Mauritius South Coast

Crashing surf and craggy cliffs hide secret coves for lazy days.


Mauritius South Coast hotels

The south coast is the most scenic part of Mauritius. The least developed and perhaps the most interesting for those who prefer to balance beach life with other exploration. There are more stretches of lush indigenous vegetation in this area. Including the little islet of Ile aux Aigrettes, and places where you can walk or hike.

There are fewer beaches in the south, consequently fewer visitors and fewer hotels. This might be the best place to get a feel for real life on Mauritius away from the resorts. The historic villages of Soulliac and Mahebourg are well worth a visit. In the region of Bel Ombre (where Heritage Awali and le Telfair are located) there are shallow lagoons with crystal clear protected water. But elsewhere the open sea crashes against the cliffs and swimming is hazardous due to the swell and strong currents.

The south and south-east coasts face the trade winds all year around. So this area comes into its own in the peak summer season. But again may be a little too breezy for a beach holiday in the winter months of May to August?

See ‘Where to Stay’ below for our selection of Mauritius South Coast hotels. We tailor make your holiday once you’ve decided where to stay and for how long…

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