Beach Pointe aux Piments Mauritius
The long beach of Pointe aux Piments extends from Baie aux Tortues in the south to Trou aux Biches. The long stretch of sand is interrupted by rocky sections again and again. Although the beach is impressively long, it is extremely narrow in places.
The highlight of Pointe aux Piments is the close-by coral reef, which is ideal for snorkelling and diving. The bay of Baie aux Tortues and the adjacent coastal sections have been declared the first marine national park due to their biodiversity.
Diving bases that offer excursions to fantastic dive sites can be found in the large hotels and in the village of Pointe aux Piments.
The beach of Pointe aux Piments features numerous luxury hotels such as the Oberoi. Several smaller hotels, apartment blocks and holiday homes can be found in the village of Pointe aux Piments, which does not really have a tourist infrastructure like Trou aux Biches or Grand Baie for example. As a result, it has managed to retain that original feel of a typical coastal village in Mauritius. Catering is made easy though by the wide range of supermarkets, smaller shops and non-elaborate restaurants.
The public beach is small and located directly in the village. Culinary offers are available here, and it is easy to make contact with the locals. The not so insignificant distance to the bathing and snorkelling places in the direction of the larger hotels is well worth it.