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  • 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...
  • Sugar cane is to the island as the sea is to the sky: its alter ego, necessary, vital. Once uninhabited, the untamed island became Mauritius thanks to this perennial plant that encompasses the wealth of the country: sugar. The Sugar Adventure Museum brings this incredible epic back to life. This is the extraordinary story of a land lifted from the ocean bed by ancient volcanoes thousands of...
  • Casela World of Adventures is constantly reinventing itself. Since March 23, 2018, adrenaline seekers can experience the Tulawaka Gold Coaster --- an 800-meter long adventure with twists, downhills and turns.  The Tulawaka Gold Coaster was inspired by the gold mines of Tanzania and winter tobogganing. A premiere in the Indian Ocean, the new attraction of Casela World of Adventures will...
  • Dolphins are outgoing and playful mammals. To reach out to them off the west coast and to swim with the members of their pod is an experience imbued with discovery and emotions. Since August, Mauritians and tourists can enjoy Casela Cruise, a 100% ecological activity of the animal park of Cascavelle. A fully electric boat is available to excursionists at the estuary of La Balise Marina, Black...
  • Ile aux Aigrettes owes its name to the colony of migratory birds, which populated the islet in the 1600s. A British military base during WWII, Ile aux Aigrettes, a coralline limestone islet, covers 27 hectares and is located one kilometer off the coast of Mahebourg. In 1965, the islet was declared a nature reserve.  Managed by the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (MWF) since 1987, Ile aux...