The splendid white-sand beach at TROU AUX BICHES is one of the best on the island, and although busy with boats at weekends, it’s a good spot for snorkelling. It blends to the north with Mont Choisy, the longest and most beautiful beach in the area. Both share the same origins, fishing villages which grew into resorts due to their fabulous beaches, but lack the crowds and commercialization of nearby Grand Baie. Inland, the town of TRIOLET is home to the island’s largest Hindu temple, worth a stop just to take in the atmosphere; shops on the main street sell small, painted Hindu statues which make original and inexpensive souvenirs.

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