From one village to another, the North of Mauritius is home to scenic landscapes, a blend of calm and lively ambiance, buildings steeped in history, and just the right touch of modernity. As you travel through this region much coveted by tourists and expatriates, you will be captivated by its authentic and unique scenery. Here are 5 reasons why you should move to the Northern part of the island!
A beautiful weather throughout the year
The North of Mauritius smells like holidays. This region is famous for its dry and pleasant climate. Whether it’s winter or summer, the sun is always present. There is no specific season to enjoy a swim in its azure blue lagoons. You can swim all year round because the sea water temperature varies between 23 and 28 degrees. The beautiful lagoon of Roches Noires, for example, invites you to enjoy moments of ultimate relaxation.
Modern infrastructure nearby
The North of the island offers health care facilities in establishments such as the Clinique du Nord or the Grand Bay Clinic. This region also includes the best schools of the island: L’Ecole du Nord and Montessori Kindergarten in Azuri Ocean & Golf Village.
There is also a wide choice of food stores such as L’Épicerie Gourmande, L’Artigiano or Bella Amigo. These include French cheeses, high-quality meats and fresh fish. If you’re an organic food lover, head to La Vie Claire in Grand-Baie, a French chain specialised in organic food.
For wine lovers, the cellars of St Tropez, Nicolas or Aqui will satisfy their desires. Do you want a delicious breakfast whose taste reminds you of your homeland? Head for Le Fournil or Pain et Moulin to get delicious pastries, cakes or hot baguettes. They are made according to traditional French expertise.
At O Marché Gourmet in Azuri Ocean & Golf Village, you will also be seduced by the variety of products available. It is hard to resist Italian cheeses: Mozarella, Scamorza or Caciocavallo which are prepared in an artisanal way. Stop at the Azuri Ocean & Golf Village café where you can taste the best pastries of the island.
For those who are passionate about decoration and DIY, a visit to Espace Maison or Monsieur Bricolage is a must. Braided lamps, macrame lamps, colourful paintings, paint pots… These shops have everything to capture your artistic eye!
The North region also boasts several renowned restaurants offering dishes from different countries. It should not be forgotten that Mauritius is also a multicultural country that honours Creole, Chinese, Indian, Italian or French cuisine.
Among the most famous restaurants are Antonio and Luigi for their Italian specialities, Dalon for its deer burgers and Mauritian dishes, Le Château de Mon Désir for its French dishes without forgetting Black Rock & Grill, the famous steakhouse of the Radisson Blue Azuri hotel. A good place to taste grilled meat!
As for the international shops, you can choose between Mango, Lacoste, Adidas, Devred 1902 and many others to shop in.
One cannot talk about the North of Mauritius without mentioning its most beautiful beaches: Péreybère, Trou aux Biches, Mont Choisy, Cap Malheureux… To make the most of it, let yourself be tempted by a long walk, a swim, a sunbath or a siesta. All means are good to relax. The northern beaches will immerse you in the local culture with the sound of Creole songs sung by the locals and accompanied by traditional instruments. You will also come across vendors selling home-made ice cream, cotton candy or fruit salads. Are you feeling a little peckish? Why not taste the fresh and juicy fruit that is cut right before your eyes?
The region also has a beautiful forest called Daruty located in Petit Raffray. A perfect place for hiking lovers. This primary forest shelters a generous vegetation with endemic plants.
There are also several islets that will amaze you with their spectacular beauty: Coin de Mire, the Plate Island, the Round Island, the Barnacle Island, the Amber Island. The visit of these lush islands is done on a motor boat or catamaran with, as a bonus, tropical cocktails and a tasty barbecue.
In the North of the island, boredom has no place! There is a range of activities for young and old. Alone or with your family, you can enjoy various water activities such as diving, sailing, swimming or kite-surfing. Moreover, it is not surprising to meet the greatest kite-surfing enthusiasts during the weekend at Anse La Raie or Poste La Fayette, a beach that is located ten minutes away from Azuri Ocean & Golf Village. These are the best spots on the island to practice this thrilling activity or to admire the beautiful waves.
You can also sign up for horse riding lessons at Cavalia or enjoy a horse ride along the coast. Shopping centres also offer a wide range of activities: bowling, cinema, tennis… so that you can relax during the holidays, after working hours or during weekends.
As for gyms, there is no shortage of them! There is even one at Azuri Ocean & Golf Village, equipped with the most modern machines.
Karaoke nights, happy hour, concerts, festivals… The north of the island has something to entertain the partygoers! They will definitely be conquered by this region which is home to several nightclubs, bars and pubs. One of the places not to be missed to spend pleasant moments is the Banana Beach Club.
Popular with expats, locals and tourists alike, this bar allows you to relax with a drink in your hand while attending a mini-concert. From 10 pm, a festive atmosphere envelopes this exceptional place where night owls can let themselves be carried away by summer hits. For short daytime outings, you can also visit the market at Azuri Ocean & Golf Village. An event that is regularly organised throughout the year and which honours handcrafted products.
Does the North of Mauritius make you dream? Why not choose Azuri Ocean & Golf Village, this residence estate located in Roches Noires enjoys an ideal location for quality living.