The 5 best beaches in Mauritius
With a wide range of white and sandy beaches leading to a colourful lagoon, Mauritius offers plenty of stunning beaches, making it hard to choose from. Listed below are some of Mauritius best beaches that you should definitely not miss.
The Trou aux Biches beach is located on the north-western coast of Mauritius, just a few kilometers south of Grand Baie. Due to its sand quality, weather conditions and available facilities it is considered as the best beach by many and besides awarding Mauritius as the World’s Leading Beach Destinations in 2011, the World Travel group considers it the most beautiful beach on the island. Receiving several other awards, Trou aux Biches beach is often cited as one of the finest beaches in the world and is especially popular among photographers for its postcard sceneries.
About 2 kilometers of white, powdery sand and a turquoise, crystal-clear lagoon makes it a haven for swimmers. Lined with coconut trees, the beach reaches back into a lush, tropical greenery. The surrounding coral reef protects the beach and provides excellent snorkel opportunities. The beach provides a wide range of facilities, such as water sports, restaurants and ice cream merchants. Famous for its sunset watching, Trou aux beach is THE destination for a spectacular view on Mauritian sunset.
Equally located in the north of Mauritius, stretching almost 3 kilometers from Pointe aux Canonniers to Mon Choisy, you’ll find the island’s longest beach – the public beach of Mon Choisy. This beach of endless beauty is characterized by its gently curving bay, shallow, turquoise colored waters and the surroundings of lush casuarina trees that give a perfect shelter in the shade. A powdery, white sand make this beach look like a postcard setting.
Not only is Belle Mare Plage one of the most beautiful beaches in Mauritius, it is also one of the longest, starting at Belle Mare village and stretching all the way south till Trou d’eau Douce. The reef protects the beach from waves and provides the great, deep lagoon with calm, crystal-clear waters. Situated on the east coast of the island, it features a turquoise lagoon leading to a pristine white and sandy beach covered by many palms and plants. This beach truly resembles paradise and early risers should head here to enjoy a spectacular sunrise.
The island of Ile aux Cerfs lies off Trou d’Eau Douce on the east coast of Mauritius. Approachable by boat, it offers 87 hectares of luxuriant vegetation and sandy beaches with a large selection of activities and facilities. As one of the most popular tourist destinations of the island it is busy with tourists throughout the week, but strolling further along the beach, you will find emptier waters. Enjoy a day of relaxation on one of the picture-postcard beaches with its calm waters of the magnificent, turquoise lagoon and swaying palm trees along its preserved, white sand. Have a bath, snorkel in the crystal-clear lagoon with its rich underwater world or take part in almost any water-based activity you can think of.
Backed by the impressive Le Morne Mountain, the Le Morne peninsula is located in the south-western part of Mauritius. Close to a setting of high-end hotels, the stunning public beach of Le Morne is easily accessible from the main road. The setting is simply beautiful: White coral sand, clear waters providing great visibility and making it ideal for scuba diving and plenty of shade given by large casuarina trees. Further ahead, with its perfect wind conditions almost all year-round, you’ll find one of the top kite and windsurfing destinations in the world. As one of the best and most versatile areas for wind- and kitesurfers it offers all possible conditions: from a shallow lagoon to a small reef, suitable for both beginners and advanced surfers.