Mont Choisy Things to Do
Interesting things on the beach
While walking on the beach, we came across many interesting things. a sea plane, hindu temple , hawkers selling clothes, etc. The beach facing houses are also very beautiful and I heard that they are not too expensive...
You can take a walk on the beach at Mont Choisy. It is a beutiful beach. Most of the hotels have encroached on the beach but don't let that bother you. All beaches in Mauritius are public beaches. However the hotel beaches are more cleaner than the public beaches.
Mont Choisy beach
Mont Choisy beach can be reached in a little over 5 minutes by bus from Grand Baie.
This quiet beach, backed by tall casuarina trees, was my favourite beach during my visit to Mauritius in February 2008.
The long stretch of golden sand was almost empty during my visit, with rows of unoccupied sun beds and plenty of space to lay out my towel.
The water is warm, shallow and crystal clear. Unlike the beach at Grand Baie, you can enjoy a swim without the sea being busy with fishing boats. And unlike the beaches at Trou aux Biches, where there are lots of watersports on offer, you don’t have to keep an eye out for speedboats and jet skis.
You can walk along the beach to Trou aux Biches, several kilometres away. I would highly recommend undertaking this seaside walk, stopping off en route for a swim to cool down. You’ll occasionally have to climb over a few rocks (nothing too strenuous), but most of the walk can be completed along the sand. Along the way, you’ll see that some beaches (in front of luxury hotels and villas) appear to be private, but there are no private beaches in Mauritius (all are open to the public), and don’t let any of the security guards employed by the hotels tell you otherwise!
There are no restaurants or shops at Mont Choisy beach (or at least I didn’t see any), but you can find ice cream vans, fast food stalls and trucks selling fruit in the shade of the casuarina trees behind the beach.
You may encounter the odd “tout” walking along the beach trying to sell jewellery, or boat trips, or most likely fresh fruit, but they won’t hassle you and you’ll generally find the beaches here to be very peaceful.
Mont Choisy Hotels
Mont Choisy Transportation
Bus from Grand Baie to Mont Choisy
The buses that connect the villages and towns on Mauritius’ northern coast are operated by Triolet Bus Services (TBS).
Buses operating on the route between Cap Malheureux and Port Louis stop every few hundred metres, including stops in Pereybere, Grand Baie, Mont Choisy and Trou aux Biches.
I caught a Port Louis-bound bus between Grand Baie and the beautiful beach at Mont Choisy during my visit to the island in February 2008.
The bus ride from Grand Baie to Mont Choisy took a little over 5 minutes and cost 14 Rupees / 0.25 GBP.
Simply wait at one of the roadside bus stops (black and white poles with “Bus Stop” written in English on them) and flag the bus down as it approaches. Take a seat on the bus and wait for the conductor to collect your money and issue you with a ticket.
Buses are frequent during the day (one will probably come along within 10-15 minutes), but do not run at night.
Mont Choisy Local Customs
the daughter and niece of my landlords
she is the nicest person i met on mauritius, the girl on the left, the fattest one
she was always hungry and always wanted to play with me
her name is Savina
i miss her :D