Mark Twain said “Mauritius was made first, and then heaven, and that heaven was copied after Mauritius” I am glad his words hold true even today! Mauritius to us turned out to be a country of many layers but our favourite by far are the dreamy beaches in Mauritius.
Belle Mare Beach
Located on the south-east coast of the island, this pristine beach is perfect if you are looking for some idle time. The beach is safe for swimming and you can snorkel directly off the beach. Water activities like underwater sea walk and water skiing can be booked with the operators here.
Blue Bay Beach
One of the best lagoons for snorkeling and swimming, this beach is an absolute hit amongst the locals too. If you want to see the locals party on the beach with family, you should head to this beach on a weekend. With fun music and barbeque parties around, we found this one to be the perfect family beach amongst all the beaches in Mauritius.
Gris Gris Beach
A bit different to the usual beaches in Mauritius, this beach is known for strong waves crashing against the cliff and black rocks jutting out of the water. Closeby in Souillac is the “Roche Qui Pleure” meaning crying rocks as the impression given when the big waves crash against the cliff formation.
Le Morne Beach
Another perfect postcard beach in Mauritius but with so much history. The island’s southern peninsula has a UNESCO world heritage site and is home to the “underwater waterfall” optical illusion. The beach overlooks the Le Morne Brabant mountain which is a significant landmark amongst the historical landmarks of Mauritius.
This beach is a local favorite and hangout for the youngsters. Also popular amongst surfers, the ambiance here is unique and hence a must visit to soak up the local culture. The beach is also the pickup point for the “swim with dolphins” boat tour.
Mont Choisy Beach
This is the longest public beach in Mauritius and is visited frequently by the locals. About half an hour from Port Louis, this beach is perfect to observe the changing colours of the ocean. Great place to try the local food from the food trucks.
Ile Aux Cerfs
The private island, Ile Aus Cerfs is just off the main island and can be visited as a day trip. Once on the island, you are free to roam about and find your perfect part of the island. You can also try out the many different water sports activities offered here.
Here are our top seven beaches in Mauritius for you to explore beyond the touristy beaches. We would love to hear which hidden beaches have you discovered in MyMauritius…
This article has been written in collaboration with Green Motion, Mauritius. We explored these beaches through a road trip with Green Motion, Mauritius. For car rental or booking inquiries please click here.