St Francis 50

Banana: In Mauritius

Published on 01 april 2016 at 0h00

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“Beaches, filao trees, lagoon, the latest spas, luxury hotels, award-winning chefs… Difficult not to see that Mauritius has developed itself a top of the range image as a tropical paradise, which, you have to admit, could be enough to frighten off three “Bananeros” after a 36-hour crossing, and still completely enchanted by the Rodrigues pace of life. Imagine the captain, stretched out on a sunlounger, wiggling his toes, sipping on a cocktail under a parasol? The first thing we noted on arrival was that Port-Louis reminded us, in miniature, of Cape Bay: a waterfront which goes from the bay right up to the mountains with the big commercial docks to port. Then the response to the eternal question, “which hotel are you staying at?” demonstrating that the Mauritians are very welcoming. All the formalities and everything else are made easy on this attractive island which is free from tourist ...

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