Long exposure photography at Pointe aux Piments beach in Mauritius. Wooden jetty acting as leading lines to the sunset.
A stretch of tranquil and peaceful beach runs between Port Louis and Grand Baie, ending at Pointe aux Piments. It was once simply a little Creole fishing village, but it has since grown into a quiet but beautiful tourist attraction. The easiest approach to see the old village is to stroll along the stretch from Balaclava to Pointe aux Piments. You'll be able to see the coastline change from a busy and bustling Port Louis to a serene and relaxing coastal retreat. You could also pay a visit to Pointe aux Piments Beach, which shares the same name as the settlement. Don't be surprised if the signage say 'Le Meridien Beach' – that's how the locals refer to it. This beach is located in the Pamplemousses District and extends for 4 kilometers up to Trou aux Biches, where the action takes place.
There are food vendors, comfortable chairs, water sports, evening entertainment, and a great golf course on that beach. The beach at Pointe aux Piments, on the other hand, is significantly more relaxed. The golden dunes are frequently deserted and silent. The coral reef is also not far from the shore, so you may take a break from the day by snorkeling. Grand Bay is only around 20 minutes away via cab if you want to eat out and see a bit of local activity.