Category: Africa

Shanti Maurice Resort and Spa, a lovely resort hotel in Mauritius

  This hotel is part of a smaller chain that we had heard good things about and so we decided to make it the site of our first night’s stay in Mauritius. It turned out to be a charming surprise with an excellent location and a winning sense of hospitality.

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Impressions of Mauritius for a first time visitor

Mauritius has been in our travel radar for quite some time. The island puts out gorgeous pictures of idyllic beaches, tall mountain peaks and allures with its singular address so far from everything in the vast Indian Ocean. Here are our firsthand impressions of what a trip to the island entails.

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Supermarket in Le Morne, Mauritius

The food scene on the island of Mauritius for tourists is essentially contained in the hotels. Most hotels, even the exclusive ones offer breakfast, half board and full board rates. Restaurants outside in the towns or on the roadways are more basic, catering to locals and while the food is certainly varied and rich, we …

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Renting a car and driving in Mauritius

Driving on the island of Mauritius among tourists we found is not a common practice and with good reason. The roads are in good condition, but narrow with lots of twists and turns and driving is on the left hand side of the road, opposite the way most of the world drives.

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