Stand up Paddle

Stand up paddle the surf

Stand up paddle the surf


Stand Up Paddle

MAURITIUS STAND UP PADDLE CHALLENGE 2nd edition, 2-8 December 2013.

The Mauritius stand up paddle has started in Mauritius at the  Lux* Belle Mare hotel. The actual competition is on the weekend of 7th and 8th Dec although from the 2nd to the 6th Dec there will be “Stand up Paddle race  clinics” and from 9th to 10th Dec another clinic for local riders.

There will be entertainment and activities laid on including DJs, BBQs, special dinner and parties to keep the public entertained.

For more details Contact:
Maude Guillaume


What is Stand up paddle

As the name suggests, it’s standing up on a board and paddling. The boards are usually longer and wider than a regular surfboard; a normal stand up paddle board for a beginner is about 11 to 13 feet in length and 30 to 34 inches wide and is very buoyant. There are many shapes and sizes of boards and it all comes down to what type of water you intend to use it on, whether for the surf or flat water such as lakes etc.

Next important item is the paddle which ideally should be about 6 inches taller than the rider

In Mauritius there are now many places to rent the equipment or take courses before you make up your

Stand up paddle girls

Stand up paddle girls

mind if you want to buy your own board.

It is highly recommended to take advice from an expert before deciding to buy your first board.

Most important of all, “Have a great time”

Places to visit near Pointe d’esny

Not To Be Missed

 There are many places to visit near Pointe d’esny which is very close to the village of “Mahebourg” which was once the Capital of Mauritius before Port Louis became the Capital.





Still full of charm with a mix of Colonial and modern buildings .Here you will find the the “Historical Naval Museum” with which tells the story of the sea battles between the French and the British.



Monday Market

Not to be missed is the “Monday Market” which is when traders come from all over the country to sell their wares

Monday Market- Mahebourg

Monday Market- Mahebourg

whether it be fruit and vegetables, clothing such as pashminas,

T shirts, jeans, textiles etc (be warned, many items are not genuine brands) plus  there a

general household items.

Mahebourg Market is just 4.5 Km from Pointe d’esny, A short ride by bus or taxi or can be reached on foot.




 The Raoult biscuit factory

The Raoult biscuit factory, Ville Noire

The Raoult biscuit factory

You can visit “The Raoult biscuit factory” at “Ville Noire” which has been producing manioc biscuits since 1870 and is

still run by the same “Seneque” family ( 4th generation ).





Ile aux Aigrettes 

Ile aux Aigrettes,Pointe d'esny, Mauritius

Ile aux Aigrettes

A small island just a short distance from the “Preskil beach resort”

which is run by “The Mauritius Wildlife Fund” and is home to some of the rarest and endangered birds such as the “Mauritian Kestral” and “Pink Pigeon” “Mauritius Fody”not to mention the “Green Gecko” and “Giant Tortoise”





The Blue Bay Marine Park 

The Blue Bay Marine Park near pointe d'esny

The Blue Bay Marine Park

The Marine Park, not to be missed, protected by the Government and is home to many different species of “Flora and

Fauna” with over 70 types of “Coral” and teeming with over 30 species of “tropical fish”.

You can visit the “Marine Park” with any of the boat operators at “Blue Bay Beach”. Go by “Glass Bottom Boat” and if you wish you get the opportunity to snorkel with the fish.

Only 1 Km from Pointe d’esny.




Vieux Grand Port 

Fort-Frederik-Hendrik museum,Old Grand Port

Fort-Frederik-Hendrik museum

Just up the coast from “Mahebourg” is the “The Frederik Hendrik Museum” home to the

“Dutch Ruins”. The Dutch were the first inhabitants of Mauritius in the 1638 until 1710.

The Museum holds many items as a result of continuing archaeological excavations. well worth a visit.


Why not visit all these places and many more in the wonderful “South East” of Mauritius.