Close to the world class beaches and kite surfing lagoons of UNESCO World Heritage site Le Morne minutes away from the pristine forests and hiking of Chamarel & Black river gorge Located in a lively & authentic village Enjoy the best natural highlights of Mauritius Stylish studios Each has private dining terrace. Personal kitchen. En suite shower room Houskeeping WIFI & stunning shared roof deck with sea views
Breathtaking views in every direction, this brand new two storey villa built in 2015, has been designed to take full advantage of the Indian Ocean breezes. Built with romance in mind, each spacious studio has a private outside dining terrace where every meal can be taken in the shade.....en suite shower room, guest towels (please bring your beach towels ) private kitchen Fan. Air conditioning available @ 100rs per day. Free WIFI . Relax & take it easy with our housekeeping service (3 x weekly) There is a stunning shared roof terrace with 360 degree panoramic sea & mountain views with a BBQ Giant sunbeds Cool off shower & dining area
Contemporary styling throughout.....with a touch of luxury. Located close to the best natural highlights this beautiful island has to offer such as the 5 mile stretch of stunning beaches at Le Morne & the pristine forests & waterfalls of Chamarel. Beautique studios is also close to all amenities and close to the best restaurant in the area 'Miellees'
A 10 minute drive to the world famous kite boarding & wind surfing Le Morne Brabant. For those less adventurous who prefer to slumber under a tree with a good book Le Morne also has the added benefit of more sheltered swimming and sunning beaches.
Found in the heart of authentically Mauritian hamlet of Cotteau Raffin, La Gaulette, 3 kilometres to the pristine beaches of Le Morne, share the same stunning stretch of sand as the 5 & 6 star hotels at a fraction of the cost! Close to all the amenities and activities required for a perfect holiday experience , this location is hard to beat !
This location is not a quiet away from it all experience...The pace of life is slow here but this truly Mauritian village is often pretty lively and noisy!! Dogs bark (especially at night) cockerels crow, locals greet each other on the street. The baker will toot his horn morning and early morning and evening to get his customers attention ( which saves going to the supermarket!) The local school children are picked up at 7am.....the day starts early in this nieghbourhood
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There is a gorgeous roof terrace with a giant sunbed, cool down shower and BBQ area available to all our guests. Kayaks are available to paddle out on to the lagoon. This is a kite and wind surfing mecca and the snorkelling in this area is second to none!
Interactie met gasten
We appreciate some guests (couples) want to have an intimate private time as Mauritius is a famous romantic destination and so let them set the tone.....we are always up for a BBQ supper on the roof though if they are in the mood to socialise
Andere dingen waar je op moet letten
We would love to introduce you to a list of quality services & excursions including recommendations from our guests!
Kayaking safari. Explore the lagoon close by and paddle out to the island with a picnic. 500 rupees per person.
Madagascar Massage 1200rs per hour Trish can book an appointment for you)
A fantastic pampering after a long flight. Mixing her own massage essential oils Nicole, who comes from Madagascar will come to your studio. Having a long family tradition of massage handed down, this is like no massage I have ever had, and is certainly as good as any I have ever had ! She also specialises in pregnancy and baby massage and can help with sciatic nerves. This very popular massage should be booked in advance.Definitely treat yourself !
Indian Ocean Safari swimming with wild dolphins and BBQ Seafood lunch at Isle aux Benetiers. A pod of wild bottle nosed & spinner dolphins are resident close by ! This wonderful day excursion includes a delicious seafood BBQ lunch , our skipper is a former chef prepares Freshly caught fish Chicken or Vegetarian pre ordered ) served on Isle aux Benitiers. Leaves at around 06am
All drinks ( including beer and local rum, soft drinks & water) all snorkel equipment is provided @ 2300 per person booked in advance Bring towel and sunscreen.
This is the experience of a lifetime and we recommend highly! All of our guests have said this has been the highlight of their entire trip. Contact Trish
Indian Ocean snorkel & swim with wild dolphins.
If you want to have the experience of swimming amongst the dolphins & snorkelling in the lagoon of Benetiers Island this trip is a few hour
1500 rupees contact Trisha
Unesco World Heritage Le Morne Brabant and beaches.
We have the good fortune to be so close to this stunning 5 mile stretch of coral sand. Perfect for sun worshippers and snorkelers along the Northern end , at the southern tip is also a ledgendary kite & windsurfers mecca. For other historical information about Le Morne Brabant and its rich history
B9 road 6.9 km about 8 minutes.
Rhumerie de Chamarel. Gorgeous colonial style buildings set in the hills of the National forest is this famous Mauritian rum distillery(URL HIDDEN) Open from 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Monday to Saturday also on public holidays.
Guided Tour and Rum Tasting - (30/40mn)
L’Alchimiste “A la Carte” Restaurant - Opening days: from Monday to Saturday for lunch - Open for exclusive dinners on reservation
Black River Gorges National Park
This is a protected endemic forest, and is also in the hills of Chamarel this destination could easily be included in the same day excursion. There is plenty of wild life, waterfalls, and hiking trails. The views are panoramic across the lagoon to Le Morne peninsula and inside the Gorges.
An idea of how Mauritius would have been before people!
Grand Bassin or Ganga Talao
A sacred lake, which is about 1800 feet above sea level and is situated 2 km to the east of Le Pétrin. The crater lake is one of the most important hindu pilgrimage sites outside of India. During the week there is an idyllic and calm atmosphere at Grand Bassin, whereas between the end of febuary and the beginning of march crowds of pilgrims are heading to the lake: when Maha-Shivaratree is celebrated, more than 400.000 believers make the pilgrimage to Ganga Talao to make sacrifices to their gods.
Divali & Cavadee . Two enormously important religious festivals on the Mauritian calendar. If you happen to be visiting during either , there are amazing and interesting sacred rituals and devotees to witness. A fascinating insight into the huge Tamil and Hindu population in Mauritius.
La Route du The ( tea route
An enjoyable sensory experience. Discover the making of teas, rum, vanilla, essential oils - and as you stroll the exotic gardens of the Bois Cheri tea plantation. A guide will walk you around during your visit and teach you on the history, stories and tales of all the sites. It is a trip that will take you back in time to the first days of Mauritius with its rich colonial history and you will get a chance to learn the importance of tea production in Mauritius.
Bois Cheri, Plaine Champagne Road via B103 35 min 30.6 km
You can also visit the “Domaine des Aubineaux” and its gardens. Domaine des Aubineaux is a colonial house built in 1872, which has been converted into a museum dedicated to the history of Mauritian Tea. Call for opening times and info about guided tours.
The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden ( JARDIN Pamplemousses)
Close to Port Louis . Initially opened as a private garden by the French Governor ‘Pierre Poivre’ in the 17th century, it has now become the National Botanical Garden of Mauritius. The garden stretches over endless acres and contains more than 650 varieties of plants including 85 varieties of palm trees brought from different corners of the world. This stunning botanical garden also has a colonial sugar cane factory ( until recent times the main economic support for Mauritius)
La Vanille Reserve des Mascareignes, 34 mins 38.6kms via B9 and A9 Crocodile & Giant Tortoises Park which is home to various species of animals, reptiles and plants is set in a beautiful rain forested valley with natural freshwater springs, full of prawns and fish.
As part of your visit to the Crocodile & Giant Tortoises Park, the park’s guides will guide you through some unforgettable walks, and you will stroll through luxuriant greenery where banana trees, palm trees and giant bamboos provide shade for the crocodiles and the giant tortoises.
During your visit to the park you can experience a first hand unique encounter with the giant tortoises, and get a rare chance to feed & pet them
Thousands of Nile crocodiles are found in the park and you can observe them in complete safety
A must see is the rare collection of butterflies and other brightly coloured insects (around 23000 species), which is one of the most fascinating in the world.
7 Water Falls-Sept Cascades,via B103 - Plaine Champagne Road via B103 43 min 35.6 km
Tamarind Falls also commonly known as the 7 cascades can be found near the small village of Henrietta, in the South West of Mauritius. It originates from the Rivière Tamarin and has at least seven simultaneous waterfalls. The Tamarind Falls has a total height of 293 meter/961 feet and is therefore the highest waterfall in Mauritius. You can find a variety of exotic plants and birds in this calm and enchanted venue. Furthermore a part of the water is being used for generating hydro electric power and it has a reservoir. HOW TO GET THERE The Tamarind Falls are difficult to reach. You can either rent a car or go with the bus. The fastest way to go by car is first to get to Curepipe and then follow the signs for Henrietta. From there you can walk to the Tamarind Falls. Coming from the Vacoas side you can already see the falls in its serene surroundings.
There are a lot of activities you can do at Tamarind Falls. You can choose to go hiking or spend a full or a half day to go canyoning. There are several companies which provide these activities with experienced guides. When you go hiking on your
own, you will find local guides at the bus stop in Henrietta. It’s recommended to get a guide who will help you during the hike in exchange for a small fee. Don’t go on your own if you have never visited the Tamarind Falls before, there are not many clear trails to follow. At some points the hike may be quite challenging, but it will be worth the efforts. Bird watchers and nature lovers will enjoy the hike to these waterfalls, though it may be a bit stressful for youngsters or less fit older folks.
Those who don’t want to do a hike can still view the falls from a distance
Casela park. Walk with lions.
Ostrich and zebra roam free in this huge park...and there is a unique opportunity to walk with lions and several activities on offer at the park. Some for the fit and adventurous, others who may want to roam through the calm and stunning bamboo gardens overlooking a waterfall of coy carp ponds. There is also a good restaurant in a beautiful setting open for lunch. The park can get busy , but there are some really tranquil corners.
The local supermarket is handy for cupboard essentials and has some fruit and vegetables, there are also the roadside fruit and veg stalls on the road to La Gaulette. However if you want a really excellent fruit and vegetable market ( also selling eggs , meat and fish at the best prices we have seen!) we highly recommend QUATRE BORNES. Every day Monday to Saturday, about a 30 minute drive.
There are many shopping malls with pretty good places to eat in Mauritius for those wanting some retail therapy such as CASCAVELLE on the main road going north BAGATELLE, PHEONIX,
and a couple of shopping centers on the main road towards Tamarin.
There are a couple of fisherman who sell from stalls by the roadside in Le Morne Village. Instead of turning left to go to the beach stay on the main road go straight over the hill, about a 10 minute drive. Daily.
There are 2 DOGS on this property they stay in the garden. Do not book this accommodation if you are afraid of dogs.
Adults only. Check in time is after 2pm. Check out time is 11am. No exceptions during busy periods. Inform us on arrival of check out times before 11am. No one can invite friends onto property without permission.
You must rent a car (or scooter) for this location
Gate must be kept closed at all times.
Absolutely no smoking in studios. You may smoke outside only.
Rubbish bins are located: Behind the hedge at the bottom of the stairs & blue bin in car park (there is no recycling in Mauritius)
Please tidy up BBQ area if you use it ( next day after coals have cooled!)
Water is heated by solar panels for 4 studios . When there is no sun there will be no hot water. Consider the other guests don't waste hot water.
Wash sand from your feet at tap provided at the gate.
Occasionally there will be power cuts especially during cyclones power is usually restored by dinner time ,make sure you have candles.
Up to £300 GB ( administered through the Airbnb site ) will only be claimed after check out, we expect:
No damage is done to property or contents of property including plumbing, beyond normal wear and tear.
Keys are all handed back to the manager.
All charges accrued during stay have been fully paid prior to departure.
No linens are lost or damaged or stained.
No pets allowed.Housekeeping is every other day except Sundays and public holidays. Sheets are fresh on arrival and changed approximately every 5 days thereafter. Wine or blood stained sheets ( any stains that cannot be removed) will be charged to purchase replacement.
Guests are required to wash their own dishes and buy toilet roll. We provide bathroom towels ,please bring your own beach towels.
Laundry service is available @ 300rs per load. Please let us know in advance as we will inform housekeeping. No guest laundry on rainy days. Last laundry must be done 2 days before check out.
If you do take out rubbish make sure you place it in the bins provided.
Inform us immediately if anything is broken or doesn't work properly.
We are committed to being Eco friendly with a septic tank and leaching field to manage waste. Do not place sanitary products or nappies in the toilet. Any blockage caused will mean a claim for damages to pay for repairs.
Do not waste water or electricity.
Please be advised there is no telephone landline or Television.
Bring your own hair dryer.
Only 2 adults per studio.
There is a ceiling fan provided for your comfort. Air con is available @100rs per night. Turn off air con when you go out. If you leave it on , house keeping are instructed to turn it off.
We want everyone to enjoy their time with us, please respect other guests right to privacy and peacefulness.
Nudity on the terraces will offend locals.
Read all the information about the studios carefully. The location of our studios is described accurately, our neighborhood is clearly described and all images and descriptions on our websites are accurate. We do not except any last minute cancellations & No refunds will be issued.
There is off street parking provided make sure you leave room for others to park.
Our studios are monitored 24 hours by CCTV and security lights.
There are mattresses provided in each studio for the sun beds on the roof, Please return them to your room when you are not using them.
If you are happy with the housekeeping we encourage you to leave some rupees for the Maids on departure. This is greatly respected & appreciated!