Best Beaches In The North Of Mauritius

Beaches are a narrow strip of land separating a body of water from inland areas. Beaches are usually made of sand, tiny grains of rocks and minerals worn down by constant pounding by wind and waves.

Best Beaches In The North Of Mauritius

Mauritius, an Indian Ocean island nation, is known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs. The mountainous interior includes Black River Gorges National Park, with rainforests, waterfalls, hiking trails and wildlife like the flying fox.

Capital Port Louis has sites like the Champs de Mars horse track, Eureka plantation house and 18th-century Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens. 


1. Trou-aux-Biches

Trou-aux-Biches is a 2km stretch of sand located between Grand Bay and Triolet. Brilliant for families, its calm and shallow waters make for ideal toddler paddling sessions, and its powder-like sand is often heralded as the softest in Mauritius. The northwest aspect also makes it suitable for taking in one of our spectacular island sunsets.

2. Mont Choisy

North of Trou-aux-Biches, Mont Choisy is one of the longest uninterrupted beaches in Mauritius at more than three kilometres in length. Its gentle curve forms a beautiful bay, overlooking the remarkable aquamarine ocean and is backed by shady casuarina trees. The offshore reef makes it a perfect destination for snorkelling, or for the more energetic, a long, late afternoon jog along the shore.

3. Pereybere

East of Grand Bay, stunning Pereybere is one of the liveliest and most frequented beaches in Mauritius, for locals and visitors alike. Its proximity to all kinds of facilities – restaurants, shops, bars, kebab stands, pineapple stalls – makes it particularly popular with young people and families, so arrive early to get the best spot.

4. La Cuvette

Located in Grand Bay and the complete antidote to busier beaches like Pereybere, tiny La Cuvette (just 80 metres wide) was for a long time known only to locals. These days, better road signage means it can no longer claim to be completely ‘undiscovered’, but nevertheless it remains untouched by mass tourism and is pleasingly quiet, with plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the view.

What is the best beach in the north of Mauritius?

The most popular beaches of the North region of Mauritius are Trou aux Biches, Mont Choisy, La Cuvette, Grand Bay Public Beach, and Pereybere.

Is North Mauritius nice?

The northern and western beaches are generally busier and have more amenities and tourist attractions – if you’re after an action-packed, sight-seeing vacation this is where you’ll want to head, while the eastern and southern beaches are quieter, have some of the most luxurious hotels and lend themselves to a ‘doing nothing much’ holiday.