Mauritius map of main destinations by Google with additions by Bugbog.
Mauritius map: Why holiday on this little island?
Paradis beach loungers, Mauritius.
Mauritius’ long cream beaches have been favoured by package beach people for years due to the warm waters embraced by coral reefs, the consistent sunshine and the competitive hotel pricing.
All-inclusive hotels are the main accommodation route for most tourists here and the best beaches are mostly adjacent to an excellent selection of reliable and well-run beach resorts; tourists who prefer to eat out a likely to be disappointed.
This is not a holiday island with many sights, apart from the odd volcano or Hindu shrine and cross-island traffic gets tangled in the Port Louis bottleneck but stick to the idea of a well-catered, comfortable beach holiday with fine sand, calm waters and a pleasant place to stay and you won’t be disappointed.
Mauritius beach dance troupe.
The two best Mauritius beaches are, in our humble opinion, Trou aux Biches (in the northwest) and Paradis (in the southwest). Both are attached to beach resorts though the sand is freely available to the public.
Paradis has the whitest, finest sand, the most expensive boutique hotel and is nearer to Mauritius airport and the island’s few attractions (map) while Trou is bigger and much less expensive, with many more activities and selection of restaurants but still gorgeous soft sand and sheltered waters.
Note that the west coast is definitely the place to be, with less wind and rain than the east coast.
The best public beach with no hotel squatting alongside is either Flic-en-Flac or La Preneuse, which are very popular with locals at weekends.