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top mauritius beaches
Mauritius is home to many gorgeous beaches with its crystal-clear water and fine white sandy beaches.
Beaches you should visit depends on what kind of vacation you’re planning. The north has a variety of beaches which are perfect for relaxing or snorkeling. The glamorous east is best known for its talcum-white sand. The west coast has golden sand, shallow water, and breathtaking sunsets.
Here is an insiders’ guide to the best beaches in Mauritius.
Best beaches IN the West OF MAURITIUS
Flic en Flac
Flic en Flac, with its white coral sand and a reef-protected lagoon that shines a beautiful shade of turquoise under a clear blue sky, is the epitome of the beaches along the west coast. It is famous for its vibrant corals and excellent snorkeling. It is one of the top spots on the island to experience the magnificent sunsets. Flic en Flac has a lot of bars and restaurants if you want to go partying in the evening.
Le Morne Peninsula
The most beautiful and best beaches in Mauritius, Le Morne, is an incredibly unique beach with the dramatic Le Morne Mountain as its backdrop. The perfect wind conditions almost all year-round make this beach one of the top kites and windsurfing destinations. It is a great place for snorkeling.
Best beaches in the North OF MAURITIUS
Trou aux Biches
One of the best beaches in Mauritius, Trou aux Biches is an excellent place for a day in the sun with the entire family. Witness the white sand and crystal-clear blue waters of the Trou Aux Biches that will charm you with its picturesque beauty. The beach is protected by a coral reef, which in some parts almost reaches the beach, making it an excellent place for snorkeling.
Mont Choisy beach
Mont Choisy beach located in the north-west corner of the island is lined lush green casuarinas trees and offers the perfect spot to unwind and chill under the shade of trees. The beach has several snacks stands, burger vans, ice-cream trucks and food vendors offering cheap and good food. It is also an excellent place for swimming and snorkeling.
Best beaches in the East OF MAURITIUS
Belle Mare Beach
The Belle Mare beach is one of the best beaches in Mauritius. Go for a refreshing early morning dip as the sun rises and relax in the peacefulness of the dawn. Here you will enjoy the shallow bay with fine sand and crystal-clear water and enjoy a range of water activities such as snorkeling.
Blue Bay beach
Situated in the southeast of the island, Blue Bay beach, is another pleasant swimming spot with translucent waters. Blue Bay is very famous for the Blue Bay marine park, which is an ideal destination for snorkeling trips. From windsurfing to snorkeling, diving and rowing the list of activities at Blue Bay Beach is virtually endless.
Best beaches In the South of Mauritius
The beach of Saint-Félix is a beach of rare beauty situated in the extreme south of the island, between Souillac and Bel Ombre. The eastern part of the beach towards Morne is much more beautiful. Swimming is not recommended at St Felix due to strong ocean currents offshore.
Riviere Des Galets Beach
Located between Souillac and Bel Ombre, Riviere Des Galets beach is bordered with countless pebbles and shiny boulders. Rivière des Galets Beach offers an extraordinary view to visitors, a beautiful sight for photographers and newlywed who often come for photoshoots. Its turquoise water dazzles you along with its vast lagoon and shiny pebbles.
Frequently Asked Questions About Best Beaches In Mauritius
How much cost a taxi to visit the best beaches in Mauritius?
Hire a private taxi for a day and go with a friendly driver to discover the best beaches around Mauritius. Trips starting from MUR 1500 for the day.
What are the best beaches in Mauritius?
The best beaches are found mainly on the South-West Coast namely Flic en Flac & Le Morne beach. If you are staying in the East, Belle Mare beach is a must-see beach on the east coast.
Are there any private beaches in Mauritius?
No, there are no private beaches in Mauritius. All beaches in Mauritius are owned by the government and are open to the public.
What is the best area to stay in Mauritius?
Balaclava is considered to be the best area to stay in Mauritius. It is beautiful and has the best public beaches. You will find many great options for accommodation too.