BELLE MARE PLAGE
This resort fronts a 2 km long pristine beach on the eastern side of Mauritius. Two 18-hole championship golf courses are located in 140 hectares of adjacent land. The resort features 338 deluxe suites sharing four large resort pools and 20 private villas with private pools.
When asked to provide the masterplanning and landscape architecture for the extension of the Belle Mare Plage resort, Okashimo questioned the configuration of the blocks of rooms. Issues were also raised over the relative lack of attention paid to the rear circulation areas of the resort. In many ways, the resort's hinterlands - the vistas of Mauritius itself - were just as intriguing as the resort's beachfront. Therefore, masterplanning solutions for rear circulation areas created an opportunity to develop two separate narratives, one for the ocean and another for the land.