Look too good to be true? You’ll come face-to-face with a postcard reality when vacationing in Mauritius, one of the world’s most gorgeous islands, where tropical fish can be spotted through the crystal clear water without squinting. Not to mention, the beaches are a stone’s throw away from scenic mountains. Take advantage of this tropical paradise, book that ticket, and see why the island is all the rage at the moment. Here are the top beaches to kick back and relax on in Mauritius.
This strip of waterfront land is popular with tourists for its obvious scenic views of the Indian Ocean, mountainous backdrop and lush palm trees. Guests love the soft white sand and nearby lagoon filled with exotic fish. On land, orchids surround the beach, inviting over 140 species of colorful birds, including the incredibly rare pink pigeons.
Resorts to stay in Flic-en-Flac include Sands Resort and Spa (pictured) and Villas Caroline.
This award-winning beach continues to garner attention for is stunning coastline with intimate beach areas facing the brilliant blue water. Snorkeling is a popular activity in Tou-aux-Biches due to its transparent, calm water. Keep your eyes out for blue-striped snappers, firefish, melon butterfly fish, and much more. Stick around in the evening, the beach is reputed to be the best spot on the island for sunset viewing.
Resorts at Trou-aux-Biches include The Sakoa (boutique hotel) and Beachcomber.
This is a major fishing area, so visitors who love to nab a grouper on the line — this is your spot. Tamarin is also a fantastic spot to go snorkeling since the water isn’t surrounded by rocky coral reefs. The beach is more secluded, giving visitors a more private, intimate feel as they go for a scenic walk along the coast. While there, stop by one of Tamarin’s waterfront seafood restaurant to snack on fresh catches of the day brought to you by the local water.
Resort in Tamarin includes Tamarina Golf & Spa Boutique Hotel.
Le Morne Brabant
This is for the true adventurer in you. The most isolated and southernmost area of the island, Le Morne Brabant is a peninsula with its own beaches, caves and mountains — a real gem for nature lovers. Popular water activities in Le Morne range from paddleboarding to kiteboarding.
Resorts at Le Morne Brabant include St. Regis and LUX Le Morne.
Grand Baie is another popular destination to hit the water and explore. Tourists love this spot for its various watersports activities including windsurfing, sailing and swimming. Don’t forget to join the glass-bottom boat tour offered right on the beach to get up close and personal with tropical marine life.
Resorts in Grand Baie include Hotel Bella Vista and Baystone Boutique Hotel & Spa.
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