Idle, tranquil beaches along with minuscule islands inhabited by tropical bird species best describe the island’s northern coast. Live the good life aboard your luxury charter mega yacht or luxury charter catamaran and visit serene bays, plush gardens and immaculate beaches comprising this part of Mauritius. Tombeau Bay is dangerous yet magnificent and will instantly make you fall in under its spell. Grand Bay boasts premium beaches hidden under lush coconut palm trees making you feel in heaven. These and many other harbors await your discovery during your luxury charter vacation.
Tombeau Bay is located 10 kilometers north of Port-Louis. This perilous yet charming basin unveils picturesque, unparalleled views to everyone who chooses to visit it. Piéter Both, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies, drowned here with the crew of his sunken ship. The bay is also known to have inspired Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, an 18th century French writer and botanist best known for his novel Paul et Virginie taking place in Mauritius. Rustic and sumptuous, Tombeau Bay reveals great charm of the East Indies so do not hesitate to spend your luxury charter vacation in this part of Mauritius.
Grand Bay and its beaches
Located no more than 25 kilometers north of Port-Louis, Grand Bay prides in its beaches sheltered under verdant coconut palm trees, tropical oaks as well as vibrant bougainvillea flowers. These beaches have become very popular among tourists in Mauritius thanks to premium boutiques, elegant restaurants and a bustling nightlife. The coastline boasts luxury resorts and plenty of water fun to make your luxury charter vacation simply unforgettable. In Pointe aux Piments make sure to visit the gardens of Hotel Maritim to view the ruins of the ancient French Arsenal destroyed in 1774. Cap Malheureux is a quaint fishing village, the northernmost tip of the island, where stands an enchanting red-roofed little church reverberating with Sunday- mass gospels. In Grand-Gaube cairns of blue-black lava embellish sugarcane fields. There are plenty more wonders to discover in Mauritius during your luxury charter vacation with Sunreef Yachts Charter.
Pamplemousses Botanical Garden
The “Grapefruit Garden” is located only 12 kilometers north-east of Port-Louis and is open to visitors everyday between 6am until 6pm. Enter and take your sweet time to discover this natural wonder. Commonly referred to as the Grapefruit Garden, this oasis, Sir Seewosagur Ramgoolam Botanic Garden, was named after “the Father of the Nation”. Shielded by a wrought iron gate, Mon Plaisir is a chateau formerly owned by Mahé de la Bourdonnais who ordered the planting of a vegetable garden. It was here that Pierre Poivre attempted growing spices for the first time. Céré, a notable botanist, was next in charge of the garden and enriched it with cinnamomum trees, cloves and rare tropical tree species. Stroll through traveller’s palms, almond trees and pepper plants shading the garden’s alleys. It is most notable for its talipot palms known for blossoming once every fifty years, before dying. Spend an afternoon on land and escape from it all to discover a truly magical world. In the village are the remains of the ancient slave market and its historic cemetery is the tomb of Emeline de Carcenac de Bragard, Baudelaire’s Creole mistress and that of Father Buonavita. Your luxury charter vacation with Sunreef Yachts Charter
will be nothing but a bliss.
Trou-aux-Biches, Mont-Choisy and Triolet Temple
Trou-aux-Biches and Mont-Choisy are located only 10 kilometers south-east of Grand Bay. Trou-aux-Biches is a popular beach bordered with luxury beachfront resorts opening up to Anse de Mont-Choisy, an idyllic place for picnicking under plush coconut palm trees. At the mouth of the bay is Pointe aux Canonniers, once the French colonizers’ military camps. Relics, such as a lighthouse which was in use until 1932, can be found in the garden of Hôtel des Canonniers.
4 kilometers away from Trou-aux-Biches is the Triolet Temple in the village of Triolet, a temple very strict towards visitors. If you wish to enter, you must do so barefoot and cannot wear any leather. This Hindu temple boasts a vibrant architecture and is greatly honored in Mauritius. Altars are abundant with offerings left by pilgrims.