Northern Part Of Mauritius

The North

The north of Mauritius is the most touristed location on the island, with a series of powder-white beaches and more sunny days than anywhere else. Pamplemousses in the west and Rivière du Rempart in the east are the two districts. The main action is on the island's northwest coast, centered on the vibrant resort of Grand Baie, a sheltered bay shaped like a brandy glass with an emerald lagoon and the greatest nightlife on the island. Around fifty restaurants now line the 2km beach road leading north to Pereybère, a once-quiet fishing village, while the settlements of Trou aux Biches and Mont Choisy to the south have also seen significant growth.Around Cap Malheureux, where the swimming beaches run out, tourism quickly draws to a standstill. The northeast coast is less developed, with bustling settlements like Goodlands and peaceful rocky coves from which to appreciate the unspoiled northern islands. In the interior, a sparsely populated area is peppered by one-street settlements like Pamplemousses, which is home to a world-class botanical garden and an interactive museum called L'Aventure du Sucre.