On the postcard-perfect white-sand beach at Belle Mare on the east of the island, Beau Rivage is a delicious bubble of relaxation, privacy and luxury - at a more affordable price than other Belle Mare resorts.

Beau rivage means 'beautiful shore' and that is exactly what many of the rooms and suites look out over, providing the hotel with a soothing soundtrack of lapping waves.

For more adventurous couples, there are plenty of activities, including snorkelling, diving or - for the brave - skydiving.

Come sundown, dine at Le Méditerranée located right on the beach. Try local, Mauritian dishes and fresh seafood on the edge of that beau rivage.

Wow factor: Hire a private speed boat to go snorkelling and diving for sea urchins, which you eat fresh on the boat.

Flight time: From 12 hours.

Go: Book with Turquoise Holidays; call 01494 678 400 or visit www.turquoiseholidays.co.uk for more details or email bridesenquiries@turquoiseholidays.co.uk