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Trou d’Eau Douce

Trou d’Eau Douce (Mauritius)

Practical information on Trou d’Eau Douce

  • Encounters with locals
  • Romantic
  • Beach / Seaside Resort
  • Island
  • Countryside
  • Essential
  • Off the beaten track
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
15 minutes from Flacq by taxi
When to go

All year round

Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Trou d’Eau Douce

Schéhérazade Deedarun Seasoned Traveller
13 written opinions

A fishing village located on the particularly unspoiled, authentic and traditional eastern side of Mauritius.

My suggestion:
Trou d’Eau Douce serves as one of the main points of departure for boat trips to Île aux Cerfs. I personally prefer making the trip across from here; the fares are significantly cheaper than they are at other places on the island.
My review

Trou d’Eau Douce is a fishing village located on the eastern side of the island. With the beauty of its little streets, its corrugated iron huts, its beach and, of course, its inhabitants. it is a captivating place. I visited and explored Trou d'Eau douce when I went there with a friend to do some street photography. A small, peaceful village, the main source of activity is provided by the departure and arrival of the little boats that travel to and from Île aux Cerfs.

With Mauritius' beaches each as beautiful as the next, what I really found most delightful about Trou d'Eau were its little streets: a great big church here, a little restaurant terrace there, and above all, the house that looks like something from a game of cards, or like a scene from Alice in Wonderland …

I recommend Trou d’Eau Douce to anyone who loves spending time on the beach or intends to go walking in Mauritius. There is little risk of getting lost: you'll have no trouble finding a local to give you help with directions if you need it at any point.

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