The beautiful island nation of Mauritius is home to some of the most fascinating beaches in the world. These beaches, framed by the coconut palms and casuarinas trees, more commonly known as Filao trees are perfect for an idyllic vacation. Most of the beaches, except the ones in south of Mauritius are protected by the fringing coral reefs. Hence most of the beaches are in the form of sparkling lagoons and are sheltered, calm and peaceful all through the year.
Mauritius has always been renowned for its emerald green beaches are inseparable part of the country’s landscape. The beaches of incomparable and exquisite beauty provide a perfect opportunity for people to frolic in the azure waters of the Indian Ocean and also give a free rein to their adventurous spirit. Tourists have a whale of a time snorkeling, scuba diving, going on glass bottom boat cruises and indulging in various other water sport activities like kayaking and water skiing. The beaches of Mauritius are like mini heavens on Earth.
Some of the beautiful and oft visited beaches of Mauritius are the Blue Bay that is a very popular long beach with white sand and crystal-clear ice blue water that is most suited for sailing, surfing and snorkeling and the Pereybere beach that is popular with tourists and Mauritians alike for its delightful little cove that is one of the best bathing places on the whole island. The northern coastline of Grand Baie is one long stretch that is replete with numerous delightful beaches and spots for safe bathing, sailing, windsurfing and water skiing. It is the prime centre for water sport activities in Mauritius and also has lots of shops and restaurants.
The Trou-aux-Biches is an ideal beach for youngsters as the water level isn’t much deep and also one of the fascinating beaches where tourists can sees the stunning coral reefs and exotic fishes.
The fishing village of Cape Malheureux and the small island of Cerfs are also tourist favorites. Other Mauritian Beaches include Mont Choisy, Roches Noires, Belle Mare, Palmar, Trou d’Eau Douce and Flic-en-Flac.