With a coastline stretching over 330 km, Mauritius is perfectly accentuated by white sand beaches, azure lagoons, coral reefs and some of the best places to visit in Mauritius. Mauritius is a volcanic island situated close to Madagascar’s shores, an absolute treat to the onlooker’s eyes. Known for its beautiful pristine Indian Ocean beaches, Mauritius is truly a beach lovers paradise that will drive your wanderlust into overdrive. The beaches in Mauritius are the best for honeymoon couples for a romantic escape, families travelling with kids, or even those planning to travel solo. So if you are looking for a perfect beach destination, then pack your summer travel essentials and head to Mauritius for an unforgettable beach vacation.
1. Blue Bay Beach
Everything revolves around the colour blue on Blue Bay Beach, as the name clearly indicates. The Blue Bay Beach is a ten-minute drive from the southeast airport and is a popular beach destination among travellers coming from all parts of the world. The Blue Bay Beach is one of the best beaches in Mauritius for snorkelling and glass-bottom boat trips. The beach is also home to more than 50 types of corals and has the first and biggest marine park in Mauritius. The Blue Bay Beach is a perfect holiday destination for relaxing under the sunshine and enjoying the pristine ocean water and white sand beaches.
2. Flic en Flan Beach
Flic en Flan which means ‘Free and Flat Land’ according to a Dutch proverb, the beach is one of Mauritius’s most popular tourist destinations for a vacation getaway. The Flic en Flan Beach once used to be a fishing village that was a hunting ground for ducks and wild birds. The beach is stretched over 8 kilometres and is accompanied by a dazzling lagoon and beautiful coral reefs. The Flic en Flan Beach is also popular for many water activities like scuba diving, snorkelling and glass-bottom boat trips. It is one of the most beautiful beaches of Mauritius and is not worth a miss.
3. Belle Mare Beach
Belle Mare means ‘Beautiful Puddle’ in French and is absolutely one of the most stunning beaches in Mauritius. Belle Mare Beach is also one of the longest beaches in Mauritius that is stretched from the Belle Mare village to the Trou dÈau Douce village in the south. Belle Mare Beach is in close proximity to the town of Mahebourg and is known for its calm and crystal clear blue waters and white sandy beaches. The shallow bay of Belle Mare Beach makes it safe for swimming and also provides a fantastic opportunity for snorkelling and other water sports activities. If you are planning for a Mauritius honeymoon package, Belle Mare beach is an absolute must.
4. Mont Choisy Beach
Mont Choisy Beach is the longest beach in Mauritius that is stretched over 3 km and is perfect for a sunset stroll. It is close to the airport, making it a popular transit stoppage. The gorgeous shore of Mont Choisy Beach is perfect for sitting under the sun and unwinding while watching the charismatic blue water touching the shore. The Mont Choisy Beach is dotted with Casuarina trees that add to the beauty of the beach.
5. Poste Lafayette Beach
Adding to the long list of beaches in Mauritius, Poste Lafayette Beach is another example of why Mauritius is known as a perfect holiday destination for its beautiful beaches. Poste Lafayette Beach is located toward the outskirts of the small Mauritian village Poste Lafayette. Also known as the Jalsa Beach, Poste Lafayette Beach is truly a nature’s paradise with stunning views, beachy blue water and white sandy beaches. Poste Lafayette Beach is a popular beach vacation spot in the Mauritius travel guide. Travellers can enjoy various water activities like Kayaking, Snorkelling, Swimming, Surfing, etc., while sunbathing.
8. Gris Gris Beach
Located near the Southern part of Mauritius, Gris Gris Beach is a spectacular beach with blue water spread far and wide. The Gris Gris Beach is known for its majestic black rock formations and lush greenery. A simple walk by the shore of the Gris Gris Beach is enough to depart your soul close to nature. Gris Gris Beach does not have a coral barrier; hence the waves of the sea are humongous. While at Gris Gris Beach, one must not miss visiting La Roche Qui Pleure, where the continuous splashes of water against the rocky cliff creates an illusion of a ‘crying cliff’. One of the most popular water activities at the Giri Giri Beach is cliff diving, a major crowd puller at the beach.
7. Le Morne Beach
Le Morne Beach is one of Mauritius’s most beautiful hidden beaches, which very few travellers visit. The white azure and pristine blue water are perfect for chilling under the bright sunshine amidst the lush greenery. While at Le Morne Beach, one must also plan a visit to Le Morne Brabant cultural landscape that has been also declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site. The beach is stretched for about 4 km and is also a famous place for kite surfing, trekking, and other water activities. Due to its remarkable beauty, Le Morne Beach is also one of the most popular honeymoon places in Mauritius.
8. Tamarin Beach
Once known as Santosha Bay and now popularly known as Surfer’s Beach, the Tamarin Beach is one of the most popular beaches of Mauritius among locals and tourists worldwide. Tamarin Beach offers the perfect waves for water activities like kayaking and surfing. The black sand and the powerful waves of Tamarin Beach makes it a beautiful spot for beach lovers. Visitors at Tamarin Beach might also get a chance to meet dolphins near the serene turquoise water of Tamarin Beach. Another fascinating fact of Tamarin Beach is that the beach is not commercialised and hence serves as a perfect holiday destination for those who want to be close to nature.
9. Felix Beach
Mauritius is a perfect honeymoon destination, but it is one of the most popular destinations for weddings as well. St. Felix Beach is divided into two parts. The eastern part of St. Felix Beach is most frequented by visitors and a perfect spot for beach weddings. The wooden pier, right on the St. Felix Beach, makes the visitors go mesmerised by the enchanting beauty of the beach. Visitors can also take a walk across the shore of St. Felix Beach and relax at the beach shacks while enjoying the local delicacies served on the beach restaurants and bistros.
10. La Cambuse Beach
La Cambuse Beach is an absolute treasure in the list of the most beautiful beaches of Mauritius. La Cambuse Beach is located in the south-eastern part of Mauritius and is one of the least visited beaches of Mauritius. Despite being located so close to the international airport, what makes La Cambuse Beach the least visited is that it is not marked on any tourist maps available on the island, and there are no signboards that can lead you to the beach. La Cambuse Beach is worth visiting despite all the hustle if you get in touch with a local Mauritian to guide you to the beach. Surrounded by rich topography and golden beaches, La Cambuse Beach is a perfect spot for relaxation and unwinding with your special ones.
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