The small pear-shaped island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean packs a solid punch when it comes to travel experiences, encompassing a melange of soul-nourishing vistas and activities. Its white sandy beaches, sapphire-hued waters, and dreamy luxury resorts transport you to your private slice of heaven and promise endless hours of blissful existence in the lap of pristine nature. Add to this a rich marine biodiversity, diverse flora & fauna, unlimited adventure activities, and culinary delights that make the island a perfect destination for a rejuvenating break.
Counted amongst the most beautiful beaches in the country, Mont Choisy Beach beckons travel-weary wanderers seeking to unwind and relax far away from the touristy crowds and commercialized beaches. Tucked away in the north-west of the island in the Pamplemousses district, this crescent-shaped stretch of sand is the longest beach in the country and probably one of the most serene spots too. Let us tread softly amidst the powdered sands and unravel the secrets that Mont Choisy Beach Mauritius holds.
Best Time To Visit Mont Choisy Beach
Though Mont Choisy Beach is an all-year destination, the best time to visit falls between September and November when the temperature is neither too warm nor too cold and the rainfall is limited. The warmest months here are between January-March, with early February temperatures ranging between 22 degrees (night) and 28 degrees (day time) Celsius. This is a good time to enjoy the warm waters & get that perfect tan. November to January is usually the busiest time with lots of tourists so hotel prices are quite high unless you book well in advance. June-August is the slowest season for tourism at Mont Choisy beach so this a good time for bargain hunters. The weather is comfortable and the precipitation moderate during this time.
Things To Do At Mont Choisy Beach
This endless stretch of powdered white sand & crystal clear turquoise waters nestled in one of the busiest districts of Mauritius is amongst the top contenders for the most stunning beaches in Mauritius. Just a few minutes away from the hustle bustle of Grand Baie, Mont Choisy Beach is a sanctuary of quietude lined with thousands of casuarinas trees providing shade from the sun and heat. While ‘doing nothing’ would qualify as the top activity, nevertheless here’s our list of the best things to do at Mont Choisy Beach for that idyllic beach escapade with friends or family.
1. Water sports & diving
Mont Choisy beach is one of the most prominent water sports centres in northern Mauritius along with the more crowded and touristy Trou aux Biches. Those who love ocean adventures and can’t wait to unravel the mysteries of the colourful marine world will love their time spent indulging in these. You could choose from myriad exciting activities like kite-surfing, parasailing, water skiing and touring the lagoon in a glass-bottomed boat. Numerous dive centres around Mont Choisy beach offer reef, drift, wreck and deep-sea diving employing high safety standards and professional staff.
Diving costs: Usually ranges from Rs 1500-2000/person/day or night. PADI certification courses are also readily available.
Whether it’s simply capturing the many hues of blue and the contrasting arc-shaped coastline of the gorgeous Mont Choisy beach or clicking those frame-worthy sunrise and sunset shots, photographers are sure to have a field day at this beautiful site. Don’t forget to get your portrait lenses for saving the glee on your loved ones’ faces as they splash in the warm waters or build lofty sand castles at the beach.
Mont Choisy beach is amongst the few truly serene and secluded spots in Mauritius which remain largely unspoilt and untouched by the ravages of commercialization. The clean and pristine beach thus serves as the perfect escape for solitude seekers and nature lovers. Even on crowded days, the long stretch of soft sand offers enough tranquil spots where you can simply unwind sipping a cool drink and reading your favourite book under the casuarinas’ grove. A relaxed swim in the inviting waters and some delicious local bites from the food vendors would complete the picture of an idyllic day by the beach.
4. Beach soccer or golf
The inviting stretch of soft white sand is perfect for a game of beach sports and the lovely beach soccer playground at Mont Choisy beach is one of the best places for a fun game with your gang. Golf enthusiasts must also indulge in a game or two at the nearby 18-hole golf course. Mont Choisy Le Golf is one of the best golf facilities of its kind in Mauritius, complete with landscaped greens and volcanic rock outcrops.
5. Horseback riding
When in Mont Choisy Beach, do not miss the chance to visit Horse Riding Delights for a few hours of unbridled fun and excitement at this fantastic riding school on the northern edge of Mont Choisy. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced rider, you can trot through this beautiful property accompanied by a professional instructor. As you ride along the splendid garden you can admire deer, giant tortoises, hares and farm animals as well as learn about the history of the place.
Best Places To Stay Near Mont Choisy Beach
Most of the accommodation in this part of Mauritius comprise of mid-range beach villas, self-catering apartments and bungalows with balconies offering lovely sunset views. Here are our top picks for your stay around Mont Choisy beach.
1. Mont Choisy Beach Villas
Located right next to the beach, Mont Choisy Beach Villas Mauritius offer excellent service and panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. The spacious, clean and comfortable villas are ideal for a relaxing family break or romantic getaway by the swaying palms and scenic sea vistas. You can unwind at the lovely pool or walk to restaurants close by for a delicious meal. The warm and welcoming staff makes the stay even more memorable.
Location: Royal Road, Mont Choisy, Mauritius.
Tariff/night: Two-bedroom sea-view villa from INR 9,965
2. Casuarina Resort & Spa
Just 2 kilometres from Mont Choisy beach, this 3-star property offers elegant air-conditioned rooms and bungalows and fantastic facilities. Its location overlooking the Trou aux Biches bay, 2 wonderful swimming pools and well-manicured lawns add to the charm of the place. The in-house restaurant serves delicious food and the bar has a decent collection of beverages. They also offer complimentary kayaks, pedal boating and glass-bottom boat rides to guests.
Location: Coastal Road, 0000 Trou aux Biches, Mauritius
Tariff: Bungalow from INR 15,533
3. Coral Azur Hotel Mont Choisy
Nestled amidst a lush lawn and located just few metres from the beautiful sandy beach, the Coral Azur is an oasis of comfort with superb ocean-view swimming pool. Offering value-for-money luxury through its well-equipped rooms and impeccable service, this is a great choice for a relaxing holiday. Complimentary cocktails & fruit bowl as well as super friendly and helpful staff are some other highlights.
Location: Coastal Road Mon Choisy, Mont Choisy, Mauritius
Tariff/night: Standard double room with sea view from INR 13,699
4. Mont Choisy Beach R.
This Mont Choisy beach resort, Mauritius allows you to enjoy the sound of splashing waves from the comfort of your sun lounger by the gorgeous beach-facing pool. The apart-hotel style accommodation with a well-equipped kitchenette allows you the luxury of a resort and comfort of home with their lovely studio apartments.
Location: Royal Road Mont Choisy, Mauritius
Tariff/night: Studio with sea view from INR 12,678
5. Choisy Les Bains
Just walking distance from the magnificent Mont Choisy beach, this modern well-designed complex offers well-appointed apartments equipped with all modern amenities for a comfortable stay. There’s ample space for children along with a lovely garden; the fantastic pool is the icing on the cake.
Location: Route Cotière, Mont Choisy 30525, Mauritius
Tariff: One-bedroom apartment from INR 12,367
How To Reach Mont Choisy Beach
Located close to the capital city of Port Louis, the beach is very easily accessible by bus or cab. You can take an Uber which takes about 20 minutes or hop onto an Express bus from Immigration Square which takes around 35-40 minutes to reach Mont Choisy Beach.
It is recommended to visit Mont Choisy Beach on weekdays if you’re seeking tranquillity and solitude, as weekends are crowded with local families and tourists who are out to have a good time on this pristine patch. Those who like the buzz and don’t mind the crowds are sure to make the best of their time here on weekends too when there are numerous vendors and food stalls adding to the vibrant atmosphere. So, don’t think much and plan your trip to Mauritius with TravelTriangle right away because you surely would have the best time of your life there!
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