Tamarin is a village on the western coast of Mauritius. It has long been the seat of the council district of Black River. Recently the district council has been moved to new headquarters in Bambous, this village being more accessible to the villagers. An old fisherman village, Tamarin has developed into a residential area and a moderated holiday resort. Tamarin is especially popular with surfers. Tamarin is linked with a main road linking Port Louis and east to Curepipe. The village is surrounded by hills and is very picturesque.