Mauritius SO Sofitel

Mauritius SO Sofitel

At the end of January, I hopped on a plane and headed off to one of my favourite destinations… Mauritius! If you’re a regular here on StyleScoop, you probably already know my love affair with this Island. It’s so close to home (literally a four and a half hour flight away) and I would go back every year if I could. More than once too – haha It was my third visit to the island, and this time, I was very fortunate to have been invited by Accor to experience their magnificent SO Sofitel Mauritius on the South Coast of the island. Having been to Mauritius twice before, I thought I knew the island pretty well. Turns out, I got to experience a whole new kind of Mauritius in the South. On previous trips with my hubby, we stayed on the North Coast – and I pretty much know Grand Baie like the back of my hand. But this time the Mauritius I experienced was wilder, more idyllic, peaceful, serene and very different from the “buzzing touristy” island I’ve always know. The South Coast of Mauritius is wild. It’s even referred to as the “Wild South” and you can tell.…

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Mauritius Wild South

Mauritius Wild South

One of my favourite experiences on our Mauritius trip, and one that felt – truly Mauritian – was our little rum tasting tour and touring the Mauritius Wild South. Since we did the Catamaran excursion ten years ago when we visited, we opted for an inland tour of Mauritius instead. Mauritius is known for its beautiful beaches and amazing waters, but inland Mauritius is also something to be admired. A Tour of the Wild South is a great day trip that will let you explore Mauritius’ majestic scenery. It includes a visit to the Black River National Park, the sacred lake at Grand Bassin as well as some fantastic stops at Chamarel, including; the Rum Distillery, Chamarel Waterfall and a chance to view the Seven Coloured Earths. We went with a tour group, and the big benefit there was having a tour guide – Steeve (yes with two ee’s) who made it more interesting. The only downside, was that the tour felt a bit rushed and I would have loved to spend more time at Rhumeire De Chamarel and at Grand Bassin. You can also hire a private guide, which I think would have been fantastic. The Wild South Stop at Grand Bassin Grand Bassin, also called Ganga Taloa is Mauritius’…

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Experience Mauritius: A Visual Story

Experience Mauritius: A Visual Story

It’s been over a month since our magical holiday to the island of Mauritius, and judging by my Instagram feed, you can tell I’m still not over this paradise island. We had such an incredible stay and today, I wanted to share some of my Mauritius Travel tips and a visual story that may help you if you’re planning a visit to this East African gem. Mauritius truly is a slice of paradise! From the beautiful beaches to the crystal clear waters with incredible sea life. Then there’s the five-star service (throughout the island), the flowing cocktails and of course, the fantastic weather. But the one true thing that makes Mauritius so incredibly special, is it’s warm and friendly people who welcome you into their little corner of paradise – if only for a few days! In March this year, for our 10 year wedding anniversary the hubby spoilt me rotten! Firstly with an incredible designer piece that I’ve lusted after for ages, but if that wasn’t enough, he also spoilt me with an 8-day surprise trip to Mauritius. He actually sneaked our flights and accommodation booking for Mauritius inside the handbag he gave me on my birthday (BTW, my birthday…

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