Belle Mare Beach is located in the east of the island of Mauritius in the Flacq region. It is a very long beach with white sand and black volcanic rocks that offers a beautiful landscape that contrasts with the different shades of blue of the ocean. There are lots of little tidal lagoons where it's not uncommon to find beautiful starfish of every size and shape. The coral reef is a few hundred meters from the shore and you can go snorkel in some of the small boats. There are shady areas full of Casuarina trees which are typical in Mauritius. There are no bars or restaurants, just a few truck peddlers who sell spicy but good Creole food.