Tamarin is a village on the western coast of Mauritius. It has long been the seat of the council district of Rivière Noire.
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. The village which is next to Black River, another fisherman's village of the west coast of the Island showed continuous development these last years : new commercial & leisure areas as well as a new primary school.
It is the main salt pan area in Mauritius.
Tamarin is near the terminus of the west line of the former railway system on Mauritius.