Ile aux Bénitiers is as flat as the hill opposite it is high, and it is one of the best kept secrets of the southern coast. In the shape of a clam, this little piece of land is hemmed by splendid beaches sinking deep into transparent water. Nature being very much protected there, the island does not allow water sports, but it offers nonetheless idyllic conditions to relax in the manner of Robinson Crusoe. Fishermen will be happy to take you across to the island from the Mauritian coast, from the village of La Gaulette.
Here, it is possible to see dolphins.© OT Ile Maurice / Bamba Sourang
The island has a stunning beach, which is right up close to the house reef.© iStockphoto.com / Jan-Otto
The island does not have nature reserve status, so it is still possible to go for an excursion. There are always fishermen willing to take you if you want to be independent.© OT Ile Maurice / Bamba Sourang
There are often schools of dolphins here.© Cre??dit OT Ile Maurice / Bamba Sourang
As the island is extremely well situated, you will have the privilege of witnessing some of the most beautiful sunsets.© James Caratini / 123RF