Belle Mare Mauritius
Belle Mare consisted of no more than a few bungalows built in the 1920ís until the 1980ís when Belle Mare became inundated with hotels being developed along the beachfront. Belle Mareís long white sandy beach boasts a deep lagoon with a border of casuarinas trees, where visitors can lie back and relax and is ideal for lazy beach holidays.
Belle Mare does not offer many shops in the area, but the nearby Centre de Flacq market boasts reasonable prices and great bargaining. Belle Mare does offer a number of unique restaurants where guests can experience the freshest products. Le Veloutier is an a la carte restaurant overlooking the lagoon and serving only local cuisine. Le Beach Rendez-Vous is located on the beach and is a great place for lunch with fresh salads, sandwiches and open-fire grilled items.
As with the rest of the island, Belle Mare offers a great choice in water sports in the crystal clear azure seas including boating, sailing, fishing, surfing and snorkelling.
Sights in and around Belle Mare include Souillac which is definitely not a bathing spot but has a beautiful feature garden overlooking the see.
The Casela Bird Park stretches over 20 acres and is situated in the Black River district of Mauritius where visitors can enjoy an abundance of rare birds from the area.
A trip to Port Louis is a shoppers paradise, where you can find linen, tablecloths and jewellery. The basket work, an ancient activity of the island, is spectacular, and you can find anything from hats to rattan furniture made from aloe, vetivier, cane straws, raffia and bamboo.
Belle Mare Hotels
The Residence Mauritius, a five star hotel in Bell Mare offers guests a wide choice of amenities including a health club, an outdoor pool, a steam room, a sauna as well as three restaurants and a bar/lounge. They provide a children’s club and the venue is child friendly. The Residence Mauritius has 163 rooms with satellite television, high speed internet, coffee/tea and complimentary bottled water. The luxury rooms have Tempur-Pedic mattresses, signature bedding and Egyptian cotton linen. The Residence Mauritius list wedding services, business services, secretarial services as services they provide.
Also in Belle Mare, is the Belle Mare Plage Hotel, a sprawling white-stucco beach front hotel with a large free-form pool. The hotel boasts 210 air conditioned rooms, and offers a host of amenities for guests including childrenís programs, a hair salon, gift shop, health spa, health club, golf course and hot tub.