Beaches in Mauritius
Most beautiful beaches in Mauritius
Surrounded by emerald-blue sea and it's white sandy beaches, Mauritius island is already famous for its exotic beauty and it's post cards sceneries. Enjoy your holidays on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Grand Bay is a seaside village and large tourist beach in the district of Rivière du Rempart on the island of Mauritius most renowned because of its popularity to the enchanting quality of its emerald waters and to its liveliness by day or by night. It's a great place for swimming, sailing, windsurfing, and water skiing, boat excursions. Only 20 kilometers away from Port-Louis the capital of Mauritius. Grand Bay has a host of clothing and craft shops, restaurants and Grand Bay is also known for its night-life as it hosts most of the island best bars and night-clubs, including Banana Café, Zanzibar or Les Enfants Terribles. Grand Bay has a few Luxury and exclusive hotels like the Royal Palm Hotel and the Merville Beach Hotel . From Grand Baie, one can catch a helicopter for an excursion along the coast or get onto a boat for a trip into the deep seas to visit the small and most amazing islets in the North of Mauritius like coin de Mire island , Flat island and round island.
North of Mauritius island
Pereybere beach is known in Mauritius for its crystal clear water and white sand. Pereybere is a small cove, this little corner of paradise is always well frequented by locals and tourists. Pereybere beach is popular for its calm waters, not the slightest wave on the horizon but it's always full of visitors especially during weekends and holidays. You will find restaurants near the beach and merchants of exotic fruits.
Cap Malheureux Beach
Cap Malheureux is a picturesque spot in northern Mauritius which is famous for its view of the Coin De Mire, the Chapel, fishing and boat ride . Cap Malheureux offers a magnificent view of some of the small islands off the coast. Among others, Flat island, famous for its lighthouse; round island, inhabited only by palm trees, harmless boas and indigenous lizards; snakes island, which, despite its name, is not infested with snakes; and Coin de Mire, an enormous rock of historical importance, since it was from there that the English secretly embarked on September 2, 1810 to win over the island from the French.
La cuvette Beach
La Cuvette is an amazing spot that is not very popular in Mauritius because few even between the locals are aware of this awesome spot found in Grand Bay. When you will get there you'll wonder, where the sea stop and where the sky start in the horizon. Just like our photos, the place must be experienced in real! Just a few mins drive from the centre of Grand Bay, close to luxurious hotels like the Royal Palm. La Cuvette is a cozy beach with a blue azure lagoon that you should experience if you visit Grand Bay.
Pointe aux Canonniers Beach
Beach in the north-west of Mauritius
The beach of Pointe aux Canonniers, which nestle into a peninsula nearly 6 km long, is characterised by a fine white sand, interrupted at various locations by ancient volcanic rock.The coast has only a few hotels like Le Canonnier, where the remains of an old fort were carefully integrated into the hotel, thereby reinforcing the colonial style of the hotel. The sea here is ideal for swimming and all sorts of water sports, and is also a fabulous starting point for scuba diving.
Mont Choisy Beach
Situated on the edge of the lagoon on a stretch of golden sand between Trou-aux-Biches and Grand Bay. Mont choisy is one of the favorite beach for the locals that enjoy to spend the weekend with their family's and friends. Relaxing, sunbathing or swimming while enjoying the sea or playing soccer on an adjacent field. The entrance to the beach is guarded by a monument, commemorating the first airlink between Mauritius and Reunion Island on September 10, 1933, undertaken by a Frenchman by the name of Sutel, and a Mauritian, Jean Hily. The latter unfortunately lost his life on the second attempt held on October 4, 1934.
Bain Boeuf literally “beef bath”.
In the distant past, according to some people, the neighbouring inhabitants brought their cows and oxen here to wash them.
Nowadays you won’t find any cattle on the beach and the remaining plots of grazing lands are being fast “eaten up” by luxury villas, bungalows and cozy colonial houses. The beach Bain Boeuf near Pereybere is a beautiful place where you can enjoy the sun, sand and sea in a laid back atmosphere.
Trou Aux Biches Beach
Trou aux Biches is a major tourist resort in the northwest of Mauritius. it is located on the Indian Ocean coast of the Pamplemousses region, to the south of the headland of Pointe aux Canonniers, it's a beautiful white sandy beach next to the Trou au Biches Hotel. Trou-aux-Biches is a cozy white sandy beach, with blue waters and beautiful filao trees . Trou-aux-Biches is also some minutes away from The Aquarium, where you can discover the magnificent species of the Mauritian marine life. The splendid Hindu Temple for a spiritual and cultural touch to your travel.
West of Mauritius Island
Flic en Flac Beach
Flic en Flac has become the second most popular tourist area of Mauritius after Grand Bay. Flic en Flac derived its name from an Old Dutch phrase "Fried Landt Flaak" that literally means "Free and Flat Land.", or 'Free and Flat Land'. Unlike Grand Bay who knew a tremendous development in the north, the development in Flic en Flac was monitored by the authorities. Strict rules were applied to constructions and commercial outlets to preserve the nature sourrounding the beaches. Flic en Flac can be found in the district of Black River on the western coast of the island. One of the nicest beaches of the island protected by the surrounding coral reefs. Flic en Flac has now developed more infrastructures like apartments, bungalows, villas and hotels to cater with the increasing influx of tourists that are visiting Mauritius.The Most popular and luxury hotels found in flic en flac are the Sugar Beach Resort, La Pirogue Hotel and the Sofitel Hotel.
Tamarin Bay Beach
Tamarin an old Fisherman village found in the district of Black river was developed into a residential area where you can now found villas, bungalows and hotels like the Tamarina Hotel who is in front of the ot the Tamarin bay beaches. Tamarin is especially popular with surfers, bodyboarders and group of locals because of the big waves. The character of the place is more laid-back than Flic en Flac and rougher around the edges. The beach is nice and is well situated for most of the other sights. Salt evaporation ponds encircle the village of Tamarin - A small public beach with good views across the river estuary to Montage du Rempart.
The long sandy beach and calm Pomponnette. Not too touristy and a piece of paradise for nature lovers. The sea is calm but be careful when swimming there is no coral reefs.
Nestled on the west coast of Mauritius, away from the bustle of the tourist capital of Grand Bay. La Preneuse is a secluded beach away from everything. White sand and clear blue sea surrounded by a beautiful coral reef and unforgettable view of Le Morne Brabant; sight of the World Heritage monument to slavery, rises majestically over the sea in the background of this range the one of the most spectacular scenery on the island.
You can also find wonderful hotel like LUX Le Morne hotel.
South of Mauritius Island
Blue Bay Found South East of Mauritius. Blue Bay has a clear blue sea and white sandy beaches well known for the Glass botton boat trip , the marine park framed on one side by Le Shandrani Hotel, Blue Lagoon Hotel and the runway of the international airport Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam.An important and very unique network of coral reefs protect this part of the island from the oceanic waves. The public beach in Mauritius closest to Mahebourg .This attractive beach can get really busy on weekends.
East of Mauritius Island
Belle Mare Beach
Belle Mare is one of the best beaches and the east coast of Mauritius. As you drive along the coastal road, you will see the beach is deployed in a picturesque environment. Here you can feel the atmosphere velvety circulated by the exquisite blend of beauty and greenery. Belle Mare with the gentle breeze of its neighbor Trou d'Eau Douce with the euphoric picnic mood during the weekend is always present between the locals.
Ile Aux Cerfs (deer island)
The island consist of a five star hotel (The Touessrok Hotel) with a golf course and has beautiful beaches. Every day Mauritians and tourists visit the island, they depart in boats from the village of Trou d'Eau Douce and spend the whole day on the island. Several water sports activities are also available on the island. The island features vast beaches fringed with palm trees, and clear waters. You can find restaurants, catamaran tours and Speedboat tours on the island. Restaurants and other services are housed in small exotic kiosks, with straw roofs. Tourists can access IIe aux Cerfs by getting onto one of the small boats at Pointe Maurice.
Dangerous but beautiful beaches in Mauritius
Located in the South of the island.
Gris Gris is well known for its sea cliff. This part of the island is not surrounded by coral reefs. Thick waves crashing on the shore.
The waves slamming on the coast with all its might, offering a total contrast to the other calm beaches you can found in Mauritius.
There is no other spot on the island where visitors will feel so strongly impressed by the nature force of a raging sea.
Do not be trap by the beautiful golden beach at Gris Gris; swimming here is extremely dangerous!!!
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