Blue Bay and Blue Bay Marine Park
Blue Bay and Blue Bay Marine Park is probably the most popular of the beaches in Mauritius for tourists. With its magnificent beaches and crystal-clear waters, it is certainly the place where you will want to spend a lot of time. It is located on the southeast part of the Mauritius island, not far from the city of Mahebourg, and is near the airport and several hotels, which are within walking distance making it very convenient. It is an amazing place where you can dive, snorkel, surf, sail or enjoy any water sport you desire, or spend the day sunbathing with a tropical drink in your hand. No better way to relax and enjoy your vacation! There are over 50 different species of corals, some of them very rare, in a unique network of reefs that break the oceans waves to protect the bay. There are also many fish species in the shallower water that will make any snorkeling or diving a fantastic experience. Atop the marine park is ‘Ile des Deux Cocos’, an islet within the lagoon should also be on your list of what to do in Mauritius while in this area.
Pereybère Beach is one of the most popular of the Mauritius beaches with not only tourists, but the locals as well. It is a small cove half way between Grand Bay and Cap Malheureux. The town of Pereybere itself has some wonderful shopping area, bars and restaurants when you want a break from playing in the amazing blue waters. Many colorful shoppes, exotic fruits and locally grown vegetables and many arts and crafts that you will love to see. With so many types of cuisine that the island has to offer, as well as many varieties of local beers and rums, you will have a wonderful day. The lagoon itself is so clear and full of beautiful fish that it is perfect for snorkeling and diving. There are many food vendors on the beach where you can get all sorts of delicious foods and drinks so you can spend the entire day here. Located on the northern portion of the Mauritius island, this is a beach you will not want to miss.
La Cuvette Beach
La Cuvette Beach near Grand Bay is one of the absolute best beaches in Mauritius for water skiing, sailing, windsurfing or any other water sport you love. The waters here are very calm and do not have the coral reef and rocks that other beaches do, which makes it ideal for swimming and playing in the beautiful blue Indian Ocean. There are plenty of food vendors on the beach so you will be able to play all day without having to leave the beach. This amazing beach is situated in the northern section of the Mauritius island and near the epicenter of Grand Bay. There are many hotels nearby in Grand Bay, and any one of them will have boats and equipment that you can rent. There are many bars, restaurants and shopping opportunities in Grand Bay that will give you a much needed break from your days in the sun, sand and surf!
The Belle Mare beach
The Belle Mare beach is probably the longest beach in Mauritius. It stretches over several miles, on the eastern portion of the country, from the village of Belle Mare to Trou-d’Eau Douce, and with its magnificently white and pristine sand, it is very likely the most beautiful of all the Mauritius beaches. There is a deep lagoon that runs parallel to the beach which lends to the calm waters the beach is known for. The length of the beach makes it a perfect place to walk, jog or even horseback ride – especially during those magical moonlit nights! The lush greenery, native plants and trees add to the beauty of the area as well, and for the early birds the sun rises are unbelievably spectacular. As with most Mauritius beaches, there are very few people during the week, which makes it ideal for those quiet relaxing days. During the weekends, it fills with locals and tourists alike, which makes it an exciting hub of activity.
Tamarin Beach lies between Flic en Flac and the village of Black River in the Bay of Tamarin on the western portion of the nation. It is a very popular Mauritius attraction because the Black River mountain range is in the background, making it an amazingly scenic area. There is also the river of Tamarin that divides the beach in two. It can easily be crossed on foot, and just adds to the beauty. The sands of the beach are more of a yellow color than other Mauritius beaches, and a little rougher, with small stones mixed in. There is no reef protecting the bay, so it can get some fairly good waves. While not usually towering waves, it is one of the best beaches in Mauritius for sailing, surfing, water skiing, paddle boarding and many other water sports. It is also where a lot of the locals bring their families to spend the entire day, even having campfires in the evenings while enjoying the magnificent sunset. You can not go wrong spending time at this beach.