The northern islands are a group of islands north of Mauritius. This group of islands comprises (nearest to furthest from Mauritius) : Coin de Mire, Ile Plate and Ilot Gabriel , Ile Ronde and Ile aux Serpents. A number of beautiful catamaran day trips are organized, including stops for snorkelling, and usualy a barbecued lunch.
Coin de Mire is a small island with a breathtaking cliff, used by a variety of birds as natural breeding grounds. There are currently no visits to the island.
A trip from mainland Mauritius to Ile Plate and Ilot Gabriel will take you only 1h 30 min! These islands have exeptional fauna and flora that are of course protected. Nature is unspoilt and the blue lagoon is inhabited by various species of fish, hence it is often compared to an aquarium ! Short hikes and picknicks « in the wild » are a popular activity, especially on the « wild » unprotected side of the islands.
Round Island is located between Flat Island and Snake Island . The latter is uninhabited and is classified as a nature reserve. The island is different from others because it is the only place in the world where you can find rare species of snakes like the Round Island Schlegel boa and the Round Island Dussumier boa .
Finally, Snake Island is the northernmost island from Mauritius, and like most of them , it remains uninhabited and is part of the Mascarene Islands . This island is also classified as a nature reserve.