"ILE AUX CERFS"

Ile aux Cerfs (Stag Island) is on the east coast of the island. It comprises of 700 acres of luxuriant woodland where deer roam wild. It has excellent beaches for swimming and snorkelling and the shallow lagoon is particularly safe for children. It takes about 3 hours to walk round of the island but visitors are advised not to stray off the marked paths. The northern tip is reserved for public facilities and include first aid post, showers, toilets, shops and a boat house for watersports and boat trips. There is a tortoise and deer pen. Public services operate from the jetty at Pointe Maurice via gardens off to the main approach road of Touessrok. The crossing takes about 20 minutes and motorists may leave vehicles in the shaded free parking area. Boats leave every half hour from 9am to 5pm. Staying overnight and picnicking are prohibited but refreshment is available from the hotel managed beach bar and restaurants.