Best Beaches in Mauritius

Mauritius offers a choice of several gorgeous, secluded beaches that are just perfect for couples celebrating a honeymoon or romantic getaway holiday.

While all beaches in Mauritius are public they often lack public facilities. Some of the most stunning beaches lie infront of 5-star resorts and can often be difficult to access without being a guest.

Mauritius’ best public beaches, include…

Ile Aux Cerfs

Encircled with gorgeous, palm-fringed, sugar-white beaches, as well as clear turquoise waters and in-shore reefs that teem with colourful tropical fish, the small island of Ile aux Cerfs (Deer Island) is one of the most beautiful beach locations in Mauritius.

Located just a short boat ride away from the small fishing village of Trou d'eau Douce off the east coast of Mauritius, this pearl of an island offers full service facilities including a restaurant, bar and shops housed in pretty thatched-roof kiosks.

Swim, snorkel or enjoy one of several water sport activities, such as parasailing, kite surfing and windsurfing.

Discover waterfalls on a walk through dense forest or tee off from the 18-hole championship golf course. Later, relax with a ‘cold one’ at a local beachside restaurant or at the exclusive 5-star Touessrok Hotel.

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Trou aux Biches

Fringed with casuarina trees and coconut palms, Trou aux Biches (left) offers a gorgeous powder-white beach approximately 2km long that curves around the bay to Mont Choisy on the northwest coast of Mauritius.

This is a great family beach renowned for sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling and diving. Various facilities lie just behind the beach.

Trou d'eau Douce

Located off the east coast of Mauritius, 'Sweet water hole' is home to a kilometre-long beachfront, a small fishing village and several luxury resorts, including the exclusive Shangri-La Le Touessrok Resort & Spa.

Trou d'eau Douce is a popular jumping off point to the massively popular islands of Île aux Cerfs.

Belle Mar

Discover a gorgeous, unspoilt and generally uncrowded palm-fringed powder-white beach that stretches for 10km along Mauritius’ east coast.

The beach fronts a deep lagoon ideal for swimming and various watersports. There is an 18-hole golf course nearby.

Come for a day and relax on the beach or stay longer and be pampered at the beachfront Constance Belle Mare Plage.

Blue Bay

Another great swimming spot, located not far from Mahébourg on the east coast, Blue Bay offers a fine stretch of gently shelving white beach framed with casuarina trees and surrounded by deep water for swimming, snorkelling and diving nearby reefs.

Blue Bay is also popular for sailing and windsurfing. Facilities include restrooms and showers, as well as snack stands. And the beachfront 5-star Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa offers something for everyone.

Grande Baie

Located 20km from Port Louis on the northwest coast, Grand Baie is a popular tourist centre with watersports such as yachting, water skiing and windsurfing, as well as a thriving nightlife.

The region is fringed with numerous white-sand beaches including Merville beach (photo), home to the Merville Beach – Grande Baie Hotel.

The best public beach is La Cuvette, a long beach fronting clear water located on the bay’s north side.

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Mont Choisy

Stroll one of the island’s longest public beaches, a crescent of around 3km of white sand that sweeps around a small turquoise-coloured bay.

The beach, which offers good snorkelling, sailing, windsurfing and water skiing, is within walking distance of both Grand Baie and Trou aux Biches.

Péreybère Beach

Located on the north coast in a pretty palm-fringed cove, midway on the coast road between Grand Baie and Cap Malheureux, the deep, clear water here makes it one of the finest swimming and snorkelling beaches on Mauritius.

Flic-en Flac

This popular long stretch of powder-white sand fringed with casuarina trees offers calm, shallow, reef-protected water perfect for swimming and diving.

A variety of small hotels, shops, bars and restaurants nearby provide a variety of services. Flic-en Flac is located the west coast of Mauritius.

Latest update: Best Beaches in Mauritius : 30 December, 2022