Mauritius is renowned the world over for having some of the best beaches on the planet. Whether you’re looking to swim in crystal-clear waters, lounge under palm trees with a cocktail, or enjoy a romantic sunset for two, this idyllic island has something for everyone. We caught up with vlogger Will Tevs to reveal the top 5 best beaches in Mauritius for swimming, sunsets and nature.
Located in the northwest of the island, this long stretch of soft white sand curves around a turquoise bay fringed by native casuarina trees. Popular with visitors and locals, there’s plenty of space for all to enjoy its picture-postcard views. Located a 30-minute drive from the capital of Port Louis, there are watersports and restaurants to keep you entertained – but it’s the calm and crystal clear ocean that’s the main draw here. Swim, float or snorkel to make the most of this magical spot.
St Felix beach is renowned for being one of the best on the south coast. This picturesque spot is blessed with clear aqua waters, although offshore currents and coral reefs mean entering the water is best left to experienced swimmers. Thankfully, its soft and wide sandy beach offers plenty of space for beach activities, such as volleyball. Energetic types can frolic underneath the coconut trees, leaving others to simply enjoy the relaxing sound of waves meeting the shore… bliss.
This secret spot in Souillac in the south of Mauritius is home to one of the most unique beaches on the island. Explore the cooling tropical vegetation of this enchanting garden – rumoured to be a favourite of Mauritian poet Robert Edward Hart – before following a coastal path which emerges on to a wild sandy beach. Pack a romantic picnic for two before settling down with a glass of something sparkling to watch the waves crash against the nearby cliffs – magical.
Start the day as you mean to go on with a sunrise stroll on one of Mauritius’s longest beaches. Approximately six miles of white sand and transparent aquamarine waters make this a perfect spot for exploring marine life, whether you’re snorkelling, swimming or diving. Dry off in the shade of casuarina trees in this east coast idyll or, if you’re feeling active, head to one of the three world-class golf courses situated nearby. This unspoilt sanctuary is the ultimate place to linger.
Situated at the foot of the iconic Le Morne mountain, this beach really is top class for spectacular scenery and the perfect place to rest weary feet after a hike to the summit. If you’re still in search of an adrenaline rush, its slightly less-sheltered spot makes it a popular place for kitesurfing. White sand, clear water and coconut trees also make this a perfect place to simply relax – make sure you stick around to catch the amazing sunset.
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