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  • Green for harmony, orange for optimism, blue for vivacity and red for happiness and love. The Hindu religious festival Holi is celebrated today, March 21. It coincides with the last full moon day of the lunar month of Ph?lguna. Celebrated in a flurry of colours, Holi marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring.     Holi stems from Hindu mythology. The legend goes that...
  • The benefits and virtues of massage date back to ancient times. This therapeutic movement is today in vogue with the emergence of alternative medicines. The earliest forms of Chinese writings give us an insight into massage, one of the most ancient therapies used by humankind, and that goes back to 3000 B.C. However, there are good reasons to believe that massage was used to treat various...
  • Just like Obelix who fell in the magic potion when he was a baby, Vicky discovered the world of entertainment in 2004, at a very young age. Four years later, he joined the entertainment team of Mauricia Beachcomber as entertainer. He rose through the ranks and today oversees a team of five entertainers who are just as boisterous as him! “To be in the sports & entertainment team,...
  • Each year, on March 8, women organisations around the world celebrate International Women’s Day.  This year, Beachcomber joins in the celebrations and pays tribute to the numerous women who have worked or are working for the group and who have discreetly carved in stone the history and success of the nautilus for the past 67 years.  Through these nine portraits, we invite you...
  • Theirs is a world of silence. When they are in the ocean, François and Christelle Besson, the directors of Diving World, are in their element. The only sounds are of your own breathing, the crackling of small stones and fish crunching on coral. Here, in the deep blue, they teach clients staying at Beachcomber hotels – with whom they have worked exclusively since 1993 – to...
  • The Maha Shivaratri pilgrimage in Mauritius is one of the largest religious gatherings in the world. Each year nearly 600,000 devotees make their way to the holy lake.   Maha Shivaratri – a great moment of peace and communion – celebrates Shiva, one of the three supreme gods in the Hindu triumvirate. Shiva is believed to have saved the world from destruction by swallowing...
  • Ganga Talao is a majestic place of prayer and silence. By what miracle did Grand Bassin Lake become one of the world’s most important Hindu sites? It’s not a very big lake, just a small crater of an extinct volcano, an inland stretch of water, 500 metres above the sea, somewhere in the deep south of Mauritius, between Mahébourg and Morne Brabant. Surrounded by forests,...
  • Off the coast of Africa, along the Western coast of Madagascar, live the last nomads of the sea: the legendary Vezo people. A day-to-day life of ancestral rites, which is now in danger of disappearing. At a time when the tribes in the highlands came down to track down the coastal peoples and carry off the youngest members to turn them into slaves, the endangered children would hide in...
  • Initially a challenge, the idea of hosting the first Picasso exhibition in the Indian Ocean has at last come to fruition in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius. This is how this extraordinary adventure came about. Life is sometimes full of surprising comings and goings, which can swing the life balance one way or another. Nothing prepared Steve Sowamy, a renowned Mauritian art dealer...
  • There will come a time when we must salute and honour those brigands, those buccaneers, those traffickers who risked their lives crossing the seas and braving the hurricanes to bring us a marvellous array of spices, of citrus and other exotic fruits. One such was the pineapple. Let’s be clear: if we had sat around doing nothing, our dinner plates would be unappetising and our health...