Places and beaches of the west of Mauritius

What to do in Mauritius - go see le Morne Mountain

le morne° by ✰saïda✰, on Flickr

The island of Mauritius is well liked as a tourist destination. In fact, just in 2013, the country has received seven prestigious awards in the field of tourism.  It’s a well deserved recognition as the island offers a choice of accommodations and activities for tourists.

The western part of the island is one of the most touristic areas of Mauritius with accommodations ranging from luxury villas to equally luxurious hotels. It also boasts some of the most beautiful beaches of the country. There are also quite a range of touristic activities that can be practiced there, such as hiking, horse riding excursions, SCUBA diving, big game fishing, whale and dolphin watching, golfing, etc. At the Casela Nature Park, more activities can be practiced such as going on photo safaris, zip-lining, hiking, quad and segway riding, among others.  The nearby Black River Gorges National Park will provide further opportunities to admire one of the remaining forests of the island of Mauritius.

Starting from Port-Louis, the first village which can be definitely considered being a western village is Pointe-aux-Sables, which is considered to be the suburb of Port-Louis. The area has two public beaches which are well appreciated by the locals. Further down, you will encounter Petite-Rivière, which is mainly a residential area.

The next touristic area will be the village of Albion which is known for its beautiful public beach. You will find that there are a lot of luxury villas there, as the region is generally very sunny and is appreciated by locals and tourists alike. After going through the busy village of Bambous, you might consider making a stop at Flic-en-Flac, another place known for its beautiful beaches, night-life and luxury Mauritian villas and hotels which can range from friendly family hotels like Villas Caroline to 5 star luxury hotels.

Before arriving at the village of Tamarin, you will surely pass the Tamarina Golf Club, which offers a golfing experience with an out-of-Africa feel. At the Riverland Sports Club, tourists will have the opportunity to practice tennis, golf swings, kayak, and archery, among other activities.

The village of Tamarin is mostly known for its ancient salt evaporation ponds and its public beach. Further down, tourists will go through the village of La Preneuse where the Martello Tower Museum can be found, as well as a beautiful public beach. There are no luxury hotels in La Preneuse, but tourists looking for a nice place to stay in Mauritius will find a lot of luxury villas for rent there.

The village of Grande Riviere Noire is known for being the point of departure for many big game fishing trips as an anglers’ club is established there.  Further down are the villages of Case Noyale and La Gaulette which can be considered to be fishing villages.

The last place of the West of Mauritius is Le Morne. It is mostly known for the mountain of the same name and for its beautiful public beach. Tourists will also find a few luxury hotels there, as well as an 18-hole golf course.



Villages and public beaches of the north of Mauritius

Villages and beaches along the North of Mauritius

Coconut trees by carrotmadman6, on Flickr

Well-known for its long white sandy beaches bordered by coconut and casuarina trees and blue lagoons, the island of Mauritius is a favorite holiday destination among tourists which harbors several charming seaside villages and spectacular landscapes.

By staying in a villa rental in the northern part of Mauritius, it is possible to explore fascinating places and villages. But the best part of staying in a villa in Mauritius is having your choice of beaches where you can relax instead of being restricted to the hotel beachfront.

One of the first villages that you will encounter in the northern part of Mauritius is Baie du Tombeau which can be found near Port-Louis, the capital of Mauritius. There is a public beach nearby and another can be found further north, called Le Goulet.  Further up you will find Pointe-auc-Piments public beach which is about 4 kilometres long and extends from Baie aux Tortues up to Trou aux Biches. It is a favorite dive-site as the lagoon is protected.  Further north you will find Grand-Baie, which is a well known touristic centre of the island where several night clubs and bars can be found, as well as restaurants and villa rentals.

Next along the road is the village of Cap Malheureux, a traditional fishing village which is better known for its famous red-roofed church by the seaside.

Just a few kilometers away from the coast, tourists become immersed in the excitement of rural Mauritian life by visiting the village of Goodlands, which is known for being very lively on Saturday morning which is normally market day.

Going further east, tourists will mostly encounter Grand Gaube where life seems very quiet and peaceful. Its small beach is rather desert most of the time and the seabed may look rock-infested, but the place is definitely a good stop-over before going further. They will quickly pass the quiet village of Poudre d’Or, where there is a monument commemorating the shipwreck of the Saint-Géran ship which inspired Bernardin de Saint-Pierre to write Paul et Virginie, and move towards Roches-Noires, a beautiful village where luxury Mauritian villas can be found near the sea side and which also has a very beautiful white sandy beach.  Another beach worth a stop is the one which can be found in the village of Poste Lafayette, where quite a few luxury Mauritius villa rentals can also be found. Another quiet beach nearby is the one called Bras-D’eau public beach.

Luxury Villa Rental in Mauritius – the quiet alternative to hotel accommodations

Villa rental in Mauritius

Villa rental in Mauritius

The island of Mauritius is known for being a luxury destination having kilometers of white, sandy beaches right at the doorsteps of luxury hotels. However there are more ways that tourists can enjoy their holidays in this beautiful island without having to spend their vacations in the company of large, noisy crowds. In fact tourists can choose among a variety of accommodations during their holidays in Mauritius.

If anybody would like to enjoy luxury holidays  all while having a good amount of privacy and security for their family and friends, one such great option is a luxury villa rental in Mauritius. In fact, thanks to the recent real estate boom in the island of Mauritius, tourists can now choose between several luxury villas for their holidays.

Most luxury villas in Mauritius also have a private pool as well as a huge garden, where tourists can party as much as they want without worrying about bothering other people or being bothered themselves during their holidays. The best thing is that they can have a huge private property all to themselves and still have all the perks that luxury holidays come with, such as a private chef, a chauffeur to get them the moment they set foot at the airport, in-home massage, babysitters and house staff, among others.

Better still, people staying at luxury villa accommodations in Mauritius can also benefit from some facilities such as spa treatments, access to golf courses, scuba diving, big game fishing, etc. from hotels nearby.

One such villa is Villa Belle Rivière in Bel Ombre, which will be everything that people looking to spend quiet luxury holidays will ever want from a luxury villa rental in Mauritius.