4 reasons to visit the East Coast – Mauritius with children

Many tourists don’t visit the east coast Mauritius unless they stay in a hotel there. During my 6 month residency in Mauritius the east coast was one of my favourites with my children. Why?

  • Snorkeling is fantastic!

If you go to the beach right before Trou d’Eau Douce there’s one small lagoon after another. Many stones in the water with stonefishes require bathing shoes or fins. But once in the water it’s like stepping in a huge aquarium. Have some bread with you to feed the fishes.

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  • Calm and relaxing

The east coast Mauritius is the part of the island with less frequented beaches. Due to bad public transport in that region and a low population density  rarely people relax there. If you’d like to escape crowded Mon Choisy beach this is the place to be. With a bit more wind it’s not as hot as in the North.


  • Creat(ive) atmosphere

Many other beaches offer a bad variety on shells. Here in the rough nature of the east coast Mauritius you can collect shells for hours. Make sure to have a cord with you so you can thread them immediately.

Also some acrylic paint will make the kids happy. They can sit on the beach and colour their shells and corals. Display them on a table afterwards or in a picture frame and you’ll be reminded of your holiday.

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  • Photo-shooting spot

In the evening the sundown creates different shades of red and makes the sea a perfect background for your personal photo shooting. Standing on top of the rocks, the sound of the waves and wind playing with your hair makes you a star!

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One Response to “4 reasons to visit the East Coast – Mauritius with children”

  1. Very interesting entry. It is true that there are so many things to see on the east coast that many people don’t even bother to visit.

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