InterContinental Mauritius Resort, Balaclava Fort
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It has certainly been some time since we have posted a blog entry but that would show you what George's workload has been like. At least the new boss has arrived so we are now busy planning some trips for the rest of this year and into next.
At the beginning of September I had some meetings in Mauritius and I got George to join me for the …
... note on how to improve :) We headed back to the boys house for a bit and later I went with papi for dinner at the King Dragon - a famous and amazing Chinese restaurant in Quatre Bornes with my aunt Genvieve, cousins Emanuel and Nicolas and their partners. A superb dinner followed by me collapsing in bed after the hectic day on the beach!
We complimented the awesome morning surf on Dal on Sunday by having my last BBQ at Laura and Ronalds place with Loren - ...
... often just treat it as a party-port. We one time had a couple of days to spend at Mauritius, but because of the rowdiness of the students actions (they burnt down a hut, from what I’ve heard), we are no longer allowed to stay the night. Regardless, students get especially drunk while in Mauritius. It wasn’t the WORST port to get cancelled on us, but I still wasn’t pleased with this decision.
So the next couple of days went by and we had ...
... the canyoning and just go by bus.
Now, buses in Mauritius are cheap at only about $1 a ride. However, they take forever to get where you want to go. They are not public, so there is no system, no schedules, no maps, etc. Even "express" buses zig-zag all over the place, seemingly taking the longest possible route. In addition we made stops for the driver or the conductor to grab a baguette or a drink! It fits to the mentatlity of people ...
... pulled up to Daddy Warbuck’s mansion. Fountain and all. This was no ordinary hotel. We walked in and immediately saw a wide-open view of the most gorgeous swimming pool overlooking a tropical beach pulled right out of a postcard. Our jaws dropped to the floor.
We were welcomed like royalty with an ice cold wet towel and a cool refreshing sweet herbal drink... with a bendy straw. They went on to tell us that there is a spa ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center