Blogs from Grand Port, Mauritius, Africa


Africa » Mauritius » Grand Port May 1st 2016

General info: Currency: Mauritian Rupee Cost of living: 1,5L bottle of water 25R, bottle of wine 300R, meal in restaurant about 200-400R In the beginning I let myself to quote Mark's Twain words, which perfectly desribe the island "Mauritius was made first, and then heaven was copied after Mauritius". The Resort in which we've had pleasure to spend our layover is a complex of everything what you may need within hand's reach. The bar where they serve beautiful tropical drinks, restaurant with delicious food, small stores with local products, swimming pool, sunbeds, umbrellas and heavenly beach rinsing by Indian Ocean water. It all together creates perfectly relaxing atmosphere. Resort offers wariety of water activities, but at the same time warns against driffting to far away, becouse of strong ocean current in this area so in concern ... read more
Hotel Shandrani Resort Spa, Mauritius
Indian Ocean, Mauritius
Shells, Mauritius

Africa » Mauritius » Grand Port » Mahebourg October 17th 2015

Geo: -20.41, 57.7Decided to do one final kayak on the river before we left. Managed to convince them we could launch and land by ourselves so off we went. As usual, it was a pleasant paddle and we were glad we had done it.Came back and packed up and were ready for our next adventure which was going to be flying to Frankfurt, Germany via Johannesburg, South Africa, to some of those places we really enjoyed on our last trip to Europe. While in Frankfurt airport, we would store our camping equipment and fly to Berlin and stay for several days before heading to Santorini.We had never been to Berlin but we were going there because we could use some of our British Airways air miles to fly to Santorini and then from Santorini to Paris. ... read more
River La Chaux  Weaver nests
River La Chaux
River La Chaux

Africa » Mauritius » Grand Port » Mahebourg October 16th 2015

Geo: -20.41, 57.7Final trip to the doctor to get the stitches removed, and we were heading back over the island to Mahebourg. We had made reservations to stay at the same place as before, Le Bamboo. Got ourselves settled in and got on the bikes to go find lunch. There was a place on the waterfront that had received mixed reviews but intrigued us so we decided to check it out.We were hooked! Sitting outside under an umbrella with the waterfront stretching out into the distant mountains, what a view. For us, the view and service kept us coming back day after day. Our rationalization, eat there during the day and fix our own dinner at night. Worked for us. We decided we enjoyed Mahebourg best while we were here. It was so easy to bike ... read more

Africa » Mauritius » Grand Port » Mahebourg October 9th 2015

Geo: -20.41, 57.7 One of the reasons we chose to stay at Le Bamboo was the fact they advertised free bikes and kayaks. Soo......the next morning after our delicious breakfast of eggs, crepe, fruit, coffee and fresh bread, we said we wanted to go kayaking! Oh no, there is a leak! Checked them out and does not seem to be a real bad leak and it was on the top of kayak and then Vishna also tells us some other guests had taken the boats out and had gone toward the bridge where the river heads to the ocean, got caught in current and were swept out to sea and had to be rescued by the Coast Guard. We assured him we only wanted to go the other direction.So, they helped us get the boats in ... read more

Africa » Mauritius » Grand Port » Mahebourg September 5th 2015

Geo: -20.41, 57.7Our flight was delayed leaving JNB and we did not finish clearing customs until around 7:30 but were so thankful when we cleared it all and there were our names on a cardboard sign.............Le Bamboo no longer has a restaurant or bar as we had read. Even though we were tired thought it would be nice to relax with a drink. We had bought some samosas from a street vendor and now just need a drink. Krishna offered to take us to find something to drink. Drove around the neighborhood and everything was closed. Drove us across the longest bridge ....not very long to an area where we found a oriental man standing outside his business visiting with someone. Krishna gets out and talks to him. Oh, he has a pinotage and some cold ... read more
right on the wing
passing over Madagascar
waiting for the luggage

Africa » Mauritius » Grand Port February 4th 2011

We have now set off on world adventure take 2! There was quite a large change from our planned itinerary due to Harry breaking his leg a week before we were due to travel. Therefore instead of going to South Africa we spent a month staying with parents in Worcester and Hereford before coming straight out to Australia the day after Harry had his cast removed. We booked a new flight via Mauritius and so arranged an overnight stay there in order to break up the journey and explore a bit of the island. We had a fun day in Mauritius although it was very hot and humid which made it very difficult to get around. Harry wasn't helped by the fact that his leg was still pretty swollen but he was able to get around ... read more

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