For those who want to have a very exotic and thrilling summer escapade, they usually hit the beaches of the most beautiful tropical islands in the world. This, of course, includes the island of Mauritius. The beaches here in Mauritius are considered as one of the most stunning in the whole world. However, most of the sparkling waters and sands found on the areas of Mauritius which are very hard to find and hard to go to as well. However, the panoramic views and captivating sceneries make it all worthwhile.…
Category: Mauritius Beaches
Ah, the beach holiday, it’s a classic. Laying back on a sun lounger, slathered in suntan lotion, crisp white sand surrounding you and the gentle sound of waves crashing on the shore. For the majority of people, the beach holiday is holidaying at it’s best. And when it comes to unspoilt natural beauty, nowhere on earth does beaches quite like Mauritius.
Author Mark Twain said of Mauritius’s beaches: “God first made Mauritius, and from it, He created Paradise.” Although a patron of the snappy, memorable quote, when referring to Mauritius beaches in this way, Twain had a point.
Mauritius beaches offer everything a visitor could possibly desire. Located just north of the Tropic of Capricorn in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius has some of the most stunning scenery available to man. What’s more, the island is surrounded almost entirely by natural coral reefs, making it a paradise for anyone who has ever dreamed of snorkeling or scuba diving.
Firstly, Mauritius caters to the surfer. On the southwest shore of the island sits the Bay of Tamarin, which is aided by the topography of the island. It can produce spectacular waves and breakers, offering any surfer a chance of a lifetime, as they indulge their passion watched by nearby volcanic formations. The Bay of Tamarin and it’s nearby amenities are designed with surfers and body boarders in mind, making it one of the more affordable areas of the island.
For a little more of the Mauritius so frequently featured on postcards and travel programs, there is Belle Mare. As “belle” means beautiful, you should immediately have some idea of what is on offer here. Although Belle Mare has been the subject of intense urbanization, much of it has been left unspoiled. It still boasts beautiful soft, fine grained powder and is almost clear in color. The lagoon is a sumptuous deluxe of blue beauty, stretching as far as the eye can see. Basking in the helpful shade of the hundreds of surrounding palm trees, Belle Mare is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and is located on the east coast of the island.
The last must-see of the Mauritius beaches is not actually on the main island itself. A very short boat ride takes you to another island in the Mauritian republic, named Cerfs, just off the east coast of the mainland. Here, there is everything one could dream of.
To begin, there is the sand. It’s the finest you’ll possibly ever experience, a clear dusting across the shore. The views out on to the Indian Ocean are breathtaking, endless clear blue water with no debris or rubbish in site. This is an unspoiled haven, and well worth the short ride from Pointe Maurice on the mainland. The beach is known as Ile aux Cerfs, and has a full range of sports and leisure activities just to compliment the enchanting landscape.
Wherever you go in Mauritius, however, beautiful clear sand beaches are just ready to greet you. For any lover of the beach holiday, look no further than the tiny island nation sitting pretty in the middle of the Indian Ocean.
Sugar Beach Mauritius
If looking for somewhere to stay on the breathtaking, awe-inspiring island of Mauritius, look no further than the Sugar Beach Mauritius hotel resort and complex. The hotel is styled in keeping with a traditional plantation, which essentially means lots of greenery and traditional Mauritian style buildings. It sits neatly within standard Mauritian architecture, offering guests a chance to be as much as part of Mauritian history as the land on which the hotel is situated. The hotel is spread over 12 hectares, including over half a hectare of private beaches,…
Grand Baie of Mauritius
Many travel guide and online travel blogger will tell you that, quite simply, the beach at Grand Baie (Grand Bay) is the best on the island. This is an enormous accolade, considering the island nation of Mauritius is famed for it’s stunning beaches, known the world over for it’s pristine sand and clear blue ocean. This makes Grand Baie, by popular consensus, perhaps the best of the best – and perhaps even the best beach in the entire world. Interestingly, these grand proclamations come from very humble beginnings. Grand Baie…
The Popular Belle Mare Beach
On the eastern coast of Mauritius’s main island is Belle Mare. This is arguably the most prominent location and beach on the entire island, as not only is the beach itself a rich delight of all that is wonderful at Mauritian beaches, but the surrounding area is a popular tourist destination. After all, this shouldn’t be hugely surprising. From 1710 to 1810, Mauritius was colonized and governed by the French, who named large portions of the island. In French, “belle” translates literally as “beautiful”, so it is little wonder the…