The SpaceBreathtaking views in every direction, this two storey villa completed in 2011, has been designed to take full advantage of the Indian Ocean breezes. Each spacious studio has a private outside dining terrace, en suite shower room and kitchen. Fan Air con ( £2 per day surcharge) free WIFI Relax & take it easy with our maid 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 a minutes walk from the best restaurant in the area 'Sugar by Siroken'
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 authentically Mauritian hamlet of Cotteau Raffin, La Gaulette, 3 kilometres to the pristine beaches of Le Morne, a UNESCO World heritage site of outstanding natural beauty....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 !
Each studio sleeps 2 has a 5 night minimum. All prices are displayed in GB pounds sterling
Studio have en suite bathroom and kitchen and maid 3 days a week. Iron and ironing board on request. Every studio has Air con, Wifi, IPod dock / Radio, CD Player. Room Safe. Wardrobe-10 hangers. Dining Table 2 Chairs. Beach towel per client
Security lights on exterior of Villa with 24 hour CCTV recording (Ideal for outside storage of oversized sports equipment.)
BEDROOM Super King Sized Bed ( with 100% cotton bedding changed 1 x per week & 4 hollow fibre pillows)
Garden studio also has single daybed (1mx 2m)(URL HIDDEN) Guest AccessThis studio has a large private dining terrace with views to UNESCO world heritage site Le Morne Brabant. This studio has private garden. Feel free to bring your folding chairs up to the stunning roof terrace if you are hankering after sea views! Interaction with GuestsWe are discreet hosts. We love to interact with the guests only as much as they want to. We do understand sometimes our guests may want to socialise , but often they also may prefer solitude & privacy. The NeighborhoodThis neighbourhood is still very authentically Mauritian , a perfect location for exploring and sports and returning to peace and quiet. A chilled out night life in this area with a few good restaurants and a bars. We recommend this location to those looking for daytime action. Getting AroundCar rental is essential for this location. We collaborate with small local Mauritian businesses and work closely with Victor who can rent a small engine car for 1200 Mauritian rupees per day which includes free airport pick up & drop off (70 minutes each direction!) for a minimum 7 day rental. You can of course rent a car from him for less days, subject to availability. Car rental will be arranged directly with him. Other Things to NoteGuest towels are provided. Please bring your beach towels. Air conditioner available @ 100rs per day
We would love to introduce you to a list of quality services & excursions we can offer you, and suggested places of interest from our guests!
Kayaking safari. Explore the lagoon close by and paddle out to the island 1500rupees per day for double kayak 750rs for single
Madagascar Massage (sold separately) 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 the studios. 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 1200rs per hour.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 ( fish, salad, chicken, bread Vegetarian on request) served on Isle aux Benitiers. Leaves at around 7.30am.
All drinks ( including beer and local rum, soft drinks & water) all snorkel equipment is provided @ 3000 per person booked in advance. Excursion leaves Le Morne beach at 8am returning around 3pm. Bring towels camera 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 about 1/2 a day with soft drinks and water ( no lunch, no alcohol). 1,800rs contact Trisha
Yoga and Reiki with Vincent
Personal Yoga Classes are available upon request; these classes are tailored to your needs and level of proficiency and cater for advanced practitioners as well as those just starting out. All age groups are welcome. Rs. 2,000 per class .
‘The Five Tibetans’ or ‘Fountain of Youth’ Intensive. This one hour class covers in detail a simple exercise program used by Tibetan monks to live long, vibrant and healthy lives. When practiced for ten minutes on a regular basis, these exercises increase flexibility, general fitness and have many other long term benefits. Illustrated descriptions of the movements are given to each participant to allow them incorporate well being and youthfulness into their daily lives. Rs. 2,000 per class
Reiki Treatments are also available; this gentle hands-on healing can prove to be a powerful experience and involves the channeling of universal healing energy to deal with issues of concern to the participant. Reiki works on many levels including the physical, by addressing the root cause of dis-ease and is a deeply relaxing experience, promoting self healing and the restoration of equilibrium. Rs. 2,000 per 1hr session
Reiki Initiations level I and level II are also available. This training takes place over the course of a day in which participants receive a grounding on the theory and practice of Reiki. Following the atunements, participants will be able engage in the healing of the self and others by channelling this universal healing energy into their daily lives.
Minimum of two people, cost of course inc lunch and coffee breaks Rs 6,500 per person.
Certificates will be handed out following completion.
Vincent has studied yoga, meditation and hands on healing for over 20 years. Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Vincent trained for many years with a Hatha Yoga master on the island of Mauritius, later moving to Kashi Ashram in Florida, where he trained in advanced spiritual studies and qualified as a ‘Kali Natha Yoga’ instructor. This form of yoga, as taught by Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati, strengthens and develops the body, but also incorporates other aspects of yoga, including pranayama and meditation, which develop within the practitioner a growing sense of awareness and well being. It is a form of Kundalini yoga which holds within its asanas keys which allow us to better process what life can throw at us.
As a practicing Yoga Instructor and Reiki Master, Vincent has worked in the US, Ireland, Malta and Mauritius and continues to work with his students here on the island.
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 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.
A baker delivers fresh baggettes at the studios at around 6.30am each morning (8rupees)