Things to do & places to visit in Grand Baie, Mauritius

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With lively restaurants, white-sand beaches, ever-expanding resorts and a natural harbor, Grand Baie is fertile tourist ground. Located on the northwest coast of Mauritius, its fashion and craft shops appeal to landlubbers, while swimming, sailing and windsurfing enthusiasts frolic in the emerald Indian Ocean. Glass-bottom boat trips provide a window on the underwater world, but for a one-of-a-kind experience, board a two-person submarine and cruise beneath the surface with the tropical fish.

Grand Baie #52 destination in Mauritius 2023. Timezone: Indian/Mauritius, current date and time: Sunday, December 03, 2023, 9:04.

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  1. 5.0 Taxi Service Dinan ile maurice (198 reviews)
    - Excellent transportation service
    Sunday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Spent More than 3 hours Taxis & Shuttles
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    Excellent transportation service, we used Dinan for all our transportation needs on the island. From airport pick up / drop off, South Island tour , north island tour and other transportations. Dinan is a gentleman, always on time , knowledgeable, quick response to our inquiries via what’s app, very accommodating, always had water for us in his car and he had wifi in his car for an added bonus . His prices are very raisonnable, 30 to 40 % cheaper to than hotel rates. In summary worry free transportation at a good price. See more..
  2. 5.0 The Aravalli Spa (187 reviews)
    - Five star spa services
    Sunday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Spas
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    Luxury spa with a free pick up service in the north. Opulence and beauty manifest - with its white domes, reflection pools, hauntingly evocative background music and echoing mantras - The Aravalli Spa has been built with exclusivity in mind. Our treatments combine ancient healing techniques with the purest and most potent ingredients sourced from across the globe. Come, experience the exceptional. See more..
  3. 5.0 Foraha Spa (139 reviews)
    - excellent & exceptional spa in Mauritius
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Spas
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    Foraha Spa : situated in Clos du Littoral" à Grand Bay, very peace and beautiful atmosphere , friendly and welcoming staff .massage & hammam cabins are outstanding . message therapists Vidushi is truly professional & exceptional ,Vidushi do magic with her hands See more..
  4. 5.0 Feast Of Mauritius - Cooking Classes (78 reviews)
    - Authentic and delicious insight into Mauritian cooking!
    Sunday: Spent 2-3 hours Cooking Classes
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    Chef/Patronne Sandy, author, writer, recipes creator, culinary presenter, certified cooking instructor welcomes you in her kitchen to discover the heart and soul of the culture of Mauritius; to discover the little secrets of our kitchen. You watch - You discover - You learn - You cook - You enjoy! A true Mauritian meal, a real explosion of aromas, colors, and flavors, for a moment of pure happiness! You leave satisfied, head full of new ideas with the best memories of our island paradise; my book "A Feast of Mauritius” with a dedicate certificate as souvenir. Why wait? RESERVE NOW! See more..
  5. 5.0 Le Spa 5 Sens (61 reviews)
    - Super relaxing and welcoming
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Spas
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    We went there for a girls getaway after a very hectic week. We really don't regret our decision. The treatment was sooooo relaxing. We opted for the package with Hammam, body scrub, massage and mini facial. It was really worth each penny spent. Fariza and Preetee were awesome. They were very accommodating to our needs and comfort. Keep up the good standard. We will definitely come back. See more..
  6. 5.0 Tsp Scooter Rental (54 reviews)
    - Best scooter service, what a nice guy
    Sunday: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Spent More than 3 hours Gear Rentals
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    Best Scooter Rental In Mauritius Delivery All Over Mauritius Grand Baie/flic En Flaq/le Morne /tamarin / Travel On Scooter All Over Mauritius With Safety Equipments And Insurance See more..
  7. 5.0 Le Rendez-Vous (49 reviews)
    - The best place to buy MADE IN MAURITIUS items!
    Sunday: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Spent < 1 hour Speciality & Gift Shops
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    A truly charming shop with an exciting selection of Mauritian Made products including trendy ladieswear, menswear items like linen shirts, t-shirts and boxer shorts with local Creole slogans, children's clothing, toys, books, diaries. Accessories, bags, raffia bags, jewellery, recycled leather sandals. Decorative objects like raffia pot planters, candles and exquisite photo prints of Mauritius in different size formats. So many Mauritian artisans and designers brought together under one roof. The sales team are warm and helpful and there is something here for everyone! See more..
  8. 5.0 Taxi Service in Mauritius (31 reviews)
    - Great service
    Taxis & Shuttles
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    The Palm taxi service offers you its service on a 24/7 hours basis. Be it airport transfers, hiking, Sightseeing we provide you with a wide variety of tours at a very affordable price so that you can discover all the beautiful corners around the island. See more..
  9. 5.0 Les Calèches du Paradis (19 reviews)
    - Wahou horse-riding
    Horseback Riding Tours
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    The Calèches du Paradis, a small family business managed by Kimberline, offer unforgettable horseback rides in the north of Mauritius. We also offer services adapted to accompany all your events: wedding carriage with choice of several horse drawn carriages, birthday ... See more..
  10. 5.0 Island Gems And Jewels (16 reviews)
    - Shopping for gems
    Sunday: Spent < 1 hour Speciality & Gift Shops
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    Our core products are mainly from Tanzania which make us to have direct access to the source. We also have our own gem labs. Furthermore, we have our own mining, skilled gem cutters and expert jewelers especially. Our produts, are mainly made with Tanzanite precious stones alongside with 18K white and yellow gold and circumscribed with real diamond. See more..
  11. 5.0 Monalysa Boutique (10 reviews)
    - Excellent service and very cheap shop
    Speciality & Gift Shops
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    Excellent service. Highly recommended. They welcomed me with a great smile. Sales persons are very helpful. High value for money. Souvenirs start as from 1€. I thank Monalysa for a good shopping experience. I will surely come again everytime I visit Mauritius ❤ See more..
  12. 4.5 Pereybere Beach (1.571 reviews)
    - The perfect beach for swimming and snorkeling!
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    Beautiful beach where you can meet the locals! In the weekends the beach is filled with families having picnic. Few boats ( not like Trou-aux-Bich where swimming is dangerous) so you can easily both swim and snorkle as the locals also do. A lot of beautiful corals close the beach on both sides, you can safely swim all the way to the reef, and to Pointe d'azur. We stayed for two weeks and where lucky to see turtle several times. The whole family enjoyed this beach, would love to come back. See more..
  13. 4.5 La Cuvette Public Beach (618 reviews)
    - Super beach : La Cuvette!!!!!
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    Super beach : La Cuvette!!!!! I would strongly recommend this beach. 10 min walking from center Grand Baie , along the sea. Dont use the main road , walk along the sea. Stop just few meters prior reaching the public beach La Cuvette! See more..
  14. 4.5 Taxi Mauritius Tours (204 reviews)
    - Very enjoyable day long tour
    Sunday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Spent More than 3 hours Taxis & Shuttles
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    4 of us from a cruise ship spent about 7 hours touring the SW region of Mauritius with Holiday Rides. It was an excellent day, we saw all the major sites. Our driver/guide was outstanding; he had a thorough knowledge of the area, spoke English well, and even went so far as to physically help us on one trail that was a little rough. Price was quite reasonable. I sincerely recommend this company. . See more..
  15. 4.5 Baystone Spa (47 reviews)
    - Lovely spa
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Spas
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    Operated by an expert team, the SPA of Baystone Boutique Hotel & Spa proposes to its clients a hammam, four beauty parlours, one of which is reserved for massage for couples and the others for beauty treatment, a hairdressing salon and a float cabin, an exclusivity in Mauritius. See more..
  16. 4.5 Mauricia Beachcomber Resort & Spa (43 reviews)
    - Most satisfying moments
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    Without doubt one of the favorite hotels I stayed! Upon arrival we were warmly welcomed by the staffs. The staff was extremely friendly, the restaurant very flexible (appreciate this!). We had two great days here, which obviously also added up to the experience. The scenery was beautiful and it was a relieve to walk in such a quiet and peaceful environment. Note, this is not a 5-star hotel or so, but the atmosphere is so special that it really felt like home to me. All respect for the staffs, a true sample of excellent hospitality! I would like to thanks Arun from the animation team and special thanks to Mrs Cotter See more..
  17. 4.5 Shantigiri ayurveda spa (23 reviews)
    - Simple, effective & worth every rupee!
    Sunday: Spent 1-2 hours Spas
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    "Simple and effective" - I had the most divine Indian, full body massage done by Ouma. The treatment was exactly as per the description. Also it was absolutely worth the Rs1k. I returned a few days later for an Ayurvedic facial, again the treatment was lovely. A modest space with great service which I highly recommend. See more..
  18. 4.5 Holiscoot (19 reviews)
    - Rent a Royal Enfield from these folks today!
    Sunday: Spent More than 3 hours Gear Rentals
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    Explore Mauritius on a scooter, and motobike Royal Enfield Holiscoot is one of the only scooter rental companies to offer insurance for the driver AND passenger. Enjoy a complimentary map of Mauritius to get you on your way. We look forward to meeting with you soon. See more..
  19. 4.5 Ronaq-Ul-Islam Sunnee Mosque (8 reviews)
    - very friendly. full of joy
    Spent < 1 hour Religious Sites
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    very nice place. segregation in place. very friendly. notices written in English aswell. very well lit and is very cool inside. See more..
  20. 4.0 Banana Beach Club (344 reviews)
    - Great for a little dance and great meal
    Sunday: Spent More than 3 hours Bars & Clubs
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    Since our inception in 1994, we have grown from a small boutique bar to the number one nightlife venue on the island for locals & tourists alike. The incredible Flamboyant tree in the middle of the bar was planted many years ago and has enjoyed its vantage from a mere twig to a towering icon of Grand Bay. Being at the heart of activity in the north, we do not doubt the stories it could tell... Since our ownership in 2003, it was our vision to rejuvenate the music scene and transform our venue into "The Place" in Mauritius for live music. Now, every night music from jazz, blues, rock to fusion is performed. If you wish to just chill out and enjoy the cool island vibes or see top local groups perform, you are in the right place. If you visit the Banana, we sincerely hope that you enjoy your time with us and if you are on holiday, that we can help make it a memorable experience. Dress Code: Smart Casual See more..
  21. 4.0 Tamil Surya Oudaya Sangam Temple (221 reviews)
    - brightened up a dark day
    Religious Sites
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    As most of the posts mention, this is a lovely, colourful Tamil temple and well worth visiting if you're in the area. There are other similar temples in the region but this one was the best example we found. You will be charged for photos (we were asked for 100 rupees). We went with a local guide which helped as the Aiyar / Priest didn't speak any English See more..
  22. 3.5 Grand Baie La Croisette (648 reviews)
    - Great location
    Sunday: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM Spent More than 3 hours Shopping Malls
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    Imagine a place where pleasure meets the practical: a place to indulge in one’s favourite workout, relax in a trendy coffee shop or enjoy a lunch break, meet with friends to view the latest movie, do your groceries or go ‘treasure hunting’ in one of the several outlets of the shopping mall while also attending to your bank transactions . . . Welcome to La Croisette ! Everything at La Croisette has been geared towards introducing a totally new lifestyle experience to its visitors. The 104 brands (shops & restaurants) in the Mall have been carefully selected based on their brand appeal as well as on the merit of diversity. The mall also harbours other activity zones: residential, office, movie theater, hypermarket, financial institutions and sports & wellness centre. Leisure activities take a good share of the mall with a public esplanade that come alive during the many events planned throughout the year . . . See you soon ! See more..
  23. 3.5 Sunset Boulevard (95 reviews)
    - Pretty but pricey
    Spent 1-2 hours Shopping Malls
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    Sunset Boulevard is the oldest shopping mall in Mauritius. You can find international and Mauritius brand. If you enjoy shopping by the sea, Sunset Boulevard is a good destination. See more..
  24. 3.5 Casino Senator Grand Baie (19 reviews)
    - Awesome place to pass time
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Spent More than 3 hours Casinos
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    Your first and only stop when it comes to Casinos in Mauritius. Senator Casino offers its customers a safe place to play their favourite Casino games: Slot Machines, Roulette, Van Lak, SicBo The have introduced the Ticket In/ Ticket Out system in the innovative gaming world of Mauritius. The bar has a very reasonable food and drinks in a very laid back atmosphere and is provided free of charge to customers. See more..
  25. 3.0 Grand Baie Bazaar (668 reviews)
    - A tourist trap with a few hidden gems
    Flea & Street Markets
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    We visited the Bazar in July and while you get accosted at every single turn by people selling their wares, there are a few gems hidden in here. I was particularly impressed by the mehndi artist we found (young woman who also makes clothes) and then Pamela & Dyllan from Le Secret des Epices (stall 71). We bought a few things from them, and I was pleasantly surprised to find locally made spice combinations for sale, in pretty bags and hanging 'containers' for the same. I prefer buying local and not the standard made in China-keep-in-a-cool-dark-place nonsense you get everywhere, and these two stalls in particular did not disappoint. See more..
  26. 3.0 Grand Bay Store (18 reviews)
    - Everything that you need
    Spent < 1 hour Shopping Malls
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    A fair sized shopping mall with a large supermarket attached . Lots of stores catering for food, clothing and jewellery. See more..
  27. 3.0 Ti Vegas (16 reviews)
    - Nice place to spend time.
    Spent More than 3 hours Casinos
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    Ti Vegas is the place for you if you are looking for Casino-type games! Come and play a large selection of games in a fun and friendly atmosphere. We have games such as slot machines, poker machines, automatic roulette, live games such as Van-Lack (Black-Jack), Sic-Bo (Big and Small) and poker,cash games and tournaments for both Texas Hold'Em and Omaha Cash. Relax, have fun and enjoy. See more..
  28. 3.0 Mont Choisy - Le Mall (7 reviews)
    - Saffron grill restaurant
    Spent < 1 hour Shopping Malls
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    Buffet dinner on Saturdays. Book beforehand. Delicious indian food only. Good atmosphere. Rapid service. Restaurant surrounded by other shops. See more..
  29. Chabad Mauritius (0 review)
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  30. La Croisette (0 review)
    Sunday: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM Shopping Malls
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