Turquoise lagoons, palm trees and endless white beaches - Mauritius is a paradise for those who want to enjoy the sea or just to soak up the sun.
This remarkable small cove half-way between Grand Bay and Cap Malheureux is one of the finest bathing spots on the island. Reluctant snorkellers can take a trip in a glass bottom boat. A ramble northwards around the coast will uncover small coves where the fishermen painstakingly clean seaweed from their nets after the catch.
One of the best areas for sailing, windsurfing and water skiing. La Cuvette beach has been recently upgraded. Look out for the designated fish landing spot where you can admire (and buy) freshly caught fish as well as octopus and squid.
Trou aux Biches
A long white beach, mostly coral free and having the advantage of deeper water than many areas. Your doze may be interrupted by the tinkling bell of the fresh juice seller wobbling along on his bicycle overloaded with giant orange fleshy coconuts.
Flic en Flac
White beaches fringed with filaos or Casuarina trees. Cold drinks and hot snacks in the form of huge French stick sandwiches or freshly cooked chapatis can be bought at the beach on this shady and relaxed stretch of coast. A perfect spot for watching the sunset.
Le Morne & Tamarin
Offer kilometres of beaches for bathing and are very popular for surfing.
Miles and miles of white and spotless beaches from Belle Mare to Trou-d'Eau Douce
Blue Bay beach is one of the most popular bathing spots in the South-East of the island. An ideal spot for windsurfing and sailing.