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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:55 am 
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Here are a few from The Grand Mauritian Hotel in Mauritius. Highly recommended!



The main pool and Italian restaurant

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Looking through the hotel rooms and Koi ponds towards the main pool and Indian Ocean

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From reception, overlooking Koi ponds, Bar 68 and the sea

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Hotels rooms at night (mine was top left, with two balconies)

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Sunset from my room

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A local fishing for lunch by the reef

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Damn - I want to go back now...!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:48 pm 
That looks like a great hotel!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:34 am 
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Great shots Phil, it's good to see new places.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:18 pm 
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I love pics when you look at them and wish you were there...

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:58 am 
Buddy. I'll admit, I haven't even heard of Mauritius before your post, but it made me google it and read up on it..

Any more pictures??? Looks great!


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Liquid_Turbo where have you been, I think its a dream holiday for most people.

You know it is prenounced "Morishus" Sorry if I am teaching you to suck eggs, but sometimes the spelling can make something look quite different where as the sound of the word will make you remember hearing it before.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:20 pm 
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Some nice photos for sure. Makes me want to go back there too! I like the fisherman shot, a great capture. The hotel looks great.

As you know I was there recently and I should have gotten back to you with some ideas of places to visit.......sorry I have just been so busy (just moved apartment recently so has been tough). :oops:

Looking forward to seeing some more of your photos!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:22 am 
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Hi DP-PARIS

It is a fantastic place! I did a bit of research beforehand and ended up treating my wife to a couple of spa treatments while I took a microlight seaplane flight down the east coast of the island, explored Grand Bay, Trou aux Biches, Cap Malheureux, Albion, Flic en Flac, Port Louis and other places.

The highlight was the walking with lions trek though - amazing! And the catamaran up the east coast to Ile aux Cerfs.

There's plenty to do on the island, the driving is very easy (especially after Dubai, but it might be a bit hair raising if you're not already aclimatised!) and there's more than enough to draw us back in the near future!

I didn't get the chance to explore down the south and south west coasts though unfortunately - not enough time - next time!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:53 am 
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I've posted a few shots in other areas of the forum, but here are a few more from Mauritius in general...

1. Central Mauritius - if one shot sums up Mauritius away from the beaches, this is it. Endless Sugar Cane fields and beautiful mountains

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2. Cap Malheureux Church

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3. The public beach at Cap Malheureux

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4. Lion Mountain from off the East Coast

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5. Trou aux Biches beach

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6. The more rugged coastline around Albion

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7. A squall coming in at Turtle Bay

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8. Grande Gaube

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9. and 10. An ostrich at the bird sanctuary

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11. Obligatory flower shot

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12. Ile aux Cerfs

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13. to 21. Assorted shots from the seaplane flight. I was delayed by weather so it wasn't the best time to fly in the end, with the sun not in an ideal position.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:16 am 
Gotta love ostrich portraiture.


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Superb shots, especially from the plane.

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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 5:34 am 
Uhmazing.

Hahah, yes I've truly never heard of this place before. Where are you from AL? Perhaps it's a popular destination for folk who live in your area. Where I come from, people's dream destination is the Carribean/Mexico :D


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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 5:42 am 
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Mauritius did appear on The Amazing Race recently - Series 10, I think.

It was funny as none of the teams knew how to pronounce it - Moridius, Moritow, all sorts!

Don't worry, I'm not having a cheap laugh at the expense of Americans! :D :D :D

It is pretty inaccessible from the US - you'd have to fly via Europe, and then it's a 10-11 hour flight from there to Mauritius, which is probably the reason why it's off the radar for many Americans. 6 hours from Dubai makes it a long weekend away destination for me! The Seychelles is only 4 hours though, and that is really tempting me - look it up, Liquid!

Apart from Barbados/Bahamas/Caymans the infrastructure is far better in Mauritius that many places in the Carribean though.


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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 7:54 am 
I've definitely heard of the Seychelles.. amazing place too!!! Lucky vacation spots you guys have access to! I looked up flights to Mauritius.. quite expensive from the West Coast here.


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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 8:07 am 
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I forgot I had this one on the memory card so just processed it...

One more of the starfield over a hotel room...

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