The “beautiful” south is the island’s wilder but perhaps more interesting with its wonderfully dramatic scenery. There are fewer swimming beaches here, and therefore less development with a few clutches of hotels in the southeast and more to be found squeezed onto calm stretches near pounding surf and clifftop walks in the “green” southwest. It is here in the south you’ll find the Blue Bay Marine Park (Blue Baie) which protects rich coral reefs offering some of the best snorkelling and diving in Mauritius. This is the best place to visit if you want to get off-the-beaten-track.
Le Morne has the most dramatic setting on the entire island: its long stretch of sand, reef-protected lagoon and superb golf course are all laid out at the foot of an imposing mountain.