The Region of Tamarin


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Tamarin is a village on the western coast of Mauritius. An old fisherman village, Tamarin has developed into a residential area and a moderated holiday resort. Tamarin is especially popular with surfers. The village is surrounded by hills and is very picturesque. It is located next to Black River, another fisherman’s village on the west coast of the island. Tamarin has benefited from continuous development in recent years including a new commercial and leisure area as well as a new primary school.

Dolphins are often found close to Tamarin Bay. Both Spinners and Bottlenose dolphins are usually seen playing early in the morning in the bay before going back to the open sea. Various boat companies offer trips to watch and swim with dolphins in the mornings. Tamarin is the main salt pan in Mauritius. Its hot and dry environment provides ideal conditions for salt making. The pans cover an area of about 30 hectares and can be seen from the main coastal road.

Activities at Tamarin beach:
Stand up paddle
Catamaran tour
Swim with dolphins
Speed boat trip

What’s nearby
• Martello Tower Museum 0.9 km
• Tamarina Golf Course 4.8 km
• Cascavelle Shopping Mall 8.6 km
• Macchabee Viewpoint 9.6 km
• Rhumerie de Chamarel 9.7 km
• Les Chute’s de Riviere Noire 9.7 km
• Ebony Forest Reserve Chamarel 10.1 km
• Seven Coloured Earths 10.5 km
• Curious Corner of Chamarel 10.6 km
• Tamarin Falls 10.8 km

Restaurants & cafes
• Restaurant Ruisseau Creole 1.6 km
• Cafe/bar Kenzi bar 14.5 km

Natural beauty
• Mountain Trois mamelles 16 km
• Mountain le morne brabant 16.8 km

Beaches in the neighbourhood
• Black River Beach 40 m
• La Preneuse Beach 400 m
• Tamarin Beach 2.3 km
• Flic en Flac Beach 3.4 km

Closest airport
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Airport 34.6 km