Take Me Back to Mauritius

This time last year I was sat on the beach in the middle of the gorgeous island that is Mauritius. It was by fat the best 2 weeks away, after a busy year of A-Levels. Its actually quite depressing that my timehop keeps showing me pictures of it and this year I'm stuck in rainy England - yay. 
Mauritius

I didn't really talk about the trip when I went, so I thought a little throwback style, very picture heavy post was a better idea! Mauritius is a volcanic island in the middle of the Indian ocean. On such a small island there is so much to do, from hiking, seeing waterfalls to staying by the gorgeous beaches that are surrounding you everywhere. Post of these pictures are of the beach because that's where we spent most of our time, who wouldn't when it is so picturesque? Our summer time is their winter so we experienced a few rain showers whilst out there but the weather is still hot, I'd love to go back in December time when it is really hot! 


We flew from Heathrow with Emirates airlines who are by far the best people I have ever flown with. You fly to Dubai first, layover for a few hours and then continue your journey to Mauritius all in all about 16 hours but time flies when you fly at nighttime - so much easier. On the way home we didn't come straight back and stayed in Dubai for an extra 3 days, to break it all up another place where I really want to go back to. 

We stayed at one of the Veranda Hotels, a chain of hotels on the island. The one we went to is Veranda Palmar Beach, located in the east of the island and its absolutely beautiful. Upon arrival you are greeted with a drink, a gorgeous lobby and then taken up to your rooms which have a stunning view of the beach and the far land. Each hotel where we were had their own bit of the beach, which is so much easier as you are guaranteed a seat (you know the drill, those who wake up at 5am to get a seat!). It was just peaceful, relaxing and gorgeous. 

All in all, it was an amazing trip and if you want somewhere exotic to go to then Mauritius is the place. Where to visit? 
* Port Louis - The capital where you can find lots of markets, and cute restaurants. 
*Black River Gorges National Park
*Casela National Park
*Botanical Gardens
*Trou Aux Cerfs - Dormat Volcano 

Over on Yahoo! I blogged all about my long haul flight essentials, which are pretty handy! Have a read here, if you fancy...


 Veranda Palmar Beach,

 Veranda Palmar Beach,

 Veranda Palmar Beach,

 Veranda Palmar Beach,

 Veranda Palmar Beach,

Mauritius

Mauritius

Mauritius

Mauritius

Mauritius




This was such a great getaway and we as a family really needed it, very much wish I was still there. That's my holiday throwback, where do you wish you were right now? 





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