Head to the East Coast for the sort of wild, tropical beauty that defined Mauritius 50 years ago and has inspired some of the island’s most exclusive beach resorts and golf-courses to set up shop. Its tropical jungle, breathtakingly beautiful deserted beaches and emerald lagoons feel a world away from the progress and development of the North and West.
Typically the windiest side of the island, cool breezes make for a welcome respite during summer months but can be blustery come winter. 20 minutes inland from the East Coast sits the charming local town of Flacq. Marché de Flacq is the largest open-air market on the island, with a wealth of handicrafts, artisanal wares, and street food for sale.