Mauritius Travel Guide

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Beaches

Baie du Tamarin

Flic en Flac

Baie du Tamarin is a busy western beach and for some one of the most beautiful beaches in Mauritius. It’s also the only beach on the island that is not protected by a coral reef. Strong waves come to the beach due to this, especially in the winter months between June and September. Beach is a real paradise for surfers, who ride the best waves here and use the powers of the ocean. Baie du Tamarin is especially popular with locals who enjoy the idyllic picnic basket and take the whole family there on weekends.

Facts:
Perfect spot for surfing
Ideal for picnics
Can easily be reached by car or bus
Waves are common
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Belle Mare

Belle Mare

Belle Mare beach is a very long paradise beach on the eastern side of the island. You can expect to see turquoise water, palm trees and white, powdered fine sand. There are also smaller snack cars offering local food and cool drinks and two resorts. Belle Mare is one of the most popular beaches in Mauritius for snorkeling - colorful clownfish and coral can be discovered here. All in all, there is a real Robinson-Crusoe flair on this beach and here the whole family will find enough entertainment.

Facts:
Perfect for snorkelling
Snack carts
Can be reached by car
Calm water
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Blue Bay

Blue Bay

Blue Bay is a real beach of dreams in the southeast of Mauritius. Intact offshore coral reefs invites you to snorkel, as well as unique underwater walks are offered, where you get air through a diving helmet. This Beach is a popular destination for tourists and also a meeting place for many locals, especially at the weekends. Tropical atmosphere with turquoise water and filao trees enchants every visitor.

Facts:
Unterwater walking on the ocean floor
Impressive marine park
Can be reached by car
Good for windsurfing
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Flic en Flac

Flic en Flac

Flic en Flac beach is one of the longest beaches in Mauritius and offers everything a vacationer's heart desires. You can enjoy a pleasant peaceful rest here in addition to white sand, beautiful water and tropical palm trees. There is still a quiet place to spend a long day at the beach here, even in the high season. Food stalls serve local dishes, which should definitely be tried and make your holiday feeling perfect. There are separate bathing areas due to some underwater currents.

Facts:
Perfect for long walks on the beach
Stalls serving local snacks
Can be reached by car
Sometimes strong currents
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Grand Baie

Grand Baie

Tourist center Grand Baie beach is within walking distance to many accommodations. There are usually many excursion boats on the beach and fishing boats on the way, which spoils the idyll of the beach. Nevertheless, the beach is recommended for restaurant visits or short refreshments. We also highly recommend local smoothie and fruit stalls. A little further north and south of the beach are the absolute paradise beaches that make Mauritius awesome. Nights there are beach clubs that turn into restaurants during the day.

Facts:
Starting point for boat excursions
Beach restaurants and smoothie stands
Can be reached by car
Good for quick refreshments
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Ile aux Cerfs

Ile aux Cerfs

Île aux Cerfs is a small, offshore island accessible only by boat from Trou d'Èau Douce. Crossing costs between 300 and 900 rupees. Islands white beaches impress every visitor and shallow water inlet makes the island a perfect place for families with children. In addition to the many beaches that surround the island, there is also an 18-hole golf course and a climbing park. Snorkeling fans should definitely bring their equipment, because there are many colorful fish to admire in the waters around the island.

Facts:
Incredible beaches
Beach restaurants and bars
Can be reached by boat
Watersports on-site
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Mont Choisy

Mont Choisy

Mont Choisy beach is located in the northwest of Mauritius, a few kilometers from the Grand Baie tourist center. Approximately 3 km long beach is rarely visited during the week and therefore offers a lot of privacy. Mauritian families enjoy a picnic under the filao trees on weekends. Mont Choisy becomes particularly spectacular at sunset, when the sun turns the beach into a fascinating scenery.

Facts:
Good for a relaxed day at the beach
Perfect for watching the sunset
Can be reached by car or bus
Peaceful atmosphere
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Péreybère

Péreybère

Péreybère beach is located in the north of the island and borders directly to the city of the same name, where one can find numerous hotels and resorts. Beach is particularly suitable for families with children thanks to its numerous excursions, restaurants and natural shade. Boat tours are offered, also a canoe rental also water ski and glass bottom boat tours. Beautiful sunset can also be seen here.

Facts:
Excellent snorkelling spot
Lots of beach restaurants and bars
Can be reached by car or bus
Starting point for boat excursions
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Trou aux Biches

Péreybère

Beautiful beach called Trou aux Biches lies on the northwest of the island. Approximately 2 km long beach with soft sand and palm trees is considered one of the most beautiful beaches of Mauritius. Sea is particularly beautiful here thanks to the reef, a diving school located here allows tourists an even deeper insight into the underwater world. Beach is perfect for sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling, there are also awesome sunsets to watch in the evening.

Facts:
Great spot for snorkelling
Lots of beach restaurants and bars
Can be reached by car or bus
Romantic sunset spot
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Le Morne Public Beach

Le Morne Public Beach

Le Morne beach is located on the peninsula in the southwest of Mauritius. Kitesurfers from all over the world meet here, because this beach offers ideal conditions for popular water sports. A kite school offers courses and gives the necessary equipment. Exuberant, laid-back atmosphere and the perfect view of the imposing mountain Le Morne Brabant is simply spectacular. You should definitely visit this beach if you’re staying in Mauritius.

Facts:
Perfect for kitesurfing and surfing
Snack stands and smoothie bars
Can be reached by car
Spectacular sunsets
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Bel Ombre Beach (Outrigger Beach)

Bel Ombre Beach (Outrigger Beach)

In the south of Mauritius, you can find the idyllic town of Bel Ombre, which is also home to the eponymous Bel Ombre beach. White sand, turquoise water, and beautiful green palm trees await you here, while the neighbouring beach resort offers snacks and drinks. Besides that, you can take part in diving courses here. The beach is also ideal for snorkelling thanks to the offshore coral reef.

Facts:
Ideal for snorkelling
Home to restaurants and bars
Can be reached by car
Perfect for relaxing
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Veranda Palmar Beach

In the east of the island lies the wonderful beach of Veranda Palmar. The sparkling white sand of this beach and the glistening ocean water will appeal to all visitors, especially those looking for activity. With beach volleyball nets, waterskiing, windsurfing, and diving on offer, there is something for everyone. Visitors can rent stand-up paddling equipment from the neighbouring resort as well. Don't miss out on a visit to the Coco Bar, where delicious, refreshing coconut drinks are served up for you to enjoy.

Facts:
Coco Bar with coconut drinks
Small beach restaurant
Numerous sports and leisure activities
Idyllic location
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La Preneuse Beach

In the wonderful west of Mauritius lies the incredible La Preneuse beach. This 1 km-long beach is ideal for a walk or a few hours of relaxation. The beach can become very narrow at high tide, so visitors should come at low tide. Small fishing boats complete the beautiful scenery here, while the hotel restaurant serves up refreshing drinks and delicious snacks. The beach is also ideal for seeing the sunset!

Facts:
Great beach for relaxing
Beach restaurant
Idyllic flair with fishing boats
Ideal for sunset views
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La Cuvette

Above Grand Baie, in the north-west of the island, lies the somewhat small La Cuvette beach. Thanks to palm trees, fine sand, and crystal-clear water, this is the ideal beach for a day at the seaside. There is also a diving school to help you discover the underwater world of Mauritius. The beach itself is surrounded by rocks, and behind the beach there are a number of stalls with local dishes.

Facts:
Ideal beach for swimming
Stalls with local dishes
Fine, soft sand
Diving school right at the beach
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Albion Beach

The wonderful Albion Beach lies in the west of the island. Surrounded by thick trees, the beach itself is actually rather small. Visitors can relax here, go for a walk, or enjoy a picnic. The beach is often deserted, but locals sometimes spend their weekends or bank holidays here. The beach is still rather primitive, so doesn't offer anything in terms of catering options, so visitors should be sure of bringing enough snacks and drinks with them.

Facts:
Ideal for peace and quiet
Perfect for picnics or walks
Few visitors
Surrounded by trees
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Wolmar Beach

In the west of the island, merging with the famous Flic en Flac beach, lies the wonderful Wolmar Beach. Visitors can reach the beach by walking through a small pine forest. Shaded picnic benches invite you to relax, while the beach is also good for snorkelling thanks to its calm water. Those looking for peace and quiet will find themselves right at home here. There are also no shops or restaurants on-site.

Facts:
Ideal for peace and quiet
Perfect for picnics or walks on the beach
Few visitors
Incredible views
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La Palmeraie Boutique Beach

The Palmeraie Boutique Beach lies in the east of the island. The incredible sandy beach and turquoise water here are both beautiful. There is also a luxurious hotel right on the beach, whose restaurant is open to all visitors to the beach. Visitors should also be sure to bring their snorkelling equipment, as the beach offers a colourful underwater world to discover.

Facts:
Incredible location
More than one small bay
Mostly visited by tourists
Great hotel right on the beach
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