Travel Guide
Tamarin showing swimming, a sunset and mountains

Surf, swim with dolphins, dine with locals and relax to jazz tunes in tropical beach accommodation at this charming Mauritian village.

Choose the village of Tamarin for a picturesque beach holiday. Catch waves on a famous surf beach, swim with dolphins at dawn on a guided tour, see the town’s historic fortress, sample Mauritian cuisine and enjoy hours of live jazz at your hotel.

Rent a surfboard and head to Tamarin Beach. For generations, this area was renowned for some of the best surfing conditions in the world. Though the waves and currents have changed, Tamarin remains a prime surfing spot. Spend idyllic days on this glorious beach and swimming in its tropical waters.

At dawn spot wild dolphins at Tamarin Bay. Take an early morning boat ride out to see bottlenose dolphins frolicking in the bay. Marvel at these beautiful creatures up-close as trained guides take you swimming with the dolphins.

Explore the small museum inside the Martello Tower, one of five defensive towers built by the British in the 1830s for protection against French invaders. Learn about this tower’s history and design from a guide or posted information. From atop the fortress, enjoy stunning ocean views. Nearby La Route du Sel, the 18th-century salt flats on Tamarin’s main road, offers a 15-minute guided tour of the last site in Mauritius where salt is still produced.

At lunchtime, visit a luxurious beach restaurant and enjoy a stylish, resort-like outdoor atmosphere. Relax with local patrons on wicker chairs by expansive pools. Sample an array of island dishes as you rest under coconut palms. Take a refreshing swim and indulge in fresh, tropical cocktails.

Choose an oceanfront apartment for your Tamarin stay. In the evenings, listen to live jazz tunes floating through the air from the iconic Crazy Fish Bar. Experience Mauritian nightlife with concerts every night. Taste a selection of wines under timber kiosks, as local and international musicians create incredible music together.

Reach Tamarin by rental car or taxi in 1 hour from Mauritius International Airport. Visit this tropical island oasis for a glorious beach holiday.

Where to stay in Tamarin

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Tamarin Beach

Travellers enjoy Tamarin Beach for its beaches and restaurants. Consider checking out The Martello Tower Museum while you're in the area.

Tamarin Beach
Veranda Tamarin Hotel and Spa
Veranda Tamarin Hotel and Spa
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