Le Morne Brabant is a peninsula at the extreme south-western tip of Mauritius and the most windward side of the island. It is highlighted by an eponymous single standing basaltic rock with a summit of 556 metres above sea level which belongs to the most imposing sight on Mauritius. Le Morne is a small village known for surfing, paragliding and kite surf due to the strong winds blowing from the south. It is quite windy on this side of the island. The lagoon of Le Morne is known to be one of the largest, with its blue turquoise water. From the beach there is a beautiful view of the mountain of Le Morne. Le Morne Brabant Mountain is declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.