L'île aux Aigrettes is the largest island in the Bay of Grand Port, located east of Mauritius at 1 kilometer from the coast of Mahebourg. Unlike the mainland which is of volcanic origin, Ile aux Aigrettes is made up of coralline limestone.
Declared a nature reserve in 1965,this uninhabited island of twenty-six hectares forms a natural reserve Mauritius1 with animal or floral endemic rare species. The pink pigeon (or pigeon Mauritius) lives there. There are also giant tortoises and skinks Telfair, but the Mauritian falcon, Falco punctatus disappeared.
Visit of Ile aux Aigrettes Island.
Experience the fauna and flora unique to Mauritius and enjoy a visit and a 1 and a half hours tour of the animal sanctuary the Island. Visit the island where the dodo once thrived, and where giant tortoises and the pink pigeon still live freely. With a 90-minute guided walk, you'll see the exotic and indigenous animals that thrive in this coastal forest.
With a glass-bottom boat and discover colourful fish and corals in their natural underwater habitat and if lucky, you may even see a turtle pass underneath.
Please note that eating, smoking and alcoholic drinks are not allowed on the island, nor is littering.