Belle Mare Travel Guide

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Belle Mare Local History

For many years Belle Mare consisted of nothing more than a few bungalows which had been built in the 1920's. For many years the east coast around and about Belle Mare was left wild and it was only in the 1970's that more progress was made.

Two hotels were built on the Belle Mare beach and they remained the only hotels in that region for about 10 years. Around the 1980's Belle Mare was suddenly inundated with hotels being built all along the beach front. These hotels now stretch side by side all the way up to 'Trou d'eau Douce'.

In comparison to the rest of the country the east coast is still lightly populated and developed.

Belle Mare Attractions

Belle Mare Shopping

Mauritius is a shoppers dream as prices are reasonable and at the markets you can do some hefty bargaining. Although Belle Mare does not have many shops, there is a market at Centre de Flacq which is quite close by.

However Port Louis the capital and many of the other towns have enough shops to make shopping a most enjoyable past time. You can have your linen, tablecloths (mostly Madagascan) or your clothes personalized. The rapport between quality and price of the jewellery is really amazing. Then there is the basket work which is an ancient activity of the island. You can get anything from hats to rattan furniture and it is all made from aloe, vetivier, cane straws, raffia and bamboo.

Belle Mare Activities

Children will certainly enjoy the market places as there are so many different types of things to see. Naturally the most important will be the swimming and playing on the beach. There is also a crocodile Park and Bird Park which they will thoroughly enjoy.

Belle Mare Parks & Gardens

Souillac (Gris-Gris) This is definitely not a bathing spot but it does have a lovely feature garden which over looks the see. The garden is named after Dr Charles Telfair.

Casela Bird Park This Park stretches of 20 acres and is situated in the Black River district. There are plenty of rare birds to be found.

Belle Mare Beaches

Belle Mare This long white sandy beach runs on the east coast of Mauritius and boasts a deep lagoon with a border of casuarinas trees. There is not much to do here except lie back and relax or swim

Blue Bay This long beach which stretches from Pointe d' Esny to Pointe Corps de Garde, features white sand, crystal-clear blue water. It is suitable for sailing, surfing and snorkelling.

Belle Mare Restaurants and Bars

A meal prepared in Belle Mare is a celebration in itself. Only the freshest, most aromatic ingredients are used and the dish is cleverly prepared. Waiters are attentive and present your meal in style.

Belle Mare Restaurants

Le Veloutier This a la carte restaurant overlooks the lagoon. They provide local cuisine using only the most exotic and freshest products such as sea food and French cuisine with a typical Mauritian touch.

Citronnelle A truly excellent restaurant which rises above the norm, their cuisine is of international standards, with a choice of buffets and outstanding menus.

Le Beach Rendez-Vous - If you want the best place to meet for lunch this is it. Situated along the beach, the menu offers fresh salads, sandwiches and open-fire grilled items.

Symon's Tropical Restaurant Probably one of the few restaurants on the east coast that has a menu of varies Creole, Chinese, European and Italian dishes. They also serve vegetarian meals.

Belle Mare children's activities

Children will certainly enjoy the market places as there are so many different types of things to see. Naturally the most important will be the swimming and playing on the beach. There is also a crocodile Park and Bird Park which they will thoroughly enjoy.

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