With so much to see and do across the island, Mauritius continues to attract holidaymakers from all over the globe. Even people who have never been to the island know this beautiful part of the world for what it is – paradise on earth. And its extensive catalogue of sandy stretches is one of the main reasons for its ever-growing popularity amongst international tourists.
Experience crystal clear waters, swaying palm trees, white sand and endless opportunities for entertainment in one of these top must-see beaches in Mauritius.
You wouldn’t have to stay at Le Morne for very long to understand why it headlines our list of Mauritius’ must-see beaches. Located on the southwest coast of the island, the perfect white coral sand here surrounds the foot of the Morne Brabant mountain – a UNESCO-listed site. You don’t have to stray far from your sunlounger if you’re looking for a little adventure from your day at the beach. It’s possible to hike to the mountain’s peak, where you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the island and surrounding ocean from around 500 metres above it.
If you prefer to find your thrills below sea level, there are plenty of ways to discover the subaquatic world around Mauritius. Scuba diving and snorkelling are extremely popular activities here, owing to the clarity of the water and the diversity of sea life that populates this part of the Indian Ocean. However you choose to discover this world-class beach, you certainly won’t leave disappointed.
Ile aux Cerfs
While technically its own private island, you’ll forgive us for including Ile aux Cerfs for its sheer natural beauty. The 87-hectare island is most famous for its blue lagoons and white sands, and can be easily accessed by boat from several different points along the eastern coast. Though the island’s beaches can become crowded with both locals and tourists during peak times, you shouldn’t have trouble finding your own sandy spot, especially if you arrive early on in the day.
While there are plenty of activities to do on the island, including taking on the 18-hole championship golf course, Ile aux Cerfs is a paradisiacal spot that’s made for relaxing. Soak up the sun from the comfort of the island’s fluffy sand before wading into the shallow waters to discover the beautiful coral reefs. Do note that boats stop running in the evening, so allow yourself plenty of time to get back if you’re staying on the main island.
Located on the northern tip of the island, around 25 km from the capital of Port Louis, Pereybere Beach is a perfect destination for those looking for a beautiful and tranquil setting. It’s particularly suited to travelling families, with its still waters and clean sand making it the perfect setting for young children to enjoy a safe day at the beach. Pereybere is also a lot smaller than many other beaches on the island, providing a more intimate and laid-back atmosphere.
Visitors can enjoy delicious seafood restaurants near the beach offering a generous variation of local and international fare. Surrounded by palm trees and lush greenery, Pereybere Beach is the perfect place to relax, soak up the sun and watch spectacular sunsets. Whether you’re looking for an unforgettable holiday or just a day out with family or friends, Pereybere Beach has it all.
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