Besides its wonderful dolphin show, the coastal village of Tamarin is also best-known for its salt pans. With an incredible backdrop of mountains; grab the chance to relish upon a magical live-show from the extraction of salt- being an essential element for all animal life, it surely is abundant here on Earth, but it still requires extraction from the salty waters of Mauritius. The process of mining that salt has produced beautiful landscapes, including, multicolored pools of water, and geometric carvings. This is the reason Les Salines de Tamarin has become a tourist photo-spot throughout the years.

The little secret (although not a secret anymore), is to head to Les Salines at dawn to be able to see the local workers with salt baskets on their head during the extraction process. With such magical elements, you can’t miss to have the perfect shot for your holiday memories! Sadly, part of Les Salines is now being developed for a nearby supermarket parking area; leaving a large community of locals and visitors heart-broken from the idea.


A few tips by Mauritius Explored:

  • We repeat; it does get MAGICAL at dawn!
  • Pack your gadgets, you won’t regret!


Historical & Iconic place


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