Mauritius Beach Guide
Mauritius offers several gorgeous and secluded beaches that are just perfect for couples celebrating a holiday, beach holiday or romantic getaway.
While all beaches on Mauritius are public, most 5-star resorts front stunning beaches that can often be difficult to access without being a guest and are generally devoid of public facilities.
Here’s a selection of Mauritius’ best public beaches and the gorgeous island of Ile Aux Cerfs:
Ile Aux Cerfs
Encircled with gorgeous, palm-fringed, sugar-white beaches, as well as clear turquoise waters and in-shore reefs that teem with colourful tropical fish, the small island of Ile aux Cerfs (Deer Island) is one of the most beautiful beach locations in Mauritius.
Located just a short boat ride away from the small fishing village of Trou d'eau Douce off the east coast of Mauritius, this pearl of an island offers full service facilities including a restaurant, bar and shops housed in pretty thatched-roof kiosks.
Swim, snorkel or enjoy one of several water sport activities, such as parasailing, kite surfing and windsurfing. Discover waterfalls on a walk through dense forest or tee off from the 18-hole championship golf course. Later, relax with a ‘cold one’ at a local beachside restaurant or at the exclusive 5-star Touessrok Hotel.
This popular long stretch of powder-white sand (below map) fringed with casuarina trees offers calm, shallow, reef-protected water perfect for swimming and diving. A variety of small hotels, shops, bars and restaurants nearby provide a variety of services.
Discover a gorgeous, unspoilt and generally uncrowded palm-fringed powder-white beach that stretches for 10km along Mauritius’ east coast. The beach fronts a deep lagoon ideal for swimming but offers no watersports. There is an 18-hole golf course nearby.
Another great swimming spot, located not far from Mahébourg, Blue Bay offers a fine stretch of gently shelving white beach framed with casuarina trees and surrounded by deep water for swimming, snorkelling and diving nearby reefs. The bay is also popular for sailing and windsurfing.
The best public beach is La Cuvette, a long beach fronting clear water located on the bay’s north side. Located 20km from Port Louis, Grand Baie is a popular tourist centre with watersports such as yachting, water skiing and windsurfing, as well as a thriving nightlife.
Trou aux Biches
Fringed with casuarina trees and coconut palms, Trou aux Biches offers a gorgeous powder-white beach approximately 2km long that curves around the bay to Mont Choisy on the northwest of Mauritius. This is a great family beach renowned for sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling and diving. Various facilities lie just behind the beach.
Stroll one of the island’s longest public beaches, a crescent of around 3km of white sand that sweeps around a small turquoise-coloured bay. The beach, which offers good snorkelling, sailing, windsurfing and water skiing, is within walking distance of both Grand Baie and Trou aux Biches.
Located in a pretty palm-fringed cove, midway on the coast road between Grand Baie and Cap Malheureux, the deep, clear water here makes it one of the finest swimming and snorkelling beaches on Mauritius.
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