More Mauritius

After a fantastic sleep in one of the most comfortable beds I’ve slept in I had a lovely breakfast before meeting everyone for today’s plans.

We said goodbye to the fantastic staff at the Maritm and headed over to The Westin Turtle Bay Resort and Spa.

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We then headed off to spend some time in Port Louis. We walked around the shops and looked at all the great souvenirs on offer. I brought some presents for my family including fridge magnets, sarongs and a dodo cuddly toy for my niece Esme. Once we were all shopped out we had a cold drink in one of the many cafes.

We arrived at La Pirogue Resort just in time for lunch. We were taken to a lovely thatched restaurant overlooking the pool and sea beyond. I had a tasty fish dish while we were looked after by the very attentive staff and given some information about the property.

The accommodations are thatched bungalows and pavilions here and it feels very laid back. This is a hotel for people who don’t normally like big all inclusive hotels while liking fantastic facilities.

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Once we had walked around the grounds looking at the different rooms we then entered The Sugar Beach Resort & Spa which is the sister hotel located right next door. We had a lovely welcome walking down the stairs to a traditional sega band with dancers as well as a lovely cool drink. Welcome at The Sugar Beach Hotel

The Sugar Beach Resort & Spa had a colonial plantation-style feel to it. A magnificent Manor House with a majestic staircase leading onto the lawns in front and then directly onto the fantastic beach. I thought this would be an amazing aisle for new brides to walk down on the way to getting married – the photos would be amazing! In Mauritius they mainly have 1 wedding per day so this makes it very personal.

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The Sugar Beach had great facilities for all the family we were shown around the kids club this was in the style of a ginger bread house and they had some great activities available for the little ones.

My room was fantastic on the ground floor just steps from the beach. Some of us took the opportunity to dip our toes in the sea before dinner.


That evening we met by the beach for cocktails, we sat and chatted while a bonfire was alight on the beach.

For dinner we were treated to a buffet with so many different types of food and my fave – amazing desserts! While we ate we watched the show put on by the dancers about the history of Mauritius. 

Then off to bed to have a good nights sleep for our boat trip in the morning.

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