Mauritius - A Christmas Getaway
The festive season though traditionally associated with present giving, family time, warm fires and an excuse to eat & drink your whole body weight in yorkshire puddings & alcohol was this year our excuse to break tradition and exchange it for a Christmas chilling in the sun and sea far away from the madding crowd!
So after our incredible week in the Maldives we ventured south of Mauritius to a place called Bel Ombre and stayed at the ‘Outrigger Mauritius 5* Beach Resort’ one of the most exquisite beachfront resorts with glorious indian ocean views situated amongst a cool tropical garden.
We stayed here for 11 days and when we say we chilled we literally C-H-I-L-L-E-D! So much so that we didn’t even leave our resort, that’s how much we loved it! Hehe
Our apartment backed onto the beach so we woke up early most mornings made a cup of coffee and chilled on the green for a good hour soaking in the delightful views. The weather definitely didn't let us down! Most days we had beautiful blue skies with temperatures of around 28 degrees.
Whilst staying in the resort, we got involved in a number of different activities such as paddle boarding, kayaking, Tennis and Ping Pong. We also took a trip in a glass bottom boat to explore the vast amounts of oddly shaped coral inhabiting the sea, which sadly is being destroyed due to water pollution & careless tourism! Note: Don't tread on coral guys, it's precious and one of the most valuable and diverse ecosystems on the planet.
Taking full advantage of our 'chilled' holiday we had a fully relaxing pamper day at the Navasana Spa with a full body massage, then a dip in a -10 plunge pool and steam room.
Christmas day was spent at the Plantation Club, a private lounge for guest club members only, we arrived for a 7 course brunch which served up a variety of different food from fresh oysters, sushi, salmon, beef wellington, and a selection of pastries and cakes for dessert, oh and not to forget a variety of different champagnes and wine to get us in the festive spirit! What a delicious feast, so delicious I couldn't move from my seat for a good half hour until I built up the energy to attempt a few lengths in the pool to help aid the digestion.
Another incredible holiday and one that we definitely won't forget anytime soon, I'm sure next time we will explore the Island a little more but for any of you who are interested in going to Mauritius, The Outrigger resort provided a 5* experience leaving us feeling rejuvenated and ready for our next adventure to Marrakech to see in the New Year!