The most beautiful beaches in Mauritius
We travelled 8 weeks in Mauritius and explored north, south, east and west. The beaches are overall extremely beautiful, but with some variation. We have tried to rank the beaches in Mauritius in the following.
In the north of Mauritius we stayed in a private villa “Villa No. 1 The Bay” in Cannonier just West of Grand Baie. The beach in front of the villa is absolutely amazing. White fine-grained sand with palms and crystal clear water. The location is secluded and there are only a few residents on the beach and a few boats. Further up the beach there is a small temple. The beach is perfect for kids. The water is shallow and calm as the beach is sheltered from the wind. PERFECT! It is my absolute favorite beach in Mauritius. The beach in front of the popular Grand Baie is also white and beautiful but not as secluded, there are more visitors and boats. The beach further to the east of Grand Baie in Cap Malheureux is more coarse-grained and the water is not as clear as the beaches in Grand Baie and Cannonier.
In the south of Mauritius we stayed a few days in Riu Coral in Le Morne. Le Morne is a kitesurf mecca and there are hundreds of kitesurfers and kiteschools along the coast. All the kitesurfers come to Le Morne because of the on shore wind. That said it is obvious that the beach is rather windy. The sand is perfect white and fine-grained, there is a little seaweed on the beach some days but nothing in the water, the water is clean and that fantastic blue color. The beach is not child friendly because of the wind and the water gets deep very fast.
TROU D’EAU DOUCE, EAST
In the East of Mauritius we stayed in Friday Attitude Hotel on a pristine white beautiful beach. The east coast is not as developed as the north and west of the island. Along the beach are both hotels and private villas. The sand is fine-grained and perfect to play in, but there are often quite a lot of wind on the east coast. Fine-grained sand and wind is not the best combination with smaller kids. Our boy aged 3 did not want to play on the beach because he got sand in his eyes because of the strong wind. During our stay we only used the beach to lanch our kites to kitesurf, otherwise we stayed in the pool area. The beach in Palmar is the same as in Trou D’eau Douce – beautiful fine-grained white sand, but windy. Further up the coast at Poste La Fayette the beach is not as white and there are rocks combined with sand.
FLIC EN FLAC, WEST
In the west of Mauritius we stayed in Wolmar just south of Flic en Flac. In Flic en Flac there is a big local beach. On the beach there are a lot of trees providing shadow. Lots of locals are having picnics on the beach beneath the trees in the weekends. The sand is not as white as the sand in the north and east of Mauritius and it is more coarse-grained. The water is calm and most days the west is windless. The beach is child friendly and our 3 year old boy enjoyed exploring all the trees some of them fallen. The beach to the south of Flic en Flac in Wolmar is more fine-grained sand and the color more white. The wind conditions are the same.Share on Facebook