Mauritius Dream Come True
My first trip to the Indian Ocean and the word on my lips has to be 'wow' - I'd expected the sparkling turquoise waters and platinum white sands, which is certainly what I got, but what I hadn't anticipated was just how unforgettable this experience of apparelled luxury would be. This is the trip where I discovered the true meaning of 'dream come true', on the verdant green island of Mauritius.
After being whisked away in a luxury 4x4 directly from the aircraft steps to a private arrival lounge for my transfer to the hotel, I now truly do know how it feels to be a star. A total lack of stress awaiting bags clearing customs and immigration was just what was required to ease me into the relaxed atmosphere of this picturesque country.
1 hour 15 minutes later I was in the reception area of the Trou Aux Biches on the North West coast, a tropical garden bordered by 2km of white sandy beach and a calm blue sea. I had reached heaven.
I stayed in a Junior Suite, one of 90 on the property. It was located in Crescent 4 where we had a shared pool with the other villas. The room was so spacious it was wasted on just me, it can accommodate up to 2 adults and an infant.
The ensuite with its large bath and open decked floor shower certainly brought the out doors indoor.
The balcony overlooked the lovely garden and shared pool and it was only a short walk to the amazing sandy beach and crystal blue waters.
A couple of hours later I entered one of the 6 restaurants in resort - Mahiya, Indian restaurant, where I was bowled over by the service, they even knew I did not eat fish and presented me with a personal fishless menu. I sat and ate the most delicious food and contemplated how I was going to fill my hours the next day…would it be laying by the main pool, the pool in my crescent or on one of the most beautiful beaches in Mauritius, which treatment would I book at the end of a blissfully relaxing day at the Clarins Spa… decisions, decisions..
My stay in Mauritius continued like this, so many choices on where to laze about and soak up the Mauritian atmosphere and amazing service.
I must point out that along with amazing hotels the island is packed with historic sights, and jaw-dropping visions of natural geographic variation and almost limitless activities to distract you from the daily grind of beach and pool. But perhaps its single biggest asset is the relaxed charm of its warm and welcoming people. Needless to say I am already planning my return trip!