Overview – Ile aux Cerfs
Once populated by deer, the picturesque Ile aux Cerfs (French for deer island) located off the east coast of Mauritius is now a popular tourist attraction thanks to its expansive sandy beach. Its serene surroundings and clear waters make it the ideal spot for a truly relaxing getaway.
Easily accessible by motor boat or by speed boat, Ile aux Cerfs is a small Eden for vacationers in search of exotic getaways. The island is also home to a luxury hotel and an exceptional championship golf course.
The front part of the island includes a restaurant, a shop and a watersports centre offering a range of fun activities. To enjoy a moment of peace and quiet, you can stroll along the sandy beach bordering the island and unwind in the midst of filao trees swaying pleasantly.
Spend the day basking in the warmth of the sun, swimming in the lagoon or making the most of the wide selection of water sports available on the shore.
Ile aux Cerfs Golf
The Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club represents a unique “island” golfing experience surrounded by a shimmering turquoise lagoon on an 18-hole championship course with strong parkland features. It features a full-service clubhouse with a Pro Shop offering premium rental on clubs and shoes. The Clubhouse also accommodates the Langer’s Bar & Grill, a restaurant overlooking 18th green.
The gorgeous tropical island is a haven for golfers but equally extraordinary for non-players. Keen golfers can learn how to play, or how to perfect their swing at the Golf Academy, enjoy a challenging 18-hole course, or relax on Filibusters, the exclusive beach for golfers.
To perfect your swing, the Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club offers a driving range with 5 target greens and a state-of-the-art Golf Academy equipped with the latest video and computer aided swing analysis software for both individual and group tuition.
- 18 Hole Championship Course Par 72, measuring 6,476 metres, with four tee options.
- Full service clubhouse with Pro Shop, locker rooms, premium rental clubs, rental shoes and a 68-seater restaurant overlooking 18th green.
- Driving range with 5 target greens and state-of-the-art Golf Academy. The Academy facilities include an indoor swing studio with the latest video and computer aided swing analysis software for both individual and group tuition.
- Golf carts with premium GPS system. Caddies available on request.
Restaurant & Bars in Ile aux Cerfs
The Ile aux Cerfs island features 3 restaurants offering different styles of cuisine with a large selection of drinks and cocktails. Enjoy the buffet restaurant on the beach, try one of the classic pizzas at the beach bar or savour delicious Indian food while sipping on your favourite cocktail and admiring the majestic scenery.
La Chaumière Masala Restaurant, set in a unique location, offers a palette of three cuisines namely Indian, Mauritian and Asian, where customary cuisines have been revisited with the talent and audacity of highly-skilled Chefs.
Sands Beach Bar features a large variety of pizzas, from Italian classics to newly revisited pizzas.
Langers Bar & Grill is built on the highest point of Ile aux Cerfs and overlooks the beautiful driving range. The Restaurant is a cool, open and relaxing space, perfect for exquisite lunches and relaxing after a golf round.
Ile aux Cerfs Activities
The island will charm you for sure; fans of beaches will be in heaven while on this Island. Apart from lying on the beach and taking in the sun, you can combine your island visit with a fun activity to make the most of your day. There you will find a wide range of activities such as catamaran cruises and water sports. Parasailing and water skiing are activities that are very much in demand and done by most visitors.
Popular activities include:
- Catamaran Cruise
This cruise takes you to the island of Ile aux Cerfs on a catamaran specially designed for day charters. On board, enjoy a top-quality chef lunch, selection of alcoholic beverages (beer, rum, cocktails) and non-alcoholic drinks and more.
- Pirate boat trip
This is an unforgettable trip on a wooden sailing pirate-style boat –the Pirate boat will cruise along the shore line heading towards the direction of the Grand River Waterfalls. From where you will take a small motorboat to visit scenic waterfalls which are found about 500m upstream.
- Customized half day/Full day trip to Ile Aux Cerfs
This Ile aux Cerfs day trip offers a day of pure relaxation – you choose how to spend it. Whether you would like to soak up the sun on the dazzling white sand or swim in the warm turquoise waters that fringe the beaches you will be able to tailor make your day. Spend a relaxing time on one of the picture-postcard beaches of Ile aux Cerfs and enjoy swimming and snorkelling in the beautiful lagoon surrounding the Island.
- Overnight stay at the luxury Bubble lodge
The Ile aux Cerfs Bubble Lodges offer you the incredible opportunity to spend one or two nights in an exotic place- an extraordinary experience out of the ordinary.
All the luxury bubble lodges are equipped with a spacious lounge area, a private bathroom (warm water shower facilities are outdoors) and sleeping quarters with a queen-sized bed. They provide excellent surrounding views, with some overlooking the sea.
They also boast of a tasteful décor and come with all essential amenities such as toiletries, tea and coffee making facilities, mineral water, board games, a flashlight, sleeping masks (in case of full moon), a hairdryer, umbrellas and a phone.
Ile aux Cerfs Leisure Island
Open every day from 09:00 to 18:00.
Boat shuttle service: from 09:30 to 18:00, every 30 minutes from Pointe Maurice to Ile aux Cerfs Masala Jetty and back.
Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club
Open every day from 07:00 to 20:00.
Boat shuttle service: from 06h40 till the last guest departs, every 20 minutes from Pointe Maurice to Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club’s jetty and back.