Helen’s experience – Mauritius

August 14, 2016
by Helen O’Flaherty, Retail Team Leader, World Travel Centre

2.1462976790.day-tripping-on-a-catamaranMauritius has been on my bucket list for a very long time. As a travel consultant I have sold this Island as a destination for many years now especially for the honeymoon and luxury market, but have always wanted to visit those white sandy beaches and aquamarine sea views for myself and truly get a feel for what Mauritius is all about.. The sand is just as white as you would imagine and skies are just as gorgeous.

What struck me most about Mauritius is not just it’s beauty but the people themselves, the Mauritian people come from a long line of mixed cultures and their very “creole” culture is both fascinating and unique. In five days on the Island we met the most incredibly friendly people, all so happy to welcome you to their beautiful Island and ensure that you’re having the most spectacular visit.

The Island itself is mostly made up of Sugar cane fields so there is not a huge amount to do in terms of activity. There are temples, mosques and shrines, a really lovely Botanical Gardens if you’re into that sort of thing and a very interesting Rum factory but in addition to this and right on your doorstep you also have the fabulous Indian ocean where you can snorkel, dive, deep sea fish amongst other things

Whilst we were there we spend a full day on a Catamaran visiting the Northern part of the Island and it was such a heavenly day of pure luxury.. perfect way to unwind in a beautiful setting

The food was exceptional everywhere we went, the hotels we visited and the restaurants put so much emphasis on their presentation of such lovely fresh food that I was really blown away by the quality. Food paradise, especially for the lovers of seafood.

In a nutshell I would highly recommend Mauritius as a place to visit, I would recommend going All-Inclusive wherever you choose to stay and preferably on the North West of the Island where the weather always seems just that little bit better than the East where the island experiences quite a lot of tradewinds.. not ideal for the beaches, especially in the winter months of June – December.

Where I stayed:

  • The Westin Mauritius Turtle Bay Resort & Spa Balaclava

What I did:

  • Alot of hotels..


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