Le Grand Bleu Hotel
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... all at once. There is now a dedicated lane for premium flyers, a status for which I qualify because of my frequent flyer level, so I zipped through the lines, relatively speaking.
It’s obvious the pace of life is more relaxed here, people work and sometimes it seems, even think at a slower pace. The immigration agent plodded through my papers. In Mauritius, they want to make sure travelers have ongoing ticket; no illegal aliens thank you very much. ...
... that once flourished on Mauritius, and only on Mauritius, are being brought back from the brink of extinction here, on this tiny protected atoll. One breeding pair, one egg, one seed at a time.
Since colonial times, the economic engine of Mauritius has been the great sugar plantations which still occupy most of the arable land mass of the island. Many of the smaller roads cut narrow swathes through cane fields - and it is easy to get lost like ...
... bed. I will be going to bed too very soon as I am starting to feel tired. At least I am up to date with my blog. I am so thankful that I have internet at the beach house and at dad's house! I don't think I could survive without internet! I can talk or IM with hubby everyday! Helps me stay connected with home. I miss them so much! In a way, I can't wait to go home. But I also have to make the most of my time with ...
... from the coolies ((their word, not mine)) who were brought in to work in the sugar cane fields.) I got a Third Eye painted on my forehead -- and a blessing -- from a temple priest who quite pointedly mentioned the deposit box at the end of his spiel. OK, that was what I was thinking, but I did not act like an ugly American: I put my palms together, bowed, and said "Namaste" when he was done. We had possibly the best large-group meal ...
... entrance of the Botanical Garden we (again) walked past the line to get in through the Main gate which was a gift from Francois Lienard a French man from the 19th century. It was in wrought iron and won a prize in 1862, at the crystal Palace, England. As we walked past the hundreds of species of trees for a while we finally came upon the Pondof Giant Water Lillies. This pond was created by Nicolas Céré and contains at least ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility