Holidays to Grand Baie are the height of Mauritian tourism, with luxury hotels, scenic coastlines and a town that likes to party after dark.

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You’ll find Grand Baie in between the Mauritian island's capital of Port Louis and the small fishing village of Cap Malheureux. This popular spot's lined with luxury hotels and private beaches, and it's brimming with things to do – temple touring, shopping sprees and a bunch of sea-view eateries are just the tip of the iceberg.

Palm trees and pampering

Despite its lively demeanour, Grand Baie has a gentle side, too. You can melt away stresses at one of the local spas, and learn to rustle up the local grub during a masterclass in Mauritian cooking. For sunlounging without the crowds, try visiting the charming Pointe aux Canonniers Beach – it's stocked with golden sands and swaying palms.

Lively days and late nights

The public shoreline hums with watersports, plus you’ll find a scenic coastline filled with dinghies and catamarans. Grand Baie's also got some great after-dark venues along Royal Road. There's live music from jazz to blues to rock, and DJs spin late-night beats every night.

At a Glance

  • Shop for local souvenirs at the bazaar
  • Flake out on a public beach
  • Watch the sunset with a cocktail in hand