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All You Need to Know About Grand Baie: Mauritius' Most Popular Touristic Village

In this ultimate guide, we invite you to discover the hidden charm of Grand Baie, arguably the most popular touristic village in Mauritius

Whether you're seeking relaxation, adventure, leisure activities, or a romantic getaway, etc this enchanting destination has it all.

Fun fact: Grand Baie was once called De Bogt Zonder Eyndt (Bay Without End) by the Dutch in the 17th century, and when visiting the village it is easy to understand why. Today, Grand Baie is the most popular holiday destination in Mauritius.

Accommodations in Grand Baie

Grand Baie, the top holiday destination in Mauritius, offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit every budget and preference.

Here’s a list of the main hotels in Grand Baie:


Things to do in Grand Baie: Popular Attractions & Activities

1. Visit La Cuvette Beach

Grand Baie has pristine beaches like La Cuvette, featuring powdery white sand and crystal-clear waters.

Visit La Cuvette Beach

Pereybere, nearby, is renowned for its crystal-clear waters, ideal for swimming and snorkelling.

Additional Beaches in the North of Mauritius (around Grand Baie):

2. Explore the Local Culture and Cuisine

Grand Baie is not just a natural paradise but a cultural hub. Start your cultural journey at the Grand Baie Bazaar. This bustling market is a treasure trove of local handicrafts, textiles, and souvenirs.

When it comes to food, Grand Baie offers a culinary experience like no other. Indulge in delicious street food from the local vendors or dine at one of the many restaurants that offer a fusion of local and international cuisines or seafood menus.

3. Catamaran Cruise to Coin de Mire, Ilot Gabriel & Ile Plate

Embark on a Catamaran Cruise from Grand Baie to Coin de Mire, Ilot Gabriel (Gabriel Island), and Ile Plate (Flat Island) for an unforgettable experience.

With rugged cliffs, lush vegetation, and pristine waters, it's a haven for nature enthusiasts and photographers alike. Plus, treat yourself to onboard food and beverage service.

4. Enjoy a Sunset Catamaran Cruise

Hop aboard for a mesmerising sunset catamaran cruise along Mauritius' North coast. Ideal for families, friends, or romantic outings, it boasts unbeatable views of breathtaking sunsets.

Glide through tranquil waters, surrounded by picturesque scenery, as the sun paints the sky in vibrant hues.

5. Water Activities

Grand Baie and the north coast in general is a haven for water sports enthusiasts, offering activities for all skill levels.

List of water activities along the north coast:

Water Activities

6. Shopping and Nightlife

Grand Baie is not only a paradise for nature lovers but also a shopper's haven.

Gand Baie La Croisette is a popular destination; you'll find a variety of shops selling clothing, accessories, pieces of jewellery and souvenirs. For a more traditional shopping experience, head to the Grand Baie Bazaar.

When the sun sets, Grand Baie comes alive with its nightlife. From beachfront bars to nightclubs, there's something for everyone. Enjoy a cocktail while watching the sunset, dance the night away at a trendy club, or simply relax and enjoy the live music at a beachside bar.

Shopping and Nightlife

Grand Baie - Location

Grand Baie is found in the district of Rivière du Rempart in the Northern western part of the Island along a beautiful natural bay.

Grand Baie has a good bus route leading to key locations in Mauritius. You can easily get the bus to Port Louis or other places such as Triolet, Goodlands and Grand Gaube, and can easily venture further across the island.

Good to know: The drive from Grand Baie to Port Louis takes about 30 minutes, while the drive to the airport takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

The Climate in Grand Baie

Grand Baie is an ideal place to visit any time of the year, with warm summers and mild winters. It offers its visitors to enjoy the sun, calm sea and beautiful beaches for sunbathing and swimming.

In summer, (November to April) the North and especially Grand Baie can get very hot and humid where a T-shirt is the only thing you can wear.

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