Mauritius or Republic of Mauritius, an island nation is located 2400 km off the Southeast Coast of the African Continent in the Indian Ocean. It is known for the volcanic island of lagoons and palm-fringed beaches with coral reefs surrounding most of the coastline.
The island covers 1865 sq. km with 330 km of coastline. It is 45 km in width and 65 km.
Most Mauritians are bilingual in both French and English, although English is the official language. It is a plural society and lives in peace with Hindus, Muslims, Creoles, Chinese, and Europeans. They preserve their ancestral cultures and are better known for their tolerance and kindness towards all people.
Mauritius has earned the reputation of a top holiday destination, with 200 activities. You will find traditional museums, parks, reserves, sea cruises, island trips, and many more. The Mauritian unit of currency is the rupees (Rs) which are divided into 100 cents.
Mauritius amazing beaches are the key draw for most tourists who visit the island. All beaches are public. The north coast has a variety of beaches, including small coves shaded by casuarina trees. In the east are the stretches of bleached white sand beaches, gently sloping into a warm azure area. On the west coast, you can find golden sand, shallow water, and the best sunsets. The south is wilder, where the surf crashes against the shore.
To make it easy for you, here are the lists of remarkable beaches that you should never miss.
When you breathe on the beach, then you have attained heaven.
Blue Bay Marine Park
This beach is pristine. Near the port city of Mahebourg, in the eastern part of Mauritius, this protected marine park is the best underwater scenery close to shore.
Surrounded by Filao trees during a semi-circle, the beach has deep, azure waters, sparkling sandy shores. There are different activities like swimming, diving, snorkeling, rowing, and fishing. The marvelous turquoise water surrounded by the luxuriant greenery around makes for a spectacular view.
You can explore marine life from mind-boggling underwater. The park is home to a wide range of mangroves, seagrasses, and even algae. The Blue Bay Marine Park boasts 38 different varieties of coral and 72 species of fish.
Belle Mare Beach
This pristine 10 km long white sand beach is one of the most beautiful on the island and is the most popular. It is known for calm waters as there is a great deep lagoon that runs between the shoreline and beach.
It perfectly suits the length of the beach for sports activities like jogging and walking, which is an extra treat.
The Belle Mare beach is famous for its unique combination of colors. The turquoise, deep blue lagoon ends, changes to turquoise crystal-clear water in the beach area and ends up in a white clean beach that is bordered by lush green grassland covered by many trees and plants.
This Belle Mare beach lies vacant for most of the week, and on the weekends, it is crowded with locals. The current here is stronger, and it is windier than another part of Mauritius.
Ile Aux Cerfs Island Beach
Just off the east coast of Mauritius and easily accessible from Mauritius mainland by boats, situated the paradise island of Ile aux Cerfs.
Located 850 meters off the coast of the Mahebourg Bay, it makes this island of coral limestone and remains a popular tourist attraction in Mauritius.
Named after the stags (Cerfs) that when roamed here, Mauritius’s favorite island playground maybe a sand bar of talcum-white sand edged by translucent water.
As you approach the island by boat, you’ll see the swaying palm trees and therefore the pure white beaches framed by the vivid turquoise waters of the lagoon.
Considering that the island has been devoid of human presence for a long time, the Ile Aux Aigrettes is a natural museum where one can find an exotic species of flora and fauna of Mauritius.
This island is also home to the famed giant tortoise of Mauritius. Some popular trees on the island are the Ox Wood, Pipe Wood, Rat Wood, and Bottle Palm.
Trou Aux Biches
Trou aux Cerfs may be a dormant volcano in Curepipe. The volcano has a cone and crater and experts believe that the volcano could become active in the coming thousand years.
The Trou aux Biches beach is at the North West of Mauritius, a few km South-West of Grand Bay. The beach is about 2km long, with white powder-like sand. The beach is protected by the reef, which in some parts almost reaches all the thanks to the beach.
In Rivière du Rempart District, Grand Bay Public Beach is right along with the liveliness of Grand Bay Coastal Village.
Because of the very active boat and catamaran traffic inside the bay, the public beach has only a small area in which you can enter the water.
Grand Baie is a departure point for many cruises towards northern Mauritius; Gunners’ Quoin, Flat Island, Round Island, and Serpent Island. You can set your anchor here to explore such lesser-known beaches of Mauritius.
A compact seaside town, Grand Baie also offers bustling nightlife and shopping experiences. There are a few fashions and craft shops where you can get good bargains.
Mauritius has many amazing options for places that you can add to your bucket list.
Why do you have to wait for after hearing these remarkable places? Just pack your bag and start your trip.