December 2016: Wow !!! We are going to Mauritius for a week to enjoy beach and sunshine in winter. But before leaving, I had to look for a comfortable and well located hotel in Mauritius Island. For that, I had to know which coast to choose to book my hotel? Which is the best coast to stay in Mauritius?
But, with the large number of hotel offers on this small island, it was necessary to study and compare the geographical areas, hotel locations, their services and prices.
Which is the best coast of Mauritius – The North Coast
The North is the most lively and festive part of Mauritius Island. This is where the seaside resort of Grand Bay with its many bars, restaurants and nightclubs. The hotel offering is very important and is aimed at all portfolios.
An advantage of the North Coast in Mauritius is its quick access to transport to other tourist places of the island.
Which is the best coast of Mauritius – The East Coast
Its beaches are reputed to be among the most beautiful of Mauritius including Belle Mare. With its small fishing villages that go from Roche Noire Rock to Mahébourg, the atmosphere of this coast has remained quite authentic and pleasant.
The East coast of Mauritius is ideal for a relaxing, lazy or family holiday in a peaceful environment.
It is on this coast that you can admire the sunrises while jogging or strolling along the beach.
Exposed to the winds of the Indian Ocean with a more bearable heat, the East coast is a little more preserved because the buildings have not nibbled the entire coast.
Which is the best coast of Mauritius – The West Coast
It is on this coast that you will enjoy beautiful sunsets. Less windy than the East coast, Mauritius West coast is also a little warmer. The atmosphere is calm, peaceful and very romantic.
Beautiful hotels follow one another along this coast. The largest concentration of these hotels is located around the town of Flic en Flac. This is explained by the beauty of its white sand beach that blends with turquoise water. Notably, nearby Wolmar Beach, which has an equally heavenly landscape!
Which is the best coast of Mauritius – The South
Mauritius South coast reveals a landscape radically different from the rest of the island. It offers a more mountainous, wilder and less touristy panorama. It is the part of the island best preserved and the most authentic.
However, be aware that the beaches, often wild, are not the best suited for swimming. And also that precipitation is more numerous.
Which is the best coast of Mauritius – The « Morne » area
Located on the South-West coast of Mauritius, “Le Morne” is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural and historical site.
The majestic Morne Brabant from its height of 556 meters, offers an incredible view of this region of the island.
The Morne beaches are very popular for sports. Indeed, there are the best spots on Mauritius island to practice windsurfing and kitesurfing.
Which is the best coast of Mauritius – Summary
In summary, the East and South coasts are more exposed to the wind (which may be more pleasant during the hot summer). They are also wilder and more authentic.
The West and North coasts are generally warmer and less rainy than the East and South coasts. They are more lively and closer to tourist sites.
Which is the best coast of Mauritius – My choice
That’s it, it was chosen: we will stay around Le Morne for the wild side, the postcard decor, its beautiful beach and the wind that will allow us to better withstand the heat!
Our hotel Le Riu Morne (which I will introduce in more detail on the article: Best Hotel on Mauritius South Coast) has proven to be a very good choice! For more information
Here are some pictures with the wonderful view we had from our room …
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