Located in the southeast of Mauritius, just a few kilometers from Mahébourg, Blue Bay is one of the favorite places for those visiting or settling in Mauritius. Indeed, this small closed bay is a marine reserve with a huge white sand beach that stretches from Pointe d'Esny to Pointe Corps de Garde. Blue Bay, a little corner of paradise, is home to a marvelous coral garden which was proclaimed Par National in 1997 before being declared a RAMSAR site of world importance in 2008. Blue Bay beach faces the Iles aux Deux Cocos. Moreover, the surroundings of Blue-Bay include some of the most wonderful and wild landscapes of Mauritius.
With its paradisiacal lagoon and panoramic views, Blue Bay is the perfect place to settle down if you are looking for a calm and peaceful environment with nearby folk activities in the village of Mahebourg. Here is a selection of 7 things to do in Blue Bay Mauritius and surrounding areas in the South East of Mauritius.
If you are a diving enthusiast, the Blue Bay Marine Park is a must. On the public beach of Blue Bay, you will easily find a water taxi that will take you to the marine park. The many species of fish and the different coral sites will amaze you and it will be an unforgettable experience.
Ile aux Aigrettes, a protected nature reserve, is one of the most sought-after places to visit when living in the southeast of Mauritius. A short boat trip on the translucent waters of the lagoon will take you there to discover this island untouched by human activity. The guide who will paint you a very informative picture of this island during the one-hour walk during which you will see turtles in freedom and other endemic animals and plants saved.
This free-entry museum, located on the two floors of a colonial house at the entrance to Mahébourg, will amaze you with the richness of the history of Mauritius. The museum also exhibits watercolours, engravings and period objects, and overlooks a park where the remains of a railway line can be found.
Next to the Mahébourg market, the seafront is a peaceful place to take long walks and contemplate the magnificent views of the lagoon and the lion mountain. The monument which commemorates the only naval battle won by Napoleon against the English is a great historical site.
This family biscuit factory is an essential place to appreciate the history of the company created in 1868. Discover the stages of the artisanal production of the famous Mauritian biscuit, made from cassava. The visit will end with a tasting of cookies accompanied by a local tea.
Located inland, the Ferney Valley offers a beautiful guided hike to discover the endemic flora and fauna of Mauritius. The walk ends with a delicious lunch typical of Mauritian cuisine in the restaurant of the valley, with exceptional service offering breathtaking views.
This flagship event of the Mahébourg Regatta has existed for a hundred years and is considered a major event throughout Mauritius. The sails of canoes sailing on the South-East lagoon is a scene that no one will ever be able to forget.
Blu Bay Mauritius offers a peaceful and pleasant living environment with its emerald sea and its white sandy beach. Many locals, descendants of fishermen and converted into tourism, live around Blue Bay. In addition, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport is just 7km away. In addition to tourists, Blue Bay also appeals to people wishing to settle in Mauritius and offers sumptuous properties with gardens and swimming pools and a few steps from the beach. Living on the edge of Blue Bay beach means living in an environment conducive to holidays and escape. Looking for a dream residence on the edge of Blue Bay beach in Mauritius? Do not hesitate to contact our BARNES Mauritius agency to discover our exclusive offers.