The Île aux Cerfs is a small island off the east coast of Mauritius that covers nearly 100 hectares. The island’s name means “the deer island”, and even though this term is still used, the deer disappeared from the island long ago.
Today the island, which offers a wealth of different activities, attracts many visitors because of its beautiful beaches and the good snorkeling in the warm waters of the lagoon’s colourful coral reef. It is also the perfect place to get a real adrenaline kick, as there are watersports of all calibers on offer.
The Île aux Cerfs is also famous for its exquisite waterfront restaurants, where you can enjoy a delicious lunch or evening meal, while enjoying the view over he crystal clear waters of the ocean. There is even an award winning golf course on Île aux Cerfs that provides a spectacular setting for its 18 holes. This golf course, called Le Touessrok, was designed by Bernhard Langer and is regarded as one of the very best on Mauritius.
This little island is a “must see” if you are on holiday on Mauritius and for good reason. Even though there are many first class beaches around Mauritius, Île aux Cerfs is really off the scale when it comes to luxury. This has made the island one of the most popular attractions on Mauritius over the last few years.
There are a number of ways of reaching Île aux Cerfs from the east coast, and many tour operators offer boat trips to the island. You can find anything from a budget friendly option to much more luxurious ways of getting to the island, such as on a yacht, which is on the higher end of the price range.