Take a boat ride
Of course, one of the main reasons many come on a Trou D’eau Douce holiday is for the daily boat trip across to the beautiful Île aux Cerfs – an oasis of natural scenery and untouched beauty.
Feel the warm breeze of the Indian Ocean as you glide across 3km of stunning blue waters to arrive on one of the island’s many fine-sandy beaches, lined by mangrove and palm trees. And don’t miss some authentic beach-side dining at one of the three restaurants here. Here, you’ll discover some delicious traditional Mauritian and Asian cuisine.
Another trip not to be missed is to the beautiful and famous waterfalls of the Grand River South East, where you’ll be greeted by monkeys playing in the trees nearby.
Saunter down the golf course
There are plenty of opportunities to get active and really appreciate the amazing setting of Trou D’eau Douce. For golfers, you’ve a choice of two championship courses.
There’s an 18-hole course on Île aux Cerfs, with pristine greens and stunning panoramic views over the Indian Ocean. Or head to a course just outside the village, which was designed by the golfing great, Ernie Els himself! Here, each hole faces the ocean, and the backdrop for the final shot must count as one of the most spectacular in the world.
If that’s not enough, the miles of pine tree forests, pristine beaches and rugged landscape extending out from Trou D’eau Douce make this a beach-trekker’s dream. Simply head towards Quatre Cocos, and head further up the coast.
Live in the moment
Living in the moment is what a Trou D’eau Douce holiday is all about, and you won’t find anything more exhilarating than a paragliding session across the blue waters of this idyllic island. Take in the panoramic view of the ocean, with the island’s green mountains on the horizon, as you’re floating on air high above the water – really is an experience of a lifetime.
It’s also a perfect spot to practice your catamaran sailing, on the softly-lapping waters. And make sure you pack your snorkel as situated beneath the shallow, calm and clear water of the lagoon is an untouched coral reef, home to a fascinating array of marine life.
With more than a kilometre of waters to explore, you’ll spot many species of bright tropical fish and giant clams while swimming among colourful coral that flourishes on the seabed. Why not explore deeper and try the scuba diving on offer?
You can’t go far on a Trou D’eau Douce Mauritius holiday without experiencing the warm and friendly Mauritian vibe. You’ll find Cafes and bars selling fresh juices, restaurants in colourful wooden and stone buildings serving delicious southern-Indian specialities, and boutiques selling beach clothing that reflect the island life. There really are no end of opportunities for you to switch off and immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of this topical hub.
Trou D’eau Douce also has its place in history, as settlers from all over the world first arrived here in the 17th century. You’ll find evidence of this today, with several centuries-old buildings to discover. A highlight is the beautiful church in the centre of the village, which is made of a natural stone that represents the multi-cultural background of this amazing land.
You’ll discover the true meaning of rest and relaxation the moment you touchdown on a Trou D’eau Douce, Mauritius holiday. With its tropical climate, picture-perfect beaches and vast blue ocean, you’ll be instantly captured by its South Sea charm.