While there are a plethora of beautiful beaches in Mauritius that are prominently displayed on the country’s tourism map, there are quite a few beaches that are well off the beaten tourist trail, thus making them hidden gems that are known to only a few tourists, and the locals of the area. Over the years, with the increase of tourists in Mauritius, most of these beaches have been discovered by tourists, so you really wouldn’t think that there still are a remaining few beaches that almost no one knows about, making them little havens of peace and tranquillity. One such beach is the La Cuvette Beach.
With a country that has almost as many beaches as it has towns, the La Cuvette beach is unanimously known by tourists and locals alike as one of the best beaches on the island, and that’s saying something. Situated on the north-west coast of Mauritius, The La Cuvette beach is close to the famous tourist town of Grand Baie, and plenty of tourists who stay in Grand Baie pop over to the La Cuvette beach to spend a lazy day soaking in the sun. However, that doesn’t mean that the La Cuvette beach is a very crowded beach; in fact, not many tourists know about it, and word about the beach has only spread to the tourist circuit recently.
Even then, the La Cuvette beach is a lot less crowded than other beaches like Pereybere beach and the Grand Baye beach, so if you’re looking for a beach where you can avoid the tourist crowds and spend a quiet day by yourself, La Cuvette beach is just the place for you. More often than not, you will find locals of the area gathered on the beach, either for picnics, or to spend a while by the ocean, and you’re more than welcome to join them! La Cuvette beach, while being a beautiful beach in and of itself, is not as big as some of the other beaches on this part of the island, but the absence of coral reefs coupled with its clear water and its aesthetic beauty makes it one of the best beaches to go for a swim in.
The lagoon of La Cuvette is sheltered from the bay, making the beach a must-visit place for photography enthusiasts. The beach is fringed with rows of palm and coconut trees, and there are quite a few local eateries selling snacks and beverages in different parts of the beach. In case you’re up for adventure sports, La Cuvette beach has options for activities such as undersea scooter ride, underwater sea walk, deep-sea diving, as well as a submarine excursion.
Till even recently, there were hardly any proper signposts marking the road to the La Cuvette beach from the main road, thus making it incredibly difficult to find. The signposts and road markers have recently been increased in an effort by the Government of Mauritius to help tourists enjoy the facilities of the public beaches, so the La Cuvette beach might get a little more crowded in the years to come. Nevertheless, at present, it is still a secluded small piece of heaven and is one of the best beaches in all of Mauritius to sit down and enjoy a beautiful sunset at while sipping on a refreshing beverage and feeling the wind in your hair.
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