The North in Mauritius owes its reputation to Grand Baie because this seaside resort has become a favourite destination for foreign tourists over the years, thanks to sustainable development and the sustained development of real estate programs accessible to foreigners.
Located in Grand Baie, the Sunset landing next to the "Sunset Café" is the starting point for sea excursions to the northern islands such as the flat island and Gabriel Island and for other maritime activities such as fishing.
Grand Baie has 2 public beaches, including "La Cuvette". It is a discreet place where you can still find a living shell "Le Tec-tec" buried in the sand, this one is protected and must be preserved.
Stroll through the alleys behind Grand Baie main road, where you will find small shops and traditional restaurants.
Known for its wide variety of restaurants and nightlife, the village of Grand Baie will seduce you with its charm and dynamism.
A little further on in the north of Mauritius on the Royale road, the village of Cap Malheureux, with its famous church with its red roof... from this point of view, you can enjoy an unobstructed view of the north islands, the Coin de mire and its important fishing community.
If you are interested in "Green" tourism, the orchards of "Labourdonnais" in Mapou, not far from Grand Baie will seduce you.
You will discover a wide variety of tropical fruit trees and fragrant, colourful flowers. The paths lined with anthuriums, bougainvillea and hibiscus will be a delight for your senses.
You can also taste jams and juices freshly squeezed from fruit grown in the orchard.
Traditionally, the locals buy plants and flowers for their gardens and houses in Labourdonnais.
Still in Mapou the "Chateau de Labourdonnais" where you will find a gastronomic restaurant with an iron hand held by its Italian chef Fabio de Poli and a shop where you can taste different local rum.
The Botanical Garden of Grapefruit, also known as Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, is internationally recognized by botanists for its famous collection of native and exotic plants cultivated and protected, including giant water lilies (Victoria amazonica) and numerous species of palm trees.
Go along the seaside in the direction of Cap Malheureux you will find there the northernmost part of the island. It was here that Commander-in-Chief John Abercrombie landed with all his troops when the British attacked the island for the second time in 1810.
The tourist attraction of Cap Malheureux is without context due to a charming chapel with a red roof: Our Lady of Peace.
As soon as you enter the premises, you will appreciate the quality of the carpentry work and its stonework.
The Hindu temple "Maheswarnath Mandir" is not to be missed and is located Triolet in the longest village on Island.
This Shivala (Temple) was built in honor of the gods Shiva, Krishna, Vishnu, Muruga, Brahma and Ganesha among others.
Goodlands, is a very large village of about 14 500 inhabitants, it knows a revival of life on Tuesdays and Fridays because of its fair clothes (ready to wear, canvases, saris)... Wednesdays and Saturdays, fruits and vegetables are on sale there.
The most famous myth in Mauritius is surely that of “Paul and Virginia”. This myth was inspired by the sinking of the destroyed ship "Le Saint-Géran" on the north-east coast. A small monument indicates where the ship sank.
The only chocolate maker from Mauritius, Van Ann invites you to visit his workshop located in Calebasse, not far from the motorway of the North (M20).
On the heights of the northern motorway, you can observe a magnificent fragmenting of the name "Belle Vue", this one is composed of prestigious villas for local customers.
This factory was founded in 1992 by a Belgian national.
Van Ann's chocolate factory is famous for its pralines, particularly innovative packaging and refined chocolates.
Shopping, you will find many shopping malls with notably "Grand Baie la Croisette" with its numerous shops that are built around a large esplanade where you will find cafés and restaurants such as: Le Red, Divino, Pomdoro or the Vida Café. The Super U located in the heart of Grand Baie near the Sunset bd, you will find everything you need for food with products equivalent to what you can find in France or in Europe, you will also find different retail stores there.
Numerous real estate programs have contributed to the development of this area, such as the RES "Le Clos du Littoral","Atlantis Luxury Villas","Corail Bleu", "Tahitia", "Balinéa","Le Domaine des Alizés" and "Roc View" by the sea.
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