Famously known for its white sand beaches, azure waters and luxury resorts, the island of Mauritius has long been known as a honeymoon destination and a fantasy retreat for those dreaming of the ultimate tropical paradise. The island’s little known secret is that, just outside the gates of the luxury resorts, there awaits another Mauritius, an island ripe for exploration and perfectly accessible to those of us wanting to explore Mauritius on a budget.
Mauritius & Reunion Island
With miles of coastline and endless white sands, Mauritius offers a dizzying selection of near perfect beaches. So how do you find the one that is right for you? You’re choice will depend on what you are after. Whether its buzzing promenades, rugged cliffs or secluded coves, Mauritius has something for everyone. Scroll through the overview of Mauritius’s best beaches below to find the one that if right for you.
One of the things that makes Reunion Island so magnificent is the fusion of French culture and island life. The colonial buildings and sidewalk cafes are reminiscent of Paris, but the beaches and tropical climate give-off some serious island vibes.
Cilaos is one of Reunion’s famous cirques, a majestic natural amphitheater carved out of the crater of an ancient volcano. This striking jungle-clad interior is what Reunion is renowned for and what really makes this island truly unique.
If you’re visiting Reunion Island, you’ll likely spend a night in Saint-Denis. Nestled between mountains, sky and sea, Saint-Denis is the entry point for most overseas visitors and Reunion’s largest city. Surprisingly this little French capital often gets overlooked by travelers