Black River is an exclusive residential area on the south west coast of Mauritius, between Le Morne and Tamarin, 75 minutes drive from the airport. Nautical activities offered by several operators include Big Game Fishing, Scuba Diving, Catamaran sunset cruises and Swimming with Dolphins in the wild. It is also one of the best regions of Mauritius for inland activities and trekking excursions to the Black River National Park and Tamarin Falls. South of Black River is Chamarel which is reputed for its coloured earth. It is a scenic drive along a twisting hilly road, leading to an undulating area of dunes with shades of blue, green, red, purple and yellow earth, apparently caused by the cooling down of volcanic ashes at different temperatures; on the way, there is a scenic view of Le Morne Mountain and a look-out to the beautiful Chamarel waterfall.
The latest development in Mauritius, the West Coast Marina, located at the mouth of the Black river, includes top luxury upmarket properties along the banks of the river at West Island Resort and at La Balise Marina. These upmarket properties include 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom apartments and larger villas and penthouses of 4 or 5 bedrooms – all available for short term bookings.
There are plenty of amenities in the area with commercial complexes like London Supermarket, Ruisseau Creole including several boutiques, banks and restaurant facilities.