The hour drive from Port Louis to the South Coast of Mauritius is like turning the wheel of time. The bustling city and hubs give way to fishing villages, while manicured gardens turn to rolling sugarcane plantations and busy resorts morph into tangled forests and basalt cliffs. The South Coast has only a handful of hotels and resorts on account of having fewer swimming beaches, resulting in a wide area of untouched, rugged, and exceptionally beautiful shoreline.
Explore the sights and sounds of the attractions along the coast such as the black, rocky cliffs of Gris Gris Beach at Souillac; or the pristine beaches of Pointe d'Esny. Appreciate the spectacular vistas and trickling falls of La Vallée Des Couleurs nature reserve; the shipwreck near Île des Deux Cocos; and Blue Bay’s premier diving and snorkelling spots.
All of the South Coast’s delights can be reached in an hour-long scenic drive from the capital city of Port Louis or a mere 30min drive from the airport. The area is a convenient stopover for visitors on their way to Mauritius’ surrounding islands in the south. Travellers in search of solitude and tranquillity will be enchanted by the South Coast.
- The South Coast has some of the most beautiful scenery in Mauritius
- The South Coast is off the beaten track, ideal for adventure-seeking travellers
- Blue Bay’s coral reef is one of the best in Mauritius for diving and snorkelling
- The grotto of Le Souffleur is well worth the visit if you have the means
- The rum distillery at Saint Aubin showcases incredible 1800’s architecture
- Visit the unbelievable 400-year-old forest in the Vallée de Ferney Reserve