Mauritius is famous for the endless white sandy beaches, the clean nice warm seawater and the turquoise blue lagoons. There is an offshore riff almost around the whole island. It is the main factor in the genesis of this paradise with beaches and lagoons with nice sandy beaches.
Many of these Mauritius beaches are situated next to the big hotels. However, it is important to know that all are public.
Blue Bay – the bay with its nice deep blue colour in the south-east of Mauritius. If you walk the bay down you will find a series of small lonely beautiful bays opens up. Blue Bay is particularly famous for its snorkelling trips. The marine ecosystem here provides a rare beauty of different species of flora and fauna.
Belle Mare – is perfectly suited for sports activities like jogging and walking. It is also a great place for endless long walks along the coast. Belle Mare is famous for the combination of colours. The turquoise deep blue gentle lagoon ends up in a white clean beach which is the border to the lush green grassland covered by many trees and plants.
Flic-en-Flac – is the longest beach on the west coast of Mauritius. It consists ashore corals, sea urchin and shells which make the beach special and unique. It has a turquoise blue lagoon which offers best swimming possibilities.
Tamarin – is one of the rare places which hasn’t got an offshore riff so the sea is tougher. In the shallow water of Tamarin Bay, it is not dangerous to swim, surf or enjoy the waves. The ground of the sea consists only sand and some stones which make this a unique Mauritius beach.
Le Morne – is a symbol of the slaves’ fight for freedom. The white coral sand beach is very beautiful with very clear water which provides a beautiful visibility. Perfect wind conditions prevail all year round providing best time for windsurfing and kite surfers.
St Felix – is wonderful, the exceptionally white sand, which flows into the turquoise green of the Indian Ocean gives a wonderful contrast to the verdant trees over there. It is very lonely and offers an excellent opportunity to chill out and relax. The ground of the lagoon is covered with corals in which one or the other fish from the family of the highly toxic stone fishes can be found.