It is located in the North-East, inside the lagoon, just a few cables away from the mother island. So named by the Dutch who found sperm whale ambergris there, it served as a refuge for the few survivors of the Saint Géran following the shipwreck of the ship in the channel just opposite - a drama which is at the origin of the narrative framework of the famous novel by Bernardin de Saint Pierre, Paul and Virginie.
Wild and undeveloped, Amber Island is accessible to tourists who visit it less frequently than the Plate and Gabriel Islands. It must be said that the beaches are a little less beautiful and the seabed less interesting, except for sea turtles. On the other hand, the shores of the island are planted with mangroves and very pleasant to explore by boat (multitude of channels bordered by lush vegetation). Possibility to picnic (Mauritians love the place on Sundays) and to take a dip in the translucent waters of the lagoon.
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