Grand Gaube holidays have hit the snooze button, dishing up a small number of authentic eateries and swish hotels, and a lot of charming coves.

Hushed haven

As far as resorts go, Grand Gaube prefers the quiet life. This sleepy fishing village, on Mauritius’ northern coast, keeps it traditional with a few restaurants and a fistful of coves. A couple of luxe hotels have cottoned on to its charms, so you’ve got some fancy-pants places to stay, too.

Cove-carved coast

This place doesn’t do big beaches – dozy coves are more its thing. And practically every hotel has got its hands on one. If you fancy upping sticks for the day, there’s also a public beach, where traditions are firmly intact. Rainbow-coloured boats bob off-shore and fishermen heave in their catch.

Mix it up

For something more up tempo, it’s a 20-minute drive across the coast to Grand Gaube’s west-coast neighbour, Grand Baie. The public beach here has the wow factor – we’re talking coconut-white sands and turquoise waters. There’s a lot going on, too, from beach club parties to watersports.

At a Glance

  • Get to grips with kitesurfing at a seaside school
  • Join the locals on Grand Gaube Beach
  • Hit up one of Grand Baie’s beach clubs for a boogie