Le Suffren Hotel & Marina
Travel Blogs from Port Louis
Up early with the banging and crashing, our side to the port. They had a band playing from just before 7, don't know why because no one will be off until 9 ish. They started the announcements for the "face to face immigration interview" around half 6. We finally got up around 8, showered and wandered down around half 8, straight into the room and handed passport in, a cursory 5 sec look at the picture and we got it back. An absolute bureaucratic ...
... go to shuffle as it was so windy it was hard to walk around outside. Went to line dancing instead. Then to camera club, followed by lunch. The film today was 12 Years a Slave. Saw the film after lunch, so much going on later it was the only time I could fit it in. Absolutely excellent film!!! Please go to see it if you haven't been already. The acting is brilliant by all the cast. Tried ...
... African though the country is regarded as African. English is the 'administrative language’ but French is spoken mostly by the Mauritians. Port Louis itself is named after the French King Louis XV.
The early start was fortuitous as we needed to be up at 0530 in preparation for our ‘face to face inspection’ by Mauritian immigration at 0630. In the event we arrived early and were through by 0615 and so had more than enough time for breakfast and ...
... straight through the foil ,leaving jaggedy edges round the top to pour through. This is something he moans incessantly at me doing!
For the young and fit there are water sports included but not much for the older clientele apart from sitting on the beach and wandering back and forth to the pool bar, which I must confess we are experts at..
Breakfast is in a huge dining room and is a large buffet reflecting the multi-cultural nature of the guests., a large proportion ...
... a good first impression of life in Australia, relaxed and easy-going with friendly people who always had a hello to offer, or their standard colloquial introduction, "How you going?" To which I normally replied, "How you doin'?" before reverting back to the good old fashioned Glaswegian greeting of, "Alright?" within about five minutes. Time in Mackay was mostly spent taking the boat out of the water and readying it for the second half of its journey round the world. After a ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool