La Cuvette Beach
La Cuvette Beach is located near the town of Grand Baie, in the northwest part of Mauritius. This is one of the many beaches of Mauritius situated in the Rivière du Rempart district.
La Cuvette Beach is also known as Royal Palm Beach or La Mauricia Beach (due to these two neighbouring resorts).
Until recently, La Cuvette beach in Grand Baie was a tiny little hidden gem of the north, mostly known only to the local residents and a few tourists in the immediate neighbourhood, mainly from the Royal Palm Hotel next door.
Don’t get us wrong. The beach itself is neither remote, nor difficult to find, being located in a residential area of Grand Baie, but until recently there was no sign posting from the main road. Most visitors to Grand Baie would simply miss it, since it is located at the end of a small road.
Following the Government of Mauritius recent efforts to guide tourists to the public beaches, La Cuvette is now clearly sign posted from the main road. The logical effect of this is of course more visitors, locals and tourists alike.
So what about the beach itself? Well, with its 80 metres, La Cuvette is probably among one of the shorter beaches on the island. Although it is indeed possible to take a dip here, neither sand nor sea floor is the beauty of this beach.
The beauty of La Cuvette is the open space, the many hideaway mini beaches, rocks and cliffs, and above all – the quiet tranquil surroundings. There are plenty of grass to play football on, plenty of benches to while away an afternoon at and plenty of manicured pathways around it all.
La Cuvette beach is simply refreshingly quiet compared to the frenzy of central Grand Baie, and it’s less than a 500 metre walk away!
During high season you will find a few snack stands near the parking area, and the restrooms, change rooms and shower facilities are all in top condition. This is perhaps not a beach that you would travel across the island to visit, but if you’re in the neighbourhood anyway, it is indeed worth an hour or two.
The main beach is typically quite busy during high season, but to the south (near the diving centre) you will find a few quiet hideaway areas, complete with crystal clear, shallow waters and sugar powder sand.
|La Cuvette Beach||Location: Grand Baie|
Accessible by public transport: Yes
Major town nearby: Grand Baie
Other beach nearby: Grand Baie Beach
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District: Rivière du Rempart
Length of main beach: 80 m (262 ft)