Mauritius / South Coast
The South Coast of Mauritius is a place seems to have been forgotten by the world altogether. Here, time passes unnoticed and people still live to the quiet rhythms of the wind in the palms. One may imagine the South Coast to begin at the southern base of Le Morne Mountain, to continue past Baie du Cap and Belle Ombre and make its way all the way past the SSR Airport to the beautiful white beaches of Pointe d'Esny.
Largely undeveloped, with the exception of a few residential developments, hotels and adjoining golf courses, the South is a treat to the eye and a breath of fresh air. In terms of accommodation, the only really viable private beach house options would be at Le Morne, Riambel and Pomponette or alternatively further east to Pointe d'Esny. Alternatively, hotels such as the Heritage Resort, Movenpick, Shanti Ananda are all beautiful and upmarket resorts in this area.
The South is an idyllic place where agendas are empty, phones are switched off and plenty of time is planned for doing nothing at all. An alive, turquoise ocean, wild beaches and sparsely populated, the south invites a special type of traveller, one that seeks purity, simplicity and tranquility.
Beaches are typically amazing in the South, such as Pointe d'Esny beach, known as the very best in Mauritius for its white sand, clear water, untouched lagoon and starfish. Blue Bay is known for its amazing snorkeling experience and places such as Riambel are great as part of a scenic drive from Le Morne to Gris Gris.
Activities are also plentiful and mostly nature oriented but entertainment is limited. Travellers will especially enjoy the South for kitesurfing, catamaran trips to Ile Aux Cerfs, nature walks, tours, snorkeling, beach walks, diving, amazing beaches, traditional sailing, local restaurants, mountain biking and just relaxin.