Belle Mare (beach) – a.k.a. Long Beach, this popular destination (an hour’s drive east of Port Louis – 44 km.) is located on the eastern part of the island and is very easily accessible. As a result of this, Belle Mare Beach can get a little crowded on weekends. But during the week, you may have this beauty of a beach almost all to your self. Paragliding is available here, for water sports enthusiasts. There are also some resorts in this area.