During your first visit to the paradise island of Mauritius, you probably won’t even think about which of the local beaches is considered to be the most beautiful. They are all beautiful. Only some have something extra. An iconic mountain in the background, a vibrant atmosphere, breathtaking corals, shipwrecks, and romantic nooks. Let’s imagine some of the most beautiful beaches of Mauritius.
Mont Choisy Beach
A very popular beach is located at the northwestern end of the island, just a 5-minute drive from the famous resort of Grand Baie. The beach is a long arch, lined with dense palm trees. You can look forward to the azure ocean, the sand with the consistency of plain flour and a number of stalls with souvenirs or snacks. And also a smaller Hindu temple! During the weekend, a large number of locals come here. In the early evening, the beach turns into one big picnic.
Le Morne Beach
This beach is a matter of my heart. This is where the most luxurious resorts are located. A kitschy beautiful piece of land lies on the peninsula of the same name. The white beach is crowned by the dramatic peak of La Morne – the most photographed place on the island. When you get tired of the iconic mountain, you can boldly indulge in water sports or take a refreshing dip in one of the nearby bars.
Pointe aux Piments
The beautiful beach, almost 6 km long, offers long stretches covered with fine white sand, romantic bays and massive lava rocks. The local coral reef is considered one of the most beautiful. The local species diversity of underwater fauna and flora gave rise to the first marine national park on the island. If you love long walks along the sea and a peaceful atmosphere, then the north of the island is the ideal place for you. The interesting beach at Cape Malheureux (Cape of Misfortune) is also worth a visit. It attracts with its crystal clear water, a nice chapel and stalls with a varied selection of traditional Mauritian delicacies. Experienced divers head here for the wrecks of long-sunken ships.
Flic en Flac Beach
The fishing village of the same name has turned into a lively resort due to tourism. However, it still retains a pinch of the original charm. The local beach, over 8 km long, has a lagoon with beautiful views of the Le Morne Peninsula. Gradual entry into the water attracts families with children and less able swimmers. However, the greatest wealth lies beneath the surface. Coral reef, glowing with colorful colors and shoals of fish waiting for their admirers.
The enchanting bay was named after the massive trees planted here by ancient Dutch settlers. Real experts say that only here can you experience authentic Mauritius. Without sunbeds, crowds of tourists and other conveniences of the modern world. Take your own bath towel and delicious tamarind may be enough for your snack. And if you’re lucky, you’ll see dolphins fooling around.
Blue Bay Beach
A small beach in the southeastern part of the island dazzles visitors with the deep blue of the sea and invites to romantic moments. Definitely don’t just stay ashore and set out to explore the mysterious underwater world. The local coral reefs play with all colors and the local fauna is not far behind. You can come across shoals of colorful coral fish, dolphins, crabs, squid and octopuses. Boat trips with a glass-bottom are very popular.
Noir Roches Beach
A slightly different beach is situated in the eastern part of the island. The white sand strewn with shells is interrupted in several places by piles of black lava rocks. Yes, exactly those used for renowned relaxing massages. A pleasant wind blows all year round, which brings refreshment and waves breaking on the coral reef. Smaller lagoons shaded by palm trees are the right place for nature lovers. And local sunsets are synonymous with romance. This is how I somehow imagine paradise …