Hit the beach
A holiday to Belle Mare Mauritius wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the seaside. Belle Mare has one of the longest stretches of beach on the island, with pristine white sands and towering coconut trees, worthy of any postcard. This beach definitely draws a crowd, but its length means you’ll still find plenty of spots to unwind on your beach towel or deck chair.
Belle Mare’s beach is ideal for watersport enthusiasts, and you’ll find everything from snorkelling to glass-bottom boat rides. Out in the water you can experience the island’s marine life up close, by spotting eagle rays and barracudas as well as the rare bull shark beyond the barrier reef.
Championship golf courses
Golf lovers flock to this Mauritius hotspot, thanks to the seven golf courses in and around Belle Mare. Constance Belle Mare Plage is home to to Belle Mare’s first championship golf course, Legend. It’s an 18-hole course laid in the heart of an indigenous forest and built according to USPGA specifications.
Next door to Legend is its sister course The Links. This 18-hole course is built along Belle Mare’s sparkling green waters and has pyramid shaped structures built of volcanic rock dotted along the course. Once you’ve made your par you can head up to the clubhouse restaurant for their daily lunch and selection of sandwiches and salads. Other Mauritius golf resorts include The One & Only Saint-Geran and lle aux Cerfs Golf Club.
Belle Mare’s location is ideal for any outdoor adventurers and those who love the thrill of a mountain hike. There are plenty of spots to break in those hiking boots, but Lion Mountain is one of the most popular. Named after its resemblance to the king of the jungle, This mountain is 480 metres tall and will give you breathtaking views over the region and stunning deep blue lagoon.
It’ll take you about half a day to climb up this rocky and steep terrain, and a solid pair of hiking boots is essential. Lion Mountain is just an hour’s drive south of Belle Mare.
Deep sea fishing
Mauritius is one of the world’s biggest game fishing destinations, thanks to the excellent topography of its seabed. The Indian Ocean plummets to a thousand metres just off the coast, creating a current that pushes cold water upwards. This attracts a myriad of sea creatures, including squid, blue marlin, sailfish, tuna, mako sharks and small fish.
Belle Mare’s got several big game fishing boats you can charter, where they provide all the equipment needed, help you bait and show you how to handle and pull your rod. You don’t need to have any previous experience to deep sea fish, just a willingness to try and an adventurous spirit. Make sure you book your fishing boat according to either catch, clean and fillet or catch and release.