- Grand Gaube
A sleepy fishing village, Grand Gaube is located approximately six km from the resort of Grand Baie on the northeast coast of Mauritius. This coast is typified by small bays and rocky headlands which form a stunning coastline. The area exudes a wonderful colonial atmosphere and is alive with traditional Mauritian folklore and the excellent selection of hotels in Grand Gaube will make your holiday memorable in every way!
Mauritius has a tropical climate, with moderately high temperatures and humidity all year around. Temperatures generally vary between the mid-20s and mid-30s and never rise to such high levels that they become unbearable.
The wettest period is from January to March and during these months cyclones may pass nearby giving occasional heavy rain/wind. However, May through to November is much drier, making it a better time to visit if you’re looking for clear skys.
Grand Gaube attracts tourists with an eye for photography due to the many different species of plants and flowers in the village. The best way to experience the wildlife is to take a day trip across to Ile Ronde Island. It is a protected area with rare plants and birds to take in as well as hiking trails and dive spots to indulge in.
Another way to experience nature is at the Casela Zoo where you can enter some animal enclosures and get a feel of their lifestyles.
Cape Cap Mandler is home to pristine beaches where all the natural charm has been preserved despite all the tourism.
Veranda Palmar beach is a short drive from Grand Gaube and is full of white sand and coconut palms making it perfect for unwinding.If you are on a romantic getaway, make sure you check out Veranda Paul et Virginie, also known as the honeymooner's paradise. This adult only beach is surrounded by palms and soft white sand.
The Grand Gaube beach itself is full of coral and only a small stretch of sand, making it laregely deserted.
Religion is fundamental to Mauritians, and there are many churches and temples with stunning architecture to look out for.
The cuisine in Grand Gaube is influenced by local conditions meaning you’ll find a lot of sweet dishes that incorporate fruits like mango, pineapple and papaya. Try a green mango, cut open and seasoned with salt for a true Grand Gaube experience. Of course, the resort has European cuisine and other food from around the world.
Grand Gaube experiences a quieter side of Mauritius nightlife with most of the entertainment coming from the hotels. But, the LUX Bar is home to a cocktail bar and even live music performances on occasion.
For those wanting a wilder night in Mauritius, take a taxi ride to Grand Baie where you’ll find bars and clubs open till the early hours.
Take a dip in the Indian Ocean to swim amongst clown and coral fish and maybe even spot a manta ray!
Or, try out fishing, scuba diving or glass bottom boat trips while relaxing in Grand Gaube.
Buses around Mauritius are a cheap and fun way to explore the area, but cars and motorbikes can be rented for those looking for a bit more independence. The taxis in Mauritius are regulated by the hotels, and make sure you negotiate your fare before you get in. Bicycles are also available to hire.