When most people think of Islands of the coast of Africa, Madagascar usually comes to mind, but if you head out about 900 Kilometers east you will hit the gorgeous island of Mauritius. In Kiwi Collections 2 part series we will discover all that the island Nation of Mauritius has to offer as well as the best places to say.
Of volcanic origin and generally sheltered by barriers of coral reefs forming natural, safe, crystal clear lagoons, Mauritius has long been a dream destination to countless European and Asian travelers. Recently becoming independent in 1968 Mauritus enjoys great political stability with a diverse population, traditions and cultures that flourish in peace and harmony. The Island nation of Mauritius enjoys a great tropical climate with mild temperature all year round making this often overlooked slice of paradise truly unforgettable.
The island’s capital, Port-Louis is the main starting point for most journeys to the Island. This area is a bustling center of business and entertainment offering a wealth of culture. The city’s famous market, Chinatown, the collection of museums and some wonderfully preserved colonial buildings make for a wonderful day away from the beach.
Conveniently located only 15km away from Port-Louis is perhaps one of the best resorts in Mauritius, The Grand Mauritian. Spread over ten hectares, nestled between the warm turquoise water of the Indian ocean and lush sugar cane fields, The Grand Mauritian, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, is perfect for long walks along its natural sandy beach or relax in their beautiful infinity pool located by the main beach. All of the luxury rooms and suites offer a breathtaking sea-view and a modern aesthetic feel.
If you are looking for a day of adventure, The Grand Mauritian coastline is adjacent to one of the only two marine nature parks in Mauritius. The Marine Park, bordered by a reef running the length of the hotel coastline, is full of indigenous fish and an abundance of coral. The park is also complete with organized snorkeling trips as well as diving to visit deeper parts of the ocean.
The Grand Mauritian Resort and Spa also offers many choices for causal and fine dining. Bar 68 celebrates the year of independence for Mauritius and centrally located in the resort for a perfect sundowner or pre-dinner drink. For the perfect meal, Season by Stephane is The Grand Mauritian’s signature restaurant by their French awarded Chef de Cuisine Stephane Brallet. Accompanied with dinner their wine room features a wide range of French Grand Cru’s, South African and New World wines.
The Grand Mauritian, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, invites you to experience the magic of Mauritian hospitality in a truly luxurious setting. It will surely be a rich and memorable travel experience.