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ILE AUX BENITIERS BEACH

ABOUT

Like Ile Aux Cerfs the only way you can get the Ile Aux Benitiers is by boat but, to me, it is very much worth it. You can charter boats along the West Coast or join a scheduled Catarman Cruises which generally operate out of Black River (you can find charters and Cat Cruises on our Tours page).

Upon arrival by boat, you will pass a local attraction, Crystal Coral Rock which is located just in front of Benitiers island and emerges from its shallow crystal blue waters.

The island itself has several local vendors selling clothing and jewelry but don't worry they aren't pushy and won't follow you down the beach! There is also a small shack of a bar where you can buy the local beer and rum.

The best way to experience is to take your own picnic with you as there are plenty of places to sit and eat in the shade.

You will love this place and it is worth you taking a full day out to experience it properly.


 

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RESTAURANT

NOMAD

I've eaten at Nomad several times and experienced breakfast, lunch, and dinner setting and on every occasion, it has not disappointed.

Its relaxed indoor and outdoor setting with the tables outside under the shade of parasols or on the raised terrace especially appeals to me.

What set Nomad Restaurant aside from most places I've eaten in Mauritius is the care and attention given to the presentation of the food. As you will see from the photo gallery attached to this section, the food is delivered looking delicious and in my opinion, tastes as good as it looks.

If I have one recommendation it would be the eggs benedict. I've been a fan of this dish for many years and getting wrong is very easy. At Nomads, they have got it down to perfection with an amazing homemade hollandaise sauce, sourdough bread, pouched eggs, and crispy bacon. I can't wait to try it again!

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LOCAL ATTRACTION

LE MORNE BRABANT

Le Morne was proclaimed a National Heritage on 24th January 2006 due to its growing importance at the national level that is allied with a common sense of belonging.

The Le Morne Cultural Landscape
The Le Morne, following its inscription on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) World Heritage List on 10th July 2008, is now known as the Le Morne Cultural Landscape.

Location
The Le Morne Cultural Landscape is located on the South Western tip of the island of Mauritius and is more commonly referred to as "the wild South". For conservation purposes, the landscape possesses both a Core and a Buffer zone. The Area is a rallying point for Mauritian from all walks of life who are deeply concerned about the country's heritage in terms of its history, culture as well as the natural environment.

The Le Morne Cultural landscape represents the combined works of nature and humans. With its physical attributes of a natural fortress, the Le Morne Brabant Mountain has become a natural monument when during the 17 th and 18 th centuries; groups of slaves escaped the control of their masters to seek refuge on the mountain. The landscape is also illustrative of the days of slavery in Mauritius and the quest for freedom that was ever present since human beings were "enslaved" as from the 17th, 18th and early 19th Centuries in Colonial Mauritius.

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