East-coast Mauritius has the perfect mix of energetic sports (watersports such as scuba diving and snorkelling), more sedate pastimes (world-class golf courses) and serious indulgence (spas).

Watersports

Mauritius' east coast has a few notable dive sites, including Belmar Pass, close to where the reef meets the ocean northeast of Belle Mare.

The five-star hotels of Belle Mare and Palmar – including Le Saint Géran and Belle Mare Plage – all have reputable scuba outfits. Visit www.msda.mu for a complete list of registered operators.

Golf

The proliferation of top-end sleeps means that there are plenty of places to tee off in the area. In addition to the golf courses at Anahita, you'll find world-class greens and fairways at Belle Mare Plage, Le Saint Géran and the Bernhard Langer–designed course on Île aux Cerfs.

Spas

Most of Mauritius' top-end resorts have a spa, but if you're looking for a unique pampering experience, try the world-class Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio.