Monthly Archive: March 2012


Planning a holiday to Mauritius – where should I stay? What is my budget?

Planning a holiday to Mauritius – where should I stay? What is my budget? I’m trying to put myself in the shoes of a tourist who is visiting Mauritius for the first time. If you are reading this article, you’ve probably found it through your ‘Mauritius’ Google search. Most of my sites suit tourists who are looking for a more individual holiday; individual accommodation on a self-catering basis, or with breakfast included, possibly without activity programmes or set eating times. Many tourists enjoy the increased freedom and the feeling that you are staying in your own home.  Understandably, there are...



Mauritius is a small, volcanic island in the Indian Ocean, about 900 kilometres east of Madagascar.  Surrounded by dazzling white sand beaches, a spectacular coral reef and sparkling turquoise water, the 2040 km2 island is a miniature paradise in Africa. Named originally after Prince Maurice of Nassau, the Stadtholder of the Netherlands, under the French the island became known as L’ile de France, later to be L’île Maurice or, in English, Mauritius. Most potential visitors to the island know it only by the glossy photographs of the dazzling white beaches, turquoise lagoon, palm trees and five star hotels in the...


Andrea Lodges & L’Exil Lodges, in the south of Mauritius

I’ve recently spent a beautiful and relaxing time at the Andrea & Exile lodges with a couple of friends. There are two different locations on offer here. The Andrea lodges are in the South of the island, near the Anguilles Riviera and close to a cliff, from which you have a beautiful view of the ocean. You cannot swim in the sea there, as the currents are too strong and the waves are too big. It really is something, to be able to relax in peace and enjoy the view, as well as the sounds, of the ocean. In addition,...