We’ve been back at home a whole week, but I am still not able to dismiss my daydreams with the perfect island holiday that we have just returned from. I opened my eyes on Sunday morning, and the nostalgia instantly kicked in the moment I realized that it was time to go back to the office already.…..
This morning I pulled out my hard-drive to look through and edit some of our Mauritius photos, secretly I hoped to find a temporary cure for my severe yearnings for one more day in paradise…
Mauritius impressed us in many ways, our hotel was superb, the people were incredibly kind, the food was delicious, and we managed to engage in many fun activities that we were hardly ever bored (at least I wasn’t).
“you gather the idea that Mauritius was created first, and then heaven; and that heaven was copied after Mauritius” – Mark Twain
Looking at the photos I realized that what I miss the most is the sense of peace and tranquillity, which was expectedly installed in me every time I visited one of the island’s picture perfect beaches. I could’ve really used just a little bit more of that…
Allow me to share some of that bliss with you
North East Coast
Trou aux Bitches Beach
We decided to stay at Trou aux Biches Beach, for three reasons:
1. Most online reviews advised that this is one of the less touristy beaches that is not likely to get too crowded at this time of the year.
2. It also sounded like the wind would be calmer here at the time of our trip, and since I wasn’t all game for battling tall waves, this beach sounded like a sensible choice.
When we arrived there, we didn’t find it entirely action free; the hotel provides a number of complementary water activities to its guests, like kayaking, sailing lessons, windsurfing lessons, etc, which keeps the beach busy until 5pm. It is also connected to the public beach on both ends, hence occasionally we were hassled by street sellers, but it never got too annoying.
3. I was determined to enjoy daily doses of hypnotizing sunsets, considering that I am a total sucker for those; the view of an orange fiery ball slowly dipping down into the blue horizon behind a finely sketched cloud has a mysteriously overpowering effect on me that I longed for, and that was going to be achievable only at the western face of the island.
Beata and Nacho
We accompanied our Mauritian friend (Sebastian) and his beautiful wife (Beata) to walk their cute, young and energetic dog (Nacho) at the almost secluded beach near their home in “Pointe aux Canonniers”. We enjoyed a lovely conversation since it was my first meeting with them, but the star of our mini excursion was defiantly the location.
This beach is truly a hidden gem, that we wouldn’t have found on our own! it was nearly vacant that day and we enjoyed most of it for ourselves.
Our walk was concluded with another fabulous sunset on the beach. *sigh*
North East Coast
We rented a car and set off to discover the rest of the island armed with a recent map, not that it stopped us from getting lost few times! We drove along the north east coast, and found more gorgeous beaches.
Celebrities” favourite Constance Le Prince Maurice Hotel
South East Coast
Sebastian drove us around the island on our last full day there, this time we made it all the way to the Southern tip via the east. More and more gorgeous beaches 🙂
Last Stop. Le Morne Beach
I bet my nostalgic moods will be torturing me for few more days before I am finally able to beat the blues. Do you go through this phase after a well enjoyed holiday? How do you deal with it?
Good thing its Ramadam, and we have few Iftars with family and friends planned out for the coming few weeks to distract me. Let’s hope that actually helps…