Mauritius in images – Part 1

Mauritius in Images – my initial impressions

Mauritius - the love story

Mauritius – the love story

 

 I am currently in Mauritius, a tropical island on the Indian ocean, and a 4.5 hour flight from Cape Town.

The tale of Paul and Virginia (Paul et Virginie) by Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre in 1787, is recounted by the locals fondly around the island, from the luxurious One and Only Le St Geran, a property named after the legendary ship, the Saint Geran, that sank in a cyclone with Virginie aboard in front of Paul’s despairing eyes, to the sign boards in the Pamplemousse National Botanical gardens and a popular restaurant by the same name.

In 1787, the author was exploring the themes of class, slavery and values such as virtue. How do you prepare yourself and your expectations when exploring a land whose main remaining population are all descendants of slaves or poorly treated indentured labourers?

Today, Mauritius is known as an small island at roughly 65 km in length, and an ocean paradise that caters to families, lovers who want a romantic hideaway and increasingly adventure-seekers.

It is also an island of a relatively harmonious mix of people from Malagasy (Creole), Indian, French, British and Dutch origin. You can find a curry and a puri everywhere, you can drink a good cup of Earl grey with a scone or enjoy fresh fish grilled with nothing but herbs and butter in the French style too.

These are some very initial impressions in images of my first few days on picture perfect Mauritius. I’ll be posting more soon.

The faces of Mauritius

Pooja at Tamassa Resorts

Pooja at Tamassa Resorts

 

vendors at St Louis market

vendors at St Louis market

 

Chef Vinay Tamassa Lux Resorts

Chef Vinay Tamassa Lux Resorts

 

Cindy and colleague at One and only St Geran

Cindy and colleague at One and only St Geran

Therapists at Tamassa

Therapists at Tamassa

Sommeiier and Chef at Prime, One and Only St Geran

Sommeiier and Chef at Prime, One and Only St Geran

 The Setting

One and Only St Geran

 

Sunset at Intercontinental Mauritius

Sunset at Intercontinental Mauritius

spa area Tamassa

spa area Tamassa

beach at Tamassa

beach at Tamassa

One & Only St Geran

 

pool at Tamassa

pool at Tamassa

 

seats for two

seats for two

 Let’s dine

fish

Grilled fish in rum at the L’aventure-du-sucre

 

Mauritian Chicken Curry at Tamassa

Mauritian Chicken Curry at Tamassa

 

Rhum cocktail

Rhum cocktail

The #MyMauritius campaign in chocolates, courtesy of Intercontinental Mauritius

The #MyMauritius campaign in chocolates, courtesy of Intercontinental Mauritius

 

scallops at Rasoi, le St Geran

scallops at Rasoi, le St Geran

The far side

With Kieth Jenkins, bloggers pondering serious stuff

With Keith Jenkins, bloggers pondering serious stuff

music at Le St Geran

music at Le St Geran

 

Taste testing with Keith Jenkins and Emiel van den Boomen at Prime Le Saint Geran

Taste testing with Keith Jenkins and Emiel van den Boomen at Prime Le Saint Geran

At Tamassa. Lux Resorts

At Tamassa. Lux Resorts

 

Cheers!

Cheers!

This post is affiliated to the #MyMauritius blog trip, created and managed by iambassador and AHRIM in association with the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority and Air Mauritius. Food and the Fabulous maintains full editorial control of the content published on this site.

Please join the group of 14 bloggers , including myself on the hashtag #MyMauritius on Instagram, TwitterVine and Facebook as we document our experiences of the island. 

 


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By |2017-05-05T16:48:03+00:00September 27th, 2013|Africa, Food & Fab Endorsed, Food & Travel, Mauritius, Travel, Travel in Africa|17 Comments

17 Comments

  1. Gata September 28, 2013 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    Fantastic! Are those dates in chocolate? I love the idea 🙂 The place seems perfect.

    • Ishay September 29, 2013 at 8:50 am - Reply

      Yes, they are! I think you would like island life here Gata.

  2. Dave October 8, 2013 at 10:38 am - Reply

    The greens in your shot of the Mauritian Chicken Curry are fantastic – very vibrant. Excellent pictures!

    • Ishay October 8, 2013 at 10:45 am - Reply

      Thanks so much Dave! I have a series of Mauritius posts that will come out in the following weeks. Hope you get a chance to catch them.

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  4. vanessa melanie October 25, 2013 at 3:12 am - Reply

    Hello, this blog is indeed very interesting and the images very captivating. I am actually planning to travel all around Mauritius and your images have persuaded me that my vocation is to always explore news places. I know what it’s like to always search for some good adventures and particularly to take pictures as souvenirs. There is no other great feeling for me than really discovering my island. I recently created a blog for a university assignment. They asked us to talk about a topic that really interests us and my blog talks about adventures as you (One thing we have in common). I have been on many adventures blog and to my opinion, yours is definitely the best blog about Mauritius, not only the landscape but the portraits of people are also attractive.
    May be my next destination will be Tamassa Lux Ressort 
    Keep it up!

    • Ishay October 31, 2013 at 1:30 am - Reply

      Thanks Vanessa! I hope you have a wonderful time on the island and please, eat as many samoosas and dholl puris as you can. You;ll miss them long after.

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  13. Mauritius Pictures May 22, 2017 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    Beautiful pictures of Mauritius…Nicely shown!!!

  14. Azhar August 15, 2017 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    Thank you for such wonderful article with details i like Mauritius food because its light and healthily..i like samoosas, paroto and doll roti…actually here paroto called farota hahahaha…

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