Monthly Archive: October 2013

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Grand Baie, La Croisette, Super U, Bazar, Beaches, Clubs and more of Mauritius

In the north of the paradise island Mauritius, nestled in the bay, lies Grand Baie, with a population of almost 12,000 people. As one of the most popular tourist regions, Grand Baie has a lot to offer. Next to a range of shops, restaurants, bars and beaches, also the cultural and religious charm are not lost here. Because of this broad range of activities, Grand Baie is a popular meeting place for locals and tourists, young and old, as well as pleasure seekers and party lovers. In Grand Baie countless accommodations are offered, in different categories, from private- to luxury...






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Ile aux Cerfs , Mauritius

Located on the east coast of Mauritius, there is another popular tourist destination, the island ” Ile aux Cerfs “. After only a few minutes by motor boat you reach the small holiday paradise, characterized by filao trees, palm trees and a white sandy beach. Here one cannot talk about unaffected, since there is the possibility to choose between two restaurants and the Sands Bar. Also, all water sports, including parasailing, a tour by speed boat and a snorkeling course is offered. Furthermore, there is an 18- hole golf course located in the inner island. Already upon arrival at Ile...






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Casela Bird Park , Mauritius

Dream beaches, diverse marine life and also the inner island of Mauritius has a lot to offer. Even some parks attract daily visitors. So today I went to Casela Bird Park near Flic & Flac and Tamarin, in the southwest of Mauritius. After a one-hour drive from Grand Bay, we reach the Casela Park. In addition to quad biking, ziplining, tilapia fishing, a photo safari and other activities, the park offers something very appealing to me: Direct contact with lions and cheetahs! Also, an approximately one-hour walk with lions is offered here. Arrived at the Park, we first explored the...






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Tamarin Falls Hiking Trips, Mauritius

My Today’s excursion leads me to the Tamarin Falls in the southwest of Mauritius. The Tamarin Falls are amongst several other waterfalls, probably the most beautiful. To experience the whole fascination and beauty, it is recommended not only to look from the viewpoint on the nature, but to hike the 7 basins with sturdy shoes. But one should not do this without a local guide since the Tamarin Falls are not easily access. We start in Le Petrin, situated in Tamarin. On a still quite passable trail, the trail leads us through the woods to the base of the waterfalls....






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Dolphin Swim & Ile aux Benitiers, Mauritius

The weekend was very nice and now I’m on my way to Black River. Black River is located on the west coast of Mauritius. My plan of today includes swimming with dolphins and visiting the island “Ile aux Benitiers”. We start with a speedboat and we are made familiar with the code of conduct for swimming with dolphins. After a few minutes on the boat the first passengers stand up and start pointing with their fingers and an astonished face towards the horizon. A large group of dolphins “Spinner” can be seen and it only takes a few more minutes until...






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Horseback ride in Le Morne, Mauritius

My first trip to the south. Le Morne is located in the southwestern corner of Mauritius and is certainly worth a visit. Even the car ride there offered me incredible impressions. The south is much windier. The sight of the high waves is truly engaging, and you really want to unpack the surfboard and jump into the water. But my current plan is to explore the mountains and the beach of Le Morne by horse. Arrived at the horse stables, the saddled horses were already awaiting us and after a short introduction we were able to start right away. The...






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Ilôt Gabriel catamaran trip, Mauritius

What a work day! Today I made a catamaran trip to the nearby Island “Ilôt Gabriel”. A recommended day trip, which starts in the port of Grand Baie. The Port of Grand Baie is quite easy to find and the access to the port is just located by the Sunset Boulevard. The trip by catamaran takes about an hour. An hour that invites you to linger and relax. Relaxing on the nets of the catamaran or preferably a drink with some shade inside? This is probably the most difficult question to face at this moment. As usual, the Indian Ocean...






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Underwater Sea Walk, Grand Baie, Mauritius

Mauritius is also known as a diver’s paradise. So we will explore the multifaceted underwater world. Since I never dived before, I decided to try an ”Underwater Sea Walk”. Until now, this activity was completely new to me and sounded very interesting. Arrived at the diving school, they introduced me to the world of diving language, so I can communicate with my attendants under water. Then we finally could get started. After approximately a 10 minute ride by speedboat, we reached another boat with the necessary equipment. I didn’t need more than a towel and my bikini. The first steps...






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Goodlands & Grand Gaube, Mauritius

Today I visited Goodlands, the largest and most economically important city of the north. Since left-hand traffic prevails in Mauritius, I was glad that a friend accompanied me, who also took over the driving. Looking for the right way to Goodlands, we drove through the seemingly endless expanses of sugar cane fields. It was certainly our excellent sense of direction, because we got lost not once. Maybe it rather was the knowledge of my friend about the country. As we could see the sign of Goodlands, I was really excited what would await me. We crossed the largest city of...






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Mon Choisy Public Beach, Mauritius

Today, I am allowed to spend another day in Paradise. Actually on my to-do-list for today, was to visit the beach of Pereybere, but my friends invited me for a spontaneous BBQ at the beach of Mon Choisy. After a 3 hour quick shopping tour to buy the necessary things, I am now sitting on the beach of Mon Choisy. My friends prepare the BBQ, which is why I am able to do my work and keep you up to date. The beach of Mon Choisy is a sought-after place. No wonder! Crystal clear water and a seemingly never-ending sandy...






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Cap Malheureux, Mauritius

Awakened by the early morning sun, I went to the north of Mauritius, today. The visit of “Cap Malheureux” should be done by every Mauritian visit. Given the incredible view of the turquoise ocean and the heavenly peace, one imagines the question of of how the small fishing village got his name. The translation of the French “malheureux” ranges from “unhappy”, “sad” to “miserable”. Mauritius is home to very familiar and tolerant people who are mostly friendly and helpful. So I took the chance to let me clear up by a local resident: Near ”Cap Malheureux” the British conquered the...