Plage de Trou aux Biches, Mauritius
4.5 (769 reviews) Spent 1-2 hours Ranking #1 in Pamplemousses District Beaches
This is a beautiful beach with clear water and lots of space to spread out. I thought it was also very clean. There are lots of hotels all along the beach, but the beach is public all along so you can go anywhere you want. We enjoyed snorkelling out close to the reef which is not very far from the beach. Yes there is boat traffic but it moved slowly through the area. We thought the best deal was to purchase a day pass for La Plage. It has a great restaurant and very comfortable facilities. It is like being part of one of the hotels without the cost. We also booked a snorkel trip and two visits with the green turtles. The snorkelling on the outer side of the reef was great and the swim with the turtles was amazing. We did our booking with Utam, who works out of the Beach House. He has a glass bottom boat set up for snorkelling trips and he was very reliable, friendly and very well priced compared to other options we explored.
, Trou aux Biches.
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Friday, December 08, 2023, 10:49
4.5 based on (769 reviews)
5Janne A 5:00 PM Dec 31, 2019Snorkelling with turtles
In most northern end of Trou aux Biches there is a wooden kiosque with awesome people who sell snorkelling trips (though not mentioned in ad table) to swim with turtles. It was 2500Rps/4 persons and absolutely worth it, turtles will swim to you so that you can touch them and they won’t swim away but come back again and again. Recommended!
4Travlintone 5:00 PM Sep 13, 2022Quiet and lovely
Despite occasional signs saying ‘private’ all beaches in Mauritius are public up to the high tide mark. The land above the high tide line is, however, not public and in tourist areas usually belongs to a nearby hotel or resort. It’s here you will find the sunbeds often patrolled by a security guard to look after the hotel guests and politely ask ‘strangers’ not to use the beds. The beach areas owned by larger hotels and resorts can be crowded. The area owned by our small boutique hotel, Le Cardinal, was however empty much of the time. I guess that’s what you pay for. We found no reason to go anywhere else to sunbathe. Furthermore, a large area of the sea in front of the hotel had a boom around it to stop boats approaching the beach. With most of Mauritius being within a coral lagoon there are virtually no waves within the reef area making it ideal for even the timidest swimmer. There is, however, a lot of dead coral and sharp volcanic rocks on the waterline and in the shallow water. There are also sea urchins in some areas – reef shoes are strongly recommended. The sea water temperature on our late southern hemisphere winter visit (September) was initially cold on entering the sea but lovely for swimming. The temperature increases as summer comes. We loved the beach at Le Cardinal.