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  • Nature’s inventiveness has given this amazing tree a special place on Madagascar soils. There are six endemic species here, out of the eight known to exist. The giants of Morondava are famous the world over but other varieties are little-known, sometimes even secret, like the baobab citerne - the water-tank baobab - that attracted photographer Pierrot Men down to the deep...
  • In Le Chamarré, his restaurant in the heart of Paris, Antoine Heerah continues his journey, never forgetting his island birthplace. On the menu: generosity, and a festival of flavours, colours and cultures. Portrait of a passionate man. Over a savvy composition of the beautiful Obsiblue prawn, Bluefin tuna, salmon roe and finger lime, Antoine Heerah, owner and chef of the...
  • ... of men and peoples, of their pride, aspirations and struggles in the striking Street Art paintings found all over the island. In the Bank of Mauritius car park in Port Louis, My Bastille by French artist Seth, speaks of freedom to bankers and, close by, Evan Sohun has painted scenes featuring financial wolves and dogs selling ice cream.   A Creole girl with a broken heart, a...
  • She knows how the nocturnal flowers move as they open at nightfall. She can predict rain in the quivering flowers, and loves the pale early morning hours, “when the colours are subdued. At that time, the garden does not dictate. Visitors can decide their own colours, thoughts, or nothing at all,” says Diane Koënig, who manages the gardens of the five Beachcomber resorts...
  • Festivities form part of tradition, meals and recipes as well.  With Christmas nearing, using a well-tried recipe is entrusting the success of these shared moments around a table to a flagship of gastronomy.  The Christmas Pudding is a must. As its name suggests, this Christmas pudding is a pudding-type dessert traditionally served on Christmas day in the United Kingdom, Ireland and...
  • Cross the island and discover an extraordinary geography and history, just like its people, whose ancestors came, through free will or by force, from all over the world. Portrait of an “island world”. In Mauritius, the world opens out to us in immense morning skies. The lagoon shimmers in the morning light. Beyond the reef, the Indian Ocean regains its fathomless blue. In the...
  • Christmas native scenes or crèches, Christmas bauble, garlands. Christmas also rhymes with the decorations that set the mood ahead of December 25th.  If you wish to transform your home on this auspicious occasion, keep this organization in mind: Beautiful LocalHands. Supported by Beachcomber since 2006, Beautiful LocalHands consists of 60 artisans from vulnerable communities. By...
  • Man’s best friend while he is travelling is certainly his bag or his suitcase. It is indeed his luggage that will carry and protect everything he might need while he is abroad. One must however be wary though not to over pack to the point of the luggage becoming cumbersome.   Remember, slow and steady wins the race. Here are a few tips to travel light and in an organised...
  • Alizé Cornet, the French No. 3 women’s tennis player, who is also ranked 38th in the world, took a dozen days’ break at Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa in November with her partner, Michael Kuzaj, prior to starting her pre-season preparation.     The 27-year-old tennis player from Nice describes her first stay in Mauritius and at Paradis Beachcomber...
  • Commonly known as the ‘’sega tipik, maloya, moutia, sega tambour ou segakordeon“. It is the uniting link between the islands in the region of the Indian Ocean. The sega was born in the 18th Century during the period of slavery. It is the ultimate form of musical expression of this part of the world, which can be compared to the mother tongue of all the nations that have in...