Dazzling blue water and soft white sand, Blue Bay Beach is one of the best stretches of shoreline in Mauritius. You can admire all the hues of blues in the lagoon and deeper ocean from under shady casuarina trees, heading there on a weekday for some quiet time with a good book or at the weekends to join the locals for lively music and a picnic. Located in the southeast of Mauritius, the beach is easy to reach and a popular spot for swimming, boat excursions, scuba diving, windsurfing and parasailing. It’s also one of the best places to go on a glass-bottomed boat tour, as this is where you will find Blue Bay Marine Park.
Spot a brain coral garden teeming with butterfly fish and damselfish, and keep an eye out for turtles and dolphins, too. You don’t need to go far to catch a glimpse of this marine world. Simply wade out from Blue Bay Beach and see wrasse, clownfish, angelfish, coral, seagrasses and more. When you get peckish, visit one of Blue Bay Beach’s food vendors for some local street food.