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On the East coats of Mauritius, 1km south from Belle Mare village lays the picturesque beach, Belle Mare - Palmar. World renowned for being and incredibly beautiful beach, with a multitude of watersports, just like our resort on the South Coast in Le Morne, it is recognised by water lovers from around the world. Being a ‘must visit’ kitesurf, SUP, and surf destination. It is also the easiest kite beach in Mauritius, with flat, uncrowded water, closed turquiose lagoon, no currents or boat traffic What sets the east coast of Mauritius apart from many other destinations, is the list of organised 'downwinders'. The east coast is the perfect place, with a combination of flat water and waves to kite on throughout the journey, along with the crystal clear waters that will keep you mesmerised. Unlike many places in the world, the waters here are not yet packed, with only kiters on this side of the island the water traffic is already halved. Having said this, it’s only a matter of time, so make the most of it NOW!
As previously mentioned, the East Coast is packed with unforgettable downwinder possibilities, which not only take you in one straight line back home, but past temples, waves, old fishing villages, and many other beautiful sights. There are lots of downwinder opportunities when visiting Belle Mare - Palmar, all of which are accompanied by instructors who have completed the downwinders numerous times, and know every part of the journey. A boat also accompanies which takes you either there or back, an d is on hand to help if any problems occur.
As well as being passionate about kitesurfing, the center we work with are also offering SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) which complements Kitesurfing perfectly! For either early mornings with little or no wind, no wind days, or SUP downwinders. The near by waves are perfect for learning to wave ride, and being the only SUP center in the area, the waves are yours! Along with waves and downwinders, there are also numerous flat water SUP excursions on offer, which are perfect for the whole family. There is also a SUP fitness instrcutor onsite who runs SUP fitness classes, they involve combining the powerful fitness benefits of balancing on a SUP, with other exercises such as, Pilates and Yoga. Speak to us about combining a Kitesurf holiday with a SUP holiday, the itinerary would be awsome! There is also an abundance of other really cool things to do, such a undersea walking which is pretty self explanatory, yet it should be mentioned that although it is similar to diving, being underwater breathing and all that, it’s a lot less technical and no lessons are required. There are many worl class golf courses in Mauritius, one in particular is located very conveniently a short paddle board away from our center. For the kids and adults alike there is a water park in Belle Mare, always a fun way to spend the day! Deep sea fishing is another day activity that is very popular in Mauritius. With species including Blue or Black Marvin, yellow tuna, the Bonitos, the ‘Emperor’, the Prelerin, the Becure, and Barracuda. Mauritius is actually well renowned for its deep sea fishing, with the country having won various prizes. Hiking, canyoning, climbing, tennis, horse riding, trekking and mountain biking are also activities available around the East Coast of Mauritius.
There are only two season in Mauritius, Summer and Winter. The warmest months are December, January, and February, with July being the coldest of the year. Summer being in November and lasts until April, when Winter takes over and stays until October. The weather is lovely and warm throughout the year, especially in their winter months, which is the dry season, in turn most of the rain occurs in the summer. On the coastal areas of Mauritius the summer brings temperatures between 25 degrees and 35 degrees. Winter ranges from a comfortable 20 degrees to 28 degrees
The sheer amount of flat water is ideal if kids want to join in with the short excursions, or they may prefer to stay back at the hotel with their new found friends at the kids clubs which our hotels offer. Although the shallow areas of the sea are fun for kids, most of the hotels also have pools. The East coast is a really friendly and children welcoming place.
The nightlife in Belle Mare - Palmar is quite limited to dining out, or relaxing in. Troup d'Eau Douce a few miles up the coast is livelier where you can find an array of bars and generally more people out for the night. On the other hand, the island is not massive (300km coastline), and if you hire a car you can go to wherever you like for the evenings. Speak to people whilst you are there to get the very best, up to date, local recommendations for buzzing bars, superb restaurants, and lively clubs.