The gentle sea with the purest water and the magnificent sandy beaches of Mayotte attract more and more tourists yearly. The crystal turquoise color of the seawater sets the level of your vacation somewhere between stunning and perfect. So if you are looking for the perfect sea, this is your place!

General information

The coastline of Mayotte is deeply indented, it looks like a constant struggle of sea and land for dominance, the latter yielding or pushing back the sea rival, forming innumerable bays, inlets and peninsulas of various shapes and sizes with numerous beaches. Many of them have such an important feature, like a natural shadow. This is far from uncommon here.

Most beaches of Mayotte are located within the boundaries of settlements, so natural landscapes are not so frequent here. Lovers of beauty are better off focusing on studying the local traditional architecture and interesting features of life. But wherever you are, if you can get up early and see the morning sea, then a portion of beauty is always guaranteed to you.

Calm, measured rest and the sound of waves are perhaps the most common associations that arise with the word "beach". This is not surprising, as relaxation is exactly what many beach travelers are looking for. If you associate your vacation primarily with such activity, choose one of the 27 beaches in the region.

To make your choice easier, we have prepared a list of the best beaches for relaxation in Mayotte.

Attraction and Infrastructure

Some beaches in Mayotte attract every year not only relaxation lovers but also those travelers who prefer outdoor activities and, first of all snorkeling lovers, kayakers, SUP boarders.

So, let's see what activities you can do on the beaches:

  • SUP is a relatively young sport that attracts more and more followers every year. Whether you are an experienced SUP rider or want to discover this activity, Mayotte is the perfect place for you. More than 2 beaches are popular among SUP boarders. Who knows, you will become an enthusiastic fan of SUP after visiting these beaches.
  • Snorkeling. For admirers of the inner beauty of coastal waters, it is essential to know that about 121 beaches in France that are popular with snorkelers, of which 4 beaches are in Mayotte. According to our users, the best locations are: Beach N'Gouja, Mtsanga Antakoudja Beach, Mtsanga Mlima Beach.
  • Sea kayaking is an excellent alternative to long walks along the coast. Instead of being bored on the beach, you can go for a leisurely journey and discover the beauty of the neighboring coves, inlets and wild beaches. Remember, the main gems are always accessible only from the water. Kayaking is an excellent active lifestyle solution for both professionals and beginners. About 4 beaches in Mayotte can be interesting for kayakers, the most popular are: Beach N'Gouja, Sakouli Beach.

As for the main features of the beaches of Mayotte, they are as follows:

  • The region's beaches are mainly narrow, moderate length and have a high level of cleanliness. The most common surface is sand of bright color.
  • Usually, entry into the water is gentle, which is very good for kids. There are 23 such beaches.
  • An important clarification, 7 beaches in the region have a long intertidal zone, which means that during low tide hours you may have to travel a considerable distance. This is also something to consider if you don't want to suddenly be in the water at high tide.
  • The average distance from the road to beach in Mayotte is less than 500 meters. 21 beaches are relatively easy to access, 2 beaches are difficult to access, which in most cases means that you have to walk a quite long distance, and 4 beaches are only accessible from the water. The latter include both island beaches and beaches with no land routes due to the natural borders.

Wild beaches with no infrastructure dominate the coastline of Mayotte however, even here you can find a beach with a standard set of accessories: sun beds, umbrellas, restaurants, showers and toilets.

The hottest month of the region is marzo - air temperature during this time warms up to 29.4°C and water up to 30.1°C. The coldest month is agosto - air temperature drops to 25.2°C and water to 26.0°C. Air and water temperature allows you to relax comfortably in the region all year round, which is enjoyed by tourists and locals.

Do you know how many beaches there are in Mayotte? In total there are 27 beaches and the most popular is Beach N'Gouja.