It’s a lovely day and you’re longing to spend some time with your partner or family on the north or east coast of Mauritius. We have the ideal plan for you: a tasty picnic on an uncrowded beach, where you can relax under the shade of a beach umbrella or on a towel and have a great time, without having to worry about anything.
Order your picnic at the Atelier Restaurant
The day before, order your picnic from our Concierge. L’Atelier Restaurant of your Mythic Suites&Villas resort, has a varied and tasty choice of traditional Mauritian and international dishes. Our Chef Vijendra Kundun will be glad to prepare a delicious lunch to take away and enjoy during your relaxing day.
Looking for something fresh? Our Niçoise, Mythic Caesar or Angel Hair salads will delight you. Should the kids fancy a burger or a panini, let them enjoy it, it’s their holiday too! The Atelier Restaurant team will prepare your lunch basket, cutlery and drinks, be it a delicious sandwich or a special of the day. Drive to one of the three beaches we have chosen for you for their natural beauty and peaceful surroundings.
Mont Choisy beach
This vast bay with its crystal-clear waters is perfect for a day at the beach. More than a kilometre of white sand shores of turquoise water, perfect for swimming or exploring the seabed. Located on the north coast, just past the village of Grand-Baie and twenty minutes from Mythic Suites&Villas, it is well sheltered. Under the filaos, you can sit and enjoy your picnic in the shade after a swim. You will find coconut vendors, who sell delicious refreshments.
The east coast of Mauritius is wilder and offers more privacy, especially during the week. More exposed to the wind, it combines secluded coves and beautiful lagoons. The emerald colour of the sea is amazing and the air is wonderfully iodised. Twenty-five minutes by car from your holiday suite or villa, it is an ideal and truly magical change of scenery. Belle-Mare is a picturesque tropical beach where you can spend an unforgettable day and pick up beautiful sea shells. The seabed is also worth exploring, with its unique flora and fauna. You will probably meet a fisherman on his way to or from fishing: now that you have learnt some Kreol expressions, feel free to engage in conversation and have a local fisherman tell you all about the fish that can be found in our seas. After a picnic and a nap in the shade, visit the old limestone ovens that are still visible on the coast and that were once used to build houses.
Poste Lafayette is a wild and preserved paradise. It has a very out-of-the-ordinary atmosphere, a kind of tropical indolence reminiscent of Mauritius in the 1960s. A small coastal village near Belle-Mare, it cultivates pommes d’amour (small acidic tomatoes), garlic tails and corn. Very much protected from mass tourism, it has a superb beach, between mangrove and coconut trees, and plenty of great picnicking spots. The turquoise sea is exposed to the trade winds and sometimes has a slight swell and current, so be careful and explore the rock formations, which are home to a prehistoric flat purple sea urchin that clings to the rock and sometimes beautiful porcelain (remember: no shells are collected alive). The sand crusts under your feet, the sun caresses your skin, there is no one else around and a tasty picnic awaiting you. You will really enjoy this Robinson break in this beautiful setting!
On the way back from Belle-Mare or Poste-Lafayette, visit the stunning Sagar Shiv Mandir temple at Poste de Flacq, built on an islet, the island of Goyave de Chine is easily accessible by a dyke. The place is very religious and its visit is a great way to end this fabulous day.
To add the final touch to this unforgettable day of discovery, savour the 100% homemade Rhum Arrangé of your Concierges and then relax by the pool, with a soft musical background…