A small town situated on the North Western coast of Mauritius, Trou aux Biches is a much-loved tourist destination, and anyone who wants the sun-and-sea experience minus the inevitable crowds comes flocking to this city. Literally translating to 'Deer's Watering Hole', Trou aux Biches, with its beachside hotels and classy restaurants bars is the ideal Mauritian beach resort renowned for being one of the best beaches in the country for sunset watching. Once little more than a sleepy little fishing village, Trou aux Biches is now home to classy tourist resorts and hotels right beside the ocean, and has a chic neighbourhood that makes it one of the most frequented tourist towns in the country. With stellar stretches of sand along the beachfront that continue unbroken for miles, Trou aux Biches is, despite its growing popularity, one of the cleanest and least crowded beach holiday destinations in Mauritius.
Home to one of Mauritius' best resorts of the same name, Trou Aux Biches is one of the island's most beautiful beaches. The beach is even internationally acclaimed, having won the World's Leading Beach Destination at the World Travel Awards of 2011, so you can well imagine it's charm. There are several lovely places along its length to eat, and of course, the waters are perfect for a little swim and relaxation. It isn't too crowded during the week and is also a popular picnic spot among many a local.
Sand and Sea Stretching for Miles
Trou aux Biches boasts of one of the best beaches in all of Mauritius, and with the vast number of beaches Mauritius has, that's saying something. Stretching for over two kilometres, the Trou aux Biches beach is one of the longest beaches in Mauritius, and the powder-soft sand coupled with crystal clean, serene turquoise waters makes this beach immensely aesthetically appealing. If you're interested in water sports activities, then you'll be pleased to know that you can experience the thrill of a plethora of adventure activities here such as water skiing, snorkelling, scuba diving, parasailing, and going on glass bottom boat rides.
Beaches in Mauritius mostly abound in bits and pieces of coral washing up ashore, but for some reason, the Trou aux Biches beach is completely clear of coral, making it one of the best beaches for swimming. Lining the beachfront are food and beverage stalls, so you can take a quick bite or quench your thirst whenever you feel like it. With plenty of hotels, resorts, restaurants and pubs right beside the coastline, the Trou aux Biches beach is one of the best places to spend an idle afternoon or two lying amidst the soft white sand and basking in the sun with a drink in your hand - the ideal picture-perfect beach holiday everyone dreams of.
Aside from the star of the town - the beach - the other attractions you can visit in Trou aux Biches are the Maheswarnath temple and the Trou aux Biches casino. Built back in the 1800s, the Maheswarnath temple, located near Triolet, is one of the oldest temples on the island, and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The other place you can visit is the Trou aux Biches casino, which is a favourite hangout spot for tourists and locals alike. With plenty of slot machines and other live games, this casino is one of the most-visited casinos in the entire country and is a beautiful place to try your luck and while a lazy evening away.
Compared to other beaches in Mauritius, the Trou aux Biches beach is relatively much less crowded, even on the weekends, and is mostly frequented by locals of the town. Beach sports activities are also a big thing at this beach, and starting from fishing to beach volleyball, you will almost always find some activity or the other always going on here.
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Best Time To Visit Trou Aux Biches & Mont Choicy
All year round
How to Reach Trou Aux Biches
If you are near Port Louis and want to get to either of the beaches mentioned above, you should consider driving up the A4 freeway, which will take you to the Trou aux Biches within a maximum of 30 minutes, which is a much better option than taking the M2 and reaching the Mont Choisy beach after spending 40 long minutes on the road.