Mauritius Journals

Mauritius -- A Tropical Paradise

A July 2002 trip to Mauritius by Tania Riddell

Quote: If ever you were searching for a tropical paradise, Mauritius would be the place to start looking. Mauritius has the best of both worlds. There are beautiful beaches and wonderful national parks.
The hotel is located 15 minutes from the airport on the southeast coast of the island close to Mahebourg. There is a white sandy beach directly accessible from the hotel and thatched sunshades and deck chairs are available on the beach for relaxation. The hotel has two freshwater swimming pools, each with its own terrace area and situated adjacent to the pool bar. There is a gym, volleyball, table tennis, tennis available and free-of-charge windsurf, pedalo, kayak, minisail, snorkeling, and glass-bottom boat trips.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 21, 2004

One of the best Indian restaurants I have ever been to apart from one in the Maldives. The service was good, food was extremely good and the prices were very reasonable.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 21, 2004

Don Camillo


A restaurant/pizzeria located in Grand Baie. The service was extremely good and the food was out of this world. Well worth a visit while in Mauritius.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 22, 2004

Two weeks of magic

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Mauritius is located 1600km east of Madagascar. It has endless sugarcane plantations, dramatic mountains, some of the finest beaches and lagoons and a cultural mix of people. Over the years, Mauritius has been ruled by many: the Portuguese, the Dutch, the French and the British. Mauritius gained independence in 1968. Mauritius would be best known for the Dodo bird, a flightless dove which became extinct in the late 17th century. The capital of Mauritius is Port Louis. Mauritius has plenty of activities to keep the holidaymaker busy. Surfing (the best waves are situated at Le Morne), windsurfing, deep-sea fishing, yacht cruises, hiking in the mountains and horseback riding, to name a few. ...Read More