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Long ago, the renowned American writer, Mark Twain, described Mauritius as a place from which heaven was copied. So, if you've been thinking of escaping your hectic lifestyle and moving far away from all the hustle-bustle to a place where you can enjoy complete relaxation, this island nation can be your ideal holiday destination. It is located in the Indian Ocean off the southeast coast of Africa.

Geologically, this island country is considered to be relatively young and the creation of a volcanic activity that took place in this part of the world nearly 8 million years back. In recent times, it is a major tourist destination visited by over a million tourists every year. The island of Mauritius is surrounded by the third-largest coral reef in the world and is home to various species of flora and fauna. However, this island destination has achieved worldwide fame for its mesmerising beaches.

1. Grand Bay Public Beach

While exploring the coastal village of Grand Bay during your holidays in mauritius, you'll get the chance to visit this wonderful beach. It can be accessed from almost anywhere in Grand Bay. This is considered to be one of the best beaches in the country and has a wide lagoon, sparkling sands, and crystal-clear blue waters washing the shores. Although this is an excellent spot to relax under the sun, you can also indulge in some exciting activities like sailing and yachting in the lagoon area. 

2. Mont Choisy Beach

One of the most visually appealing beaches in the country, Mont Choisy Beach is located in the northern parts of Mauritius. It is also one of the longest beaches in this island nation and is quite close to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, which makes it a popular stop during the transits. You can relax amidst the scenic surroundings of this beach and savour the visual delights surrounding it. The bay is curve-shaped and set against the backdrop of attractive Casuarina trees that add charm to the beach area. Nature lovers and photographers would have a great time exploring Mont Choisy.

3. Blue Bay Beach

Many of the families who book mauritius all inclusive packages often get to visit this gorgeous beach located in the Grand Port district. It is touched by azure waters of the ocean and has Filao trees providing a perfect backdrop to its extensive stretch of sparkling sands. A visit to this beach would also give you the opportunity to explore Blue Bay Marine Park, which is one of the biggest marine parks in the world. Many of the mauritius honeymoon packages include a trip to this beach, giving couples the chance to have fun on the water scooters or banana rides.

4. Tamarin Beach

Your beach holidays to mauritius would be incomplete without a visit to this beautiful beach in the Tamarin village. It is quite popular among the locals as well as tourists and was once called 'Santosha Bay'. Over the past few years, it has also gained popularity among surfers for its waves that are well-suited for surfing. As it has become the most sought-after beach for surfers, it is also known in this part of the world as 'Surfer Beach'. If you wish to try surfing, head to the popular spots for this activity, such as Black Stone and Dal. One of the delightful aspects of Tamarin Beach is that it is less commercialised and has vast spaces of unspoilt beauty.

5. Poste Lafayette Beach

Some of the tourists who book luxury holidays to mauritius get the chance to stay in one of the elegant hotels close to Poste Lafayette Beach. It is located in Roches Noires village, which is on the eastern coast of Mauritius. You'll enjoy unwinding in the calm and refreshing natural surroundings of this beach far from the crowds. A pleasant walk on the sandy stretches of this beach would also be an experience worth cherishing. The spectacular beauty of this beach would also tempt you to click some excellent snaps and preserve those marvellous sights.

6. Ile Aux Cerfs Beach

Another great beach for honeymooners, Ile Aux Cerfs has the right environs to enjoy blissful moments without being disturbed by tourist crowds. It is covered with pristine white sands and is also a perfect place to indulge in some thrilling activities. You can book cheap flights to mauritius and utilise the amount saved on catamaran cruising and para-sailing. Romantic couples would have some memorable moments together while on this beach, enjoying the beauty of its surroundings.

7. La Cuvette Beach

This beach is located near the Grand Bay town and is a small beach as compared to the other beaches in this island country. However, it is absolutely tranquil and beautiful. Upon getting to this beach, you'll have the opportunity to move away from the heavy crowds and relax amidst the sandy stretch with attractive cliffs and boulders nearby. The waters touching this beach have the right currents for those interested in some adventurous activities like sailing and yachting.

Know more about Mauritius on - Mauritius: A Blissful Haven In The Indian Ocean