With its endless sandy beaches, moderate climate and lush greenery Mauritius is undoubtedly a favourite spot for holiday makers all round the world. Tucked away on the outskirts of the small village of Poste Lafayette, and some 500m across the bay from the luxury resort Constance Prince Maurice, Poste Lafayette beach is located in peaceful surroundings. It is a speck of the beaches which has retained its rustic simplicity and charm.
Poste Lafayette Beach
The beach is a quiet area with a good away-from-it-all feel to it. The sandy parts of the beach are limited in size but the shallow waters and sandy seafloor compensate. The scenery varies from pristine white beaches with powder sand, to kilometres long black rock landscapes at Poste Lafayette north. Basalt rocks all along the craggy shoreline together with gaps in the coral barrier reefs surrounding the coasts of Mauritius give the beach its character.
At Poste Lafayette beach on one side you have big waves crushing on the rocks and on the other side you have a nice beautiful calm sea. Amazing isn’t it? 🙂
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Picnic, Fishing & Kite Surfing
This beach is an ideal spot for a picnic, where you can have some fun with family and friends, but it can be crowded on weekends especially on Sundays and on holidays compared to the beaches found in the north and west of the island. If you don’t like crowds try to visit this place on weekdays where you are more likely to find a secluded spot.
This beach is a perfect choice for those who likes kite surfing and wind surfing. This is also a very good fishing spot for shore fishing. Poste Lafayette beach certainly deserves your attention for its natural beauty, colors, flat water conditions, especially for its huge lagoons, often with no one in the ocean other than a few fishermen. No crowds, no buzz. Epic! Bring along some food to enjoy in the designated picnic area and watch the parasailers out on the water.
The beach & region is a very famous spot for shore fishing, video below is from Roche Noires beach that we filmed on the same trip. This location is just 5 minutes away.
You will find a memorial statue dedicated to the memory of one civilian and six special mobile force members, who died in a sea tragedy on 9th July 1964. Bathing is strictly prohibited at Poste Lafayette. During cyclone, 5 to 8 metres waves in height can be seen and the whole beach is covered with water.
As you gaze with awe and amazement at the clamorous ocean, you get the feeling of trying to decipher something which you cannot totally understand. For those wanting to experience more of Mauritian life, while on holiday in Poste Lafayette, the nearby village of Flacq with its well known market is only a short distance away.