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 Ronde - Round Island
Situated 22 kilometres to the north east of Mauritius, Round Island is an ecological treasure house. Numerous species of endemic plants some of which no longer exist on the mainland and the presence of endemic reptiles make this island a unique place.

It is some 150 hectares in extent and raises like a cone out of the water to reach a maximum height of 300 metres. The geological basic composition is an agglomeration of tuff, volcanic ash, laid down in compact layers that look like rock.

This natural reserve is today restricted to the public. Permits can however be applied with the competent authorities for scientific visits.