Found in the south east of Mauritius, Blue Bay is well known for being the best beach for swimming and snorkelling due to its marine park. While the area around Blue Bay has been a long-established favourite with tourists for its great beaches and crystal-clear waters, the majority of the south coast has no beach, thankfully limiting hotel construction for the most part.
The Blue Bay Marine Park is framed on one side by Le Shandrani Hotel, Blue Lagoon Hotel, and the runway of our international airport, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Airport. Sitting comfortably on top of the marine park is ‘Ile des Deux Cocos’, an islet within the lagoon, of 4.22 hectares. An important and very unique network of coral reefs protect this part of the island from the ocean waves.
The place compared since the 1960s to the recent days have shown how it has grown in popularity and accessibility. Nowadays bungalows and hotels have taken its surroundings and the place has become very crowded also. Nevertheless, it still remains one of the most beautiful beaches of the island.
The Blue Bay Marine Park is a must see! There you will find rare corals and fish species in a depth of 5.5 metres. There is more than 50 different species of corals that have been identified, and more than 80% are alive. The Blue Bay Marine Park is now protected by the government, due to constant degradation of the marine environment left by urbanisation and the tourism industry. Blue Bay is somehow unique and serene for ultimate relaxation.
Some other views of Blue Bay beach and surroundings: