Most holiday-makers come to Mauritius for its sea, sun and sand. Mauritius being a tropical country homes many beautiful beaches along pristine blue lagoons across the island, and it is well known across the world for its surreal beauty.
Mauritius is a country that thrives on tourism due to its amazing beaches consisting of blue turquoise lagoon, pristine white sandy beaches all surrounded with casuarina trees and coconut trees, making the island the ideal tropical destination. Mauritius is considered as the paradise of the Indian Ocean, owing to the endless beauty that it offers. Being protected all around by coral reefs, the lagoons are ideal for swimming, bathing and snorkeling.
We are sure to find hotels and beach resorts on most of these beaches. However, it is important to know that all beaches of Mauritius are public.
• Special care should be taken while visiting beaches for swimming purposes. Few beaches are dangerous for bathing, while others can be too deep for children. This is why before entering the sea, make sure to keep track of any notice boards with warnings regarding entering the sea.
• It is to be noted that nudism is not allowed in Mauritius and there are no nudist beaches in Mauritius.
Here are some of our recommendations on the best beaches in Mauritius:
Flic en Flac is one of the best beaches in Mauritius. The beach of Flic en Flac is located on the west coast of Mauritius, in the district of Rivière Noire. Flic en Flac is one of the longest beach in Mauritius and continues all the way to the village of Tamarin. The beach comprises of beautiful white coral sand and a pristine turquoise lagoon. The beach is all protected by coral reefs which makes it a safe place for swimming as well as snorkeling. Flic en Flac public beach is perfect for those seeking to spend a relaxing time with their loved ones, making it a very popular destination among the tourists and local people. Flic en Flac is famed for its breathtaking sunsets views which makes quite a remarkable scenery along the beach.
Moreover, Flic en Flac homes some very famous hotels, from 3 star hotels to 5 star deluxe villa resorts, which gives visitors a wide selection to choose their preferred accommodations. Some of these hotels are namely, Sugar Beach Resort, Aanari Hotel & Spa, Sofitel Imperial, La Pirogue, Pearle Beach Resort & Spa, and among others.
This beautiful seaside village also offers facilities such as restaurants, bars, clubs, café, bank & ATM services, clinics, shopping center, pharmacy and among many other facilities and services.
Found in southeast Mauritius and just 10 mins from the village of Mahebourg, Blue Bay is considered as one of the most beautiful beaches in the island. This gorgeous lagoon is home to a marine park since 1997 and is being protected by the local laws ever since. Blue Bay offers a pristine blue lagoon with crystal clear water and a white sandy beach which is surrounded by large casuarina trees. This place is perfect for those who are looking for a peaceful and harmonious atmosphere along a beautiful environment. The beach is certainly a favorite spot among the locals specially during the weekends. Blue Bay is also an ideal spot for snorkeling, scuba diving as well as glass bottom tours where visitors get the chance to know more on different marine species.
Furthermore, there are many accommodations facilities such as hotels and guesthouses in the surroundings of Blue Bay where visitors can stay in, including some very well-known resorts namely Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa, Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort & Villas, Le Peninsula Bay Beach Resort & Spa, Preskil Island Resort, and among others.
Alongside the Marine Park in Blue Bay, there are other places of interests to visit if you are in the area. These places are the Ferney Valley, Mahebourg Waterfront, the National History Museum as well as Biscuterie Rault.
Being one of the longest Beach of the Island, it extends to Trou aux Biches and Pointe aux Canonniers; Mont Choisy is one of the best beaches in Mauritius, located in the north west of the island. The beach is surrounded by several large casuarina trees, a white sandy beach and a turquoise lagoon like most beaches in the northern part of the island. Mont Choisy is one of the most popular beach among the locals who are often seen picnicking with their and families. The beach is mostly crowded during the weekends and holidays. Due to its clear and warm water, it is perfect for swimming and diving, as well as for different watersports such as kitesurfing, parasailing, waterskiing, and glass bottom boat tours.
Moreover, you will also find nearby restaurants with a variety choices of dishes as well as shopping centers such as the Mont Choisy Mall.
Additionally, Mont Choisy is home to some wonderful hotels such as Coral Azur Beach Resort, Choisy Les Bains, Mystik Life Style, as well as to some self-catering villas and holiday rentals.
Trou aux Biches is considered as one of the most beautiful beaches in Mauritius. This award-winning beach lies along the northern coast of the island, and is mostly known for its gorgeous setting and picturesque sceneries. Trou aux Biches has been very often elected as one of the most beautiful beaches in the African continent as well as being one of the finest beaches in the world. The beach is a favorite for sea lovers as it is well known as the perfect spot for water sports such as snorkeling, parasailing, windsurfing and among others. Moreover, catamaran and speed boat trips are one the main activities there.
Trou aux Biches is a very friendly beach among both the local people and tourists, more specifically during the weekends and holidays. Facilities such as restaurants, bars, shops and supermarkets are available as well, making it an amazing place to spend your lazy days under the sun.
Along being one of the best beaches in Mauritius, Trou aux Biches has some excellent accommodation facilities available for every type of visitors; hotels such as Trou aux Biches Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa, Le Cardinal Exclusive Resort, Casuarina Resort & Spa, Le Palmiste Resort & Spa and among others.
Located in the south west coast of the island, the beach of Tamarin Bay is set in a picturesque environment which lies along a gray sandy beach and rolling waves, making it a favorite spot for surfers. Even though, it is not advisable for swimming at the beach due to the strong currents, its authenticity still attract the local people and tourists to spend quality time there and for some, it is because of its magnificent sunset view.
Alongside being one of the best beach of the island, Tamarin Bay is a spot mostly know for dolphin watching making a major attraction for speed boat trips with tourists. Some even opt for stand-up paddle or kayak excursion for a more gratifying experience. Other water activities such as body boarding and catamaran tours are also very often seen at the bay.
And not to be missed, we have some excellent hotels that lies along the coast of Tamarin, namely, Tamarina Golf & Spa Boutique Hotel, Veranda Tamarin Hotel & Spa, Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa, and Esplanade by Horizon Holidays.
The beach of Le Morne is set on a blue peninsula on the west coast of Mauritius, right at the foot of the majestic mountain of Le Morne Brabant. Le Morne Brabant public is considered as one of the best beaches in the island due to its beautiful white coral sand and its clear water, that gives us this amazing panoramic view and perfect for photographers. The crystal clear water is a great spot for scuba diving, stand up paddle and swimming as well as a favorite one on the list of kite surfers. Le Morne remains a popular place for the locals and tourists due to the relaxing atmosphere it provides there. The beach is most frequented during the weekend and holidays.
Moreover, it is encouraged to surely visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Le Morne Brabant which is the pride of the island as well as a hike trip which leads to the monument of the slave right at the foot of the mountain.
There are several well known resorts and villas as well in the area such as LUX* Le Morne Resort, Riu Le Morne Club Hotel & Resort, Riu Creole Club Hotel & Resort, Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa as well as several restaurants available in the nearby area.
Situated in the extreme southern point of Mauritius, Gris Gris beach is a little gem that is set away from the calm seas. Being known for its sea cliffs, this beach is not protected by coral reefs which therefore, allows big waves to crash directly on the cliffs and shores offering magnificent views to visitors. Very often, visitors opt to go on top of the cliffs where they get this amazing view of the waves, which is definitely a sight worth seeing. The Gris Gris beach is the only place in Mauritius, where swimming or bathing is strongly prohibited due to the rough waters.
Aside, from being a beautiful beach with deep blue water, the beach is extremely dangerous; however, still a nice spot to relax and spend quality time with your loved ones.
In addition, there is a famous spot called “Roche qui Pleure”, which is found down the road of the Gris Gris Viewpoint, where you get to have a beautiful scenery of rocks where large waves continuously breaks with great violence, making the rocks cries when seeing from an angle.
Considered as one of the longest and best beaches in Mauritius, Belle Mare beach is situated in the east coast of the island, which stretches on a white sandy beach and a turquoise lagoon, all surrounded by large casuarina trees. Due to the little development on this part of the island, apart from the hotels and villas, the beach carries its authenticity and keeps the island spirit intact.
We have a descent range of hotels and luxury villas to choose in terms of accommodation, namely, LUX* Belle Mare, Ambre Mauritius, Maritim Crystals Beach Hotel, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Long Beach Mauritius, One&Only Le Saint Gerant, and among others. However, other facilities such as restaurants, shops and water activities are available on the neighbouring beaches.
The Belle Mare beach is perfect for swimming and diving especially on weekdays, as the beach gives a calm and peaceful atmosphere. The ideal spot for nature lovers, who can enjoy the sandy beach for sunbathing and relaxing in the shade of casuarina trees.
Mauritius being a little gem admist the Indian Ocean, has undoubtedly beautiful beaches across the island. These were some of our recommendation on the best of beaches in Mauritius. There is a lot more to discover in the island due to its endless beauty.