Luxury and boutique hotels in Grand Baie
With sheltered coves and bays to explore, dive missions to spy hammerhead sharks and richly hued waters ripe for waterskiing, windsurfing and such, Grand Baie isn’t short on adventure. However, it’s main draw is its brochure-best beaches, whether private and tucked away in luxurious resorts or spots such as La Cuvette, Grand Baie and Pereybere, where you’ll sunbathe alongside the locals. A constellation of tiny islands (Gunners' Quoin, Flat Island, Serpent Island and such) make for picturesque boat hopping and fruitful fishing expeditions. And, in the village, you can collect colourful sarongs, scarves and bags in the bazaar, then pause for fruity cocktails in the shade of thatched palapas at one of the many buzzing bars.
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When to go
Mauritius is blessed with nearly year-round sunshine, and anytime from April to December is ideal for topping up tans.
PlanesSir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport is an hour’s drive from Grand Baie. Daily flights from international hubs such as London, Singapore, Paris and Dubai touchdown here frequently.
AutomobilesYou may wish to explore the lush hinterland or check out the beach scene along the coast, and driving is relatively stress-free on the island so some wheels may come in handy. Just remember to keep to the left-hand side.