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  • There are some mysterious, almost magical words, which ?re the imagination. One of these is Lemuria, the mythical continent dreamed of by poets before being con?rmed by science. It is a lost continent, a magical world said to have sunk beneath the waves, of which Mauritius, Rodrigues, Reunion, Madagascar, the Seychelles and a handful of tiny islands in the Indian Ocean are the only remaining...
  • Kids getting impatient, time running by, and you give in to the temptation of heading to the beach as soon as possible to make the most of the sun, the warm and pleasant turquoise sea. Once at the beach, you realise that you forgot your towel or your sunscreen. It happens more often than one might think. To ensure that you have all your accessories and other necessary items when you go to the...
  • Soak up the sun in winter. It’s possible! All you have to do is choose the blue lagoon with its 30 degrees Celsius in the shade and an omnipresent sun. Winter is the best time of year to travel to tropical destinations where southern winter feels like an uninterrupted summer. Sunbathe with your toes spread fanwise on the fine sand, in the shade of coconut and filao trees in front of a...
  • The island has always appealed to the imagination of men. Today more than ever, dream holidays rime with tropical island. To ensure a smooth escape, it is important to pack well and not to forget the essentials but also good-to-have accessories. Mauritius is part of the Mascarenes archipelago just as Reunion Island and Rodrigues. Based on its geographical location in the Indian ocean and the...
  • Flavouring and herbal ingredients, scented or hot, spices are used for seasoning. In the form of sticks, like cinnamon, buds like saffron, cloves, leaves like thyme or curry leaves, fruits like pepper and mustard, garlic, onion and ginger --- spices definitely add taste to food. Sneak peek into the world of taste and the most commonly used spices in Mauritian cuisine. Garlic Garlic...
  • The fusion cuisine of Mauritius has its own specialties that no Mauritian can resist and that would entice any visitor eager to discover the local dishes of the island. Here are some of the classics. The Bol Renversé The Bol Renversé or ‘Inverted Bowl’ is a highly appreciated, simple, flavoured and typical Sino-Mauritian specialty. It is a popular, complete and...
  • The South African Olympic, World and Commonwealth Games champion, Chad Le Clos was on holiday with his family at Trou aux Biches Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa in May.  The son of a Mauritian-born father, Chad Le Clos certainly knows the island very well. “The first time I came here, I was 2 or 3 years old. Ever since then, I’ve been trying to come as much as I can,...
  • The French magician-comedian, Eric Antoine, who performed his ‘magicomedy’ show, “Le Best-Of” on Friday 27 April 2008 at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute, stayed with his family at the Royal Palm during his visit to Mauritius. Mauritius is not totally unknown territory for Eric Antoine, who travelled with his wife and assistant, Calista Sinclair, and their two sons,...
  • Wellness now has its own school: Santayarea-Mauritius. The first graduates are the hundred and eighty artisan therapists in the Beachcomber Spa centres, specialised in wellbeing IIt all began in Rennes in 2004. Christine Fleury, a globetrotting therapist, well versed in health practices from around the world, opened the first governmentapproved training centre for wellness professionals....
  • It is said that one can only totally immerse oneself in the spirit of a country by strolling through its markets. The market of Port-Louis is the ideal place to dive into Mauritian culture, simply by being in contact with Mauritians themselves, in their everyday life routine. This is where they go every day to buy fruit, vegetables, spices, handicrafts, clothing, meat, fish or herbal teas and...