Calodyne holidays slow the pace right down, with its necklace of beaches, all-natural scenery and relaxed vibe.

Footprint-free spot

Calodyne’s snapped up a small slice of Mauritius’ pin-drop peaceful north coast. Unlike the ones you’d find in the lively south, Calodyne hotels keep things low-key without being rustic – extras like swimming pools and kids’ clubs are still on the cards. Plus, the views here take the biscuit. Coin de Mire Island’s the centrepiece, and it looks fab in pictures.

Bite-size beaches

Calodyne’s decked out with sand-and-shingle accessories in the form of little bays and beaches. They might be small, but they’re peaceful, and you’ve got plenty to choose from. Meanwhile, flower fans can head inland to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens. The giant water lilies here are quite a sight. There’s some more bonkers botany on the line-up, too, including the fish poison tree and the sausage tree.

Grand Baie

Grand Baie, a 15-minute drive away, lines up one of the area’s most popular swishes of sand – Pereybere Beach. The shoreline here’s sugar-white, and the water’s clear as glass. Plus, in Grand Baie, you can take advantage of the coral-carpeted coast. Its diving and snorkelling credentials are top-notch, but if you don’t fancy that, you can take a stroll on the seabed. Pop on an astronaut-chic helmet and you can have an up-close encounter with the coral and the creatures that live around it.

At a Glance

  • Take a dip in Calodyne’s bright-blue lagoon
  • Swot up on sugar at L’Aventure du Sucre museum
  • Gawp at giant water lilies at Sir Seewoosagur Botanical Gardens