Mauritius evokes all that an exotic beach destination can offer and I wanted to experience it for myself! I had one particular hotel on my list of ’to-do-before-I-die' luxury hotel list, so off we went in the middle of the wettest month, March. Turns out it’s not that wet at all, and we were delighted to discover from the locals that what is known as 'rainy season' is usually one or two quick showers a day!
First stop was the wonderful 4* Zilwa Attitude, where we had 5 nights of all inclusive bliss. What a fantastic ‘all-rounder’, set in the most beautiful lagoon with turquoise shallow water, absolute heaven! The all-inclusive was truly all inclusive with all restaurants included; lots of watersports and a trip on the hotel glass bottom boat to the reef was really fun. There were many families, groups of friends and couples so really, this hotel suits anyone.
For the second half, we stayed at one of the best hotels I've ever stayed in (and part of one of the best luxury hote brands) - The Oberoi. Wow! What an experience, from the room (aka Pavilion) to the incredible staff, the food (oh the food!) and the best cocktails I’ve ever tasted. Although there were a few families and the staff are wonderful with children, this is a much quieter resort and suitable for romantic occasions like your honeymoon, birthday or anniversary.
To have a chance to upgrade for a few days, splitting the hotel stays was an inspired choice, however It’s not essential. Mauritius has miles and miles of beautiful beaches; the Black River Gorges National Park is a lovely day out and the capital is worth a half day city trip to markets and learn more about the history of this island nation.
Don’t hesitate to contact me for more information on this affordable magical tropical paradise that is Mauritius.