Grand Baie Beach
Grand Baie Beach is located in the town of Grand Baie, in the north part of Mauritius. This is one of the many beaches of Mauritius situated in the Rivière du Rempart district.
Grand Baie Beach is also known as Grand Bay Beach.
The pearl of the north, the party beach, the shortest beach in Mauritius, the most popular beach in Mauritius – and many other things have been said about Grand Baie Beach. Some of them are true, some of them are not.
It is true that the beach at Grand Baie, or in English; Grand Bay, belong to one of the shorter beaches in Mauritius, but definitely not the shortest. It is probably also true that it belongs to one of the more popular beaches on the island. Definitely not because of its size, length or clear waters, because it is neither large nor long, and there is better water quality to be found elsewhere.
You wouldn’t really go to Grand Baie Beach for a dip, although of course you can. Many visitors do take a swim, but most visitors are here for other reasons.
There is an abundance of tour operators, tourist shops and accommodations of various standards in the area, and one might argue that the town is at times a bit too touristy, especially during the high season. With public spaces such as Dodo Square and Sunset Boulevard, it is difficult not to see the touristic thinking behind it all, but there is a good word to describe the positive side of it all, and that word is competition.
Want to go Big Game Fishing? Scuba Diving? Kite Surfing? … or just kick back on a catamaran on a quiet Dolphin Cruise with your favourite drink in hand?
Want to enjoy a freshly grilled lobster with your loved one on a sailing boat, while the pink sun sets in the Indian Ocean? Want to go pub crawling or night clubbing?
Grand Baie has it all – and due to the competition, prices tend to be very attractive, regardless of the activity.
In short; if you’re looking for the stereotypical powder beach with crystal clear waters, there are plenty of alternatives elsewhere, but for water based activities, action packed nights out and gourmet dining, Grand Baie is where to head.
Tip: Apart from the major hotels, very few cafés and restaurants in Mauritius have beach front locations. Café de la Plage at Grand Baie Beach is a refreshing exception. Here you can enjoy a simple coffee or a tasty lunch right next to the water, and with an unbeatable view over the bay.
|Grand Baie Beach||Location: Grand Baie|
Accessible by public transport: Yes
Major town nearby: Grand Baie
Other beach nearby: La Cuvette Beach
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District: Rivière du Rempart
Length of main beach: 300 m (984 ft)