Are beach destinations your kind of places for a vacation? If yes, then Mauritius is one tropical beach destination to head to this year. Mauritius has a pretty cool and dry climate beginning from the month of May, and that is when one can plan a summer vacay. Mauritius has a mix of towns and villages that together have a lot of places and attractions to visit. One such place is Grand Baie, a beautiful seaside village in Mauritius located in the Rivière du Rempart District. Grand Baie is quite a happening place in Mauritius with a number of sandy beaches to chill and relax and some lively bars that make the nightlife in Mauritius pretty happening. Here are a few places to visit in Grand Baie during your next trip.
One can spend an endless number of days lazing at the beaches, at the gorgeous stretch of Grand Baie. And the beach resorts here are heavenly. The beach resorts here are an epitome of comfort and luxury. The turquoise ocean views from the pool villas add on to one’s amazing experience of a true Mauritian holiday.
Best Time To Visit
Get out your beach dresses and shorts this May as it marks the beginning of the best time to visit Grand Baie in Mauritius. The months preceding it are a bit humid while the temperature is pleasant beginning from May until December. The weather is cool and dry which makes exploring places enjoyable. With the temperatures not too high, one can relax under the sun all day long. And it is also a great time to enjoy watersports and underwater activities. Book in advance because the time period might also see quite a crowd and rush.
6 Places To Visit In Grand Baie
Grand Baie might be a small village but it has quite a lot of things to explore in terms of tourism. It is one of the top places to visit in Mauritius owing to some of the most interesting places to visit in Grand Baie. Read on, to know more about these places.
1. Trou Aux Biches
For those who love snorkeling and swimming, Trou Aux Biches should be the first place to visit in Mauritius. With gentle sands shelving calm, shallow and clear water, this is an ideal place for a beach picnic with family and friends. If you love street food, hog at the numerous stalls and cafes along the coast. A variety of cuisines can be tried here.
Famous for: Trou Aux Biches is best known for swimming and snorkeling.
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The Pereybere beach is quite popular among travelers. Keep it in your list of places to see among all the Mauritius tourist places, if you love deep sea diving and snorkeling. Even though the water is deep in comparison to other beaches on the island, it is pleasingly calm.
Famous for: Corals and marine life at Pereybere is a treat for sea-life lovers.
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3. Le Morne
Le Morne beach is one of the best places to visit in south Mauritius for those who love water sports. Backed by Le Morne Mountain, it is a perfect place for swimming. However, one must stay aware of the different water sports activities going around.
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4. Black River Gorges National Park
If wild adventure is your style, visit Black River Gorges National Park which is one of the famous places to visit in south west Mauritius. Spread in an area of approximately 68 km, it is best for the photographers looking for flower and fauna. If you are a researcher, then the park field stations can come in handy to know more about the national park. While trekking, one can find numerous wild pigs, rusa deer, privets, and Chinese guava. Some of the endangered species of birds and animals can even be seen in this national park.
Famous for: Hiking and camping
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5. Eureka House
Built in 1830, Eureka House (Maison Eureka) is a major tourist attraction in Mauritius, located at Moka, Central Mauritius. This erstwhile colonial residence of English and French aristocrats has been converted into a museum dedicated to the colonial period of Mauritius. With its 109 doors and windows, it is famous as the largest house on the island. The museum has areas dedicated to music, art, maps, and Chinese & Indian housewares. Many small waterfalls, lush greenery, endemic plants, Lake Moka, and lavish gardens surround the museum.
6. Grand Baie Bazaar
Quite a popular one from the list of tourist places in Mauritius, Grand Baie is for street shopping. Impulse buyers head here since it is one of the best places to visit in north Mauritius. Buy souvenirs at this market from your trip. It is most famous for trinkets and skateboards.
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How To Reach
Mauritius is connected to all the major countries of the world via air and the international airport there is the Mauritius International Airport, Sir Seewoosagar Ramgoolam Air Terminal. There are flights to Mauritius from all the major cities around the world like Paris, Delhi, London, and more. One can also book a cruise and arrive at Mauritius via water. Doesn’t a cruise sound romantic? You can consider it if you plan to visit with your partner.
Once in Mauritius, one can hire a cab or taxi for transfers from the airport or one city to another. There is no rail or metro network in the country, but buses run on some routes, which can be checked prior to the commute.
Can’t keep calm? Then plan your trip, make an itinerary and add these places to visit in Grand Baie on your list. Head to this exciting seaside town of Mauritius and enjoy a tropical getaway this summer. Book yourself a holiday in Mauritius with TravelTriangle soon and have a great vacation with your family and loved ones.