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Hidden Gems of West Coast Mauritius: Best Beaches & Attractions

Updated: May 22, 2023

The west coast of Mauritius is a hidden gem, often overlooked by tourists in favor of the more popular east coast. However, those who take the time to explore this part of the island will be rewarded with some of the best beaches and local attractions that Mauritius has to offer. In this report, we will guide you through some of the best places to visit on the west coast of Mauritius.

  1. Flic en Flac Beach: This long stretch of white sand beach is a popular spot for sunbathing and swimming. The clear, turquoise waters are perfect for snorkelling, and the beach is lined with a variety of restaurants and cafes.

  2. Tamarin Bay: Known for its lively surf scene, Tamarin Bay is a popular spot for both surfers and beachgoers. The bay is also home to a large population of dolphins, making it a great spot for dolphin watching.

  3. Black River Gorges National Park: This protected area is home to a diverse range of plant and animal species, including the rare Mauritian kestrel and pink pigeon. Visitors can explore the park on foot via a network of hiking trails.

  4. La Preneuse Beach: This secluded beach is a great spot for those looking to escape the crowds. The beach is surrounded by rocky cliffs, making it a popular spot for rock climbing and abseiling.

  5. Casela World of Adventures: This popular attraction offers a range of activities, including ziplining, quad biking, and a walk-through aviary. Visitors can also see a variety of animals, including lions, zebras, and giraffes.

  6. Chamarel Village: This small village is known for its Seven Colored Earths, a unique geological formation of red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple, and yellow-colored earth. Visitors can also see the Chamarel Waterfall, which is one of the most beautiful falls on the island.

  7. Trou aux Biches: This picturesque village is known for its stunning beaches and laid-back atmosphere. Visitors can explore the local markets, sample the delicious street food, and watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean.

In conclusion, the west coast of Mauritius is home to some of the best beaches and local attractions on the island. From hidden coves to national parks, there is something for everyone to enjoy. For travellers looking for an authentic and off-the-beaten-path experience, the west coast of Mauritius is the perfect destination.

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