The Northern area of Mauritius has a large number of hotels, from small boutique hotels and apartments, up to some of the larger luxury beach resorts. The North Western side, especially around Grand Baie, is the liveliest part of Mauritius being the center of nightlife and shopping.
The main areas of Northern Mauritius are:
Grand Baie - The center of tourism in Mauritius with a number of cafes, nightclubs, and shops. A large number of hotels to fit all budgets, with a number of great value modern beachfront apartments as well as a number of new (or recently renovated) luxury beach resorts. In Grand Baie there are a lot of your more typical tourist activities like jetski, wakeboarding, and boat trips.
Troux Au Biches - just south of Grand Baie this area has a number of the more luxury hotels and is also where you access some of the best wreck dives in Mauritius. This is a quieter area but within easy reach of Grand Baie for eating out and nightlife.
Anse Le Raie - Right on the North tip of Mauritius Anse Le Raie has a rugged coastline dotted with beautiful coves and small beaches. This part of Mauritius has some superb kitesurfing and is especially good for kite foiling (best if you can already foil). The scenery from the water is stunning! For Scuba Divers this is also one of the very best areas with direct access to some fantastic drop-offs and drift diving at the offshore islands. Anse La Raie is a great holiday alternative to the busy, more well-known spots in Mauritius. This area of the island offers uncrowded beaches while still providing easy access to a wide array of amenities, shopping and nightlife.