4 beaches of the Mauritius north coast
The popular north coast of Mauritius is home to some of the island’s best beaches, renowned for a variety of water-based activities and the crystal clear lagoon. Here’s a quick guide to four of our favourites:
Trou-aux-Biches is a 2km stretch of sand located between Grand Bay and Triolet. Brilliant for families, its calm and shallow waters make for ideal toddler paddling sessions, and its powder-like sand is often heralded as the softest in Mauritius. The north west aspect also makes it ideal for taking in one of our spectacular island sunsets.
North of Trou-aux-Biches, Mont Choisy is one of the longest uninterrupted beaches in Mauritius at more than three kilometres in length. Its gentle curve forms a beautiful bay, overlooking the remarkable aquamarine ocean and backed by shady casuarina trees. The offshore reef makes it a perfect destination for snorkelling, or for the more energetic, a long, late afternoon jog along the shore.
East of Grand Bay, stunning Pereybere is one of the liveliest and most frequented beaches in Mauritius, for locals and visitors alike. Its immediate proximity to all kinds of facilities – restaurants, shops, bars, kebab stands, pineapple stalls – make it particularly popular with young people and families, so be sure to arrive early to get the best spot.
Located in Grand Bay and the complete antidote to busier beaches like Pereybere, tiny La Cuvette (just 80 metres wide) was for a long time known only to locals. These days, better road signage means it can no longer claim to be completely ‘undiscovered’, but nevertheless it remains untouched by mass tourism and is pleasingly quiet, with plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the view.
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