HONEYMOON HEAVEN IN MAGICAL MAURITIUS

Think of a slice of Heaven, with it’s miles of beautiful white-sand beaches, backed by lush forests and dramatic volcanic peaks, superb relaxation, a lovely climate, swimming, snorkeling, sailing, sightseeing and cocktails at sunset… Mauritius is made for romance!

Mauritius will enchant you, will uplift your soul, making you feel that you belong to the chosen few… The island, set in it’s turquoise sea, is an oasis of peace and tranquillity.

Thank you to the BEST HUBBY EVER, for planning a surprise week away. Everything was absolutely amazing and outstanding… From the location, the accommodation, the food, the sightseeing and the service!

DAY 1 : GRAND BASSIN

A sacred and large volcanic crater lake, is about 1800 feet above sea level and one of the most important hindu pilgrimage sites outside of India.

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33 meters tall and is known as the highest statue in Mauritius.

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This statue has taken 4 years to get to this point and will probably take another year to complete – Architects from India get flown in for this mammoth project!

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Guava picking with our taxi driver, who may I add was so reliable and very efficient… Fantastic service!  

The best place for guava picking is at Plaine Champagne near the National Park.

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BLACK RIVER GORGES NATIONAL PARK

Mauritius’ biggest and best national park is a wild expanse of rolling hills and thick forest. There is also a craft market showcasing wonderful handcrafts.

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Beware of the monkeys if you have fruit!

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THE RHUMERIE DE CHAMAREL

The Chamarel Rum Distellery is one of Mauritius’ most popular tourist attractions and the place to visit while in Mauritius.

We were fortunate to experience the behind the scenes explaining the rum making process.  A truly unique tourist attraction, it encompasses a distillery and an agricultural plantation on an eco-friendly estate.

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With our guide – rum making process explained. Very interesting!

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Rum Da Dee Da – large range of rums. Three decadent flavours – coffee, coconut and vanillam left Shan craving for more!

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Pina Colada – fast became my signature cocktail for the duration of our stay!

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A little bit of a lunch break (an expensive one too), before heading off to the Chamarel Waterfall and Seven Coloured Earths.

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CHAMAREL WATERFALL AND SEVEN COLOURED EARTHS

Chamarel Waterfall is the highest waterfall that plunges more than 85 meters down against a scenic backdrop of forests and mountains.  

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The Chamarel Seven Coloured Earths is a natural phenomenon and a prominent tourist attraction. The colours evolved through conversion of basaltic lava to clay minerals… Rainbow waves of sand!

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Cute (little) giant tortoises at Chamarel.

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Relaxing back at the resort after a busy and great day one of sightseeing. 

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DAY 2 : PRESKIL BEACH RESORT

Chilling day at the Resort – we did some stand up paddling and relaxed in the sunshine sipping on beers and cocktails.

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DAY 3 : PORT LOUIS CENTRAL MARKET

Best way of seeing the local way of life!

A very colour colourful market, this place is real with a need for heavy haggling but fairly interesting as an experience.

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SIR SEEWOOSAGUR RAMGOOLAM BOTANTICAL GARDEN

Also know as Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, is a popular tourist attraction in Port Louis and the oldest botanical garden in the Southern Hemisphere.

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It is very famous for it’s long pond of giant water lilies.

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DAY 4 : PRESKIL BEACH RESORT

Glass Bottom Boat and Snorkeling – A MUST!

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DAY 5 : PRESKIL BEACH RESORT

Kick back and chill on the island kind of day, which started off with coffee and a beautiful sunrise with hubby on our verandah.

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Evening ended off with a romantic private dinner on the beach for the newlyweds…💕

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DAY 5 : CATAMARAN CRUISE TO ÎLE AUX CERFS ISLAND 

 Also known as Deer Island in English, this is another piece of paradise that is privately owned and boasts over 4km’s of sandy bliss and gin-clear water.

“Like Marilyn Monroe and Cleopatra, Île aux Cerfs’ killer looks have triggered its demise”

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DAY 6 : PRESKIL BEACH RESORT

Our final day – had a few hours to spare before heading back to the airport.  I decided to browse around and snap off some more photos… Just in case I missed anything!

Goodbye Magical Mauritius – au revoir maurice magique

WE’LL BE BACK!

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1 Comment

  1. by Natalie Denovan on July 28, 2016  9:55 am Reply

    Stunning photos, makes me wanna go with my hubby xx

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