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Pont Naturel, Ilot Brocus, Le Souffleur & Savinia

Mauritius, also known as paradise island is phenomenally rich in natural beauty. Its tropical climate, with 2 different seasons only; summer and winter makes it the perfect holiday destination, all year round!


Visiting Mauritius will surely lead you to the natural wonders of the south. Not all coastlines in Mauritius consist of calm turquoise lagoons and sandy beaches. Other places such as Pont Naturel and Le Souffleur are made of rough waves violently smashing the rocks underneath.


PONT NATUREL

Pont Naturel


Pont Naturel (Natural Bridge) is a natural rock formation bridge perfectly built by nature. The jaw-dropping beauty of the cliffs and the quietness of the surroundings will bring you in a state of pure relaxation.


Pont Naturel


Waves smashing the rocks underneath


If you are brave enough then you can cross the bridge with great precautions... sometimes the rock surface may be slippery, make sure you do not slip and fall as the strong currents will easily take you away. Nevertheless this spot remains one of the best photography and soothing spots on the island.


ILOT BROCUS

Ilot Brocus


1.7Km towards the east from Pont Naturel lies Ilot Brocus, a small and peaceful island. However this island is on a private territory and not accessible to the general public unless you have had a special invitation from the owners.


Ilot Brocus


PONT NATUREL


Walking further 2Km towards the west (from Pont Naturel) you will reach Le Souffleur (the Whistler), another popular and perfect spot for a picnic in the wild south of Mauritius.


Le Souffleur


The surface of the rocks consists of small holes. With the pressure of the violent waves, sea water penetrating through these holes will make a "whistling" sound along with a natural fountain, what a beauty! Here you will only need to wait patiently and look out for the spots where the waves are hitting the cliffs.


Le Souffleur - natural fountain


Le Souffleur


Walking further towards the west after Le Souffleur you will find one of the most infamous and uncrowded beaches of the island, Savinia Beach.


Savinia Beach (photo: Laurent Frédéric)


Swimming is strictly not recommended as the currents are strong (a case of death was reported in 2020). Feet in the sand you may go for a relaxing stroll on Savinia beach and further explore the magical and movie-like sceneries of the wild south. As usual respect mother nature and do NOT leave any of your rubbish on the beach.


Savinia Beach (photo: Laurent Frédéric)



Explore more!


Explore more! (photo: Laurent Frédéric)


Wild South coast


Getting to Le Souffleur or Pont Naturel can be complicated as you will need to make your way through sugarcane fields on untarred roads; a pick-up car or an SUV would be ideal for this trip.


Untarred road to Le Souffleur