The Best Places to Have Tan Lines and Fun Times Under the Sun in Mauritius

The Best Places to Have Tan Lines and Fun Times Under the Sun in Mauritius

Want a break from the monotonous daily life? Come to Mauritius because there is arguably no better way to spend your time other than surfing, diving, and relaxing under its vibrant sun and mesmerizing beaches. In fact, the island is so breathtakingly beautiful that it bewitched the writer Mark Twain, who famously quoted: “Mauritius was made first and then heaven; and heaven was copied after Mauritius.” That said, it should come as no surprise that Mauritius is the number one destination for honeymooners and travelers craving tan lines and fun times. After all, its pristine beaches, parks, museums, shopping hubs, and vibrant nightlife will keep you coming back for more.

If you have already booked your Mauritius tour package from USA but you are not sure where to go, here’s a list to help you choose the best tourist spots in Mauritius.

Trou Aux Biches

If you are the kind of tourist who fancies snorkeling and swimming, Trou Aux Biches should be the first place you visit in Mauritius. Prepare to fall in love with the marine biodiversity of Mauritius as you snorkel and swim in its clear turquoise waters. But if you are in the mood to take it easy and just laze around, you will surely love the feeling of its fine sand between your toes, coupled with the gentle splash of the calm, shallow waters. Walking or lounging along its shores while listening to the sound of the gentle waves and enjoying its spectacular sunset are certainly some of the best ways to enjoy a tranquil lazy afternoon.

And if you get hungry, just walk along the coast and look for the hub of street food stalls and cafes. They offer a wide variety of cuisines, but of course, if you’re in for the full Mauritius experience, you must try their authentic Mauritian dishes.

Take a private or rented car from Port Louis and go to the route of the A4 freeway to get to Trou Aux Biches. Depending on the traffic, the travel time should be approximately 30 minutes.

Pointe d’Esny and Blue Bay

Of the many beaches in the island of Mauritius, Pointe d’Esny and Blue Bay are certainly some of the best picks. Trudging its white-sanded coastline and dipping at its well-preserved blue lagoon is certainly a one-for-the-books experience. Not to mention, its coastline is dotted with cozy vacation homes and restaurants offering authentic Mauritian cuisine. Meanwhile, Blue Bay is famed for its Marine Park which is home to the best coral reef formations in Mauritius. That said, snorkeling here is one of the best things you can do to enjoy the marvels of its marine beauty up close.

Not to mention, the Blue Bay is close to the quaint historical village of Mahebourg. Be sure to explore its lively market to get a glimpse of the traditional Mauritian village life.

Constance Belle Mare Plage

Appreciating Mauritius' tranquil sunrise is best done at Constance Belle Mare Plage. If you are unfazed by cold waters, you can take a dip in their swimming pool while watching as the sun comes up the horizon. In addition, swimming against its beachfront's strong currents will surely be enjoyable for you, especially if you are an experienced swimmer who loves challenges.  Constance Belle Mare Plage's beach is also amongst the best spots for windsurfing in Mauritius.

Besides water activities, you will never run out of things to do at Constance Belle Mare Plage. Whether it is relaxing on the beach or at one of its trendy bars, working out at the gym, pampering yourself at the spa or enjoying water sports, Constance Belle Mare Plage surely got your back.

This cozy place is only 26 miles (42 km) away from the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport. You can ride a car, taxi, or bus at the airport to get to Constance Belle Mare Plage.

Ile Aux Cerfs

Ile Aux Cerfs

Ile Aux Cerfs—which literally means “Deer Island”–is one of the most spectacular and popular privately-owned islands in Mauritius, making it the perfect place for a weekend getaway. Although there are no more dears here, the island is still endowed with lush vegetations, white sandy beaches, turquoise lagoons and a wide range of restaurants, water sports and land activities to choose from. And if you are a marine biodiversity enthusiast, snorkeling here will certainly be a memorable experience for you.

Ile Aux Cerfs can be found in the Flacq district, which is on the Eastern coast of Mauritius. The best way to reach it is by riding a boat from Trou D'Eau Douce to the Flacq district.


The Pereybere beach is a popular tourist spot for those who are into water sports. If you love deep-sea diving and snorkeling, this will be heaven on Earth for you. After all, Pereybere beach is best known for its corals and diverse marine life. Despite its deep waters in comparison to other beaches on the island, the waves here are pleasingly calm.

You can reach Pereybere Beach from Grand Baie (just 2 km away from the beach) by taking a taxi.

Grand Baie

Hailed as the main tourism hub in Mauritius, Grand Baie is known for offering various entertainment for tourists such as tons of beaches, attractions, restaurants, and its booming nightlife offerings.  If you wish to explore Mauritius's nightlife, Grand Baie is the best place for you. You can go pub crawling with your friends or try different Mauritian dishes at its incredible restaurants. But whatever you do, be sure to check out the Aquarium as well as the interactive L’Aventure du Sucre museum. For adventurous water lovers, do not miss the watersports offered here such as diving, waterskiing, sailing, and windsurfing. Moreover, thanks to its thriving marine life and lovely corals, snorkelling and scuba diving are also fun activities to try when in Grand Baie.

Chamarel Colored Earth

Getting a glimpse of the otherworldly seven-colored sands at the Chamarel Coloured Earth is one of the experiences you absolutely cannot miss when you visit Mauritius. This mesmerizing attraction features sand of seven different colors—red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow—which leaves most tourists perplexed as to how this is even possible. Even more fascinating and even more perplexing is the fact that somehow, even if you mix the different colored sands, it ends up settling into its individual color group after some time.

Chamarel Waterfalls – Largest Waterfall

Mauritius Island waterfalls

The Chamarel Waterfalls is perhaps the largest and highest waterfall in Mauritius. In fact, the water here falls from a staggering height of 100 meters! This waterfall is formed and sourced from three streams, but perhaps the best part about it is the beauty of the surrounding lush greeneries which further add to the magnificence of the place. The mere sight of the lush vegetations of the Black River Gorges which further accentuates the flow of the waterfalls will surely leave you spell-bound after catching a glimpse.

Flic En Flac Beach

With Flic En Flac’s white sandy beach, calm waves, and coast lined with palm trees, what more can you ask for? This is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit during your Mauritius trip, especially if you are a beach lover. Not to mention, Flic En Flac beach is hailed as the longest beach in Mauritius. It is best known for its thriving coral reef system that will surely take your breath away. As such, swimming and snorkeling are popular activities here. It is also known for having the best luxury resorts in the island, so if you want to go on a luxurious getaway during your honeymoon, Flic En Flac is the perfect destination for you. Catching the beautiful sunsets here while strolling peacefully on the beach with the love of your life is any hopeless romantic’s ultimate dream.

You can reach the Flic En Flac Beach via riding the buses or by taxis from Port Louis.

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden

If you are a nature lover who adores greenery and nature, the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden is an absolute must-visit while you are in Mauritius. Also known as the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, this garden that was constructed by Pierre Poivre in 1770 is hailed as the oldest botanical garden of the southern hemisphere.

This botanical garden is famed for its large pond filled with giant water lilies known as Victoria amazonica water lilies which is native only to South America.  One curious thing about these magnificent flowers is that they are white when they bloom, but they turn red the following day.

Mauritius: A Heavenly Paradise on Earth

If you are craving for tan lines and fun times under the sun, there is no better place to go than Mauritius. From its vibrant island life, cozy beaches, stunning sunsets and scenery, it has everything you will ever need and more.