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Mauritius 2012

In October I was lucky enough to travel to the Indian Ocean paradise of Mauritius with Kuoni & Sun International Resorts.

After an overnight flight and a welcome with frangipane necklaces we transferred to the Sugar Beach Hotel on the West coast.

The hotel is well spaced with rooms in the manor house and in villas around the well maintained grounds. From my beachfront room the sunset was great.

There are 3 restaurants to choose from each offering something different. The 2 swimming pools overlook the beach.

A walk through the gardens brings you to La Pirogue, which has a traditional Mauritian style and feel. All rooms are in thatched bungalows.

Guests can use all of the facilities at each hotel, which also expands your dining options.
Our second day was spent dolphin watching on board a catamaran, the b-b-q lunch was delicious.

The next day we left the beach and visited the capital Port Louis. Quite a contrast to the beach resorts. Here we took part in a treasure hunt, with the assistance of the friendly local people we met on our exploration of the town.

Next stop on the east coast was the newly opened Ambre, this hotel certainly has a wow factor as you enter the vast reception. The rooms are decorated in a modern style and there is a choice of restaurants.

Our final stop of the day was at Long Beach. This hotel has been open for about a year and was my favourite. As the name suggests it is located on a long powder white beach, with 2 pools, a great spa and plenty of sports activities for the more energetic.

The restaurants are situated around a central piazza where the nightly entertainment also takes place.

On our final full day we transferred to a Mauritian favourite La Tousserok. This is an elegant hotel offering great facilities & rooms with butler service. Again there is a good choice of dining venues and a private island to escape to. The trip over by boat is made a little more exciting if the sea is a little rough.

It is here you will also find the renowned golf course designed by Bernhard Langer on Ile des Cerfs. I hit a few balls on the driving range, what a setting for a game of golf.
Green fees are complimentary for Sun Resorts guests.

Each hotel has a wonderful kids club to keep the little ones amused whilst Mum & Dad relax. Family rooms are available at most of the hotels.

I cannot wait to return