Tamarin Bay is located on the west side of the island. Famously known to be one of the coolest surf towns in Mauritius, Tamarin Bay has become a hub for expats and tourist wanting to experience the local Mauritian lifestyle.

The area around Tamarin is called Black River, however, in recent years, locals have dubbed it “White River” because of all the expats and tourist that visit and live amongst the locals.

With expats and tourists come international brands and luxury stores. Black river has got a Vida E cafe (South African Coffee house) , a Food Loves Market (a South African Fruit and Vegetable shop) and a Checkers (a South African convenience store). There are also a number of French inspired bakeries, a French food store and an Australian butcher.