Poste Lafayette – Roches Noires       
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I was captiv-a-a-a-a-a-ted!

That’s the feeling Poste Lafayette left upon me the first time I went there.

The sheer unspoiled beauty of the rugged coastline and the fierce swells lashing the rocky shore would not leave you unmoved.

Mauritius beach Poste Lafayette

It is a speck of the beaches in Mauritius that has retained its rustic simplicity and charm.

Being a rather untamed secluded spot with a rough sea, this part of Mauritius Island is not a crowd puller and is diametrically opposed to buddy-buddy Mon Choisy or exquisite Grand Baie.

Mauritius beach Poste Lafayette

(Volcanic Rocks along Poste Lafayette Coastline)

Basalt rocks all along the craggy shoreline together with gaps in the coral barrier reefs surrounding the coasts of Mauritius give the beach its character.

It feverishly grasps these settings to assert itself through swollen roaring waves; and more so if it is teased by strong winterly gusts blowing from the south-east.

Mauritius beach Poste Lafayette

During summertime, from November to March, the hot climate is fanned by a cool and pleasant wind from the deep blue sea.

For those of you who enjoy a dip in the water, there is no need to despair. An expanse of the beach, protected by coral reefs, forms a calm gentle bay.

So follow your heart and go for that pleasurable swim.

Mauritius beach Poste Lafayette
Mauritius beach Poste Lafayette

A lonely monument stands solemnly on a sandy patch to remind us that on 9th of July, 1964 a group of six young soldiers on training at sea drowned when their boat capsized.

Each year, on that day, the Special Mobile Force (a unit of the Mauritius Police Force) and family members of the victims gather here for a wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate the tragedy.

The Last Post, a trumpet call used at military funerals and ceremonies, is played as a reverential ritual to honour the dead.

As you gaze with awe and amazement at the clamorous ocean, you get the feeling of trying to decipher something which you cannot totally understand.

You come to realize about how frail and puny we are compared to the phenomenal power of Mother Nature. Amidst this endless cycle of creation and annihilation you sometimes strangely feel secured, poised and serene deep within.

Mauritius beach Poste Lafayette

Leaving your brief mystical experience behind and driving a few kilometres to the north, you’ll reach Roches Noires (literal translation: Black Rocks) beach.

Stopping-by for some great shots. . . . . .,

Mauritius beach Roches Noires

Mauritius Beach, Roches Noires:-
Heavy Waves Crashing On Basalt Rocks

. . . . . . and to revamp your inspirations is a must!

Mauritius beach Roches Noires

Beautiful Rugged Coastline of Roches Noires

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Roches Noires village is just a few miles further ahead. The sea there is more calm and relaxed. In some way it reflects the placid attitude of this friendly rural community.

Mauritius beach Roches Noires

Von Molke Beach - Roches Noires Village, Mauritius

Roches Noires Photo Gallery

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Mauritius Beach, Roches Noires
Roches Noires Beach, Mauritius
Mauritius Beach, Roches Noires
Roches Noires Beach, Mauritius
Roches Noires Beach in Mauritius
Roches Noires Beach in Mauritius
Roches Noires and Poste Lafayette Beaches in Mauritius
Roches Noires Beach in Mauritius

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