Hotel Le Recif
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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 ...
... and many of the surrounding houses had
gardens full of bright flowering plants. Check in at the hotel was a scream
with the lady speaking no English at all and putting David on the phone to
write down a phone number for an American client who also spoke no French who
wanted to book a room. Our room was a pokey little room, painted pink and
purple, which seemed to be tucked in a corner. Even though it was late in the
afternoon we decided to go for a walk rather in ...
... to the east coast where we had lunch at a Creole restaurant followed by another swim. Another great day. After another two fine and hot days at sea we arrived in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius. We had been to Mauritius for two weeks previously for Matt Smalls wedding so had seen most of the island but had not got to Port Louis then so we elected to spend the morning in the town walking then the afternoon back on board by the pool. There was not a lot to see and we walked ...
... try to get a table for lunch, on Nathalie's recommendation, but it was fully booked so we settle for takeaway instead - delicious creole style food with rice. It was had to choose what to have.
Before leaving we walked around the bay to see where Mary and Michael had stayed and watched 2 boogie riders make their way out to the break. 2 lizards joined us on the warm rocks, soaking up the last ...
Waking in our new home we were treated to the wonderful view from our terrace - the mountains gave way to the coast as the eye swept around. The gardens are lovely. A tall palm tree was interesting for the hanging bird nests - similar to those we had seen in Kenya, hanging from the reeds by a lake. Other delights was to see several 'bird of paradise' plants, a grapefruit tree (with fruit), lychee trees (sadly with no fruit) as well as poinsettia (huge ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service