What to do in the North of Mauritius?

If you are visiting Mauritius, the north remains the place to see to fully enjoy the island. Here are some spots and activities you should not miss in the north of Mauritius.

Grand Baie and Pamplemousses

Anyone who loves shopping should take a trip to Sunset Boulevard in Grand Bay. Other shopping centers such as La Croisette and Super U in Grand Baie have play areas with skateboards and bumper cars among others. What keep the youngest busy while you shop.

Those who wish to take souvenirs can go to Pamplemousses where they will find a variety of handicrafts and other local products as well as paintings and jewelry. Moreover, in Pamplemousses, you will find a large manufacturer of models of boats and objects related to the history of sailing.


Grand Bay is the paradise of sailing thanks to its protected bay. You can book a place on a catamaran in group or even rent a sailboat in private. The sailing conditions are ideal and from there you can go around Mauritius or visit some of the islands that lie off in the north.


The North has some good kitesurfing spots, especially at Cap Malheureux and Anse la Raie, but everything depends on the wind. So get informed before you get back in.


The North has the most beautiful diving sites of Mauritius. There are options for all levels, from beginners to more experienced divers. Some of the most popular diving spots are: Coin de Mire, 26 meters deep where you can see huge parrotfish; Roche Baleine (26 to 38 meters deep) where the lucky ones can meet face to face with hammerhead sharks; And Peter Holt’s Rock (16 to 25 meters deep) whose name suggests the formation of enormous rocks beneath the sea.

Other interesting diving spots are in Pointe aux Piments where you can swim with turtles, not to mention the Trou aux Biches lagoon, which is more suitable for a family dive. Do not forget your waterproof camera!

Other underwater activities

If you want to pace the waters underwater, nothing is easier: the Blue Safari offers you this facility. You can also try out an exhilarating walk under the sea thanks to the underwater scooter. It will be an opportunity for those who do not dive to enjoy a superb encounter with the rich Mauritian marine fauna.

The Northern Islands

The small group of islands in the north of Mauritius has become the favorite stop of boats and divers. For sure, whether it’s a catamaran to enjoy a crossing with the wind before lounging on the islands or for a sea outing spinning on the waves in speedboats, these outings on the islands of the North will be memorable.

Whether you snorkel in the crystal clear waters of Coin de Mire, or picnic on Plate Island or Gabriel Island, you will not regret your day!

Ronde Island is a unique nature reserve that is prohibited from access (unless you have a special permit) to protect its endemic plants and reptiles as well as native species that have been introduced.

The Aquarium of Pointe aux Biches

This informative and ecological aquarium in Pointe aux Biches has a collection of 200 species of Mauritian fish, invertebrates, corals and sponges, including a large fish pool like sharks and rays.

This one and only aquarium in Mauritius also offers a pool where children can swim and have direct physical contact with some harmless species that live around the island.

Cycling tour

Take a bike ride from Cap Malheureux to Calodyne via Saint Antoine. Through the small villages, sugar cane fields and pine forests await you. Enjoy the view of the Northern Islands at the same time.

Night life

If you want to live an unforgettable evening in Mauritius, meet the locals and party, Grand Bay is the place to be. Just follow the coast at night and you will discover the many nightclubs, clubs, bars, lounges and billiards room animated.

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