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4 reasons to visit the East Coast – Mauritius with children

Many tourists don’t visit the east coast Mauritius unless they stay in a hotel there. During my 6 month residency in Mauritius the east coast was one of my favourites with my children. Why?

  • Snorkeling is fantastic!

If you go to the beach right before Trou d’Eau Douce there’s one small lagoon after another. Many stones in the water with stonefishes require bathing shoes or fins. But once in the water it’s like stepping in a huge aquarium. Have some bread with you to feed the fishes.

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Quad biking in Fort Dauphin (Taolagnaro), Madagascar

ADVENTURE and I LIKE TO MOVE IT was singing in our head when we decided to visit Fort Dauphin in the southeast of Madagascar in 2008. My husband and me love riding motorbike offroad, so we decided to do this as well there. Our whole motocross equipment found place in our luggage. The boots were part of the hand luggage and sometimes even the helmet. It was a challenge to pack everything in one backpack!

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Mon Choisy Beach, the place of happy people

Under trees one can enjoy the more than 3km long beach of Mon Choisy. During the week it’s very calm and only visited by tourists whereas the weekends turn it into a party place. Grandpas playing with their children in the water, Indian families dining on the beach and young people playing football.


This girl and his grandpa played for more than 1 hour the same game: she is splashing him water over his head, laughing and having a lot of fun. After some minutes he took the beer can and splashed water over her head. Laughing made him look like a young boy again.

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