Best Reefs in Mauritius

Best Reefs in Mauritius

Best Reefs in Mauritius

Other than the southern coast, Mauritius is almost entirely encircled by a coral reef, making it an excellent destination for snorkeling. Some of the best reefs in Mauritius are:

Best Reefs in Mauritius - turtle

Pointe aux Piments on the northwest coast has an off-shore protected coral reef, making it a perfect for snorkeling. This area is also well known as one of the best spots to see sea turtles.

Trou aux Biches is also considered to be one of the best snorkeling spots in Mauritius. Especially great for families as it has calm, shallow water and the  reef is close to the shore.

Best Reefs in Mauritius - colourful fish

The Blue Bay Marine Park, down off the island’s south east corner is a must for snorkelers. The visibility here is excellent  and as the depth is between five and six metres it is an ideal place for beginners. See if you can spot for angel fish, damselfish, parrotfish, wrasse, clownfish and other colourful fish, as well as algae gardens, sea grasses and vibrant corals.

snorkeling at Best Reefs in Mauritius

Flic en Flac beach is the island’s longest, covering a long stretch of the western coast of Mauritius. The snorkeling here is great, with a safe, calm lagoon, gently shelving sands, and a variety of colourful fish, such as the stripy moorish idol, blue tarred parrotfish and the off  looking white spotted boxfish. You will need to take care of your feet as there are  a lot of shells and sea urchins here, it is wise to buy a pair of swimming shoes from the local supermarket.

Best Reefs in Mauritius - desert island

Ile aux Cerfs is the stuff of desert island dreams. The 100 hectare area of land off the east coast is the archetypal picture postcard paradise and a highly recommended spot for snorkeling. Surrounded by unspoiled white sand and a turquoise lagoon, the rich under-water world is full with all types of fish and coral. Watch out for seabream, blacktip groupers, and blue stripe snappers hiding out in the sea grass around the reef.

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