Summer Paradise – Your sunny plan!

 

Okay, here’s the thing. Its Summer, its hot and you just can’t seem to find the courage nor the enthusiasm to go out during the day. Well, we’ve got a plan for you that is going to get you out of that lazy pajamas and enjoy the Island vibes!

While the world is having its snowfall of the month, Mauritius has its bright sun shining out on you in December. The heat is strong around the coastal line and if you move towards the center of the Island, you can still bask in grey skies and rain! Such extremities of weather in such a small place, fascinating! But if you are the one still not wanting to get out during this Sunny shenanigan, we’re here to give you another reason to go and bask in this warm brilliance.

During summer, the first thing you need to do is drink ample of water as it keeps you hydrated. Once you do that, put on those Dodos and a pair of shorts and walk towards your nearest beach. The is good wind and the ocean water is cool during the day so you would love to have a dip in the ocean and get refreshed on this heated day.

You can pick up some chilled beers, we suggest you take the Phoenix Fresh as its citron flavor will give you that exact blast of uplifting taste. The best time to go is around 4:30 pm as the sun is not directly overhead so you can take pleasure in the warm and cold mélange of the ambience. This does ideally set your mood! By the time you are done taking a dip, it is almost evening and you can sip on that can while watching the beautiful sunset or grab a hot Roti or some delicious boulettes from the hawkers to fill up your growling tummy! Just have a moment of bliss and you will see how beautiful the nature surrounding this Island is.

Hey, don’t laze around just reading this. Get up and get going, Get some Vitamin Sea!

Top Attractions for one day in Mauritius!

 

Want a crazy compilation of the top attractions and Tours in Mauritius to do in one day? Seek and you shall have! There are so many things to do on this Paradise Island that when you feel you are done seeing everything, you have actually just begun!

When the land is a tropical mixture of cultures around the globe, the top attractions get even vast in their range of choices. Mauritius is famous for its mixed cultural background thus allowing the tourists to explore the global phenomenon in a small tiny place! Forget the usual advertisement selling you only the luxurious aspect of the Island, as there is much more Mauritius has to offer.

Apart from the tours in Mauritius that are commonly offered to the tourists, take our word for it that one of the top attractions in Mauritius can be done in a day!

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Start of early by eating some delicious Pork boiled noodles at Pret a Manger in Curepipe area and then begin your bumpy ride towards Grand Bassin. A 40 minutes journey full of natural scenic beauty, you would pinch yourself thinking it is a dream! As you reach this stop you shall be greeted by the world’s largest statue of Goddess Durga (the Hindu Idol) and adjacent to it the Indian Ocean’s tallest statue of Lord Shiva’s. Everyone from all walks of life have visited this place and then you can continue your ride towards the Black River Natural reserves of Mauritius. Stop at the Alexandra Falls Viewpoint, you shall find yourself surrounded by Mountain range and look far over the coastline hiding through the mountains, a majestic view of the entire Black River Bay from above, with the Waterfall and Mountains to your sides.

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Moving further to Chamarel, where you can visit the 7 colored earth, the Chamarel Rhumerie and sneak a peak at the Chamarel Waterfall, which is as tall as the Statue of Liberty. And finally end your day by driving down to the beach and enjoy some sea and Sand. From Chamarel you can go to Le Morne Beach on the Southwest side of the island( which is opposite the historical site of the Salves Monument) or go to Tamarin or Flic en Flac Beach on the West Coast. If you are avid of Photos and Sightseeing, this trip will be just for you; and are all this can be covered up within 4 to 5 hours!

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When you look up for tours in Mauritius or the top attractions, in Mauritius the best way to go about is by hiring a car and getting your curious hat on. And oh, don’t forget to have the Discover Mauritius – Travel Guide Mobile app that you can use at any given time of your journey. Besides, it works offline and gets handy for offline google maps making it easier for you to travel around!

What are you waiting for then?

Get, set and Go!

White Sand of Mauritius Beaches.

Surrender to the tranquility of Mauritius Beaches.

Islands often have their own vibes. Away from all the hustle and bustle of the very hectic lives in the fast lane, you always look out for that one place to relax, forget all your worries and just be idle. Well, what better place than to be on this Tropical Paradise? Even better, be at ease, feel the powdered white sand and listen to the gentle roaring of the ocean waves at the surreal Mauritius Beaches. The island has got many private beaches as well as public.

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Here is a list of the best beaches around Mauritius that we know you will absolutely adore! Our number one choice is Flic en Flac Beach in Mauritius. You are surrounded by all amenities around the coast line so it gets easy if you are a tourist and if you require anything at the last moment. There is a shopping center, a supermarket, Continental restaurants, bikes on rent, police station, pharmacies, serviced apartments for stay and most importantly, it is less crowded and clean.

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The second choice would be Blue Bay Beach in Plaisance, Mauritius where nature takes you by surprise! The waters are crystal clear and you can also see the stunning coral reef. Just take a towel and a few cold beers and you are all set. It is one of the best beaches in Mauritius for swimming and Snorkeling. Also the airport is nearby so when you lie down, you can see the giant metal birds flying above you reminding you of your return with the special memories of this island!

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If you are a party animal and like people, the third one you need to visit is Pereybere Beach in the Northwest region. Pereybere has a lot to offer. There is a good range of restaurants in the area, beach hawkers and the local tour operators. Make sure that you can book that dolphin cruise or big game fishing trip when you are here.

Dont forget to put on that sunscreen and overall, have a great time as these Mauritius Beaches will not only take you by surprise, but will leave you wanting for more!

Travelling with Kids to Mauritius!

 

No Doubt, you as a parent are an avid traveler and as for the little ones, When you are ready, They are ready! We know two things that amaze you – The first is how much joy you can get from peeking out a plane window with a toddler who claims to see people, dolphins swimming in a blue ocean 30,000 feet below. The second is how much there is to discover about traveling as a family. What better way to start their travel plans than taking them to experience the tropical paradise? Feeding giant tortoises, making friends with the tropical birds or just building sand castles by the beach? Mauritius is where they would love to be!

Travelling with children in Mauritius presents no particular problem. If your kid is a reader, then there’s a wonderful series of English-language cartoon books of local publications such as In Dodoland, SOS Shark and Meli-Melo in the Molasses. Moreover, there are many adventurous and interactive activities for the Kids as well as for the entire family to enjoy!

For beautiful Nature Parks and Rides which a family must visit is La Vanille Reserve (Crocodile Park) in the South of the Island. The park is home to various species of animals, reptiles and plants is set in a beautiful rain forested valley with natural freshwater springs, full of prawns and fish as well as Giant Tortoises and Crocodiles. You get the chance to feed, pet and play with the tortoises, something your Kids will never forget!

Another Bird Park and Adventure driven encounter is at Casela nature park in Black River area. This is where you as an Adult can enjoy the serene nature this park has to offer as well as the kids having the opportunity to live the life of a Zoo Keeper for a day keeping them actively busy and happy for hours! Activities such as petting farm, feeding Giraffes and Giant Tortoises, distributing food to the Koi carps are a few to list among the many.

As kids are always inquisitive, heading to the Curious corners of Chamarel would be the best Idea. it is a house filled with a variety of astounding delusional fantasies. You need atleast an hour and a half to enjoy the whole experience of this place. As soon as you walk in, your brain, is tricked with the conundrums and artifices, set to get your straight forward thinking a shake. Curious Corner is a house of fun packed illusions with adventures to be enjoyed with friends and families which are set out for your entertainment or even frustration!

With all that ocean surrounding you, It’s time to discover underwater life! You can go to the Mauritius Aquarium where the adults can walk on the Ocean Floor and the kids can have a private pool with access to special species to interact with! Upon visiting, you will discover the Crown squirrelfish and the Devil Firefish as well as a number of baby sharks! Also, get ready to see neon bright, glowing yellows, fluorescent greens, purples and other amazing colors you probably didn’t believe could be found in any marine wildlife.

Go ahead and enjoy the vacation of a lifetime! If you ever need assistance regarding specific requests for your child, The Discover Mauritius team is always here to make your stay memorable. You can call us on +230 5445 7480 or email us on discover@panda-wolf.com .

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What’s so different about this App?

Yes, with so many apps in the market, you end up wondering which one stands out and gives you that interactivity or services as per your needs. Most of travelers have this very issue when on a vacation away from their country. Either lack of communication due to language barriers or getting lost in an unknown place, let alone being burdened by flyers and brochures that lead to nowhere.

Today, most of us walk with our cell phones in hand. Be it for emergency contact, finding out information or reading – just like you might happen to read this on your phone right now!

Which is why Discover Mauritius™ – The travel guide app is so different. Go paperless and use this app when you are in Mauritius to make the most of your vacation! After all, Discover (Mauritius)™ App is a Silver Nominee at the Best Mobile App Awards of 2017(BMA Awards).

This app is an all in one platform as it gives you all the info you need about Mauritius. The News section provides you details about the History of Mauritius, how to speak the local language and many other fascinating reads to help you understand the background of this tiny place! It also comes with “Activities” section that talks about the fun and adventurous things you can do in Mauritius giving away a little bit for every age group. There are Restaurants and Shopping places that update as you move (The closest place will always appear First), guiding you to spots that are nearby or around your current location – This works without Internet and you can easily use it to navigate around the Island without worrying about the Wi-Fi Spots!

The app also comes with a “Plan your trip” section where you can request for a trip itinerary in your specific budget thus helping you to explore the Island based on your pre – requisites. As always, it’s better to be safe anywhere we go, hence there are details about the nearby health care Places as per your location and a direct line to Emergency numbers which are operative at all times!

There is more to it! You get automatic Push notifications about deals and discounts, if you ever happen to cross by a Boutique, Restaurant or Healthcare facility and are not aware of it! This allows you to discover hidden gems of the Island and thus guiding you as to where you should visit.

Plus, with the new update coming soon, Tourists will be able to Book their tours directly through the app without spending much on travel agencies. This is the most convenient and hassle free app for all the tourists traveling to Mauritius, providing the best of User Experience molded into this one amazing platform for everyone to use!

Step by Step, Let’s Navigate!

Available on Android and iOS platforms : Discover Mauritius™ – A traveler’s friend.

Sweet Escape! – Camping in Mauritius

All you travel junkies, take note! Enough hanging out with those boring tour guides who drop you in just one place wandering. Instead, chose Discover Mauritius App to wander the right way! We know you crave adventure and want to woo your better half with something extraordinary. This is why we are going to let you in on a roadmap to a secret getaway!

No tour guide or any other tourist is ever going to talk about this or rather tell you, simply because they don’t know this place! So it is time for you to fill your backpack with your favourite munchies and grab a few local beers and set foot towards this beautiful hideout!

Based deep within this paradise island is the tiny Le Morne Village next to the Heritage of Mauritius – The Le Morne Brabant Mountain. No, you are not there yet, backpackers need to make it till here first! To get here, take a bus towards ‘Baie Du Cap’ from ‘Quatre Bornes’. It takes about an Hour to reach Le Morne Village. Once you arrive at the village, you need to head towards Kiteschool Morne Village. Upon reaching here, you shall be facing towards the beachside. Then, head towards your right walking for about 5 minutes or less and you shall arrive at your location. How to know if you are at the right spot? You shall see a fireplace made of stone and on all your three sides is just the ocean water! This is where you set up your camp! After you make it here, your enthusiasm needs to be in check as you need to take a minute to contemplate where life brings you, especially when you are covered with tall pine trees and surrounded by the Black river mountain range!

This is the spot where you need to drop your bags and build a tent for yourself and just get lost into the tranquility of what the nature has to offer you. This area is so scenic that you would want to stay here for eternity! The sea is at the foot of the land and you can literally cross through the waters on your feet as it is very shallow making you look like a magician walking on water! You have a 360 degree view of the mountain range and the Mighty Le Morne. We urge you not to miss this opportunity to just escape from the mundane reality and surrender yourself to breathtaking atmosphere in the middle of all things natural! You can light a campfire with your comrades or your beloved and as the night arrives, you are blessed with a magnificent view of the milky way stars across the sky.

A once in a lifetime opportunity to discover the purest form of nature and also to discover yourself!

If you need any assistance, the Discover Mauritius team is ready to be your guide for this one! Just email us on discover@panda-wolf.com or Call +230 5445 7480. Don’t forget to have the app handy, as it works offline and you can navigate back home safe!

 

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Lord Ganesha comes to Paradise!

Come join the celebration as It’s Lord Ganesha’s birthday! Mauritius being a hub of cultural mélange, one would not exclude this auspicious Hindu festival. Most of them are familiar with Ganesha’s story, but for some of you who aren’t, here is how it goes: Hindus celebrate the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayak Chaturthi, as a day on which lord Ganesha, the younger son of Lord Shiva and Parvati was born. The birthday of lord Ganesha is celebrated on the fourth day of the lunar month of August/September. Lord Ganesha is symbolized as the god of wisdom and the god who removes all the obstacles in path of its followers and thus he is also called “Vignaharta” meaning ‘remover of obstacles’.

You might also wonder as to why does Ganesh have an Elephant’s head? As usual, legends abound. It all began when Parvati, who is the consort of Lord Shiva, was having a bath. She rubbed some dust and oil from her body and created the shape of a boy and infused life into the shape and that is how Ganesha was born. Parvati told her son to guard the door when she was bathing. Lord Shiva came to visit and Ganesh would not let him in. How was Ganesh supposed to know Shiva was his father? So he fought with Shiva and Ganesha’s head was severed in the ensuing scuffle. As you can imagine Goddess Parvati was very upset. She asked Lord Shiva to bring her son back to life. Shiva sent his men to look for a head replacement for Ganesh. The brief was to bring the head of the first living creature they find facing North which is a direction associated with wisdom and the rest is history! But why would Shiva put an Elephant head on his Son? The elephant head symbolizes wisdom and knowledge. An elephant does not bypass obstacles, it removes them and walks ahead. Devotees believe that worshipping Ganesh will bring these qualities to them and remove their difficulties so they can achieve their goals. His big ears means Ganesh listens to the prayers of his devotees.

 

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During the festival you will witness processions of devotees happily dancing and chanting on the roads, everyone around carrying colorful figurines of Lord Ganesh on small platforms with great enthusiasm. The sound of drums, cymbals and bells will undoubtedly put you in a trance! Such is the enthusiasm of this festival and not only that, it is scientifically stated that the vibrations of the chants used during Ganesh Festival, literally cleanse the mental tensions and other negativity in the body, which is why some people are lost into the musical orchestra formed by the drum beats and other instruments!

If you would like to be a part of the ceremony, you can visit the Tookay Temple in Savanne District or Grand Bassin ( Ganga Talao ) during Immersion day of the Idols! This year, the festival falls on the 25th of August, 2017.

Ganpati Bappa, Moryaa!!!

 

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