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Beaches in Mauritius

Trou-aux-Biches, Mauritius © Romeodesign
Trou-aux-Biches, Mauritius © Romeodesign

The beaches of Mauritius are close to perfect, with fine white sand and clear water running to heavenly shades of blue. Some of the island's best beaches are on the west coast, and are easily reached from Port Louis. Flic en Flac is the longest beach in Mauritius and features a beautiful lagoon. Grand Baie, 12 miles (20km) to the north of the capital, is a major tourist centre, offering watersports, shops, nightlife, and restaurants to complement its splendid beach and deep sheltered bay. Roche Noires is an east coast favourite, named for the dramatic black volcanic rocks that line the water. The east coast is great for sailing.