Ile aux Bénitiers and Crystal Rock
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About 500 metres off the coast at La Gaulette (South West of Mauritius) is l'ile aux Bénitiers. The island has very little biodiversity value since it has a highly modified vegetative cover and is used as a coconut plantation. On the northern tip of the island there is a small colony of migratory sea birds. The lagoon is vast and shallow with large coral fields in relatively good health. The region around the island is the fishing ground of locals who for years have used the islet for leisure purposes and a stopover when fishing in the lagoon.
In the shadow of the mountains with the crystal clear sea, the Crystal Rock is an area of natural beauty. The crystal rock itself is pretty, but it is the views around that make the experience. The famous Crystal Rock of Mauritius is a wonderful place for diving with a possibility to see a variety of tropical fishes and encounter dolphins.