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Located on the East Coast of Mauritius, this is a 600 acre island which can be accessed by boat from the village of Trou d'Eau Douce. When you book the ticket for the boat remember to haggle the price down on whatever they offer, as they mark up the price for tourists and for tourists who have booked their excursions with tour operators you will pay a price of about 800 MRU, when others would have got the price down to about 400 MRU. The main part of the island has been taken over the luxury hotel and golf course of Le Touessrok. The boat trip takes about 15 minutes to the jetty.
Once you arrive you will be guided to the beach through a souvenir shop/tent to tempt you to buy gifts. The beach near the jetty is rather crowded, but ramble further along and you will find a more secluded spot.
le aux Cerfs is a mini eden of Mauritius. It was once populated with deers imported from Java. It is famous for its sandy beaches which attract a large number of people. There are facilities for various water sports or you can just swim or snorkel in the waters around the island or walk about a bit and find a quite spot for sunbathing.
There are expensive restaurants in the island to eat from, but you can bring your own picnic and other excursions on the island that can be had for an extra charge.