• Beach

Grand Baie Holidays

The tourism capital of Mauritius, we love Grand Baie for its splendid array of activities available. With lively nightlife, spectacular restaurants, a bustling shopping bazaar, a natural horseshoe-shaped harbour for swimming, sailing, and windsurfing – Grand Baie epitomises fun in the sun. Head out for a night on the town in the bars of Grand Baie—there are more independently owned ones here than any other resort in Mauritius.

Head to the beach and find lovely stretches of powdered white sand and clear turquoise waters set against a backdrop of towering palm trees, perfect for a swim. For a break from the beach and a dip into culture, explore the spectacular Tamil Temple. This temple is marvellously evocative, with deep colours and detailed imagery of the Hindu Gods and the stories attached to them.

Destination Highlights
  • Fantastic nightlife, street food and shopping oppotunities
  • Visit Tamil Surya Oudaya Sangam Temple
  • Unwind at one of Grand Baie's stunning beaches

Time Zone

GMT +4 hours

Flight Time

Indirect flights are available from Ireland.

Currency

Mauritian rupee (MUR)

Visa Information

Irish citizens don’t need to obtain a visa for travel to Mauritius

Language

Creole, French, and English is widely spoken

Health Information

No special vaccinations are required for travel to Mauritius
  • Beaches

    Take a walk on the wet side with this unique experience. You will be fitted with a diver's helmet and a weight belt while solar-powered pumps on the boat feed oxygen to you. Then you have 25 minutes to explore the ocean's floor.

  • Tamil Surya Oudaya Sangam Temple

    While Grand Baie has a pretty beach, there are nicer beaches in the areas immediately east and west of here. For excellent swimming, head to the beaches of Pereybere, Mont Choisy, and Trou aux Biches. Here you will find lovely stretches of powdery white sand and clear turquoise waters set against a backdrop of towering palm trees and a shaded wooded area. Pereybere is the busiest beach with sun loungers and umbrellas available for rent and an assortment of water sports available.

  • Outings

    For a break from the beach and a dip into culture, head to this spectacular temple. Tamil Temple is splendidly evocative, with deep colours and detailed imagery of the Hindu Gods and the stories attached to them. Remember that, as with most temples, you should take off your shoes and cover your shoulders before entering.

  • Emma, Destination Manager

    Emma

    Destination Manager

    “Start off exploring the shops and markets before eating lunch at one of the local restaurants, it’s a good day out and the town is really pretty and easy to get around, especially by bicycle.” 

Frequently Asked Questions

Flights to Mauritius take around 11 hours and 55 minutes. There are currently daily direct flights from London Heathrow with Air Mauritius and three-five direct flights a week from Gatwick Airport with British Airways. There are also indirect options from other UK airports with Emirates, Air France, and KLM.

Mauritius is located in the Indian Ocean, around 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa and around 700 miles east of Madagascar. It’s around 226 miles north east of Reunion Island. 

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