Mauritius has always intrigued travellers with its enchanting natural beauty complete with pristine beaches, diverse landscapes and rich flora and fauna. This tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean is surrounded by coral reefs and lagoons that make it a perfect water sports and sightseeing destination. The huge expanse of clear sandy shores along the Indian Ocean dotted with resorts and hotels provide an ultimate holiday experience in a tranquil environment.
1. Trou aux Biches
This fabulous beach is perfect for families and amateur water sports enthusiasts. The sands of the beach nicely give way to clear waters of the ocean making it ideal for snorkelling and swimming. You can also indulge in sailing and diving or visit nearby temples.
2. Mont Choisy Beach
Located near Pointe aux Cannoniers, this 3 km stretch of white sands lined with casuarina trees is perfect for a weekend gateway. Try water sport activities like waterskiing and snorkelling here or enjoy jogging along the beaches. Mont Choisy beach can be accessed from Port Louis and Grand Baie by bus.
3. Le Morne
The public beach of Le Morne, located alongside the foot of the Morne Brabant Mountain offers one of the finest scuba diving and swimming experiences. It has also become a hotspot for kite surfing enthusiasts and windsurfers owing to its beautiful setting further enhanced by the towering mountain.
4. Grand Bay Beach
This widely acclaimed tourist spot is located near a coastal village and offers great water sporting experiences. Many eateries and popular restaurants along the beach further elevate the experience at Grand Bay. Yachting and sailing are two popular activities that one can indulge in here.
5. Flic en Flac Beach
Widely reputed as the longest beach in Mauritius, this famous destination is bound to delight you with the best of swimming, snorkelling, parasailing, scuba diving and kayaking experiences. This beach also attracts a lot of campers from world over.
6. Blue Bay Beach
Blue Bay Beach lies near the city of Mahebourg and offers beautiful contrasting sights all around. The crystal clear waters and lush greenery simply exhilarate one. The beach is also home to the renowned Blue Bay Marine Park, an ideal snorkelling destination. Windsurfing, kayaking, swimming, deep sea fishing are some of the many water sport activities one may try here.
7. Anse La Raie Beach
This beach has many beautiful lagoons and mini coves that offer arresting views of the Indian Ocean. Kite surfing and snorkelling are very popular pursuits at the beach. The beach is also widely thronged by wind surfers from world over.
8. La Cuvette Beach
This beach offers a refreshing blend of beauty and serenity and is widely visited by tourists from various corners of the earth. The ocean currents here are quite favourable for sailing and yachting.