6 Best Beaches in Mauritius for Every Traveler

6 Best Beaches in Mauritius for Every Traveler
 

Mauritius is also home to the world’s third largest coral reef, beautiful turquoise waters, an abundance of aquatic wildlife, and some of the most unspoiled beaches in the world. It is easy to see why Mauritius is considered one of the most beautiful island nations. Whether you are looking to bathe in the sun, soak in the warm waters, swim with the fishes, or adventure into water sports, Mauritius has a beach for you.

 

The island itself is just 28 by 40 miles, meaning you are never very far from some of the most pristine and beautiful beaches you will ever find. Every side of the island has great beaches and no matter what beach you pick you will not be disappointed. With so many beaches to pick from and can be hard to decide which one to try, so I have put together my list of the best beaches in Mauritius for each type of beach goer.

 

Best Beaches

 

Blue Bay – Best Beach for Snorkeling

 

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Blue Bay is the premier snorkeling and diving location in Mauritius.

 

Blue Bay is true to its name, with deep blue, crystal clear water. Located in the southeastern section of the island, Blue Bay is one of Mauritius’s most popular locations for diving and snorkeling. The Blue Bay Marine Park is a national protected area that is the home to 108 species of coral, 233 species of fish, and 201 species of mollusks. There is possibly no greater place to snorkel on the island and it has a great pristine white sandy beach to lounge on as well.

 

Flic en Flac – Best Beach for Grabbing Some Street Food

 

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Flic en Flac is a beautiful and fun beach!

 

Flic en Flac is one of the longest stretches of beach in Mauritius located on the southwest coast of the country. This was by far my favorite beach on the island, which is also a sentiment shared by many locals as well. There is not much more you can ask for from a beach than long stretch of white sand and warm, shallow turquoise water. But Flic en Flac gives its visitors even more. Since it is a local favorite you will find a line of amazing food trucks serving up all sorts of savory dishes and locals producing musical vibes.

 

Pereybere – Best Family Friendly Beach

 

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Pereybere Beach.

 

Located on the northern side of Mauritius, Pereybere is a very family friendly beach. Pereybere is safe for swimming, has local food nearby, and offers an array of activities like windsurfing and kayaking. It is possibly the best beach on the island for swimming, but at times can be fairly crowded.

 

Trou aux Biches – Best Beach for the Sunset

 

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The beautiful Trou aux Biches.

 

Trou aux Biches is a long stretch of white sandy beach located in northwestern Mauritius. Broadly considered one of the best beaches in Mauritius, Trou aux Biches checks off pretty much every box. It is ideal for swimming and snorkeling and the 2km of beach make it perfect for sunbathing. The beach is also lined with trees so you can just as easily enjoy the view without being out in the sun. Trou aux Biches also offers one of the most breathtaking views of the sunset.

 

Tamarin – Best Beach for Surfing

 

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Le Rempart Mountain seen from Tamarin Beach.

 

Another beach located in the southwest of Mauritius, Tamarin Beach is a great spot for just about everything. Like most of the beaches in Mauritius, Tamarin has amazing white sand, crystal clear water, and is a great spot for water sports. Tamarin is reputed to have the best conditions for surfing and body boarding on the island. It is also a popular spot for kite surfers. If that isn’t enough for you, the waters around the beach are also the home for a pod of dolphins.

 

Le Morne – Best Beach for Water Sports

 

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Le Morne Beach from atop Le Morne Mountain.

 

Le Morne Beach, located on the southern side of Le Morne point in southwest Mauritius, is arguably the most beautiful beach on the island. With 4 km of sandy beaches, reefs, turquoise waters, and Le Morne Mountain in the background how could it not be. Le Morne Beach is known for its kite and wind surfing; famous for being one of the best kite surfing spots in the world. If that’s not your thing, Le Morne is also known for its snorkeling and diving, a strenuous but rewarding hike up Le Morne Mountain, and, when the tide is low, you can walk the sandbar out to Ilot Fourneau..

 

Where to Stay

 

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Open Air Cafe and Apartment

 

Mauritius receives many tourists to its beautiful shores and as such has many options when it comes to accommodations. Whether you are looking for a hotel in town, to rent a house or villa, or splurge on a swanky resort, Mauritius has something to offer you. Where you will want to stay will depend on what you have planned for your trip. I choose to rent an apartment just outside of Port Louis called the Open Air Cafe & Apartment. The apartment itself is anything special, but it is still a great place and the hosts are very friendly and helpful. When booking my hotels, I always use Agoda to find the best hotel in my location and price range. 

 

How to Get Around

 

Mauritius is a fairly small island, but you will need some mode of transportation to get from site to site. Within the cities, even Port Louis, you can easily walk around to see all of the sights though. Depending on your time and comfortability, Mauritius has a number of options available for you to experience this beautiful island.

 

Bus

 

Mauritius has a fairly extensive public bus system and it covers a large majority of the island. This is a really cheap option for those that are wanting to save a few dollars. I used the public buses to leave the airport and then for the first few days in Port Louis.

 

Taxi

 

Regular taxis are always an option for getting around, but they are also the most expensive. I would only recommend using taxis if you absolutely have to for a short distance.

 

Rental Car

 

If you plan to explore the island as a whole, especially if you plan to visit Black River Gorges National Park, then I highly recommend renting a car. Renting a car will allow you to travel on your own schedule and make sightseeing far easier and fun. The roads in Mauritius are in good condition, but can be not as wide as you might be used to. It should also be noted that you drive on the left side of the road in Mauritius.

 

How to Get There 

 

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Airplane

 

Being an island nation the only main way of getting to Mauritius is by plane. The main airport in Mauritius is Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU), located 47.5 km south of the capital city of Port Louis. There are a number of airlines that fly into Mauritius, but if you’re flying from the Americas you will need to layover at least once, as there are not direct flights. Depending on where you are staying on the island you will have a number of options for transportation from the airport.

 

Bus

 

The Mauritius bus system is fairly good and spans the entire island. This is by far the cheapest option to get to your accommodation. If you arrive between 8:15am and 6:45pm then you can catch a bus to Port Louis every 15 minutes.

 

Airport Taxi

 

The airport taxi service is always an option for getting to your accommodations from the airport, but it is also the most expensive option. If you are just going to Mahebourg then it will cost about 600 MUR/13.85 USD, whereas a trip to Port Louis will cost about 1,800 MUR/41.54 USD.

 

Rental Car

 

Mauritius’s international airport has most of the major rental car companies on location. If you plan to tour the island during your stay, then I would recommend getting a rental car to make the trip easier. When I visited, I actually took the bus to the house and then had a rental delivered a few days later.

 

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12 comments:

  1. Mauritius definitely looks dreamy. Is there much to do apart from the beaches? Because although I love to spend a day on the beach, I'm actually a busy body and need landmarks, museums etc.

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    1. Yes, there is so much other amazing things to do in Mauritius than just beaches. There a lot of great parks, museums, and hikes. You can check out my post on some of the other great things to do in Mauritius here: https://www.justinaworldaway.com/2022/06/mauritius-travel-guide.html

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  2. the beaches look heavenly! I do leave next to the sea and beach time became regular after we moved, I do think these are far superior beach I would LOVE to explore.

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    1. Mauritius is a great country to visit and has some amazing beaches.

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  3. As a surfer, I find the beach at Tamarin to be very appealing. I'm always looking for breathtaking places where I can kick back, relax, and enjoy the waves.

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    1. Tamarin is a great beach to enjoy the waves. It is not the only one though.

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  4. Wow! I did not realize that Mauritius to be so beautiful. This place is a paradise. That view from the top of the Le Morne Beach is breathtaking. We'd love to visit in the future.

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    1. The whole island is amazing. Mauritius is a beautiful place and has a lot of history. Le Morne, though, is very picturesque.

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  5. These beaches are stunning! Wow :) I need to travel soon, your posts giving me the travel bug!

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  6. This is really useful as Mauritius is somewhere I'd love to visit. I am such a beach person so I'd make sure we are located near a good one. I'm opting for the family friendly beach!

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    1. You can not go wrong with any of the beaches. They are all beautiful.

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