Cap Malheureux

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Cap Malheureux featuring rugged coastline and boating

Swim and sail across tropical waters, admire a beautiful church, stay in beach accommodations and taste fresh seafood in this charming Mauritian fishing village.

Nestled amid rocky coves, Cap Malheureux is an ideal Mauritian beach destination. Enjoy idyllic swimming coves, rest in a cozy guesthouse, savor fresh local dishes, admire the village’s famous church and take an unforgettable sailing tour.

At sheltered Cap Malheureux Beach, visit the village’s landmark Notre Dame Auxiliatrice Chapel with its red tiled roof, charming white façade, ornately decorated interior and ocean vistas. Capture photographs of beautiful moments near this distinctive church. As you gaze over the cove, notice distant Coin de Mire Island and spot local fishermen hauling in their catch of the day. Stroll along the jetty to buy fresh pineapple and papaya from a local street vendor and cool down under the bright sun, as you enjoy the refreshing sweetness of these tropical fruits.

For an invigorating swim, head north from Notre Dame Auxiliatrice Chapel along the sandy bay for 1,000 feet (300 meters) to Pointe aux Roches Beach. This swimming spot is less crowded than Cap Malheureux Beach. Relax on its soft sand. Swim with care in clear waters but be aware that currents can be strong here.

Book a private cruise over the sparkling ocean with one of the village’s reputable catamaran tour companies. Enjoy a barbecue lunch on your luxurious catamaran, as you cruise from Cap Malheureux Pier to famous Flat Island. Swim and snorkel off this small, tranquil island.

After your cruise, walk 5 minutes from the pier to pristine guesthouse accommodations. Lie back amid lush palms on your private rooftop terrace. Enjoy a glass of wine and panoramic views of the islands on the horizon.

Find adventure beyond the beach in Mauritius’ culinary delights. The village’s restaurants serve exceptional local mussels, prawns, lobster and fish. These restaurants are mostly small, family-run affairs creating meals lovingly cooked to order.

Reach Cap Malheureux by taxi, car or bus from Mauritius International Airport in 90 minutes. Visit this village at Mauritius’ northernmost tip for an unforgettable tropical vacation.

Coin de Mire Attitude
Coin de Mire Attitude
3 out of 5
Royal Road, Bain Boeuf, Cap Malheureux
The price is £117 per night from 12 Dec to 12 Dec
This family-friendly Cap Malheureux hotel is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Bain Boeuf Beach, Cap Malheureux Beach and The Red Roof Chapel. Pereybere ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (166 reviews)
Fantastic
"We have stayed for 4 nights at Coin De Mire. Our stay was fantastic, the staff and the service were amazing. We really recommend other people to visit this hotel as we had great time there."

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2019

Coin de Mire Attitude
Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel - Adults only
Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel - Adults only
5 out of 5
Royal Road, Anse la Raie, Cap Malheureux
The price is £223 per night from 19 Dec to 19 Dec
Located in Cap Malheureux, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within a 15-minute walk of Anse la Raie, Cap Malheureux Beach and The Red ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (115 reviews)
"Stunning cove Lovely place to relax"

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2021

Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel - Adults only
Myra Seafront Suites and Penthouses by Lov
Myra Seafront Suites and Penthouses by Lov
4 out of 5
Coastal Road, Cap Malheureux
The price is £222 per night from 8 Dec to 8 Dec
Situated in Cap Malheureux, this beach hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Cap Malheureux Beach and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Pereybere Beach. The Red Roof Chapel and Anse ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (9 reviews)
BRILLIANT PLACE TO STAY
"Brilliant place to stay. Highly recommended."

Reviewed on 24 Dec 2019

Myra Seafront Suites and Penthouses by Lov
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Cape Point Seafront Suites & Penthouse by Lov
Cape Point Seafront Suites & Penthouse by Lov
4 out of 5
Coastal Road, Cap Malheureux
The price is £212 per night from 13 Dec to 13 Dec
Nestled on the beach, this Cap Malheureux aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of The Red Roof Chapel and Pereybere Beach. Grand Bay Beach and Merville Beach are ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (25 reviews)
Exceptional property in a quite beautiful setting
"Superb property that provided us with a magical base for our vacation. Staff were all courteous, very helpful & extremely friendly. This is a quiet retreat & not for you if you like all of the “bells & whistles” of being cosseted in one of the larger resorts. What this does offer is a beautiful & ..."

Reviewed on 17 Apr 2019

Cape Point Seafront Suites & Penthouse by Lov
Villa Amarillys No. 14
Villa Amarillys No. 14
Villa naturêva, Cap Malheureux, Cap Malheureux, Rivière du Rempart
Nestled on the beach, this Cap Malheureux villa is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Bain Boeuf Beach and 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Pereybere Beach. Cap Malheureux Beach and The ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (8 reviews)
Modern spacious villa
"I rented this for my two daughters and their partners and my grand daughter when they came to visit us here in Mauritius. The villa is in a good location and is set up well with a nice pool, very clean with a garden well kept They were a bit surprised when they arrived as all cleaning products had ..."

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2019

Villa Amarillys No. 14
Nitzana Residences & Restaurant
Nitzana Residences & Restaurant
3.5 out of 5
Royal Road, Pereybere, Cap Malheureux
Situated by the sea, this aparthotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Pereybere Beach, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Cap Malheureux Beach and Grand Bay Beach. Trou aux Biches ...
3.3/5 (7 reviews)
Barsey
"Not enough kitchen cuttlery and crockery to be self catering"

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2018

Nitzana Residences & Restaurant
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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