Made up of many islands, Mauritius offers some truly heavenly beachside getaways including at Ilot Gabriel Beach where one can experience a slice of paradise here on earth!
Locally known as “Ile aux Gabriel”, this island can be found around 20 km from the northern coast and is near Flat Island. While only covering an area of around 42 hectares, the island’s unspoilt beach areas are truly exquisite and well worth experiencing even if you’re staying at 5 star hotels in Mauritius by the shore.
An ideal day excursion from properties the likes of The Residence Mauritius by Cenizaro, the trip to Gabriel Island and its beach has to be made via catamarans or boats. Tours to the island generally begin from Pereybere or Grand Bay and it takes around 1.5 hours to get to your final destination.
Once at Ilot Gabriel Beach look forward to pristine stretches of shore where soft white sand lies in between azure ocean waters and lush greenery. It provides the ideal setting to just soak up the sun as well as have a picnic while being serenaded by the sea.
For those looking for some active pursuits, swimming in the calm and clear waters is definitely on the cards. Snorkelling is also popular here since a reef surrounds the island and is home to diverse coral and marine life. Those with experience can even plan to go diving further afield to cap off a remarkable day at Ilot Gabriel Beach.