5 reasons to love living in Beau-Bassin, Mauritius
A healthy and dynamic town is one where the inhabitants are always involved in some activities that make them escape humdrum daily routines. Situated in lower Plaines Wilhems, Beau-Bassin and Rose Hill are called sister towns having a population of about 112,000 people.
Beau-Bassin in mostly residential and does not hold much interest for the average tourist compared to other top local tourist destinations. Still, the town has much to offer for its inhabitants.
1. Eglise De Sacre Coeur
Located near the roundabout that is not far from the town’s police station, Eglise Sacre Coeur illuminates the surrounding thanks to its breathtaking beauty. One should never miss the opportunity to visit this church when passing by Beau-Bassin.
2. View Point Cascadelle
The panoramic views of Point Cascadelle are nothing less than stunning! The sight of the natural water that form the Grand River North East and soothing sound of the water flowing over the ancient rocks can help in energizing our spirit. The stunning waterfall, the naturally green environment and the singing birds, the whispering wind - they all enhance one’s visit at View Point Cascadelle.
3. Pleasant Promenades & Gardens
If you are looking for a cool jogging track, then Promenade Roland Armand is the perfect place to opt for in Beau-Bassin. The Germain Comarmond Family Garden is the right choice for those looking for a quiet space for picnics. To boot, Jardin Cavalot is one among the other leisure gardens to be with your close ones to have a good chat on a nice Sunday afternoon!
4. Serge Alfred Swimming Pool
The pool is not only visited by people living in the vicinity, but also it is used at a national platform whenever regional swimming competitions are organized. For instance, the swimming competitions regrouping candidates from the islands of the Indian Ocean during the Jeux des Iles very often take place there.
Children and youngsters of the locality make most out of the facilities provided by the pool during school holidays. There are also clubs for aspiring swimmers who want to be trained to represent Mauritius in several competitions. The pool is also opened in the night on specific days specifically for adults to unwind themselves.
5. Jardin Balfour
Mostly liked by children and youngsters, the garden offers numerous leisure activities. Small picnics under tall and impressive trees, the chilly surrounding and the pleasant atmosphere definitely help in refreshing one’s mind and body. There is also a small tortoise corner that attracts the attention of visitors. The centenary tortoises are plus to the garden’s joyful atmosphere.