BEACHES IN THE NORTH OF MAURITIUS

The northern shorelines are by far some of the island’s most stunning attributes and a favourite with locals and tourists alike. Whether you are looking for a beach to soak up the sun, swim, snorkel or try out water activities, the north has them all. Here are our top picks to bask in an otherworldly scenery.

Grand Gaube Beach and Its Surroundings

Not far from Mythic Suites & Villas, you can expect to find loads of picturesque beaches. To name but a few: Butte à l’herbe, Anse la Raie, Bain Bœuf, Pointe Bernache Island, Roches Noires and Poste Lafayette.

The three white sandy beaches in Grand Gaube can be a wonderful opportunity to live special seaside moments: the wilder north, that of the centre with its many boats and the last one to the south a little more remote but just as beautiful. A myriad of roads will lead you straight to the surreal white sands of Butte à l’Herbe or Calodyne.

To the north, Anse la Raie, one of the windiest beaches, offers welcoming conditions to indulge in water sports such as windsurfing, kitesurfing or kite flying.

To the south, Roches Noires offers a completely different facet of beach life. It is home to idyllic beaches made even more amazing with swimming holes and lava caves to explore during a mountain bike ride in this humid region. The village hosts traditional canoe races and fishermen sometimes gather for a game of dominoes under mango trees.

Cap Malheureux beach

Tucked away in the north of the island not far from a small fishing village, this magnificent and calm lagoon, perfectly suited for swimming, is set against the stunning backdrop of the five northern islands which can be explored on board a catamaran. You can also indulge in snorkelling activities over there without any problem. Must-visit spots: The Church of Cap Malheureux, renowned for its red roof, and the small Marine Cemetery. Next to Cap Malheureux, the beautiful shorelines of Bain Boeuf are also worth your time.

Mont Choisy beach

Just south of Grand Baie, this beach boasts the longest stretch of fine white sand in the north; even more remarkable are the casuarinas, typical trees of the island, lined up along its shorelines. One of the largest public beaches in Mauritius, it is highly popular with locals on weekends. Mauritians mingle with their family around a barbecue to the beat of music! Action-packed nautical activities will also keep the whole family entertained. Get ready for water skiing, tubing or else wakeboarding adventures on this very calm lagoon.

Trou-aux-Biches beach

Along the northeast coast, halfway between Mont Choisy and Pointe aux Piments, Trou aux Biches is a paradise beach par excellence offering a picture-postcard setting with white sand and a shallow cyan lagoon. The spot is home to an incredible number of underwater fauna and flora and you will have the pleasure of coming face to face with myriads of fish while diving with mask and snorkel. Not far on the coastal road, local bars, restaurants and street food stands await.