Pointe d'Esny
Pointe d'Esny
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  • Roberta
    Milan, Italy273 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful white beach with view on the mountains
    Very nice and long beach with white sand and a beautiful view on the mountains. We loved it, even though it was windy when we went (end of September). It is not as hard to find as some reviewers suggest: just park at Pointe Jerome and walk along the road (towards Blue Bay, you cannot miss it as there is a big sign on the side of the road) for no more than 4-5 minutes: you will find a narrow alley on the left that leads you straight to the beach.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 30, 2023
  • Kevin S
    Pontypridd, United Kingdom6,890 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice stretch of beach but for me not the best
    The walk from Blue Bay is over small rocky parts and a few breakwaters which sometimes have a few steps over them. Or from the other end start at the Club Natique boat club Apart from those two point access is at a half way point pinned on google maps but not marked either from the beach or the the coast road as otherwise its all fenced off by properties. This is a narrow strip of mixed white sand and rough sand stretching for 2km. With no all inclusive hotels on this beach no one sweeps beaches so seaweed is present. . Quite quiet, swimming OK but broken coral underfoot as you enter the water. A few boats around but mostly moored belonging to beach houses, no bars or cafes for snacks or a drink.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 27, 2023
  • Andrea
    Coventry, United Kingdom16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Beach
    Beautiful beach, but the beach we were on was not pure sand, quite rough underfoot. Mostly quiet, but quite a few watersport lovers from catamarans, wind surfing, kite surfing and fishermen etc. Lovely breeze from the sea on hot days. Can't really stay here without transport. Need to drive to go shopping, go to restaurants (although not that many in Pointe D'Esny itself) Isle Aux Aigrettes was very interesting, but you need to remember your mosquito spray if you're prone to getting bitten. Blue Bay next place on was very disappointing, very busy beach, not much to do.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 10, 2023
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Colours of Mauritius
Mauritius46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018
Everything about this beach is a pleasure to the eyes: the entry through a narrow passage, the turquoise water, thin white sand, and last but not least the Eastern mountains that you can see far away from the beach. The place is usually not too crowded so if you’re seeking tranquility it would be one of the best spots of the region.
The only downside is that the place is quite windy, which can become annoying as you spend time there.
Written November 20, 2018
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Delia V
Midrand, South Africa58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Staying at Paradise Beach Luxury Apartments was an absolute pleasure. We were 6 adults.
The information booklet that is available is very helpful.
The managing agents run a superb ship.
We stayed in B2 on the ground floor and found the finishes to be fantastic.The apartment was well appointed with an amazing lady who looked after us. We could walk out onto the grass and then onto the beach. A spectacular pool.
Pointe d ' Esny is a spectacular beach. This side of the island is windy compared to Trou Aux Biches area. Whilst we were there for the week we experienced a little rain, except for one day in which it belted down, the wind was a regular thing however it did not dampen our holiday . If you are into wind sports this is a must as lots of windsurfers and kite surfers like to come to.Every day we could swim and snorkeling was great.
Beaches are beautiful, sands are white.
Both of my sons did a lot of snorkeling. My one son dived twice during this period. We caught the local bus outside of the apartments and paid Rs20 per person one way to blue bay.Blue Bay is an absolute must it is at a marine reserve with glass bottom boats available to see the sea life Rs1800 for the boat. Absolutely stunning and worthwhile.
We found taxis cheaper on this side of the island.
Mahebourgh which is close by has a market but it is fresh produce and not the tourist markets one can find in Quatre Bornes.
The supermarket in Pointe d ' Esny area is London Way that is sufficient and meets ones needs.
The one thing I can honestly say is that the factory shops are a waste of time and money.Seriously don't waste valuable holiday time doing this excursion.
We spent a day going to Ile Aux Cerfs. We took a taxi (6seater)up there which was Rs3000 there and back . The cost per person to Ile Aux Cerfs is Rs1000 which includes a speed boat ride to the island, lunch which is chicken, fish, salad and dessert included as well is soft drinks and beers. Then a ride out to the waterfall. On the island there is a craft market and one can buy drinks there as well BUT I must mention the prices for drinks are absolutely ridiculous. For ×3 coconut milkshakes, 1 mango juice x4 beers came to Rs3100.
Would I go back...
Paradise Beach Luxury Apartments ...YES 10/10
Pointe d ' Esny. ..YES 10/10
Blue Bay...YES 10/10
Mahebourgh market... NO 3/10 (not my scene)
Ile Aux Cerfs. ..NO 7/10 (done it )

Written May 13, 2014
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Matthew G
Cape Town Central, South Africa15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
Amazing secluded snorkelling between Pointe d'Esny and Ile aux Aigrettes, just watch out for boats and kite boarders. Hardly any one else comes here and there is amazing reef if you just head a 100m out. Flippers are a must in the strong current. Area is nicely local and not too touristy. Fairly quiet. Ile aux Aigrettes is interesting but a bit expensive for the small tour although the proceeds go towards conservation.
Written April 19, 2016
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bronia
UK, Mauritius71,126 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
Lovely small beach with scenic views next door to Blue Bay.
Not too busy even at weekends.
Worth a visit.
Written January 12, 2016
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The Travelling Piggy
London, UK6,253 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
All I can say is WOW! this beach is so perfect and stunning I can't believe a place like this actually exists. The beach isn't easy to access, but we had read reviews about there being public access through a side alley. This beach is so worth seeking out. The signs on the beach put you off, stating that it's a private beach (but all beaches in Mauritius are public). We were the only people on the beach. We had a fantastic afternoon here and agreed that we were indeed in paradise!
Written July 6, 2014
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HeatSeeker
Wrexham, UK4,882 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Couples
Put simply, there really is nothing to Pointe d'Esny.
After reading the reviews we headed there, on our way to Blue Bay.
First problem, there's no parking between Pointe Jerome until you get to Blue Bay. Walking along the road is no fun at all, the road is narrow, busy, and of course has no pavement. High walls block any views from the road most of the time.
You can't get to the beach at all. There are villas and other buildings which block all access to the beach.
It's a short trip to Blue Bay, which has a lovely beach. In the other direction lies Mahebourg a nice town, with some historic buildings.
So don't bother with this attraction, head straight to Blue Bay. If you want, you can always walk back along the beach towards the Point.
Written February 21, 2013
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SallyGibraltar
Gibraltar44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One of the highlights of our stay strolling along with a White Lion and a Tiger.We had to be careful but we never felt in danger the 20 month old cubs were controlled but free to roam.It was fabulous
Written April 8, 2012
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Moosehead01
Miskolc, Hungary376 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
clear water like everywhere and no people around we were lucky i guess but nice place aroound the corner you can explore more small beaches hidden places nice
Written April 4, 2020
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GeraldineOttawa
Gander, Canada263 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
There are far better beaches in Mauritius than this one from the perspective of view, type of beach (mostly dead coral) and currents (often strong.
Written February 15, 2018
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Gin B
Weston-super-Mare564 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Solo
This stretch of beach is very attractive, and a great place to swim and snorkel. I tried the nearby Blue Bay but it was always too crowded, and the reef was roped off for glass-bottomed bats to use, so I couldn't snorkel there. Pointe d'Esny beach is much quieter and has a wide expanse of sand, with coral pebbles. Just off the beach is a good area for snorkelling, though sometimes the current is too strong to stay in one place! At low tide it's shallower but there's still enough water to snorkel just above the coral. I saw quite a lot of live coral and fish here, and the beach was peaceful and relaxing. The best way to get to the beach, when coming from Mahebourg, is to look for the Access to the Beach sign, which leads you down a narrow path from the road to the beach.
Written February 13, 2018
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