About Northern Mauritius Holidays

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. 

Choose your sport for a next adventure in Northern Mauritius, Mauritius!

Best month for Diving

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Diving in Northern Mauritius is Perfect for Learn To Dive Perfect for Qualified diver with daily dives Perfect for Technical Diver Perfect for 50 dives or more Poor for Snorkelling

The sheltered northwest coast and the northern coast offer the best diving in Mauritius. The diving is year-round with the prime diving period between October to May when the winds are the lightest. It is better to avoid January through to the first week in February as there can sometimes be strong storms that roll in and it is very humid.

Northern Mauritius has some of the best diving on the whole island including excellent wreck dives for all levels, as well as some really great walls and drift dives on the offshore island of Coin De Mire (only accessible from the Northern tip of Anse Le Raie). There are quite a number of scuba diving centers around this region but only 2 that offer a high level of service with purpose-built dive hard boats (as opposed to small converted fishing boats). Our partner dive school in Anse Le Raie (at the very Northern tip), is also a specialist in technical diving, and the only one of its kind on the while island.   As always when you booking a scuba diving holiday with Adventrus Holidays you are assured that we only work with the very best, personally checked, diving schools.

All the scuba diving around the island of Mauritius is by boat, there are really no good quality 'house reefs' to speak of. For snorkeling, it is best to take a boat trip to the outer reefs or join one of the popular dolphin-watching trips.

You can stay in any of the properties we offer and most dive schools will collect you from your hotel (if the dive center is not onsite), sometimes with a small fee. If you want to mix the wreck dives with the offer shore islands this is also easily arranged locally with your diving school; it is around 30-40 minutes drive between the 2 different areas. 

Water temperatures range between 22° Celsius in winter (5mm wetsuit) to 28° Celsius in summer (3mm wetsuit). Average visibility: 20 to 25 metres.

beginner

PADI Open Water E-Learning Course (Incl. E Learning)

Duration: 4 day

$500

Per Person

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Junior PADI Open Water E-Learning Course (Incl. E Learning)

Duration: 4 day

For kids age 11-14. Just the same as the adult PADI Open Water Course, but with limited depth to 12 metre.

$500

Per Person

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PADI Open Water Referral Course

Duration: 2 day

$334

Per Person

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Junior PADI Open Water Referral Course

Duration: 2 day

$334

Per Person

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intermediate

Daily 2 Tanks Boat Dives

Duration: 2 day

Get out to the best local dive sites by boat

$161

Per Person

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intermediate

PADI Advanced Course (Incl. E Learning)

Duration: 2 day

Take your diving to the next level. Choose 5 specialty dives. Be a better and safer diver

$416

Per Person

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Best month for Kitesurfing

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Kitesurfing in Northern Mauritius is Perfect for Independent kiter with storage Perfect for Learn To Kitesurf Perfect for Foiling Perfect for Waves Perfect for Independent kiter

The northern tip of Mauritius has some of the best kitesurfing in Mauritius, with its main attraction being the stunning scenery from the water as well as being far less crowded in high season than the better-known spot in the South (such as the famous Le Morne Kitesurf area).

The outer reef belt in this part of northern Mauritius creates a vast lagoon reaching out almost 2.5km from the shoreline. The water in this lagoon is not shallow but protected from the waves by the reef, so creating a huge flat water playground. The wind is generally side/onshore by the kitesurf spot, as well as being one of the most reliable strongest wind sports on the island.

Although the main kite lagoon is very big, the launch is from a relatively small bay, with some rocky areas and a small island to navigate. For this reason, we suggest this part of Mauritius is best for those that can already kitesurf independently, and it is also an amazing place to kite foil! If you want to learn to kitesurf this can also be a great place, but it is not very suitable for improver kiters that want to practice without an instructor.


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Kitesurf Semi Private Instruction (incl. equipment)

Duration: 6 hour

$353

Per Person

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Kitesurf Group instruction (incl. equipment)

Duration: 6 hour

$353

Per Person

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Kitesurf Private Learn To Kitesurf Course (incl. equipment)

Duration: 6 hour

$523

Per Person

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intermediate

Kitesurf Storage & Centre services

Duration: 3 day

$56

Per Person

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Daily full kitesurf rental

Duration: 3 day

$199

Per Person

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Foiling Semi-Private Lessons - Incl. Equipment

Duration: 2 hour

Join the foiling revolution.

$136

Per Person

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