Embracing the Magical Sunsets of Mauritius

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Mauritius, a mesmerizing island nation nestled in the Indian Ocean, is renowned for its pristine beaches, lush landscapes, and vibrant culture. Among its many natural wonders, the breathtaking sunsets of Mauritius steal the hearts of both locals and visitors alike. With a palette of vivid colors splashed across the sky, the sunsets in Mauritius create an enchanting atmosphere, inviting everyone to witness the beauty of nature's daily spectacle. This article delves into the captivating world of sunsets in Mauritius, exploring the best places to experience this magical phenomenon.

What time is sunset in Mauritius?

The timing of sunset in Mauritius varies throughout the year due to its location close to the equator. Generally, sunset occurs between 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM, providing ample time for residents and tourists to prepare for this awe-inspiring spectacle.

Where are the best sunsets in Mauritius?

While sunsets in Mauritius can be enjoyed from various locations, some places offer particularly breathtaking views. The North, South and West regions of the island showcase exceptional settings to witness the sun descending beneath the horizon, creating stunning vistas that leave an indelible mark on one's memory.

Where can you watch sunset in the North?

The northern part of Mauritius is renowned for its beautiful beaches and coastal areas, making it an ideal spot to observe the sunset. Places like Grand Baie and Pereybere Beach offer fantastic views as the sun paints the sky with vivid hues, casting its reflection on the turquoise waters.

Where can you watch sunset in the South?

The southern region of Mauritius boasts magnificent coastal landscapes, rugged cliffs, and secluded beaches that provide an idyllic setting for sunset enthusiasts. Le Morne Brabant, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an iconic spot where visitors can marvel at the sun's descent while gazing at the vast Indian Ocean.

Where can you watch sunset in the West?

The western coast of Mauritius is renowned for its exquisite sunsets, with many beaches and resorts offering panoramic views of this daily spectacle. Flic en Flac and Tamarin Bay, in particular, are popular destinations known for their stunning sunsets, where fiery hues melt into the horizon, creating an unforgettable sight.

The top 5 beaches in Mauritius to watch sunset:

  1. Belle Mare Beach: Located on the eastern coast, Belle Mare Beach is famous for its pristine white sand and crystal-clear waters, making it an idyllic spot to witness the sunset in a serene ambiance.
  2. Mont Choisy Beach: Situated in the north, Mont Choisy Beach is known for its long stretch of golden sand and azure waters. This beach offers an enchanting setting to capture the beauty of the setting sun.
  3. Trou aux Biches Beach: With its calm lagoon and swaying palm trees, Trou aux Biches Beach, located in the northwest, is a picturesque location to relish the mesmerizing hues of the setting sun.
  4. La Preneuse Beach: Found in the southwest, La Preneuse Beach is a hidden gem that offers seclusion and tranquility. Watching the sunset from this beach guarantees a truly romantic experience.
  5. Blue Bay Beach: Nestled in the southeast, Blue Bay Beach is renowned for its crystal-clear waters and vibrant marine life. The sunset here is a sight to behold, with the sky transformed into a magnificent canvas of colors.

Is Flic en Flac & Tamarin the best places to watch sunset ?

While Flic en Flac beach and Tamarin bay are undoubtedly popular and well-regarded spots to witness the sunset in Mauritius, the island offers a plethora of other enchanting locations that provide equally stunning views. The choice of the best places in Mauritius to watch the sunset ultimately depends on personal preferences and the desired atmosphere. However, Flic en Flac and Tamarin are certainly among the top contenders, offering uninterrupted vistas and breathtaking panoramas.

Sunsets on the top of a Mountain

For those seeking a unique and awe-inspiring sunset experience, Mauritius also presents opportunities to witness this phenomenon from the mountainous regions. The island's verdant peaks offer a vantage point that allows visitors to witness the sun's descent from a higher elevation, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Le Pouce, Pieter Both, and Black River Gorges National Park are some of the mountainous areas that provide an extraordinary setting to observe the sunset, as the sky transforms into a tapestry of vibrant colors against the silhouette of the mountains.

Sun setting behind sugar cane fields

Mauritius is famous for its sprawling sugar cane fields, and the sun setting behind these picturesque landscapes creates a captivating and idyllic scene. As the golden light bathes the fields, it illuminates the swaying sugar cane stalks, casting a magical glow across the horizon. The northern and central regions of Mauritius, such as Pamplemousses and Flacq, are known for their vast expanses of sugar cane fields, making them ideal locations to witness the sunset amidst this quintessential Mauritian scenery.

The top 5 hotels in Mauritius to watch sunset

  1. The JW Marriott Mauritius Resort (St. Regis Mauritius Resort): Situated in Le Morne, this luxurious resort offers stunning views of the Indian Ocean, providing guests with the opportunity to witness breathtaking sunsets from the comfort of their private balconies or the resort's beachfront.
  2. Sugar Beach Resort: Nestled in Wolmar, this elegant resort boasts a prime location on one of Mauritius' most beautiful beaches. Guests can enjoy panoramic views of the sunset while lounging by the resort's infinity pool or strolling along the pristine shoreline.
  3. Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa: Located in Wolmar as well, this exclusive resort offers a secluded and tranquil setting. With its pristine beaches and lush tropical gardens, guests can savor the captivating sunsets from the resort's private villas or the picturesque floating bar.
  4. Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa: Located next to Sofitel Mauritius L'Impérial Resort & Spa, this iconic resort provides a luxurious retreat with magnificent views of the ocean. Guests can revel in unforgettable sunsets while indulging in gourmet dining experiences or relaxing on the resort's pristine beach.
  5. Sands Suites Resort & Spa: situated just after the Maradiva, this renowned resort offers unparalleled luxury and breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. Guests can unwind on the resort's exclusive beaches or enjoy a sunset cruise to witness the sky ablaze with vibrant colors.

Conclusion

Mauritius is a haven for sunset enthusiasts, offering a diverse array of locations to witness the magical display of colors as the sun bids adieu to the day. Whether it's the pristine beaches of Flic en Flac and Tamarin, the mountaintop vistas, or the backdrop of sugar cane fields, each setting adds its unique charm to the experience. With luxury resorts and hotels strategically positioned to maximize the sunset views, visitors to Mauritius can indulge in the beauty of nature while creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

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Secret beach at Tamarina hotel in Tamarin

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Sun fading behind horizon at flic en flac

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Sunset at the end of the road

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Sunset behind trois mamelles

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Old Shipwreck at Sable Noir in Mauritius

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Sailboats passing the sunset at Pereybere

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Splashing wave reflection at rocky shore of Albion

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Half sun above sea during Sunset at Flic en Flac beach

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Sunset view from Le Shandrani hotel restaurant

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Tamarin beach, the best surfer's spot of Mauritius ?

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Deux Mamelles mountain landscape

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Cinematic landscape view of Bain Boeuf beach

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Pointe aux Piments fine-art seascape at sunset

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Tower crane silhouette during sunset

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Sailboat right in the axis of the sunset

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A peaceful hidden sunset at Wolmar beach

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Golden field path to sunset in Albion

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Reflection of sky & sunset at Case Noyale

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Large ship far away from Bain des Dames

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Silhouette of Coin de Mire island after sunset

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Silhouette of Surfer at Tamarin beach

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Sunset at Casela Nature park behind a spectacular tree

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Sunset at Casela Nature park near Blue Bird Resto

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Albion creek during a shy sunset

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Dramatic sunset at Trou aux Biches beach

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Golden sunset within Tamarina estate

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Reflection of shy sunset at Albion beach

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Picturesque orange sky over Balaclava beach after sunset

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Old abandoned wooden pirogue at sea during low tide

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Glorious colors of the sky at Pointe Aux Piments

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Turquoise hues over the beach of Mont Choisy

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Silhouette of people at Flic en Flac after dusk

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Long exposure of La Prairie sea & dramatic sky

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Adult brown bull tied in nature at sunset

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Above the clouds of Mauritius on a plane

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Sunset through dead tree branches at La Prairie beach

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Sunset hiding behind clouds before vanishing behind the sea at Souillac

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Reflection of sunset at Bain Boeuf rocky beach

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Silhouette of nature & orange sky after sunset

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Threatening reddish clouds in Mauritian sky after sunset

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Catamaran cruising close to hiding sun at Pointe d'azur Pereybere

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Clouds in motion during Sunset at Grand Gaube

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Sunset reflecting in ocean at La Prairie beach

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Closeup of sea foam reaching the shore at Tamarin beach

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Reflection of orange clouds at Flic en Flac beach

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Rivière des Galets sunset behind the rocks

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Sunset behind lonely boat at Flic en Flac beach

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Panorama of Shanti Mauritius beach & jetty

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Silhouette of people walking in single file on Mauritian beach

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Woman walking on Flic en Flac beach before sunset

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Stunning sunset with people admiring the sea at Balaclava beach

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Splendid sunset behind the clouds at Mon Choisy beach

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A cosy Sunset at Blue Bay Public beach

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Aerial view of Astrolab Waterfront with harbor

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Flic en Flac jetty during blue hour

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Algae all over La Prairie beach at sunset

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Beach of Riambel under heavy clouds

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Waves reaching the shores during sunset at Flic en Flac

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Leafless dried branches with golden sky in the background

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Reflection of sunset & golden sky at Wolmar Beach

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Sunset near Mahogany lake in Beau Plan

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Boat silhouette with bright sunset in calm lagoon of Flic en Flac

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Silhouette landscape during sunset at Trou Aux Cerfs

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Panorama with sugarcane field & sunset at Les Mariannes

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Sunset through dried tree branches at Mont Choisy

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Silhouette view of sunset at Port Louis

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Jetty with orange clouds during Sunset at Flic en Flac beach

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Large polished black pebbles on seashore of Rivière des Galets

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Sand texture created by waves during low tide

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Red-sky sunset panorama with silhouette

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Cinematic & dramatic seascape & sunset at Tamarin bay

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Mahogany Shopping promenade Lake at Pamplemousses

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Mauritian woman holding the sun in her hand

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Sunset reflection in the ocean at Flic en Flac

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Sunset cut in half by clouds at Tamarin Bay

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Starring at Grand Bay sunset & seascape in Mauritius

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Long landscape exposure & dramatic sky of Pointe aux Piments

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Seascape of Albion beach under dark clouds at sunset

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World class sunset photography at Pointe aux Piments beach

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Long exposure of sunset & beach at Mont Choisy

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Long exposure of dead tree, sea & sunset in Tamarin

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Cinematic view of scenic Albion rocky beach

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Long exposure of lagoon near Le Meridien Jetty

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Tree Silhouette with sunset at St Felix beach

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Pirogue & reflection at low tide during sunset in Albion

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Sunset at Bagatelle with plants silhouette

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Supply vessel leaving Port Louis during sunset

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Sunset closeup behind clouds in Albion

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Sun hiding behind horizon during sunset in Albion

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Lonely boat at low tide during sunset in Albion

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Reddish sunset under clouds at Pointe aux Piments

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Closeup photography of the sun at Riambel

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Huge traffic on motorway in Phoenix

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Lonely fishing boat boat silhouette during Sunset at Riambel

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Dead & leafless sea tree at La Prairie

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Silhouette of Couple kissing during Sunset at Riambel

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Sunset between trees silhouettes at St Felix beach

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Silhouettes of children playing at Riambel

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Bent filao tree for Sunset view at Riambel

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Low tide during dusk at La Prairie beach

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Urban Sunset & Motorway in Phoenix

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Silhouettes of Mauritian women walking on beach during Sunset

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Uprooted tree at La Prairie during sunset

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Sunset over mountains & below clouds in Mauritius

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Sunset over mountain and bamboo tree

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Sunset through silhouette palm leaves

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Sunset at Rivière Noire Lagoon near Jetty

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Low angle photography of sunset at Mont Choisy beach

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Silhouette of tree & people at La Prairie during sunset

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Sunset at Telfair Garden in Souillac

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Dramatic sky during sunset in Mauritius

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Dramatic sunset at Cap Malheureux beach

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Heavenly view of Cap Malheureux beach & lagoon

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Basket fishing trap at Pointe aux Piments beach

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Sunset view through boat at Trou aux Biches

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Pink sky during sunset at Balaclava beach

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Sugarcane flowers in fields at Ripailles

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Sugarcane blooming at Ripailles during sunset

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Sunset behind mountains at Terre Rouge-Verdun road

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Flaming sky view from Casuarina hotel at Trou aux Biches

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Yellow sunset & boats silhouettes at Mont Choisy beach

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Sunset landscape view from Le Pouce Mountain

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Clouds in fire in heaven on balaclava beach

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Dramatic sunset view from Cardinal hotel beach in Trou aux Biches

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La Gaulette Sunset with Le Morne Brabant in the background

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Low angle sunset and sea photography in Flic en Flac

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Sunset behind clouds at Blue Bay Beach

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Sunset and sun flares at beach of Blue Bay

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Rocky lagoon of Pointe Aux Piments at sunset

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Long exposure of island Seascape at ClubMed

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Panorama of sunset & boats at Mont Choisy

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Sunset through red bougainvillea flowers

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Sunset at Ile aux cocos and Ile aux sable island in Rodrigues

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Sunset at Ile aux Sable island in Rodrigues

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Sunset over the dark sea of Mont Choisy

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Dusk after sunset creating silhouette

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Sunset and light beam at Wolmar Jetty

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Bright Sunburst reflection in Pereybere Sky

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Brilliant colorful sunset in Pereybere Mauritius

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Silhouette of man paddling at sunset in the sea

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Relaxing view of sunset at Wolmar beach

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Golden hour during sunset at blue bay

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Sunset view from motorcycle on motorway

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Sunset at the end of the road

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Blurred sunset in the background

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Golden hour at Bel Ombre beach

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Sunset near road in vast field

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Golden hour after sunset of Flic en Flac

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Sunset at Baie du Tombeau beach

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Hidden Sunset with stand up paddle

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Sunset at residential region of Candos

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Mauritius golden hour

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Sunset near motorway in Mauritius

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Silhouette of man walking in front of sunset at Baie du Cap

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A cinematic Mauritius sunset in the field

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Sunset at Canonnier Beachcomber Hotel

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Man staring at sunset on La Prairie beach framed by leaves

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Beau Bois Chapel nearing Sunset

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Sugar cane pathway to Pieter Both mountain

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Flying Birds Silhouette early during Sunset

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Sunset over Sugar cane flowers

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Sunbeams though clouds at Albion

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Clouds hanging over Mont Choisy Bay

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Sugar cane field after harvest at Cote d'or village

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Gris Gris desert beach in the south of Mauritius

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Silhouette of Candos hill at sunset

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Mangrove and pink sky in Riviere Noire lagoon

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Sunset at rocky shore of Pereybere

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Sunset with boat in Mauritian flag colors

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Sunburst Magic in Pereybere Mauritius

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Magical Island Sunset in Pereybere

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Long exposure of man walking on beach

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Sunset ending at Flic en Flac

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Mist during bad weather on La Prairie beach

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Obscured sunset on the beach of Albion

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Cirrus clouds in Mauritius Sky

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Port Louis Harbor Sunset near ship

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Blazing Sunset seascape at Pereybere

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La Prairie Tree surrounded by sea

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Silhouette of people in the sea

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Silhouette of old chimney & coconut trees

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Chamarel view point during sunset

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Golden hour at beach la Prairie

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Sunset with blurred ocean surface

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Cloudy sky with Sunset at île au phare

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Red sunset with star fish

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Sunset at cottage village

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Sugarcane flowers in bloom at sunset

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2 Pirogues in Baie du Tombeau

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Sail boat silhouette at Sunset

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White flowers in bloom during Sunset

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Sunset under trees at Flic en Flac

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Sunset in the Sugar Cane fields

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Peaceful sunset near cliffs of Andrea

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Dark silhouette of trees during sunset

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Sunburst at Chamarel walking trail

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Rocky Sea sunset long exposure

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Fishing on the rocky shore at sunset

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Baie des negresses rocky beach

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Reddish sky Sunset in Parking

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Goats eating grass during sunset

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Golden Sunset and sugarcane field

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Rock window view over sunset

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Fishermen at Flic en Flac beach

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Sunset in Albion

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Sunset at Balaclava Beach Jetty

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Waves crashing during sunset at Albion

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The Iconic Le Morne Brabant mountain framed at sunset

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Old boat & Sunrise at Rivière des créoles

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Dramatic Sunset sky vintage style

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Sunset behind fishing boats in Albion bay

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Soothing sunset in calm lagoon of in Albion

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Boat partially hiding shy yellow sunset in the sea

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Creek Waterway flowing to the sea with hiding sunset

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Calm deep blue sea and shy cloudy sunset

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Reddish Sunset in peaceful beach lagoon

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Single Palm tree with Sunset in background

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Happy man on secluded beach during sunset

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Amazing panorama view of sunset at Le Morne

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