Pointe aux Piments village in the western part of Mauritius is home to the Pointe aux Piments public beach. Located in the Pamplemousses district, it is one of the many beaches in Mauritius. Also known as the Le Meridien beach, the Pointe aux Piments public beach is spread across an area of 3-4 kilometres. It starts from the Petite Pointe aux Piments close to the Le Meridien resort and Le Victoria resort and goes up to the Trou aux Biches through the Pointe aux Piments village.
You can see the variation in the quality in the beaches around the Pointe aux Piments and as you approach closer to Le Meridien, both the quality of the seafloor and sand starts getting better. When coming from the south, the Pointe aux Piments beach is the first public just after Le Meridien and it’s definitely worth a visit.
Generally it’s a very quiet beach and there are no significant water sports or marine activities visible from there. However, if you looking for a place to enjoy the sunlight and get indulged in the slow local life surrounding the beach, Pointe aux Piments is the perfect spot to be at.
There is a parking area right next to the beach where stalls of Mauritian foods are lined up. You can stop for a quick bite of some of the quality snacks and a variety of local cuisines and enjoy the views of the setting sun.
As you go further ahead towards north, the beach starts to get quieter and isolated just after you cross the Le Recif hotel. The seafloor begins to get transformed into a rocky terrain. It is ideal for private picnic spots but it is recommended no to go swimming due to the rocky seafloor and nearer distances to the coral reef.
In spite of being only a few kilometres from the hustle and bustle of the busy town of Triolet, the Pointe aux Piments beach is exceptionally quiet. If you prefer a quiet place over touristic attractions and activities, this should serve you as the perfect location. If not, you can always head to neighbouring Trou aux Biches beach for a more lively environment with large food stalls, many water sports and activities and comfortable beach chairs.
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