Bras d’Eau Beach

Despite its unbelievably white sands, Bras d’Eau Beach rarely gets overcrowded. More popular with local Mauritians than tourists, it is most busy on weekends and public holidays. When it comes to location, Bras d’Eau Beach can be considered a small bay or cove inside Poste Lafayette lagoon.

South facing, there is often a strong breeze running offshore which attracts parasailing enthusiasts. There are not as many swimmers, because the rocky seafloor, clearly observable through the glass-like waters, makes swimming a little difficult but snorkeling worthwhile.

However, this difficulty can be overlooked when enjoying the designated picnic area, or delving into Bras d’Eau National Park, which can be accessed directly from the beach and has a looped hiking trail of around seven kilometres taking in the native woodland and the animal life there.

With its south-facing aspect, Bras d’Eau Beach also has the feature of being a great spot to watch both sun rise and sun set.

Nearest town/city

Poste de Flacq

Type of beach



  • Diving & snorkelling

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2022-08-16 02:00:00

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