Tamarin at a glance
Welcome to an island paradise in which good vibes and tranquillity are a way of life. Surrounded by scenery that requires no filters on Instagram, residents of Tamarin enjoy a life of beauty that's hard to take for granted.
A brief history of the area
From humble origins as a fisherman's village, Tamarin has transformed into a popular residential area and holiday destination. In recent years, Tamarin has become home to a new leisure and commercial area, and it continues to reap the benefits of ongoing development. The area, which is a surfer's paradise, was previously known as Santosha Bay.
If a tropical environment in which it is warm all year round appeals to you, then Tamarin is a fantastic place to be. The coolest months of the year are July and September, when temperatures typically range between minimums of 19°C and maximums of 26°C. The hottest months of the year are January and February, when the mercury soars into the 30s on a typical day, with minimum temperatures typically being around 24°C. Rainfall is relatively high all year round, but the months in which you are least likely to experience a rainy day are October and November.
Schools in the area
Schools in the vicinity of Tamarin include Telfair International Primary School, which is a small community school boasting a warm and happy atmosphere as well as low numbers in classes to maximise the individual attention that each pupil receives. Other primary schools in the area include The Paul et Virginie School, which offers French as a medium of education, and Westcoast International Primary School, which is an English-medium private school in Cascavelle, which is approximately 10km from Tamarin. Westcoast International Secondary School is also in close proximity.
Ruisseau Créole, which is just over 2km from Tamarin, boasts a wide variety of shops, with everything from designer clothing and accessories to golfing gear and marine equipment. You'll also find banks, cafés and much more. Barachois Shopping Centre is also in close proximity to Tamarin.
Distance from key points (Airport)
The closest airport to Tamarin is Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, which is in Port Louis. This is approximately 52km away via the M2, and it will take you approximately an hour and ten minutes to make the trip.
There is no shortage of great restaurants to be found in Tamarin. If you're in the mood for Italian, you can't go wrong with a visit to La Cosa Nostra. Cafe Twenty Five Restaurant and Wine bar offers an exceptional seafood experience, as well as an assortment of other meals. A trip to La Bonne Chute Restaurant & Bar, which is the oldest restaurant on Mauritius's west coast, will give you an opportunity to sample Gibier gaming food like deer and wild boar, along with an exceptional range of seafood dishes.
Looking for a fun way to spend a day in and around Tamarin? As should be the case in any island paradise, there's no shortage of things to do.
1. Tamarin Public Beach
If you've been looking for an idyllic beach at which to enjoy activities like swimming, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, you just found it. Le Morne Beach is another spot not to be missed.
2. Dolphin Encounters
Swimming with dolphins is an easy item to tick off your bucket list if you are lucky enough to call Tamarin your home. Discover the island's most popular form of ecotourism by taking a private tour in a speedboat to meet Tamarin's dolphins.
3. Flic en Flac
This is another beach in close proximity to Tamarin, and its claim to fame is that it is Mauritius's longest beach. It is said to be the island nation's best snorkelling spot. Thanks to the calmness of the shallow waters here, you are likely to encounter a wide range of marine life such as the whitespotted box fish, blue-tarred parrotfish and many more.
Make Tamarin your home. Let it be your story. There's loads to love about Tamarin, and about Mauritius as a whole. It is a place where vibrancy meets natural beauty and where a peaceful way of life is enjoyed. Seeff Mauritius has a wide variety of homes for sale and to rent in Tamarin. Contact us today and let your Mauritian adventure begin.