Mauritius: A Jewel in the Indian Ocean
Beyond the swish of automatic doors and the glare of bright lights the town centre is a rush of traffic and people going about their daily business. Many of them are on their way to the heritage protected hall that houses the Port Louis central market. Mounds of polished, shining fresh fruit and vegetables are piled high on the stalls scattered around the huge main hall. The small shops on the mezzanine floor above the fruit and vegetable market are ablaze with colourful handicrafts, clothing and innumerable fridge magnets.
A South Island Tour on Mauritius
As we were based in the southern part of the island at the fabulous Tamassa Resort it was not far to our first stop – a lake formed in a volcanic crater – a reminder that Mauritius is a volcanic island …
Port Louis and Pamplemousses on Mauritius
Mauritius in the Indian Ocean is an entrancing mixture of old and new, lagoons and mountains and Africa and Asian. As we journeyed from our base at the Tamassa Resort in the southern part of the island we had glimpses through the tree-lined road of sandy coves penetrating a rocky coastline.
Tea and Tortoises on Mauritius
Tea and tortoises may seem a strange combination but odd mixtures are one of the many charms of my favourite exotic beach destination, the island of Mauritius. Whereas I love exotic destinations I do not relish the idea of spending day after day languishing on a beach. I like a variety of activities to fill some of my time and my next three blog posts will explore the possible diversions here.
Ten out of ten for the Tamassa hotel at Bel Ombre on Mauritius
As the sun dipped into the sea and the sky turned a fiery red I was both in awe and sad to think that this would be the last sunset I would watch from the beach of the all-inclusive Tamassa resort in Bel Ombre on Mauritius…