Mauritius is a volcanic island situated in the Indian Ocean which is surrounded by coral reefs and lagoons. Mauritius is a wonderful and safe destination for tourism and it receives about 800,000 tourists every year. Mauritius enjoys a tropical climate with more rain in the summer than in winter. Tourists flock to the island to have a relaxed vacation and enjoy the different water sports which are available here. A very popular destination for leisure activities in Mauritius is a resort town named Grand Bay.
Grand Bay is full of luxury hotels, restaurants, beautiful white beaches and shops. This is one of the best places on the island for an ideal vacation. The town is located 25 kms north of Port Louis and enjoys warm summers and pleasant winters. Its location keeps out the winter winds and you can have the pleasure of enjoying the sun, the sea, and the sand. You would like nothing better than lying in the sand and taking in the sun and the sea. There are a number of boat tours organized from Grand Bay beach. The tours are unique to this place and they are not available at other parts of the island. You can also have an excursion on sailing boats or catamarans from here.
The town of Grand Bay offers you a wonderful choice of hotels, resorts, guest houses and villas for you to stay here comfortably. You can have the choice of your place to fit into your budget. The town offers some of the best night life and it is yours for the choosing. Grand Bay is famous for its nice beaches. The public beaches are open to everybody, but the beaches in front of the hotels are reserved for the exclusive use of the hotel guests.
People who are desirous of purchasing property here, have a lot of options to choose from. Grand Bay has existing houses and villas that are readily available. If you would like to choose from some of the new constructions in progress or houses which have been recently constructed, you are welcome to do so.
Visitors and tourists to the island should take up the many popular water sports available here. Grand Bay is ideal for yachting and diving. The Pamplemousses Botanical Garden is an interesting palace to visit, where you will be able to see many species of plant life. The botanical garden is more than 300 years old and was a major horticultural research center for the French and the British in those days. You could also get to see many varieties of animals and birds here.
La Nicoliere is a small lake surrounded by naturally preserved hill-slides and where you will find vegetation and plant life which is totally different from what you normally see. Take the biking trail here within the La Nicoliere Reserve and you will get to see many monkeys and boars.
There are a number of small islets surrounding Mauritius and on which you will find some hotel, bungalows and restaurants. Grand Bay is the centre of tourist activity and you find many tourists in this area. No visit to Mauritius is complete without a visit to Grand Bay.