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Ile Plate Beach

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Address: Riviere du Rempart, Cap Malheureux, Mauritius

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Great day trip and beautiful island

We booked the catamaran day trip from Grand Bay to Ile Plate Beach AKA Flat Island through Mauritius Attractions. It took 1.5 hours to reach from Grand Bay and was great fun. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

We booked the catamaran day trip from Grand Bay to Ile Plate Beach AKA Flat Island through Mauritius Attractions. It took 1.5 hours to reach from Grand Bay and was great fun. We had a choice when we arrived if we would like to go to the adjacent Gabriel Island but Flat Island looked far less touristy and far more... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We went to the flat island on a speedboat. Clear and turquoise water and some decent snorkeling near the rocks. It gets hot pretty quickly due to lack of shade and we had to constantly re-apply sunscreen. The island from across the water seems much nicer.

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São Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This is probably one of the most popular activities in Mauritius. You will take a catamaran boat and it will take about two hours until you get to the Island. You wont be the only catamaran - a minimum of 10 others will be there with you. There are two islands, one in front of each other. Most people will... More 

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

It takes 90 minutes by catamaran from Grand Bay and you will love it. We visited ile Gabriel which is close to flat island and it is more beautiful it seems to be at the Maldives.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We went there today and are 8 hours later are still talking about how beautiful this place is. If you go to Mauritius, don't leave without spending a few hours here. It is at the northern tip of the island and the scenery and water are the best. The water is clear, warm and full of fish. The photos you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

One of the best day trip of my life. If you are looking for a piece a paradise you find it there. Stunning beaches. Incredible snorkeling. Exellent catamaran trip to reach this island. Perfect day under the sunshine of one of the best part of Mauritius. Go and simply enjoy.

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Before leaving for our holiday, we had done some research on what to do once we were there. Many had mentioned l'Ile Plate as a great day out for snorkeling ( tripadvisor forum, le routard, lonely planet, etc...). So once we got to Mauritius we booked the trip with Martial (La Mouette). We paid 3000 rp/ €75 for the two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Beautyful Place for a 1/2 day trip. There are a lot of small morayeals round the table where the fisherman clean their fish

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Gloucester, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We visited here whilst doing a tour of the north of Mauritius our driver said it would be worth it. And, he wasn't wrong. The Catholic church is undergoing rennovation but when you walk around it towards the sea you are greeted with fantastic undistrubed views in all directions. When I retire I want to live in a place like... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Sea can be very rough, go for a catamaran instead. There are no towels available at the island, bring your own. Overall very nice, good snorkelling. No bathroom facilities available

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