Situated in the north-west part of the island, Pointe Aux Piments Mauritius is home to a public beach, an aquarium, some excellent reefs, and a small range of excellent resorts and hotels.
What to See & Do in Pointe Aux Piments Mauritius
Whether you have a specific resort in this area in mind for your holiday, or you are doing research on where to stay during your trip to Mauritius, this mini guide will give you a better idea of what to see and do in Pointe Aux Piments Mauritius.
Some of our favourite Pointe Aux Piments Mauritius highlights include the following:
Head to the beach
The Pointe Aux Piments offers an idyllic place to swim and snorkel. Some parts of the beach are sandier than others, while other parts are not ideal for sunbathing. The waters here are shallow, making them ideal for snorkelling. There is a corded off area for kids, and the beach can easily be accessed from resorts such as Veranda Pointe Aux Biches and Recif Attitude Hotel. Also on offer here are facilities for water sports, scooters for hire, a coral reef, and a shaded area that is ideal for picnics.
Visit the aquarium
Situated on Coastal Road, the Mauritius Aquarium is well worth a visit. Although it is fairly small, the aquarium offers the chance to discover an underwater paradise, with a diversity of exhibits that appeal to visitors of all ages. Highlights include turtles, sharks, eels, inner lagoon fishes, tours, a food kiosk, and friendly staff who are always happy to answer questions about the island’s marine life.
Take a boat cruise
You can also take a boat cruise from this area, for fishing charters or other cruises. The best way to organise a boat cruise is to enquire at your resort. Your resort team will be able to book and arrange your cruise, and even give suggestions on the best places to explore by boat. This will make the experience even more worthwhile.
Venture beneath the ocean
Snorkelling and scuba diving can be enjoyed in this part of the island, much like the rest of Mauritius. Heading beneath the waves is an experience that every visitor should experience. If you are not sure about doing a short resort scuba diving course or a longer dive course, snorkelling can be just as rewarding. Children and adults can enjoy excellent snorkelling from the beach. Make sure that you invest in reef shoes – corals can be hard and spiky underfoot.
Explore the island
Within the broader area, some of the island’s top destinations can be found. Places to explore from this part of the island include Grand Bay, Trou Aux Biches, Pamplemousses, Mon Choisy, and many other interesting villages and towns.
Whether you choose Pointe Aux Piments Mauritius or any other part of the island, one thing is for sure… a tropical holiday here is something you will never forget!