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Grand Baie Holidays

Mauritius' tourism capital

The tourism capital of Mauritius, we love Grand Baie for its splendid array of activities available. With lively nightlife, spectacular restaurants, a bustling shopping bazaar, a natural horseshoe-shaped harbour for swimming, sailing, and windsurfing – Grand Baie epitomises fun in the sun. Head out for a night on the town in the bars of Grand Baie—there are more independently owned ones here than any other resort in Mauritius.

Head to the beach and find lovely stretches of powdered white sand and clear turquoise waters set against a backdrop of towering palm trees, perfect for a swim. For a break from the beach and a dip into culture, explore the spectacular Tamil Temple. This temple is marvellously evocative, with deep colours and detailed imagery of the Hindu Gods and the stories attached to them.

Destination Highlights
  • Fantastic nightlife, street food and shopping oppotunities
  • Visit Tamil Surya Oudaya Sangam Temple
  • Unwind at one of Grand Baie's stunning beaches
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT +4 hours
  • Currency Mauritian rupee (MUR)
  • Visa Information British citizens don’t need to obtain a visa for travel to Mauritius
  • Language Creole, French, and English is widely spoken
  • Flight Time Approx.11 hours and 30 minutes; Direct and indirect flights are available via Europe or the Middle East from the UK
  • Health Information No special vaccinations are required for travel to Mauritius

Top Tips from our Experts

Emma

Destination Manager

“Start off exploring the shops and markets before eating lunch at one of the local restaurants, it’s a good day out and the town is really pretty and easy to get around, especially by bicycle.” 

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