Mauritius Beaches Beach
Mauritius Beaches – Mauritius is an island located in the Indian Ocean near Reunion and Rodrigues islands. As all the islands of the world, Mauritius is surrounded with beaches and sea. But Mauritius Island offers to the visitors a large variety of beautiful white sandy beaches and blue turquoise lagoons. Mauritius is said to be the real paradise of the Indian Ocean.
What to ask more than to have a beautiful white sandy beach and a blue lagoon only need to relax have a sun bath on one of the beaches of the island and enjoy the magnificent view in front of you.
Let us talk a little about the different beaches on the different coasts of the island. The North, West and South coasts have beautiful beaches contrary to the South coast which is more surrounded of cliffs but with beautiful point of view.
Beaches on the North coast
Cap Malheureux and Grand Gaube are small fishing villages with beautiful beaches and great views. Grand Bay is in Mauritius a very popular village with a well known magnificent beach and a blue lagoon. Grand bay Beach is usually famous for water skiing, windsurfing, yachting, deep sea fishing and sailing. The bay is usually the meeting point for excursions and also home of the sailboats of the northern coast. Another famous beach which has been recently provided with amenities for picnics is La Cuvette, it is one of the beaches where lot of Mauritian like to go because there are places to sit in shadow areas. Mauritian will never stay in the sun. If you want a nice bath, just try Pereybère which has the reputation of one of the best places for bathing on the island.
Beaches on the South coast
Mauritius Beaches – The beaches on the Southern part of the island are not recommended for swimming. Usually the area is made up of quite high cliffs which most of the time directly fall into in the sea. These famous beaches of the South are: Gris Gris, Le Bouchon, Souillac, Baie du Cap Pomponette and Riambel. But even it is not advised to bath in those seas there are a lot of people who like to take a swim in. It is recommended to be a good swimmer though, not a beginner. Gris Gris is a beach which offers to the visitors a magnificent view from the top of its cliffs. From the cliffs there is a way which brings you down to a small beach and to the sea where you can admire the view. While driving along the road to Baie du Cap you will discover spectacular views. The southern part of the island is quite different comparing to the other coastal areas.
Beaches on the West coast
The west coastal beaches are quite popular to tourists and to the Mauritian population. Flic en Flac one of the most popular beaches of the western side of the island offers a blue turquoise lagoon with shallow water. You want to learn about the Mauritian people just visit the beach of Flic en Flac on a Sunday or on a public holiday, the beaches are full of Mauritian people. Tamarin and Le Morne beaches are well known to surfers, it is probably the best beaches for surfing on the island as it is mostly windy on this side of the island, particularly at Le Morne. Other beaches on this part of island are Tombeau Bay, Albion and Point aux Sables.
Beaches on the East coast
On the Eastern side of Mauritius you will discover kilometres of long white sandy beaches from Belle Mare beach to Trou D’eau Douce. Roche Noires is a magnificent beach and quiet area for a nice bath which extend to Poste Lafayette beach. Palmar Beach is also a well recommended area. Trou D’eau Douce is also the meeting point where usually the visitors take the boat to visit the neighbouring island of Ile aux Cerfs which offers white sandy palm beaches and a clear shallow lagoon. Ile aux Cerfs is a spectacular and relaxing place. Blue Bay exactly located in the Southeastern part of the island not far from the International Airport offers a nice bathing area with white sandy beaches and amenities for picnics.