On the very edge of the northern part of the island’s tourist region lies Grand Gaube Mauritius – a small fishing village that offers the ideal tropical escape. Compared to the busy west coast, the vibe here is laidback and relaxed. With a number of hotels along the coast, you can enjoy a small but excellent range of activities and attractions here.
Highlights to enjoy in Grand Gaube for a Mauritius holiday typically lean towards the leisure side of things. If you have been daydreaming about spending your days on the beach, exploring the ocean by boat, enjoying local food and markets or venturing beneath the water to take in some underwater scenery, this destination is sure to be a good choice.
What to See and Do in Grand Gaube Mauritius
Wondering what to see and do in this part of the island? Some of the top highlights to enjoy in Grand Gaube Mauritius include the following:
Scuba Diving and Snorkelling
Thanks to its wide range of lagoons and islets, Grand Gaube is an excellent place to enjoy scuba diving and snorkelling. In these warm Indian Ocean waters, you will find everything from dolphins and humpback whales to turtles, starfish, shipwrecks and coral gardens that are frequented by hordes of colourful tropical fish.
Markets and Restaurants
There is an excellent street market in Grand Gaube, selling a wide variety of goods. This is where you can find Indo-Mauritian items such as jewel-bright clothes and tea leaves, along with walls of bananas, heaps of green tomatoes and ginger root, and plenty more. Goodman’s street market is the best to visit on Tuesdays and Fridays. This tiny village is just 10 minutes away from Grand Gaube. Along with markets, you can also enjoy a variety of restaurants within the village.
Grand Gaube Beach is a haven for local families – especially during the weekends. Here, you will find a white sandy beach, a playground, and a selection of food stands. Although this beach is not the busiest or the most interesting in terms of facilities, it is ideal for those wanting to relax and unwind. Pointe Bernache can be accessed by boat if you’re looking to head out a bit. This Mauritius beach feels far removed from everything, making it ideal for any island getaway.
Looking for places to stay in Grand Gaube? Our top picks include Veranda Paul & Virginie Hotel – a spectacular 3-star hotel named after the region’s ill-fated lovers, Paul and Virginie, who have become a symbol of eternal romance.
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