Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel
Travel Blogs from Port Louis
... the ship to meet up with Paul. We ate in the ships sued walk cafe and then ventured back out. We are in port until 10pm so it's nice to walk around in the evening. All the shops have closed up but there are lots of bars and restaurants all with free wi if which us handy. We sit and gave a beer and watch the works go by, then we stroll around the harbour. It's all very pretty especially with all the lights shinning on the water. ...
After several days of being on pirate watch going past Somalia, we survived. Now in the Indian Ocean, today we were on the notoriously idyllic beach paradise of Mauritius. The clouds were out in full force but for a planned day of beach activity, we weren't impressed. My friend had recommended a beach in the north of the island called Trou Aux Biches. The beach was awarded the World's Leading Beach Destination at the World Travel Awards for 2011. We ...
Today we are well and truly out of the doldrums!!! The sea is quite rough (some people are even taking tablets) we haven't had seas like this since leaving San Fran. This afternoon we also cleared the high risk pirate area so all clear now. No doubt the extra personnel we picked up in the middle of the night will disembark in the same fashion by tomorrow morning. It's been a busy day, ...
... morning it was possible to see sand in the water stirred up by the ships propellers, making us wonder if this dock was perhaps less deep than some of the others we have visited.
The Island of Mauritius , home of the Dodo, was first discovered by the Portuguese in the 1500s and subsequently colonised by the Dutch, French, and finally the British (1814), gaining independence from us all in 1968. 70% of the population are Indian (3 different religions) and about ...
It has been a while since I last updated everyone of my goings-on. So much has happened in the last few weeks that I have left myself with the considerable task of recounting everything I think is worth telling. The best place to start is probably the beginning.
First port of call was the town of Mackay. A return to civilisation after months of cruising the Pacific Ocean; a return to the real world, with people and traffic and proper shops and beer from taps. The quiet ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service