The west part (Flic En Flac, Riviere Noire and Tamarin) is my favourite place along with the Southern part. At Flic En Flac spend the day at a beautiful sandy beach and stay a little bit longer to enjoy romantic sunsets.
The Nature Tracks
Mauritius is known for its white sandy beaches and blue lagoons but more and more people, locals and tourists alike, wander off to the inlands to discover the indigenous forest. The Valley of Ferney is one of the many "Nature Parks" to be open to the public in the past few years. It is indeed a strong symbol to nature preservation. A highway project has been stopped at the very entrance of the valley thus saving hundreds of unique specimens of plants. Now one can have a two hours guided tour through the valley and see the trees which have been red-marked for cuttting down to make way for the highway. Entry is minimal Euros 2.00.
Sugarcane field in full bloom
This is what you can see going down the road from Chamarel to the South coast in August.
View on Tamarin mountain
The restaurant with the best view. Le Chamarel has the greatest view on the South west coast and for that it is really worth to drop by and at least have a coffee or a beer.
The Black River Gorges National Park
This is a great nature trail for the whole family. From the visitor centre one can have precious information on the different tracks in the park and ranging in difficulty. Next to it there is a picnic area. It is open from 9:00 to 17:00hrs everyday.