Île aux Cerfs Island, known in English as the deer island, is an island near the east coast of Mauritius in the Flacq district. This paradise island of Mauritius consists of around 100 hectares of land. Nowadays there are no more deers on the island, but you will find there some of the world's beautiful beaches and as such it is one of the must places to visit and see in Mauritius. 

Ile Aux Cerfs is famous for its sandy beaches, beautiful lagoon and big selection of activities and facilities. In Ile Aux Cerfs you are sure to have a day of relaxation and fun on one of the picture-postcard beaches, and to enjoy a swim and snorkeling in the lagoon.

Every day, tourists visit Ile Aux Cerfs and spend the whole day on the island and benefit from the range of facilities and activities offered on the island. During recent years Ile Aux Cerfs Island became one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mauritius.

 

Description of Ile Aux Cerfs in Mauritius

Ile Aux Cerfs, which translates to 'Deer Island' is a small islet in Mauritius that was heavily populated by deer and stags. Over the years, with a massive tourist influx, the deer have disappeared, but the name still stands, and it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Mauritius. 

Located off the Trou d’Eau Douce coast, the Ile aux Cerfs island boasts of picturesque landscape with powder-soft white sand and shimmering blue water and is a hotbed for various water sports activities. Being a very popular tourist destination, the place is almost always crowded, but with over four kilometres of unbroken soft white sand, the crowds are neither obtrusive or intrusive.

 

 

Top Things To Do At Ile aux Cerfs in Mauritius

If you plan to sit on the beach all day and get a tan, it would be a great waste of time since the island has especially been planned to offer unique experiences to its visitors. From water sports experiences to BBQ on the beach, you can make so many memories in so little time. Whether you are holidaying with family, spouse, or solo, your Mauritian holiday is incomplete without a full-day visit to the island.

  1. Ziplining

While Ile Aux Cerfs is known for its white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, those are not the only things you get to enjoy. Have a fun-filled excursion to the Treetops adventure where you can enjoy ziplining over the trees and enjoy the breathtaking views of the East coast lagoon from the top. Not only your kids, you too are going to love dangling like Tarzan on the trees. The Tyrolienne circuits have been designed with various levels of challenges and circuits so you have a good dose of adrenaline pumping through your veins. The best part is you don’t require any prior experience.

  1. Underwater Sea Walk

What does walking on the seabed underwater sound like? Adventurous! Walk with the schools of fish in their natural habitat and discover the beautiful corals and fauna deep in the ocean. The lagoons on the island are the storehouse of exotic marine life. The thing with underwater sea walking is that anybody can do it as you don’t have to learn how to swim or dive unlike other sea activities like snorkeling and scuba diving. Do not forget to grab a photo of you sea-walking surrounded by colorful fish after your experience is completed.

  1. Parasailing

If you have had your share of fun under the water, now it is time to get above it. The parasailing adventure on Ile aux Cerfs island offers you an opportunity to soar high in the sky and have a bird’s eye view of the majestic island. For those who have always dreamt of flying, well, here is a chance for you. It is one of the most recommended Ile aux Cerfs activities to enjoy on your holiday.

  1. Golfing

Do you enjoy the gentlemen’s game? If yes, golfing is one of the most sophisticated Ile aux Cerfs activities at your disposal. The 18-hole championship Ile aux Cerfs golf club offers you a unique experience of island golfing where you are surrounded with lush greenery and shimmering lagoons. The state of the art golf club is equipped with all the modern facilities and even has a posh restaurant ’Lander’s Bar & Grill’ where you can feast upon your victory later after the game.

  1. Speedboat Ride

If you like speed and thrill on the water, you are gonna love the speedboat tour around the island. Sail over the crystal clear water of the east coast lagoon and soak in the breathtaking natural beauty of Mauritius island. You can either hire a private boat tour or join a shared Ile aux Cerfs tour as per your liking. The tour experience also includes snorkeling break at Eau Bleu and leisure time at postcard-perfect beaches of the island. Enjoy a complimentary BBQ lunch and live guitar music on the beach.

 

How To Reach Ile Aux Cerfs Island in Mauritius

Tourists can reach Ile aux cerfs by a private catamaran, speedboat, yacht, and even by a helicopter. The boats and catamaran to the Ile aux cerfs are available from the Trou d'Eau Douce area or various other locations at the eastern coast of Mauritius. These services have to be booked in advance before the journey.

In order to reach the Trou d'Eau Douce area, there are many private taxi services available. These taxis pick up tourists from their hotel and drop them at the Trou d'Eau Douce area. A boat ride of 15 minutes will be needed from Trou d'Eau Douce to reach Ile Aux Cerfs. Local taxis, private cars, or buses can be rented to the Trou d'Eau Douce area.

There are local buses, taxis, and private cars available from the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport to the Trou d'Eau Douce area. Helicopter services are also available to the Ile aux cerfs island from the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport.


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