Islets & Marine Parks
North
Coin de Mire
Ile Plate
Ilot Gabriel
Ile Ronde

East
Ile aux Cerfs
Ilot Mangénie
Ile aux deux Cocos

West
Ile aux Bénitiers
Roche Crystal

South
Ile Phare
Ile aux Aigrettes

Marine Parks
Blue Bay Marine Park
Turtle Bay

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Ile aux Bénitiers

Situated about 500 metres off the coast at La Gaulette (South West of Mauritius). Ile aux Bénitiers is a large coral sand island approximately 2 km long and 500 metres at its widest point and 65 hectares in area.

On the northern tip of the island there is a small colony of migratory sea birds.

The lagoon is crystal clear, vast and shallow with large coral fields in relatively good health. The region around the island is the fishing ground of locals who for years have used the islet for leisure purposes and a stop over when fishing in the lagoon.

Next to this island is the Roche Crystal with its creative shape above the water.