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Written by Amirthavarshini on June 26, 2023 Share on

Best Places to Snorkel in Mauritius in 2024

Ger ready to jump into the Lagoons of typical tropical sweetness and endless white sandy beaches. Mauritius enjoys a tropical climate with year-round heat. The best time to take in the nature of Mauritius is from May to early December. It is known for its stunning natural assets that attract people from around the world. It is a real heaven for all sea and sunbath lovers. This Island, located in the Indian ocean is a home for a number of fine beaches of the world and is filled with many interesting things to do. Some of those include Grand Baie, Pereybere, Belle Mare, Blue Bay, Flic en Flac and Le Morne & Tamarin. These beaches offer a varied range of activities of which snorkelling is the best pick. Except for the south coast, the entire nation is completely surrounded by coral reefs. Hence Island has got some ideal spots for you to enjoy an amazing snorkeling experience.

The crystal clear waters and favourable weather conditions transform Mauritius into a popular destination with respect to water sports. The Island is famous for its underwater activities as well. Few of the many places to experience snorkeling are as follows:

Blue Bay Snorkelling

This little bay, which has the most beautiful coral reefs and abundant sea life is a dream destination for snorkelling. It is just five to six metres deep thereby making it an ideal place for the beginners.

Snorkeling with turtle in Blue bay
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How to reach?

To reach Blue from anywhere on the Island, head to Mahebourg which is just a few miles from the airport by taxi or bus. You can also opt for a 45-minute walk along the coast via Pointe d’Esny, to reach blue Bay.

The turtle bay snorkelling

This marine park is situated in the northwestern part of the country.  Therefore it is protected from the South-East Trade Winds, unlike Blue Bay. This marine park is surrounded by beautiful vivid corals. It houses a large variety of fishes and turtles living in harmony.

How to reach?

You need to take a boat trip from the airport to the Island which takes 45-60 minutes depending on the sea conditions.

Pointe aux Piments 

Pointe aux piments is a private beach. there is a separate zone for swimmers and another for aquatic activities with boats. Located on the North West coast, it is a perfect destination for snorkelers.

How to reach?

One can take a taxi or cab from the airport and reach Pointe aux piments

Flic en Flac

The Flic en Flac beach offers a safe and calm lagoon for snorkelers. It also has rich marine lives and vivid corals. Hence it is a great and comfortable snorkelling destination. 

marine lives in Flic en Flac
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How to reach?

Catch the local fishermen’s boats at Case Royale and La Gaulette. You can also reach Flic en Flac by catamarans and speedboats from Le Morne, Black River, or even further.

Other major destinations to experience snorkelling in Mauritius are Trou Aux Biches, the Ile Aux Cerfs and the Pereybere. For all the snorkelling enthusiasts, these awesome Mauritius snorkelling spots are like an opportunity to practice the skill at some of the best possible options.

Take a break from the hustle-bustle of the city life and sink in the clear waters. Spread your gills, find your freedom and keep life is as simple as the fellow fishes. Explore underwater diversity and have lots of fun in the dream Island. Head to the Pickyourtrail and start planning your trip to Mauritius right away! Check out our Mauritius holiday packages.

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