Located in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is a volcanic island with rainforests, unique flora and fauna and amazing waterfalls. The beaches, the lagoons and the reefs are other Mauritius trademarks that make this island perfect for tourists who love water activities.
If you want to learn more about what activities you can experience in Mauritius, check this article, but if you came here for the best snorkeling locations you can discover while visiting the island, here’s our top 8 best snorkeling beaches:
Snorkeling At Blue Bay Marine Park
Blue Bay is probably the first and most loved location for snorkeling in Mauritius. The white sand beaches, the amazing coastline, not to mention the flora and fauna make this marine park a dream destination for snorkeling enthusiasts.
The crystal clear water offers great visibility that will allow you to discover around 32 fish species including the angel fish, the parrotfish, the wrasse, the clownfish, the damselfish, the surgeonfish, the butterfly fish and other amazing sea creatures.
The coral gardens includes more than 50 species of corals and their uniqueness are the main reason the park was founded in the first place, so there is definitely no reason not to visit this snorkeling location!
Snorkeling At Ile aux Cerfs
Some of the most beautiful beaches in the world are located in Ile aux Cerfs so this Mauritius attraction should be added on your itinerary. The location is highly recommended for snorkeling due to its rich underwater life. Fish (blacktip groupers, blue stripe snappers, seabream) and a breathtaking coral reef can be seen during your underwater excursion. In fact, many that visit want to keep coming back as what they see is truly special. Pack your camera with you.
Snorkeling At Flic-en-Flac
The seaside village located on the western part of Mauritius is known for the longest public white sand beach on the island. The clear water makes the water perfect for snorkeling, but the beach is also a great place for golf enthusiasts and kayaking fans.
Snorkeling At Pointe aux Piments
Pointe aux Piments is a quiet village on the north western coast of Mauritius known as the best place in the area for seeing sea turtles. Besides the turtles, parrotfish, surgeons, butterflyfish, ocellate snake eels, batfish, scribbled pipefish and other fish species can also be spotted while snorkeling.
Snorkeling At Trou aux Biches
Considered one of the finest snorkeling locations in Mauritius, Troux aux Biches is a great spot due to its clear waters and clear beaches. Several starfish, damsels, triggerfish and whit spotted boxfish can be discovered during an underwater adventure.
Waterskiing, parasailing and kayaking are other activities you can indulge in while visiting Trou aux Biches.
Snorkeling At Le Morne
Le Morne is a great location for families who want to enjoy a snorkeling excursion together. The beautiful Paradise Reef of Le Morne, the Crystal Rock are great spots that can be visited during snorkeling. The water is calm, clear and amazing for snorkeling with your loved ones.
Snorkeling At Tamarin Bay
In order to get to the snorkeling spot you’ll have to take a boat, but the visibility is amazing and the best part is that you will be able to swim with dolphins. The experience is worth the effort of arriving at the reefs by boat, but we shouldn’t call it an effort since the views are breathtaking.