Holidays to Le Morne fall into the low-key category – expect white-sand beaches and a coral-edged lagoon.

Le Morne

Le Morne is a teeny village that sits on Mauritius’ south-west coast. It’s skirted by a turquoise lagoon and soda-white sands, and is looked over by Brabant peak – a dramatic mountain that used to hide the island’s runaway slaves.

Watersports and golf

Watersports are big business here – the lagoon's a magnet for wind and kitesurfers, and the offshore reef is spot-on for snorkelling. Back on dry land, you’ve got an 18-hole golf course and the nearby Black River Gorges National Park to keep you busy.

What’s nearby

Le Morne’s hotels line up along the beach, on a peninsula. About 15 minutes’ walk away, you’ll find the village. With a few restaurants and a sprinkling of local shops, the pace here's definitely set to slow. If you fancy cranking the tempo up a bit, head to lively Flic en Flac, 30 minutes’ drive north.

At a Glance

  • Lounge about on Le Morne Beach
  • Go for a day out at Black River Gorge National Park
  • Switch off on Ilot Benitier