J and I recently spent 7 nights at Solana Beach Resort on the East Coast of Mauritius. Our intention was to simply relax in the sun and of course, eat and drink as much as we possibly could. We’ve never been to Mauritius before, so the whole tropical vibe was sublime. Solana Beach is picturesque, a lush 4 star resort with a long stretch of crystal clear tranquil water.
And when the mood strikes, go para-sailing. We did it for the first time. It was beyond amazing. Do give snorkeling a go, we literally swam in the shallow areas and it was fascinating to see all the different types of tropical fish. There are paddle boats, canoes, SUP boards and lots more to keep you busy.
And our deluxe room was spacious with an extra length king size bed, mini bar, satellite tv (not that you need it) and a brilliant aircon. We had our own balcony with a spectacular view. Since we recently celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary, they made it extra special with this cute turn down, a candlelit meal and 20 minute massage.
Did we mission anywhere else? Of course, we rented a car for the day and drove around Belle mare, Flacque, Pamplemousses and Port Louis. We didn’t get to the South. Next time.
Remember to slow down and get some coconut water.
Beautiful produce. Bitter gourd and Okra (a favourite here)
Bags and bags of spices and grains
Every shop has colourful powdered paint for Hindu Holi Festival
Seeing these giant Lily pads at Pamplemousses gardens was a highlight for us. Breathtaking.
So that was our divine holiday. We tried to do as little as possible but glad we explored Mauritius a little. It is worth taking a drive and getting lost a bit 🙂
We had an all inclusive package which included:
3 buffet meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Specially marked cocktails
Specially marked wine
Specially marked bubbly
Spirits, soft drinks, mineral water
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate
Room mini bar refilled daily
Most water sports are included but you pay for para-sailing.
We also had 20 % off all spa treatments excluding the free couples massage for our anniversary.
Our travel agents were STA travel and Thompson’s tours.
P.S Apparently end of Feb is nearing the end of Monsoon season. The first 4 days were perfect sunny skies and the remainder was a tad stormy but still hot and humid so it didn’t phase us.