Grand Baie is a coastal village and large tourist beach in the district of Rivière du Rempart at the north of Mauritius. Grand Baie was once called De Bogt Zonder Eyndt by the Dutch in the 17th century, and when visiting the village, it is easy to understand why. Today, Grand Baie is the most popular holiday destination in Mauritius.
Grand Baie owes its popularity to the enchanting quality of its emerald waters and to its liveliness by day and by night. It offers facilities for safe swimming, sailing, windsurfing, and water skiing, and it is also the departure point for deep-sea fishing trips and for boat excursions to the islands to the north of Mauritius: Gunners’ Quoin, Flat Island, Round Island, and Serpent Island.
Grand Baie and its surroundings also offer a large choice of fashion and craft shops, hotels and restaurants. You can find in Grand Baie traditional local shops, some operating for almost 50 years, alongside modern shopping centers and worldwide brand shops. Considering the variety of shops and shopping complexes, Grand Baie is definitely a top shopping destination for clothes, jewelry, textiles and for souvenirs.