Trou aux Biches Beach
Trou aux Biches Beach is located in the village of Trou aux Biches, in the west part of Mauritius. This is one of the many beaches of Mauritius situated in the Pamplemousses district.
Trou aux Biches Beach is also known as Le Sakoa Beach.
Trou aux Biches, with its hotels, guesthouses, self catering accommodations and bars and restaurants, is a classic tourist resort per definition, but perhaps a little bit more relaxed than Flic en Flac or Grand Baie.
The beach itself is a good two kilometres long, and here you will find pretty much any water- or beach sports activities you can think of. From big game fishing and scuba diving, to beach volley and other more relaxing sports, such as a drink, a book, a beach umbrella and some of the most powderous sand in all of Mauritius.
Trou aux Biches beach shares its sand quality with only a few other beaches in Mauritius – the neighbouring Mont Choisy beach is one of them, and there are a few other beaches on the east coast and in the south with similar types of powder sand.
This does not necessarily mean that Trou aux Biches is the best beach in Mauritius, but as far as the sand goes – this beach definitely has a head start.
The sandiest part of the seafloor is the north part of the beach, close to the entrance of the public beach, but further to the south around the hotel Le Sakoa you will also find a stunning beach and crystal clear waters.
The beauty of this beach comes at a price of course. Not that the hotels or accommodations in Trou aux Biches area are particularly expensive – on the contrary, accommodation in the area is generally good value for money, and that’s the catch right there! Trou aux Biches is immensely popular, and attracts crowds not only from abroad, but also locally from Grand Baie and the neighbouring towns of Triolet and Pointe aux Piments.
This is really the only drawback, and it’s a small drawback for some, but a huge one for others. During high season, it can get crowded, despite the fact that the beach is two kilometres long. Outside of the peak season though, although still popular, Trou aux Biches beach should definitely be on your list.
The parking area sports a few snack stands and eateries with local Mauritian snack food, as well as vendors selling burgers, hot dogs, kebabs and other fast food, and there are also a couple of eateries closer to the beach.
Tip: If you are driving from the south, don’t bother following the signs for the public beach at the entrance of Trou aux Biches, as they will lead you to a rather uninteresting parking and a stop at the fish landing station, where you can overlook the beach but not access it. The main parking of the public beach is to be found at the end of town, in the north, near the road to Mont Choisy.
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Accessible by public transport: Yes
Major town nearby: Triolet
Other beach nearby: Mont Choisy Beach
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Length of main beach: 2000 m (6562 ft)