masterpiece on Île aux Cerfs. Fresh fish and seafood are delicious here, with a number of restaurants to try. On Saturday nights, beach parties are held on the island. During the week, hotels are where most locals and visitors head out for a drink or a bite to eat.
Where to Stay
Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa offers a luxurious 5-star experience, with a wide range of facilities and activities on offer. With 200 rooms and suites and three exclusive villas, this resort is ideal for romance and leisure. The resort also gives you access to Ilot Mangénie – an island best known for its lively nightlife.
Whether using this village as a launch pad to explore the east coast of Mauritius or enjoying its laid-back rural fishing village charm, Trou d’Eau Douce is sure to the be the ideal choice for your holiday.