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Balaclava is a beautiful resort village on the Northwest coast of Mauritius with many luxury hotels, and is just a 20-minute drive away from the capital, Port Louis. Balaclava is famous for its ruins which are steeped in the fascinating history of Mauritius. With gorgeous white sandy beaches and beautiful lagoons Balaclava is a perfect location for a relaxing holiday.

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Like most of Mauritius, Balaclava has some stunning beaches to discover, so beach hopping is a popular activity here. Explore the magnificent reef and coral by taking a tour on a glass bottom boat or dive in with a scuba or snorkelling lesson. Horseback riding on the beach is available from the Maritim Equestrian Centre with guided tours for beginners and experienced riders. Discover the Ruins of Balaclava located in Turtle Bay, which date back to the 18th century. Port Louis is the place to go for wonderful shopping malls. Indulge in one of the top-class spas before spending the evening soaking up the beat of Mauritius’ rich cultural heritage with a Sega music show.

Balaclava has something for everyone with its natural beauty, history and culture as well as top-class hotels and spas with all inclusive options. It is a destination suitable for all travellers from couples on honeymoon to family breaks. Choose from our selection of luxury resorts to create a holiday to remember.

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Balaclava Highlights

🧡 Ride the cable car up Table Mountain

🧡 Explore the Ruins of Balaclava

🧡 Enjoy a Sega Show

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Local Info


Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU) serves Balaclava. 


The currency used in Balaclava is the Mauritian rupee (₨). 

Time Difference

Balaclava is in Mauritius Time (MUT) (UTC+4) so is 3 hours ahead of Irish time.  


Balaclava has a tropical climate. There are 2 seasons; the summer months are from November to April and the winter months are from May to October. Winter here is mostly dry and warm which makes Balaclava a perfect destination at any time of the year.

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