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Luxury Trou d'Eau Douce Holidays

Sweet water, sweeter beaches

Trou d'Eau Douce

Cosying up to Mauritius’ eastern coast is picture-perfect beach town Trou d’eau Douce – that’s ‘sweet water hole’ to you and me. It’s got a laid-back, old-school feel away from Mauritius’ larger resorts. A handful of hotels, restaurants and villas line the sea-facing Royal Road, which stretches languidly along the small but perfectly formed beach. It’s classic Mauritius; all white sand, palm trees and shockingly blue water. Diving and kite surfing are big news here, and a nearby coral reef is prime snorkelling material.

The sheltered bay is a magnet for fishing boats and catamarans – make sure you catch one bound for Ile aux Cerfs. Just 15 minutes away, this mini paradise island is fabulous for day trips with its sparkling lagoon, powdery beaches and shady casuarina trees. It’s also home to Cerfs Golf Course, a championship 18-holer with incredible ocean views. 

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Shangri-La Le Touessrok Resort and Spa

Mauritius, Trou D Eau Douce
Enjoy views over the white sands and crystal clear waters of the sea, as well as an 18 hole golf course which is located on an island just off the shore. There is another private island where guests can use the beach club and butler service. You can also enjoy the spa, water sports, and lots more. 
Flight Information

Flight time from the UK to Mauritius is 11 hours 50 minutes.

Transfer Time

Transfer time from Mauritius airport to Trou d'Eau Douce is approximately 1 hour. 

When to go

Mauritius is a year-round destination, with summer and winter months offering something different. The summer months, from October through to April, are perfect for beach lovers - days are long and temperatures are in the high 20s. There is the odd chance of a cyclone in the south of the island, though. The winter months (during the UK summer) are a little cooler, in the early 20s, so are ideal for hiking and exploring. If you’re planning on diving, the summer months are your best bet – the waters are warmer and (usually) calmer, and there’s more sea life around.

Visa Information

Visas are not required for Mauritius. You will receive a stamp in your passport valid for 60 days.


Tipping in Mauritius is appreciated, but not expected. In restaurants you can leave the small change or round the bill up if you received excellent service. Ensure you give your tip directly to the person whom you wish to receive it.

Introduction to languages

The official language of Mauritius is English. 

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