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    lush green garden on the property
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    The view from our room - Sugar Beach...
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Quatre Bornes


Mont Choisy


Round Island


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  • Snorkeling in Blue Bay

    Mauritius Things to Do

    A fusion of emerald blue and turquoise green, this protected marine park near to the airport is a visual delight. Swimming with school of colourful fishes amidst diverse corals is a breathtaking experience.This Blue Bay which is popular amngst the locals but not so well lnown to the tourists is a nature's gem not to be missed.

  • Hilton Mauritius

    Mauritius Hotels

    It all started with a warm and impressive welcome by our hostess, Carrin, at reception. Our family...

  • The Theatre of Port Louis

    Mauritius Things to Do

    On Place Nelson Mandela you will find this great theatre dateing back to the year 1822 and at that time it used to be the very first theatre in the southern hemisphere. Unfortunately the theatre was closed but I was lucky to be able to take a look through the windows to see at least a bit of its interior. "Place Nelson Mandela": streetnames are...


Port Louis

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  • FORGET about the Blue-Penny-museum !!!

    Port Louis Tourist Traps

    FORGET about the Blue-Penny-museum, when you want to see the most famous stamp on earth !!!I certainly did not come to Mauritius in order to see that famous stamp, but as collecting stamps used to be one of my favorite hobbies of my childhood I was glad to hear that there is a letter with the famous "Blue-Mauritius stamp" shown in the Blue...

  • Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel

    Port Louis Hotels

    The Labourdonais Watterfront take 109 chambers. near the center of the town, it's on the Caudan...

  • FORGET about the port-ferry

    Port Louis Warnings and Dangers

    Unsporty people better skip the "port-ferry" !because it might be really dangerous. This ferry takes you from your cruiseship to the Caudan Village, the modern shoppingcentre close to the citycentre, BUT first you have to climb down from the pier over some ladder, but in the Caudan Village there will be mostly some smaller ships that you have to...


Grand Baie

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  • Weather check!

    Grand Baie General

    General weather forecast for June was 24-28C when I booked my Club Med Air-resort package but forecast day before my departure was more like 22C for the whole week! And rain and strong winds and rough seas for the first 3 days! I discovered the effect of the new moon which, I was advised, generates strong winds! So no glass bottom boat the first...

  • Merville Beach Hotel

    Grand Baie Hotels

    Coast Road, Grand Baie, 245121

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Don't miss The Lebanese Cuisine!

    Grand Baie Restaurants

    I have travelled to Mauritius few times now, and my last visit, learned of a new Lebanese restaurant opening by the name of Palmyra. I believe it is the first Lebanese restaurant in this paradise island. Belly Dancing every Friday & Saturday. Generous portions, excellent quality, service and good value for money. Family & Kids Friendly. Budget...



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  • Holiday to Rodrigues

    Rodrigues Things to Do

    Dear friends, I had been to Rodrigues, i really enjoyed my holiday, i visited the whole island and did nearly all acticvities like excursions, snorkelling, Visit to Ile aux Coco, shopping etc. My tour operator really is very experianced. I think he is the best in Rodigues, i had compare his prices with other tour operators but i will recommend him...

  • Rodriguan Panama

    Rodrigues Shopping

    One of the oldest shops in Port Mathurin, look at next picture - the shopowner, here you can find clothes hats and most everything you could ask for, it was impossible to bargain, and you dont need that because the price asked is so low so you can afford it Rodriguan Hats and baskets made of vacoa, a very strong material that grows on...

  • The only one in Port Mathurin

    Rodrigues Nightlife

    We didnt have the oppotunity to visit this spectacular Night club, it is open during weekends on friday and Saturdays Like you are



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  • Historical Naval Museum

    Mahébourg Things to Do

    At the Historical Naval Museum you see items related to the Navy. Unfortunately you cannot make pictures inside.

  • Shanti Ananda Maurice

    Mahébourg Hotels

    Riviere des Galets Chemin Grenier, Chemin Grenier, Mahebourg

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Taxi's charge for Round Trip

    Mahébourg Transportation

    The Taxi's in Mauritius charge round trip fares, for example if one take taxi from (Grand Port) Mahebourg to Port Luis, the taxi will have to come back to its Registration Place empty as they can not get fare in Port Luis, so its better to keep them wait and get back to the base in same taxi, it cost just a little extra for the waiting, there are...



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  • a pavilon with a view

    Chamarel Things to Do

    There is this great pavillon next to the viewpoint in the Black-River-Gorge-Nationalpark in Chamarel. It might make sense to search shelter there in case of a sudden rainfall and / or you might use this place as well for having a pick-nick, as you will find seats and tables there as well.Beware of the apes there !

  • a great viewpoint

    Chamarel Things to Do

    There is another great viewpoint there in the Black-River-Gorge-Nationalpark in Chamarel. We had a stop there as well. On a signpost we could read: beware of the apes and dont feed them, they might harm you. Well, we did not see any of them at all !b.t.w. that waterfall there in my 3rd and 4th picture is a different one, than the one we saw in the...

  • nice lunch & excellent view

    Chamarel Restaurants

    Varangue sur Morne is the name of the restaurant where we had lunch during our daytrip through Mauritius. We were a group of around 100 for a prebooked lunch and as far as I remember everything worked smoothly, although it is certainly quite a challange to run such a big restaurant in the middle of nowhere !The whole restaurant is also a...


Rose Hill

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  • The Maison Carné

    Rose Hill General

    The Maison Carné, situated very near of the city hall, is an imposing colonial home, surrounded with a big raised park.

  • Bird view on Rose-Hill

    Rose Hill General

    This town owes its name by the pinkish colours which takes, at dawn and at the twilight, the mountain of the Corps de Garde. It is a centre of theatrical and cultural activities.

  • The Tamil's temple Draupadee

    Rose Hill General

    Les temples Tamouls sont très colorés (contrairement aux temples hindous, très sobres, et blancs). Ils sont ornés d'une multitude de sculptures et peints de couleurs brillantes et vives. Les traditions religieuses tamoules sont très impressionnantes, qu'il s'agisse des marches sur le feu, ou du Cavadee (voir le Travelogue) The temples Tamils are...



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  • the tomb of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam

    Pamplemousses Things to Do

    The tomb of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam is close to the palace "Mon Repos" in Pamplemousses . In 1958 Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (1900-1985) became the first president of the independant state of Mauritius, after 150 years of occupation by Great Britain.

  • Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical...

    Pamplemousses Things to Do

    Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden is the official name of this garden that was built in 1729 as the first botanical garden in the southern hemisphere.In 1770 Pierre Poivre took over the garden and started to plant there exotic herbs and trees.Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (1900-1985) was the first president of the independant state of...

  • Talipot Palmtrees

    Pamplemousses Things to Do

    Talipot Palmtrees are the highest palmtrees with a total hight of up to 24 meters and they will bloom only once, after 30-40 years of just growing. There will be millions of small blossoms then on top, the branches of the blossoms up to 6 meters high. After about 1 year the fruits will be ripe, they will fall down and the tree will die.Talipot...



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  • Shopping and Eating

    Curepipe General

    I visited Curepipe whilst on honeymoon in October 2006, I used to live there when I was a child 20 years ago and it has changed quite a bit, my favourite thing about this town is the general Mauritian feel to it. My best memory is eating Dhal Puri and gateaux piment from the street sellers , if you visit you MUST give them a try!

  • Trou aux Cerfs

    Curepipe Things to Do

    This dormant volcano crater is found in Curepipe, which is almost in the middle of the Island. Being some 500m high it is a favourite sightseeing place for both locals and tourists alike, as although there is humidity, it is generally cooler than most other parts of Mauritius and therefore an ideal place to stay if you find the coast a bit hot....

  • View on Rose-Hill from Curepipe

    Curepipe General

    This town owes its name by the pinkish colours which takes, at dawn and at the twilight, the mountain of the Corps de Garde. It is a centre of theatrical and cultural activities. See also :Mauritius = 48 - 15 - 5 - Page Views : 2,131 Cap Malheureux = 4 - 7 - 0 - Page Views : 284 Curepipe = 7 - 10 - 0 - Page Views : 519 Mahébourg = 0 - 2 - 0 -...


Cap Malheureux

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Trou aux Biches

  • Seafood and local dishes at Trou aux...

    Trou aux Biches Restaurants

    La Marmite Mauricienne is a small, laid back restaurant in the beach resort of Trou aux Biches. I ate lunch here one afternoon during my visit to Mauritius in February 2008.This restaurant can be found on Trou aux Biches Road, about a 5 minute walk inland from the beach.You’ll find a handful of tables in the open air dining area, and more tables...

  • Casuarina Hotel

    Trou aux Biches Hotels

    Stayed here for second time May 2008. Great hotel with well spaced out whitewashed bungalows and...

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Quatre Bornes

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  • VTT in Mauritius

    Quatre Bornes Sports & Outdoors

    Exist renting of bicycles all lands (VTT) in different cities of the island. This sport can be practiced there easily. The bicycle is an excellent means of transportation, especially in winter.

  • Bazar

    Quatre Bornes Shopping

    Souvenirs de l'île Maurice : Des vêtements de plage, le rhum local, timbres, produits artisanals de Madagascar, épices, de la vannerie telle que sacs et chapeaux.Les bijoux, des diamants et des montres de haute gamme peuvent être achetés à des prix favorable et aussi exonéré d'impôts à l'île Maurice.Textiles : on en trouve des linges d'été,...

  • Independent jewelry designers

    Quatre Bornes Shopping

    Established in Quatre-Bornes, Mauritius since 1982, Bijouterie Ravior comes from a family who has been in this field of art for many generations Ravior's work covers a vast range of jewellery making, from classic traditional to modern contemporary & "objet d'art". These works of art are sought after by private collectors, companies and by the end...


Mont Choisy

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Round Island

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    See these unique Mauritian fauna and...

    by Chyan Written Oct 20, 2004

    Unique reptiles of Round Island, Mauritius: Telfair's skink, Guenther's gecko, the keel scale boa and teh burrowing Boa.

    60,000 seabird spoecies: Petrels, puffins, two species of straw-tailed tropicbirds.

    Leguat's tortoises of Rodrigues.

    Between 1974 and 1989, there were some 10 Mauritous kestrels and less than 15 pink pigeons.

    The 35 rarest plants of Round Island are preserved in Bassin Blanc in the Black River Natural Park. They include casurarinas along the beaches with vacoas (pandanus), latanier palms, bottle palms, ox wood and olive wood.

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    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Birdwatching
    • National/State Park

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