Mont Choisy, two kilometres of powdery beach

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Mont Choisy - Ile Maurice

Mont Choisy beach; one of the most beautiful beaches of Mauritius which is located in the north-west of the island. It is a very long beach which stretches from the south of Pointe aux Canonniers, whose beach is rocky, to Pointe aux Piments via Trou aux Biches. It is well sheltered from the wind (no wind or kite surfing). Mont Choisy beach is located near the village of Grand Baie, in the north-western part of Mauritius. It is one of the many beaches of the island located in the Pamplemousses area. Mont Choisy beach is one of the most popular beaches in Mauritius. For almost two kilometres, you will find no hotels, no bars and no restaurants! Not even a house near the beach? In one of the most populated areas of Mauritius?

Mont Choisy is a deserted, forested coastline, just off the commercial construction chaos that lies to the northwest of Pamplemousses today. White sandy fun, crystal clear waters and not a hotel in sight. What's the catch?

The powdery sand of Mont Choisy, but what else?

The beach has the same powdery sand and crystal-clear waters found in nearby Trou aux Biches, but where the similarities end. Except for a small part of northern Mont Choisy, there are no hotels here. No self-catering accommodation or bed and breakfasts. No bars, no pubs, no restaurants. No nothing! Except for this two kilometre long white sugar beach with its shallow waters and sandy bottom. Apart from the beach itself, the location is probably the best thing about Mont Choisy beach. Just forest, sand, clear waters and tropical marine life in all its glory - and only minutes from the hustle and bustle of Grand Bay.

Due to the lack of hotels and other accommodation around the beach, there are few tour operators in the area. Although you will find the glass bottom boat, most activities here are organised from Grand Bay.

This is the catch. It really is. If you can live without the comfort of Trou aux Biches' tourist services, Mont Choisy is definitely the place to go. The same beautiful clean waters, the same powdery sand, and also the same length of beach, but without the commercial life of Trou aux Biches.

Catering on the beach

During the high season, you will find several fast food stands, burger trucks, ice cream trucks and other mobile food vendors on the beach, especially on weekends. The quality of the food is generally good. For the rest of the year, Mont Choisy is pleasantly quiet and free from the tourist frenzy of Grand Bay, Pereybere and other resort and restaurant areas.

Mont Choisy golf course

You'd better hurry! There are plans to develop the area and turn the sugar cane fields into gated communities with two 18-hole golf courses. This would effectively reduce the public beach at Mont Choisy to a fraction of what it is today.

In other words, it might be wise to seize this opportunity and enjoy one of the last undeveloped beaches in the north of Mauritius.

Stand up paddle at Mont Choisy

Stand Up Paddle or simply SUP has become one of the most popular water activities on the planet. SUP is easy to learn and guarantees fun for everyone, alone, with friends or family, including children. Stand Up Paddle, at Mont Choisy, one of the most beautiful lagoons with crystal clear waters… The total experience!

Get ready to enjoy this wonderful water activity and discover the beautiful landscape of the island in an ecological way. You don't need to be physically fit to do this activity, the paddle is very easy to use. This is a fun and original activity that will allow you to explore the secrets of one of the most beautiful lagoons on our island and its popular beach.

You will paddle standing up in the turquoise sea water and be captivated by the calm. For maximum comfort and safety, life jackets and trapeze harnesses must be worn. In addition, there are lifeboats on standby and on the lookout.

After your SUP adventure, you will have some free time to relax on the beach and enjoy the beautiful ocean view!

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