The spectacular scenery of the north coast has to be seen to be believed, with warm azure green waters and powdery, soft white sand under the shade of tropical palm trees. As the wind generally blows offshore, the beaches and lagoons are nicely sheltered, making the northern region a good choice for the windy winter months, and ideal for snorkelling, sailing and fishing.
As the origin of Mauritius' tourism industry, the North of the island offers the widest selection of restaurants and nightlife, and has a great selection of hotels. The coast boasts several small villages, all of which are becoming more developed yet still retain much of their original charm, and quiet corners away from it all are still possible to find.
The North also has at least two inland places of interest, which are the "La Nicoliere" drive and the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden. The Pamplemousses provide stunning scenery and is famous for its long pond of giant water lillies..