I often looked at the dot of an island called Mauritius but the even bigger dot called Madagascar and thought it could only be experienced in the movies. I not only made it to Mauritius but fell deeply inlove. Mauritius is paradise and here is how I saw the island. I flew from Ottawa, Canada to London along to Savanne Mauritius ( https://mauritius-airport.atol.aero/) Depending on where you are located, flights may be a little easier.
I know what you are thinking and no this is not my pool but this gorgeous turquoise water is the in the Indian Ocean. Warm, beautiful and will literally take your breathe away. The first stop on my list was the Outrigger Mauritius (South Of The Island)https://www.outrigger.com/hotels-resorts/island-of-mauritius
Only a short 40 min scenic drive with amazing views. We were welcomed with a delicious local cane juice beverage and a papaya cookie #nomnom. We were then escorted in true Mauritian style to our ocean front accommodation. The water and view was something that will stay with us forever. If that wasn’t enough we walked over to one of the beautiful restaurants onsite to experience a world class buffet of creole and western dishes. The flavour and tastes were unbelievable.
The Plantation Club House
Though sedate in nature, this mountainous island in the Indian Ocean offers some of the most adventurous activities, as well as stunning beaches for pure relaxation. It also is home to one of the most exceptional Mauritius resorts. Indeed, our property is known among the best Mauritius holiday and honeymoon resorts, though its tranquil setting, luxurious amenities, lively entertainment, and astounding cuisine appeals to anyone, any time of the year. When looking for Mauritius beach hotels, look no further. Enjoy the resort experience of a lifetime! (I couldn’t agree more)
The only question is do you love cuisine, swimming, snorkelling, relaxing or the adventure of this island? What I liked most about the Outrigger resort was its independent character filled with amazing people who go above and beyond. I truly believe in the magic of travel and I wanted to get know more about the people of Mauritius. The concierge arranged transport to our next location which was the Intercontinental Mauriti us Resort Balaclava Fort about 1.5hrs North. https://mauritius.intercontinental.com
Paradise Of North Mauritius
Welcome to the Intercontinental Mauritius Balaclava, This gorgeous property is located in the North on one of the most pristine stretches of beach overlooking Balaclava, Mauritius. We were welcomed by the sounds of beautiful birds on the property. The staff went out of their way to show us around. We decided to try all the award winning SPA Intercontinental for a 90 min HOT oil massage and its exactly what we needed. Don’t miss the traditional Mauritian BBQ evening for a Saga Dance lesson ocean front. The fireworks display was truly impressive.
Secluded within the boundaries of exclusive Balaclava Bay, on the island’s northern coast, this 210-room Mauritius hotel resort was designed to blend modern convenience with traditional Mauritius flavor. It was also created to cater to the needs of couples, families and business travelers alike. At this luxury Mauritius hotel, you can choose from energetic sports or sophisticated dining. The Asian Fusion restaurant is a taste sensation.
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PRESIDENTIAL DUPLEX SUITE
Each duplex suite provides the ultimate in luxury resort living. Offering 300 square metres of space, our suites are perfect for guests who desire a truly pampering island experience. Suites are located on the top floors of our Mauritius luxury resort, with two terraces each – one with a private whirlpool bath and the other with loungers. The bottom floor features a kitchen, living room and dining area – perfect for entertaining, while the upper floor features a master bedroom with an elegant en-suite bathroom. Views from the terraces showcase vistas of the Indian Ocean and lush terrain.
All rooms feature:
- Two 53-inch TVs with international satellite channels
- Laptop-sized digital safety deposit box
- Luxurious bathroom amenities
- Separate stone bathtub and walk-in rain shower
- Bathrobes and slippers
- Working and grooming area
- Dry cleaning and laundry services
- Iron and ironing board
- Private balcony or terrace with outdoor furniture
- 24-hour room service
- Daily maid service
- Extra bed available at charge, maximum of one per room
- WIFI access throughout the resort
- Tea/coffee-making facilities
- Use of the whirlpool bath, sauna and steam room at SPA InterContinental
- Access to the fitness centre
- Watersports including, Kayaking, water-skiing, snorkelling & trips on our glass bottom boat
- Planet Trekkers Kids Club access for our junior travellers between ages 4 to 12 years old
Venture To the Port Louis Market 25min Away.
We are still talking about this epic vacation and cant wait to go back. Follow along on instagram https://www.instagram.com/joudelj/?hl=en
Until The Next Adventure