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​Tamarin

Located on the western side of Mauritius, the village of Tamarin is a peaceful spot with recent development from its origins as a fishing hamlet to a popular surfers' paradise. Located in the Indian Ocean, the tranquil island of Mauritius is known for its lagoons, reefs and beaches. Over 150km of white sandy beaches and lagoons are protected from the open sea by the world's third-largest coral reef. The island is known for its charming multicultural way of life that welcomes thousands of tourists every year to relax and wind down from the stresses of daily life.

 

Activities

If an active water based holiday is what you are looking for then the lagoon of Le Morne is just a short drive away from your accommodation and is one of the most sought after surf spots on the island. With a long left-hand reef break and consistent 10-foot swells it is a great place to learn and develop your kite surfing skills with our all inclusive courses. Alternatively from the western coastline at the beach of Flic en Flac, to the Black River and the Morne lagoon, the island of Mauritius has excellent Scuba Diving opportunities. With some of the clearest water in the Indian Ocean, you have the best opportunity to view the huge variety of colourful marine life surrounding the island, and explore specific features such as reefs, caves and recent ship wrecks.If the ocean is not your main interest the Tamarin Golf Estate is just a simple stroll along the beach from your accommodation. Here you will be able to play on the championship 18-hole, par 72 course designed by architect Rodney Wright. The course combines technical challenges with sweeping views over the stunning Rempart Mountain and Tamarin Bay.

 

​Local Town

Tamarin and surrounding villages have recently been developed from simple villages inhabited by locals and fishermen, but today they are quite different. Although it has been transformed by many luxury villas, shopping centres and restaurants, Tamarin Bay is still a popular surfing spot, remaining authentic to the Mauritian culture and island way of life. Alongside the well known ocean views, a main part of the cultural landscape are the salt pans of Tamarin. Due to the dry conditions of the area, Tamarin is the ideal place for salt making.

 

UCPA Centre

Rather than a standard UCPA centre all courses in Tamarin are based at the beautiful Hotel Veranda. In the village of Tamarin you will stay in rooms of 2-3 persons looking over the gardens of the resort. The hotel is designed to feel like a home from home with holidays often described as simple and friendly, yet colourful and lively as guests experience the true Mauritian island lifestyle and community.

 

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