Best places of north Mauritius in a day

Mauritius (also know as Maurice locally) is a tropical island in the Indian Ocean. The crystal clear waters and white sand has helped this tiny island gain the name of “Paradise Island”, and I feel this name is very justified. While a vacation here should be all about lazying in the sun-kissed idyllic beaches, one should also not forget to cover the wonderful sites which Mauritius has to offer.

The best attractions of Mauritius lie across the island both in the north and south. It is advisable to cover the best sightseeing places of south Mauritius in 1 day, and to keep 1 day to visit the most scenic beaches of north Mauritius in 1 more day. In my previous blog, I shared the idea of how to cover the most visited tourist places of South and West Mauritius in 1 day. In this sequel, I will provide the idea of the best places best 5 places of north Mauritius in a day tour.

How to cover the best places of northern Mauritius in 1 day

As we were staying in Quatre Bornes, the tour map is based on this town. However, the same destinations can be followed irrespective of the starting point.

Port Louis Waterfront

The Port Louis Waterfront, also known as the Le Caudan Waterfront is a commercial area of the capital city. It includes shops, banking facilities, casinos, cinemas, restaurants, a marina and a five star hotel (Le Labourdonnais). A sightseeing tour of the best places of north Mauritius usually starts with the Port Louis Waterfront.

The Port Louis Waterfront
The Port Louis Waterfront
Port Louis Waterfront
Port Louis Waterfront

Among the main attractions of the Le Caudan Waterfront is the food lounge known as the Umbrella Street, because of the rows of umbrellas providing shade to the street. The Port Louis Waterfront also has a wide variety of souvenir shops esp a few selling wooden model ships which are a specialty of Mauritius.

Umbrella Street
Umbrella Street

Mon Choisy Beach

The Mon Choisy beach is amongst the best beaches of Mauritius, and a visitor should make it a point not to miss this. The crystal clear waters giving a blue hue, the white sands, and the row of Causrina trees make the beach one of the best attractions of Mauritius.

Mon Choisy Beach
Mon Choisy Beach

White sands and blue water of Mon Choisy beach
White sands and blue water of Mon Choisy beach
Mon Choisy Beach
Mon Choisy Beach

Grand Baie or Grand Bay

The Grand Bay is another prime attraction of Northern Mauritius. Grand Baie definitely has the best night life and best shopping destinations of all Mauritius. If you are looking for buying some souvenirs for back home, Grand Bay is the place.

Super U Mall at Grand Bay
Super U Mall at Grand Bay
Casinos at Grand Bay
Casinos at Grand Bay
Food joints at Grand Bay
Food joints at Grand Bay
Glass bottom boats for viewing corals at Grand Bay
Glass bottom boats for viewing corals at Grand Bay

Coin De Meir

The Coin Dr Meir beach is another very beautiful sightseeing spot of north Mauritius. The best part is Coin De Meir is not as crowded as Mon Choisy, thereby making it very peaceful and quite.

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Coin de Meir beach

Cap Malhurreux

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