The beaches of Baie du Tombeau are among the most beautiful on the island. Far less known and therefore less visited, they are just west of the island, so offer the most spectacular sunsets imaginable. Do not be scared by the name, which actually translates to the Bahia Tombs, due to the large number of shipwrecks such as the East India Company in 1615. Closer to the shore enjoy water that is a little warmer than further out. Keep in mind that, as in the rest of Mauritius, the 5 star resorts have taken many of the best beaches, but between them there is always a "Public Beach" (different length stretches of beach where you can park under the trees and enjoy).