The famous village of Grand Baie is situated in the northwestern coast of Mauritius Island attracting tourists from all over the world with beautiful white-sandy beaches and azure calm waters of the Indian Ocean. For visitors willing to adventure in Grand Baie, a Top 5 things to do is presented below.
1) Explore the Indian Ocean’s fantastic underwater world with Ocean Spirit Diving Center that offers a high quality service and professionalism regarding safety and facilities. The marine universe can be explored entirely due to a large variety of dives specifically tailored for beginners or qualified divers who can experience deep diving , reef diving , shark diving or even night diving.
2) Grand Baie Beach is protected by large waves or winds due to its naturally location inside Grand Baie gulf providing a relaxing sun bath and water sports such as wind surfing , water skiing , sailing or even swimming. For those who are not really water sports enthusiasts and prefer rather a peaceful beach just for sun bathing and reading or a calm swim Pereybere Beach can be found between Grand Baie and Cap Malheureux.
3) Black River Gorges National Park – this wild reservation occupies an area of 68 square kilometers consisting of humid forests upland and dry forest in the lowland. Black River Gorges National Park represents a historical Rainforest that preserves rare species of plants and animals re-integrated in their natural habitat. The best months of visiting the Gorges National Park through 60 kilometers of trails and picnic areas, are between September and January.
4) Casela Bird Park – is located inside the Mauritius Safari & Bird Park in the dry Black River district of western island . Preferred by locals and tourists, Casela Bird Park gathers an impressive number of 2,500 birds and nearly 140 species from many countries all over the world including the rare long necked pink pigeon. Safari adventures can also be attended, transforming a simple visit into a thrilling experience while getting close to lions , cheetahs, leopards , tigers or ostriches ; being able to even touch them under the supervision of their handlers.
5) Blue Penny Museum – entirely devoted to Mauritius, the Blue Penny Museum was unveiled in 2001 and contains impressive collections of Mauritius’ culture and history presented in a brilliant layout. Visitors will be captivated by colonial periods and historical maritime explorations that made Mauritius famous and they can also admire the rarest Post Office stamps in the world.