Blue Bay is a coastal region, located very near to Mahebourg, in southeast Mauritius. On weekends it gets quite busy and people will come to spend the day under the trees and in small quiosquitos which are located in front of the sand. The whole area is pretty close to the sea and there are luxury villas and some other resort hotels and apartments. So far, the area has resisted falling into becoming a tourist resort. The area offers diving trips to see corals and fishas well as various water sports. There are some souvenir stalls and snack bars around the beach. It's a very nice place to spend the day. The water and sand are very clean, as is the case in 90% of the island's beaches
This curious but crucial area in Mauritian history can be overlooked because it is barely signposted. If you go along the coastal road, just past the town of Vieux Grand Port, which also has the remains of fortifications and houses, at the bridge that crosses the river, go left, stop at the roadside and walk towards the bay. On one side there is a small dock with a monolith which commemorates the first landing by the Dutch on the island in 1516. The Dutch didn't really colonize because the slaves brought from Africa escaped to the mountains on their arrival. In order to monetize their presence on the island, the Dutch developed the slave trade in 1641 which brought slaves from Madagascar, few came to the island during this occupation. In 1598, a Dutch squadron, under the command of Major Van Wybrand Warwick, came to the island, which was named Mauritius after Prince Mauritius Van Nassau of the Netherlands. Hence the importance of this historical point, apart from being located in a beautiful location between the sea and the mountains.