Grand Baie Mini Guide
Why is Grand-Baie so popular?
Despite being a relatively small village, there’s plenty to do and you’ll find that the wealthier Mauritians go there for their holidays and also to enjoy the party nights in peak season at the location’s many bars and clubs. Despite what sounds to be a noisy, party location, Grand-Baie is actually quite tranquil and there are many places you can go to enjoy a relaxing meal or a cocktail, watching the sun go down.
How do I get to Grand-Baie?
The airport at Plaisance
in the southeast of the island is the only international point of arrival for air passengers. There are flights from many parts of the world including North America, Europe and Africa with scheduled and holiday charters going to Mauritius from the UK
. You can take a taxi or bus from the airport which will take you on the main road that circumnavigates the island. Alternatively, you can hire a car from the airport.
What is there to see and do in Grand-Baie?
Almost exclusively dedicated to rest and relaxation, you’ll find most activities are in your resort. Grand-Baie itself exists almost exclusively to serve the needs of tourists and has plenty of boutiques as well as bars, restaurants and clubs. If you want to see the true Mauritius then a hire car is essential for travel to the interior where you can experience the rainforests and volcanoes. It’s definitely worth hiring a car, for, although it’s a small island, there’s a wide variety of landscapes and experiences.