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Timings : 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Entry Fee :
Adults: MUR 250
Children: MUR 175

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Domaine de L’Etoile, Mauritius Overview

Previously a private hunting domain, the Domaine de L’Etoile in Mauritius is now a famous tourist attraction for adventure and leisure activities, as well as ecotourism. It is one of the most preserved regions of Mauritius with lush greenery, indigenous forests, sparkling rivers and endemic birds.

Adventure enthusiasts can enjoy activities like zip-lining, horse riding, quad biking, mountain biking and archery; while nature lovers seeking solace can wander on the rustic trails that will lead them to the top of the Bombou Mountain range, which offers stunning views of the island and the surrounding ocean. And for the perfect end to a perfect day, visitors can enjoy traditional Mauritian cuisine at their onsite restaurant, which like the rest of the reserve, offers breathtaking panoramic views.

Must Know Before You Visit Domaine de L’Etoile

Tips :

  • The adventure activities and sports are separately charged at the Domaine de L’Etoile, and these activities are offered only at specific times of the day. Therefore, make sure that you check out the timings and other details of your preferred events before paying a visit to the reserve. 
  • There may be some age restrictions for children on specific activities, so keep that in mind if you are taking kids along. Pregnant women and physically challenged people are also debarred from taking part in certain activities. 
  • It is advisable to wear socks and closed toes shoes while visiting the reserve. Also, wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move around quickly. 
  • Remember to carry sunscreen and a mosquito repellent along. 

Domaine de L?Etoile Highlights

1. Flora and Fauna

While at the Domaine de L’Etoile, visitors get a chance to explore the English gardens, woods and rivers. These spots are home to hundreds of different species of plants and trees, including anc (Read More)ient and endemic species. There is a large river flowing through, as well as smaller streams and waterfalls, which are indeed a treat for the eyes. Be on the lookout for the Java deer when you visit the reserve.

2. Ziplining

The 3.5-kilometre zipline is spread across 1200 hectares of natural forests, and zip lining in these pristine surroundings is an unmatched experience. The longest zip line here is 800 metres long, whi (Read More)ch is sure to give you an adrenaline rush as you look at some breathtaking views, valleys and rivers.

3. Buggy Ride

The one-hour buggy ride offered at nighttime is the best option for those on the lookout to explore the natural beauty of Mauritius in a fun way. Delivered every day from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM, a ride th (Read More)rough the beautiful surroundings gives you the chance to discover the Rusa deer and other animals living in their natural surroundings. The buggy has a unique lamp, which lights up the path and helps you witness the wildlife, but at the same time, provides the exciting nocturnal atmosphere that is the highlight of the ride.

4. Safari Quad Biking

This adventure activity will take you on the beaten track so that you can explore the hidden gems of Mauritius in a fantastic and natural setting. As a bonus, you also might get a chance to spot the d (Read More)oe-eyed deer and wild boar as you explore the lush green valleys, the rivers, the plantations and the forests. These two species were brought to the island over a century ago. Visitors can choose between a 2-seater quad or a 2-seater buggy to enjoy this ride.

5. Guided Hiking

Idle for those who want to escape the hustle-bustle and retreat to the lap of nature, the guided hiking at the reserve will help you explore the untouched flora and fauna of the island. Your tourist g (Read More)uide will show you different animals and plants that you would encounter, including endemic plants like orchids, traveller’s trees, and ebony trees. Endemic bird species such as Kestrels and Green Cateaux, which are, unfortunately, on the verge of extinction are spotted here as well.

6. Archery

The pristine surroundings of Domaine de L’Etoile are the perfect place to develop a new skill, as trained instructors guide you and teach you how to use modern equipment, bows and arrows. Archer (Read More)y is not just a fun sport, but it is also a great way to relax and de-stress.

7. Domaine de L’Etoile Restaurant

The Domaine de L’Etoile Restaurant is situated next to the Grand River South-East, thus offering dinners with some magnificent views. The restaurant boasts of serving traditional Mauritian Cuisi (Read More)ne, which is inspired by the diverse cultures in Mauritius, as well as fusion cuisine. The tables are set under the veranda with thatched roofs. Note that the restaurant is closed on Monday.

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