Balaclava Beach is located near the village of Balaclava, in the west part of Mauritius. This is one of the many beaches of Mauritius situated in the Pamplemousses district.
Balaclava Beach is also known as Victoria Beach or Oberoi Beach.
Being a public beach in Mauritius, the Balaclava Beach is surely in good company; located right next to the luxury hotels The Oberoi of Mauritius, and Le Victoria.
To access the beach, simply follow the signs for the Oberoi from inland, and you will soon be on your way to the coast. Once you hit the coast, the Oberoi is to your left, and the Balaclava beach is to your right – it’s really that easy!
The Balaclava Beach is sharing the sand with the Oberoi – arguably amongst one of the finest hotels in all of Mauritius. From the beach, you will get a very good feel of what some of the top hotels and resorts in Mauritius have on offer, and that is really an experience in itself.
Two of the most renowned hotels in Mauritius are not located here for no reason. The waters are crystal clear, the seafloor and the beach is composed of fine white sand, and the coral reef with all its colourful marine life is just a couple of hundred metres from the coastline. Don’t forget to bring your snorkelling gear!
During the high season you will find a few snack stands near the beach, and the grassed forested areas offers plenty of space for picnics.
Apart from the Oberoi, Balaclava is nothing but a couple of quiet residential areas, and you will struggle to find shops and restaurants in the neighbourhood. Stock up on picnic food and drinks in Triolet if coming from the north, or in Pamplemousses if coming from the east.
All in all, the Balaclava Beach is a terrific public beach for an afternoon picnic, or just a relaxing day in the sun, complete with good swimming and snorkelling waters.
|Balaclava Beach||Location: Balaclava|
Accessible by public transport: Yes
Major town nearby: Triolet
Other beach nearby: Pointe aux Piments Beach
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Length of main beach: 1000 m (3281 ft)