Le Saint Alexis
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
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HOWEVER, those of our fellow passengers who took the excursion into the hinterland and tortuously climbed through the volcanic mountain passes up very winding roads to a marvellous viewpoint on the edge of a high escarpment at over 7,000 feet, reported magnificent views, spectacular great country and drop away edges to the road.
Suffice to say we chose the wrong option.
Oh well, 3 days at sea and we will be in ...
... and warm while walking but most of the shops were air conditioned so that cooled us off a bit.
We walked along the sidewalk near the beach and could see surfers enjoying the large waves. Even though there was a sign posted "No swimming, no surfing" because of sharks. Maybe the sharks were busy somewhere else that day.
We did not last long in town as there was not much to really see or do. The best part ...
... in the Union, even using the Euro as its official currency. Damn! I had 40 Euros at home. If only I knew. Of course, those Euros at home cost me $1.40 each. The ones I got here were only $1.08. Yes, the dollar is strong.
We ported at Le Port (cute, hah?). We passed up the Crystal excursions which would have taken us to another waterfall or an active volcano or the beach. I’ve given up sitting in the sun as a type ...
... the Air Mauritius lounge. So we had a nice dinner and glass of Bordeaux while we waited for the 21:45 flight to Reunion. I went online and checked our mail and got caught up on some work while we waited.
The half-hour flight to Reunion left on time and was fairly full. Thankfully on arrival in Reunion everyone was tired including the emigration customs agents. They simply stamped our passports and let us in and there was no customs hassle. Mr. ...
Had the breakfast that was provided at the hotel which was very French with sweet croissants and baguettes. It was nice to sit on the verandah and take in, for the last time, the cloud shrouded incredible high crater walls that surround the village. We then went for a short walk around the town before driving down to the coast and a short drive along the coastal freeway to the airport. We were surprised how quickly this took arriving at the airport for our flight to ...