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Choose between Belle Mare and Pointe Aux Piments, Mauritius

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Choose between Belle Mare and Pointe Aux Piments, Mauritius

We are not able to decide which beach do we choose to stay in. We searched a number of sites, still not able to decide which beach will be more beautiful, will have more water sports and will make our stay a memorable one. Please help!

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1. Re: Choose between Belle Mare and Pointe Aux Piments, Mauritius

Belle Mare has won awards for being one of the most beautiful beaches in Africa so you can't go wrong there. The only negative is that Belle Mare is on the east coast so gets hit be the trade winds during the late winter months. I wouldn't advise staying there from June until October to be on the safe side.

Pointe aux Piments is also good but rockier in places. It depends on which resort you decide on. We stayed at Le Victoria which had a lovely beach.

Most hotels offer the same range of water sports. Independent operators will also be available at both beaches with other water sports not offered by the hotels.

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Thank you very much for your reply. its is really helpful. We going in may from 21-27, close to june. Please advise is it still advisible to stay in belle mare. Also in terms of accessibility to other places which beach is better. Thanks a ton!!

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The end of May will be fine in Belle Mare. However, the east coast is much more remote than the west so accessibility from Belle Mare is not as good as Pointe Aux Piments. On the east coast there aren't many towns compared to the west. So if shopping and getting out and about are important to you then I'd recommend the west coast. If you are happy to be more resort based for the duration of your stay then east is fine. Pointe aux Piments is half way between Port Louis, the capital, and Grand Baie which is the biggest tourist town. You can reach either by car in about 20 - 25 minutes. Lots of shops long the way to Grand Baie, too.

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4. Re: Choose between Belle Mare and Pointe Aux Piments, Mauritius

No issues with the weather for staying in Belle Mare in late May.

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Thank you very much for your reply. its is really helpful. We going in may from 21-27, close to june. Please advise is it still advisible to stay in belle mare. Also in terms of accessibility to other places which beach is better. Thanks a ton!!

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6. Re: Choose between Belle Mare and Pointe Aux Piments, Mauritius

Bele Mare is still ok for that time of the year and Belle Mare has one pof the best beaches in the islnd. However he east tends to be isolated, it tends to have large hotels but little to do outside of it.

Pointe aux Piments is a 15-20 min cab ride to Grand Baie and a similar distance to Port Louis.

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7. Re: Choose between Belle Mare and Pointe Aux Piments, Mauritius

Hi Travelacross

Bellemare gets my vote, what Hotel are you thinking about ?

Regards

Saffi

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8. Re: Choose between Belle Mare and Pointe Aux Piments, Mauritius

Thank you all for your advise. We've decided to go for the Belle Mare beach and stay in The Residence. Hope to have a good time there. Would post our experience after the trip. Thanks again!

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9. Re: Choose between Belle Mare and Pointe Aux Piments, Mauritius

Le Residence is a fab choice , nice long beach walks to be had here , amongst many other things to enjoy :)

Best wishes

Saffi

Edited: 6:16 pm, March 03, 2013
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