Your Mauritius holiday starts here! With me Marie-Christine your travel guide.
Planning a holiday to magical Mauritius should be easy. The tiny dot you see on a world map about 3000 km from East Africa in the Indian Ocean, it’s us!
At the touch of a button you book your flights, you book your accommodation and travel.
You end up on a stunning beach but the beach is windswept and the weather is chilly. Maybe you dream of romantic evenings watching glorious beach sunsets? It’s unlikely your dream will come true if you book your accommodation on the East coast.
Sunset at Trou aux Biches on the West coast
I spent 26 years as a tour manager looking after the well-being of my passengers. Today I share my insider tips and experience with you. I can’t wait to help you prepare your vacation and discover my beautiful island.
I'll even show you how to avoid jet-lag and how to swim in our lagoons. A delight not to be missed! The chances of coming face-to-face with a shark are as remote as finding an octopus in your bathtub.
Who needs a swimming pool?
"Wow the best holiday I ever had".
Beaches that are whiter than white, famous luxury hotels and resorts, gourmet restaurants. We have it all! But really why is the island of Mauritius so unique?
It's the Mauritian people! We are a paradise island with a soul. An exotic potpourri of Indian, Chinese, African, French and the odd Englishman.
Imagine the outcome …
Hindu temples, Chinese pagodas, churches and mosques tucked away alongside coconut trees.
Hanuman the beloved Hindu God has his own island
A fusion of delicious food. From the humble baguette to exotic Creole dishes, tasty tropical fish, tangy stir fries and fragrant curries, coconut sweets and delicious tropical fruits.
For us a tourist is a friend we have not met. You'll be welcomed with open arms.
I remember when there were only two small hotels in Mauritius. Tourism was just a word. News of a tourist arrival spread like wildfire.
"A foreigner has arrived! Where does he come from?”
Our tourist was soon bewildered with our hospitality. Stories from far away countries kept us awake late into the night. Our eyes were wide open. We were mesmerized. Our own stories of ferocious pirates and buried treasures were not as exciting.
We can't invite you for a home stay. Please don't despair. You'll still enjoy our hospitality. We are sure to have the perfect accommodation for your holiday in Mauritius.
A quaint guest house, a small hotel, an eco-lodge or a beach villa, tented accommodation in a nature reserve and even a tree house.
Grand Baie on the North coast
It's where the 'jet set' and tourists in need of nonstop pampering disappear for a week of luxury. Endless entertainment and big buffet meals. Only to reappear at the airport and it's au revoir until next year.
Should I whet your appetite with a small sample? OK? Here we go.
Remember to lie on the beach and do absolutely nothing which is also doing something.
Tamarin Bay on the West coast
No rush and no need to wear a watch. We have become so conditioned by time. ”What time is it?" "I don't have the time" "I am running short of time".
So take your time. Please join me and together we’ll travel through my insider guide and explore Mauritius. Let the adventure begin.
Ready? Let's go!
First things first. Before you book your accommodation or flights have a look at my weather guide. Where should you stay? North, West, East or South coast?
These are important decisions for your holiday to Mauritius.
Enjoy and Bon Voyage!