Mauritius: Catamaran Cruise to Ile aux Cerfs

Mauritius is surrounded by beautiful beaches and turquoise waters. Given this, there is no way that you will not be enticed to go out for an adventure. Because no trip to Mauritius would be complete without doing water activities and island hopping.

Prior to booking our island adventure activities, we were actually torn between  the Catamaran Dolphin Cruise and the Catamaran Sailing to Ile aux Cerfs. I really would love to see and interact with dolphins but unfortunately Derick cannot swim and I’m not a good swimmer either. So we just decided to book the latter.


We booked our ‘Catamaran Cruise to Ile aux Cerfs’ via KLOOK. The voucher included a hotel pick up and drop off service, transportation throughout tour, an English speaking driver as guide, a friendly English-speaking boat crew and a barbecue buffet lunch with unlimited drinks which include beer and local alcoholic beverages.

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Grand River Southeast Waterfall

Grand River SouthEastAt the mouth of the Grand River Southeast where the river’s current meets the ocean tide.

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Our first stop of the day was in the Grand River Southeast Waterfall. This spectacular waterfall is a very famous attraction. It also has impressive ravines.

Grand River East WaterfallsThe waterfall can be reach through a speedboat.

Snorkeling and other water activities

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From the waterfall we stopped on a shallow section of the pristine waters in the east coast of the island for snorkeling. We did not go down for a swim because the water was very cold. But we did enjoy sun bathing and watching our fellow travelers swimming and having fun.

Catamaran SailingSome guests went on parasailing which is one of favorite activities in the island.

Catamaran Sailing06Barbecue buffet lunch on board

Surprisingly the food was delicious and fresh. It reminded me of home cooked meals. We had fresh salads, fried rice, barbecue chicken and fish. Bread and desserts were also served.

Catamaran Sailing08Derick and our catamaran captain

Afternoon in Ile aux Cerfs


Ile aux Cerfs Leisure Island is a private island near the East coast of Mauritius in the Flacq district. It is known for its beautiful white sandy beaches and golf club. The island  offers a variety of activities with something suited for every visitor.

IleAuxCerfs-05IleAuxCerfsThere were plenty of sunbeds with umbrellas along the beach area.


We were given two hours to roam around, go for a swim, buy some souvenirs and enjoy the rest of the afternoon. Derick and I had a wonderful time in the island. The weather was very cooperative. We enjoyed basking in the sun during our stay there.


Sailing over the stunning waters of Mauritius is very relaxing. It was indeed one of the best things we experienced during our Mauritian escapade.

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