Situated in the northern part of the island, Grand Bay Mauritius is home to sandy beaches, restaurants, bars and shopping spots such as the local market. Ideal for family holidays, romantic escapes or much-needed breaks, this part of the island has plenty to offer its visitors.
A Mini Guide to Grand Bay Mauritius
Whether you call it Grand-Baie or Grand Bay Mauritius, this destination is sure to be a great choice for any holidaymaker. Join us as we take a virtual tour to see what this part of Mauritius has to offer…
Some top things to enjoy in Grand Bay Mauritius include the following:
Pereybere Beach is a great place to swim, with clean water that is not too deep and not too many heavy waves. This beach is also sheltered against the wind and family-friendly. It can get busy, especially on weekends. La Cuvette Beach meanwhile is tucked away between Grand Bay Beach and Pereybere. This beach is often quieter, with a selection of picnic spots, eateries,and restrooms available, and sunbeds for hire. Grand Bay beach is also worth a visit.
Grand Baie Bazaar is the best place to find locally made items, ranging from spices to decor, handbags, clothing and jewellery. It is fairly small, and can get crowded, but often offers bargains. Then, there is also Sunset Boulevard, a trendy shopping village that is home to a range of tourist and high-end shops, cafes and other things to see and do.
Snorkelling & Scuba
There are quite a few scuba diving schools and centres, including a few in Pereybere. If you are a PADI diver with a license, you can book a dive through a local school. If you are keen to get your license, you can also get qualified in Grand Bay fairly easily with a short resort course. Snorkelling is excellent in Pointe Aux Canonniers, but you can even explore the waters off local beaches. Offshore, Gunner’s Quoin and Flat Island are surrounded by waters that are teeming with hammerhead sharks and big game fish such as tuna.
In addition to these highlights, there are also a number of bars, cafes and nightclubs to be found within the area. We offer a selection of excellent resorts in this part of the island, such as;
- Veranda Grand Baie Hotel & Spa
- Club Med La Pointe Aux Canonniers
- Mauricia Beachcomber Resort & Spa
- Canonnier Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa
- Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury