Mauritius is a perennial high achiever on travel bucket lists and this is largely due to its scintillating collection of beaches. If you’re planning a personalised Mauritius holiday and you long to spend as much time as possible soaking up the sun and dipping your toes in the warm turquoise waters, here’s a guide to the best beaches on this beautiful paradise island.
Perhaps the liveliest of Mauritius’ beaches, Grand Baie is the place to be if you fancy popping for a drink in the middle of the afternoon, you want to try water sports or you’re keen on enjoying lunch with a view. There’s an abundance of bars and restaurants available, including everything from laid-back beach shacks to exclusive beach clubs, and an extensive selection of activities on offer. Here, you can snorkel, scuba dive and even try a sky dive if you’re feeling adventurous. Grand Baie is also a great base to explore some slightly more secluded spots, including the white sand beach of Mount Choisy and the pretty coves of La Cuvette and Pérybère.
Trou aux Biches
Trou aux Biches is a popular spot for families due to its sheltered, shallow waters. This golden sand beach is an ideal spot to enjoy the sun and the pace is slightly more sedate than Grand Baie. The proximity of the reef to the shoreline makes this beach a perfect choice for snorkelling enthusiasts. Divers can also explore the wrecks at Water Lily. There are a few cafes and bars as well as a supermarket for those hoping to make a day of it and enjoy a picnic.
Île aux Cerfs
If you’ve been daydreaming of white powdery sands and crystal clear waters, you won’t be disappointed when you arrive at Île aux Cerfs. One of the island’s most photographed spots, this is a beautiful place to while away the hours, feel the sun on your skin and enjoy complete peace and tranquillity. This is a beach that is popular with couples due to its beautiful views and romantic atmosphere. To avoid the crowds, visit during the week. The resort centre offers shops, restaurants and even an art gallery. Golfers can also enjoy a round on one of the world’s most picturesque courses at Île aux Cerfs Golf Course.
If you’re jetting off to Mauritius, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing where to lay down your towel and catch some rays. This is an island that boasts hundreds of kilometres of uninterrupted sandy beaches, so get ready to chill out, enjoy the views and take advantage of a week or two in paradise.