Things to Do in Belle Mare Mauritius
January 09 2019
January 09 2019
The untamed east coast of Mauritius is a gorgeous location for your memorable honeymoon, couple getaway or family holiday in paradise. Known for its golden beaches and cyan lagoons, it’s undoubtedly one of the most beautiful areas in Mauritius. This breathtaking coast is dotted with authentic local villages and exclusive hotels—it has a little something for every type of traveller.
While the long stretch of Belle Mare beach is certainly one of the main highlights of the area, it’s not the only one; from a huge variety of water sports on offer to exciting day trip opportunities, there's a plethora of things to do in Belle Mare Mauritius.
Not sure which of the activities in Belle Mare are the best? Here are our top picks:
Trek Lion Mountain
If you are an avid adventurer at heart, then one of the top things to do in Mauritius, and only an hour from Belle Mare, is to climb Lion Mountian. This half-day hike near Belle Mare Mauritius makes for great excursions, but with sometimes difficult terrain and steep inclines, it’s a good idea to bring a proper pair of hiking shoes. The challenging climb is definitely worth the effort; at the top of the climb, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the stunning surrounds.
Ile aux Cerfs
When you stay along the east coast of Mauritius, a trip to Ile aux Cerfs is a must. This stunning island, just off this coast of Mauritius, makes for the perfect day trip destination. On one portion of the island, you have the Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club, home to the legendary 18-hole championship golf course designed by Bernhard Langer, and on the other, the Ile aux Cerfs Leisure Island. Here you will find flawless beaches, an array of incredible restaurants to choose from, a vibey beach bar and a myriad of land- and water-based activities. Spend the day in the crystalline waters, sip on your favourite island tipple and embrace the tranquillity of island living on this wonderful oasis.
For those who absolutely love Ile aux Cerfs and would love an overnight Robin Crusoe experience on this sublime island, it’s finally possible! Book one of the three incredible Bubble Lodges for a night to remember.
Belle Mare Mauritius is known for being a considerably quieter area than the likes of Grand Baie or Flic-en-Flac and only has a few shops. But it’s also only a 15-minute drive to the vibrant Centre de Flacq. Here you can indulge your inner shopaholic and head to the open-air local markets (on Wednesdays and Sundays) or the big, modern mall. From linen and jewellery to fruit and veg as well as local souvenirs you are sure to find what you need to enjoy a shopping spree in Mauritius.
Relax on the Belle Mare Beach
Belle Mare has a sensational beach and, at 10 kilometres long, it’s not only one of the best beaches, but one of the longest beaches in Mauritius. It’s fabulous for long romantic walks or a jog, but it’s also the perfect place to sit back and relax under the filao trees that line the beach and take in the incredible surrounds.
A popular beach amongst locals as well as tourists, Belle Mare has a shallow, calm reef-protected lagoon where some of the best things to do are to go swimming or indulge in the variety of water sports (which include anything from water-skiing and snorkelling to pedalo boat and canoeing).
In fact, those who would like to go on a novel sea adventure should try kayaking, another of the top things to do in Belle Mare Mauritius. Glide through the lagoon among incredible mangroves and around Ile D’Ambre. If you don’t want to kayak yourself to this secret little gem of an island, home to ruins and ‘untouched’ beaches, then you can arrange a trip there with a tour organiser.
Explore the underwater world
If you are a fan of diving then just off Belle Mare’s shore sits a stunning spot, called Le Passe de Belle Mare. Here the ocean currents can take you for a bit of an interesting ride (as they oscillate between calm and swift), but you could be rewarded with sights of tuna, polka dot eagle rays and much more. This is, however, just one of many excellent dive sites around Mauritius. For those who prefer snorkelling, the lagoon makes for an incredible place to see an array of vivid marine life.
Treat yourself at a Spa
If you are in need of some pampering, then one of the best things to do in Belle Mare would be to indulge in a spa treatment. Seaside spas allow guests to enjoy their signature treatments to the sound of the ocean and luxury, world-class spa brands and extensive treatment menus make Belle Mare an incredible place to align mind, body and spirit once more.
Watch the sunrise
Whether you are a morning person or not, by far one of the best things to do when staying along the east coast of Mauritius is to wake up early enough to watch the sunrise from the beach. Watching this magical moment, imbued by the serenity of dawn, is like watching a magical painting come to life. Golds, oranges, pinks and purples light up the sky and are reflected in the sparkling lagoon. Some special four- and five-star resorts along the east coast offer sunrise activities, so you can welcome in the dawn with a session of yoga or a sunrise kayak excursion. No matter how you would like to experience sunrise, in Belle Mare, it’s sure to be unforgettable.
Make the most of your luxury hotel in Mauritius
While taking a few day trips and truly experiencing Mauritius is highly recommended, you would be excused for wanting to spend as much time as possible at your luxury resort in Belle Mare Mauritius. In fact, hotels like Ambre and Long Beach, have been created with guests’ very enjoyment in mind. From a wide range of land and water-based activities and sublime culinary offerings to signature cocktails, novel Mauritian experiences and luxury offerings, these hotels truly cater for your every need and ensure that your island holiday is everything you could dream of.