Grand Baie is a mere 15-minute drive away from St. Antoine – Private Residence. Iconic for its authentic Mauritian restaurants, market, street food and shopping malls, this area is favoured by expatriates and Mauritians alike. The seaside village has beach pubs and restaurants such as the Banana Bar, Cocoloko, and Beach House which are ideal places to enjoy drinks and foods with friends & family. The beauty of living at St. Antoine – Private Residence is that you will have convenient access to Grand Baie and its surrounding areas. This gives you the possibility to combine serene living by the seaside with the more dynamic activities of modern life. The two most popular beaches of Grand Baie are La Cuvette and Grand Baie Public Beach. La Cuvette is small and cosy, and can be an ideal spot for some quiet time with friends. As for the public beach, it is usually well animated, and bordered by juice stalls, beach restaurants and the likes.
The most prestigious malls of Grand Baie
Grand Baie is also home to the oldest shopping mall in Mauritius, the iconic Sunset Boulevard, which is home to a range of local and international shops. This place is perfect for those who wish to revel in a seaside setting while shopping. If you’re more of an urban-style shopper, but still wish to enjoy the warm climate of Grand Baie, the place to be is La Croisette. Arguably the best mall in the North, La Croisette has a varied selection of shops, hypermarkets, a cinema, and a vast esplanade with an abundance of restaurants and cafés. Attached to this mall is the state-of-the-art Fortis Darné Clinic, which provides world-class medicare.
What about schooling in the North of Mauritius?
Parents will definitely want to know about the schooling system in Mauritius, and also whether there are any good schools in the North. The most popular choices for primary schooling in this region of the island are the International Preparatory School (IPS) in Mapou, Lighthouse School in Trou aux Biches, and Green Coast in Beau Plan. These institutions are all situated at a 20-minute drive from St. Antoine – Private Residence. For secondary schooling, Northfields International School (NIS) in Mapou and Lighthouse School are great options.
Grand Baie: good for business!
Business people will find that Grand Baie is quite full of networking opportunities. A great example of these is the regular netWORKing event. Held at The Beach House, regular netWORKing is a great place to meet like-minded business people and future potential associates. The emergence of facilities such as the Grand Baie Business Park and the Grand Baie Business Quarter (GBBQ) also means that you have your company’s office in the area if you wish.