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Bain Boeuf has a quaint place in the history of Mauritius. The British landed here to take the island from France in 1810. There’s a marker of that event on the Bain Boeuf beach that Princess Anne herself unveiled during a 2010 visit. But there’s more to this northern area of the island that makes it fascinating to live in Mauritius.
Bain Boeuf and its northern neighbourhood harbour domains showcasing government-private sector initiatives towards conserving the island’s green environment. At Bain Boeuf, 2Futures affirms its reputation as an eco-friendly developer in its project Cape Bay Beach Resort.
2Futures developed this property under the Real Estate Scheme (RES), strictly adhering to the ecological standards of this programme. Cape Bay’s development theme drew its inspiration from the traditional Mauritian vernacular but with more contemporary and eco-sensitive underpinnings.
Cape Bay seamlessly blends into its natural surroundings that lured many to live in Mauritius. Lush tropical palms and evergreen trees adorn its common areas and private gardens. The end result is a verdant setting that perfectly complements the scenic natural environment of the Bain Boeuf beach fronting the property.
On a much greater scale, the green side of north Mauritius comes unveiled at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden. Located in Pamplemousses, this 37-hectare wonder is not only the oldest botanical garden in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s also ranked amongst the world’s top three gardens.
This botanists’ wonder offers more besides its trademark pond of giant water lilies. It flaunts 200 plant species including fragrant flowers and 85 species of palm trees endemic to Mauritius.
For an entirely different experience of the green domains in north Mauritius, the Daruty Forest is the place to go. Located in the Petit Raffray village southeast of Bain Boeuf, this forest features a 19-mile trail loop for mountain bikers and trail runners.
This trail loop also notably extends to parts of nearby villages like Grand Gaube and Calodyne. It traverses not only under tree canopies but also cuts across grass fields, sugar cane farms, dirt and rocky roads, pavement, and residential areas.
Invigorating outdoor activities amidst a well-preserved natural environment can also be pursued at the Bras d’Eau National Park. Located northeast, this 400-hectare green sanctuary is one of the two national parks in Mauritius. Manifesting its conservation value, the park is home to the largest remaining population of the Mauritius Paradise Flycatcher.
Other natural attractions and property features add value to real estate developments on the northern side of the island. For more on these, call a 2Futures consultant if you’re planning to live in Mauritius experiencing the bounty of its nature and more.