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Ilot Gabriel Beach

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Address: Ilot Gabriel, Mauritius

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Lovely beach and great snorkelling

Snorkelling was good as there was fish within a few meters of the shore line. Few boats so not very secluded. Had to rent out umbrellas so had to find limited shading by trees on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 January 2015
Bamaz83
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

Snorkelling was good as there was fish within a few meters of the shore line. Few boats so not very secluded. Had to rent out umbrellas so had to find limited shading by trees on the beach.

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Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015

I and my wife went on a 1 day cruise to Gabriel island / Ilot Gabriel. The catamaran crew are pretty chilled out and share lot of anecdotes about the local culture. The island is pretty small, but the beach is magnificent. we took a walk around the island ( 1 hour) for some picturesque views. On our way back,... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015

We went to Gabriel Beach with the big Harris Wilson boat - booked through Mauritian Attractions - The Catamaran trip was excellent but when we got to the Island there was nothing to do. You would have to pay for the Sun Lounges and there is a Bar on the Island (well a small shack) but that is reserved for... More 

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Hornsea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

A lovely beach and also great for swimming. Can get busy but do not see this as a bad thing. I loved this beach, went with great company. Would love to go again.

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South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014

Nice experience, sailing on a catamaran to the island and spending an amazing time there. White sandy beach and excellent place for snorkelling and swimming.

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Beau Bassin - Rose Hill
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2014 via mobile

A very beautiful and authentic island soaking in the middle of a splendid sea. The chapel there is a real gem. A day at Ilot Gabriel is purely idyllic

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Standerton, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2014

The trip to Ilot Gabriel Beach was perfect. It is beautiful there, very romantic. the beach are white as snow, and the water very very clear, perfect for snorkeling. Although the beverage sold there I thought was very expensive,but lucky we did get drinks on our trip to there and back.

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Mauritius
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

Not everybody enjoys just sitting around on a beach and swimming...everyone to their own tastes!! If you check with your boat's captain, you can walk across to Flat Island (Ile Plate) which is not so very flat!! An excellent exploring walk is to climb a small hill to the lighthouse on top. From here you have lovely views of the... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2014

Visited here on a boat trip with Rodrigues boat trips and spent over 3 hours snorkelling over the reef, which was full of a full range of reef fish. The beach was quite busy as nearly every boat trips heads here. However our boat captain was anchored off in quiet spot so we could get back to the boat for... More 

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Mauritius
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2014

Went there with some friends on a catamaran booked with the firm Coral Belle. On board the information given was clear and even translated in English and French. The crew was quite funny and, of course, did not joke with the security guidelines. They were available when needed and come to us to know if we need something. The trip... More 

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