Ile aux Aigrettes Island

Ile Aux Aigrettes is a small coral island of 26 hectares located just 1 km off the town of Mahebourg, in the east of Mauritius. It is a natural site classified “Nature Reserve” since 1965. Today it is protected by the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (MWF) which has done everything to preserve the endemic species of Mauritius.


Since 1985, the MWF foundation has been in charge of the management of Ile aux Aigrettes. It aims to restore the fauna and flora of the island to its original state.


Visit of the island aux Aigrettes


  • Excursions to Ile aux Aigrettes are organized every day from Pointe Jérôme. Rediscovered a true ecological paradise, the island lends itself to the walk and the discovery.
  • The tour of the island is done in 1h30 on average. Several courses are proposed. By taking the Sentier du Dodo, you will discover along the way several plant species with evocative names like wood nail, wood beef or even ebony.


  • By carefully observing the surroundings, you can admire the Pigeons of the Mares perched on the branches of trees, the native lizards hidden in the foliage, the giant tortoises lounging in the undergrowth or the bats hanging on the trees, below.


  • The Island is a great place to get natural shots of animals, birds and plants.
  • This is a great place for children to observe various plants, animals and birds


Opening Closing Time

Daily: 9 am to 4:30 pm