‘Sweet water hole’ is the chiefintersection on the east shore and its unsuspecting tourism capital as a result. It’s a methodically lovely place, large and tedious along a magnificent bit of shore and just a short boat voyage away from the extremely popular Île aux Cerfs, an ideal weekend picnic expedition for Mauritians. Indeed, the minute you get to the city centre you’ll have ‘Île aux Cerfs’ shouted at you by buoyantflaunts who line the road. Despite this, the township makes a great foot for exploring the east coast, with ample of good accommodation and eating options. The centre is marked by a cathedral, near which you’ll find the post office, police station and a small petrol station.