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The West of Mauritius

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Mauritius flic en flacThe west side of the island is one of the best spots with long sandy beaches. Unlike the North, it has remained less developed but offers the same facilities. Many hotels (like La Pirogue, Sugar Beach, Le Morne, Hilton, Sofitel) are found along the coastline and there are also beach resorts like Flic en Flac that have long sandy beaches fringed with casuarina trees. Not far from that region, is found the Casela Bird Park. This bird sanctuary is built on 20 acres and features 140 different species from all over the world. And if you are lucky, you can get a glimpse of the rare pink pigeon of Mauritius.
Tamarin beach is another place, along the western shoreline, which offers a new thrill. Because of its waves it is the ideal spot to practice surfing and body board especially in winter. Further down on the west coastline, there is Rivière Noire Centre de Pêche, which offers all the facilities for Big Game fishing. Over the last few years, big game fishing championship has been regularly staged there with contenders coming from all over the world. Inland the Black River Gorges hosting the National Park is a must for any nature lovers. With its valleys, rivers, forest and mountainous terrain it offers unique trekking experiences and discovery of the fauna and flora of the island.
Mauritius west coaastFurther to the south is Le Morne, a near peninsula that offers the staggering view of Le Morne Brabant Mountain, which is like a rock coming out of the sea. Le Morne also host the horrible story of runaway slaves who plunged from the top of the mountain when soldiers came to tell them that they were free. They thought that these soldiers where coming to get them back to slavery and preferred death to losing their freedom. More of a myth than a true story argues historian against popular belief. Le Morne has one of the best beaches with crystal clear water spanning for kilometres and as such has some of finest hotels around its coastline.
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