Do you want to discover Benitiers Island like a local in a sustainable way avoiding tourist traps? You need to call Francis, the nicest fisherman on the island!
If you are friendly, you can even ask him to show you how to hoist up fish traps before taking you to the island where he may prepare on the spot one of the most fantastic barbecue.
You have to call him in advance because he’s a very busy guy. Do not forget to check in with him whether he needs to take care of everything including beverages. If you bring alcoholic beverages on the island, take a few brews with you; he is a fiend for lager!
You will feast under a thatched hut on this white-sand islet lapped by turquoise waters. Then, you can take a walk along the long beach, buy some souvenirs made from shells and most importantly you will have the pleasure to drink a cup of coffee or a cocktail at Mariline’s shack: “Coco Café”.
Mariline is truly a character, a mojito expert and also a great singer… so you may be lucky enough to come across “Route” the guitar player and share a musical jam session with both of them. We guarantee you won’t forget it anytime soon especially after few drink! (We will talk about Route soon in another post).
For the meantime, enjoy your exploration of the island.
Be seeing you,
Julie & Alban
Francis +230 57662763
Mariline +230 58557797