Last full day in paradise – 4×4 safari and African dancing.

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As this was my last full day on this beautiful island I woke early and had a walk along the beach before breakfast. It was lovely and peaceful only the sounds of the sea and birds in the gardens.

Once breakfast was finished we had a walk around the rest of the hotel. We were shown the wonderful spa with all the different treatment rooms. We also saw the herb and vegetable garden where they grow their own organic foods for the restaurants. One of the restaurants is La Kaze Mama which is where you can experience authentic Mauritian cooking in a memorable outdoor setting. Another restaurant was The Beach Shack which was a rustic beach side BBQ.

We were welcomed to The Heritage Awali with the sound of drums and a cold towel. This hotel focus’ on Mauritius’ strong African heritage, walking into the hotel lobby felt like walking into an African safari lodge.
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After dropping our things off in our rooms (which carried on the African theme) we met in reception and given a tour around The Heritage Le Telfair and afterwards had lunch at Gin’ja. This was a Asian street food buffet where I had some very tasty noodles. The Heritage Le Telfair has the chic C Beach club with its bar, swimming pool & beach area – the ideal place to relax in stylish surroundings.

We were then treated to a ride in a 4×4 jeep through part of the Frederica Nature Reserve we drove through some stunning scenery as well as lots of deer including some stags with some seriously impressive antlers!

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That afternoon we relaxed in the pool and ordered some drinks from the lovely pool waiter catching the last of the sun before heading back to the UK the following day.

For our evening meal we were treated to a fantastic meal at Boma – this was a wonderful experience, we sat around a campfire and took in the atmosphere. We were then treated to African drums and dance entertainment including a fire show. We had a lovely time eating and drinking under the stars. After the food (and quite a lot of wine!) The entertainment guys got some of us up and taught us some moves – I love music and dancing so this to me was a great experience and just perfect for our last night.

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img_2467img_2468-1After a cocktail and chatting about the fantastic week we had all had it was off to bed and pack before our early morning wake up call for the long trip home.

This trip made me fall in love Mauritius and the Indian Ocean. Everyone I spoke to was very friendly, the Mauritian people are so lovely. The hotels were some of the best I have ever stayed in and I was truly spoilt! The memories I have taken away from this FAM trip will last me a life time.  I met some great people and I can’t thank If Only Holidays, White Sands Tours and all the fantastic hotels enough for this amazing opportunity I hope to go back one day with my husband to show him this amazing country and the lovely people, in the meantime I can’t wait to share my experiences with our customers at Stamford Independent Travel.

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