Greetings from Paradise, otherwise known as Mauritius! I can’t wait to tell you everything about my trip and relive those days with you again. Some of you have already asked me so many questions about the resorts I stayed in, that I decided to try and give you as much useful information as I can. So let’s start from the beginning.
Last Monday I joined four more girls to go on a press trip to Mauritius. I’ve known about this trip from January and even thinking about it gave me goosebumps. I didn’t know what to expect, except that for sure it would be beautiful and amazing! (That’s what I think about all tropical destinations by the way:D) The British Airways flight from London Gatwick to Mauritius takes 12 hours and we flew overnight which is absolutely perfect as you get a full day on the way in and on the way out. One of my favourite moments when flying to warm countries is the first feeling of heat that hits you when you leave the airport and the one you anticipate so much while still being in London. And, oh boy, was Mauritius hot and humid! My boots, jeans and leather jacket were so irrelevant! Each day the temperature was about +30 degrees which is exactly what you want during a beach holiday! I did ache for my portable AC unit at some points but I won’t complain about the heat! We only had one rainy afternoon which I quite enjoyed as the air felt fresher afterwards.
The main purpose of this press trip was to experience the two Beachcomber resorts on the island – The Royal Palm and Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa. So after being picked up by our driver and spending an hour on the road we finally arrived to our first hotel. The Royal Palm has 6* stars and is the finest resort in Mauritius! Not a bad way to kick off our adventures, ah?! It’s located on the north-west coast and has so much quality and class to it that it’s easy to understand why it’s among very few hotels in the world that have six stars. The Royal Palm isn’t your usual big resort, it has only 69 very spacious rooms (actually their size makes them more like villas than normal rooms) all of which are facing the sea. The sea by the way is only a few metres walking distance from the rooms. The hotel also has three heated pools and a Royal Suite with a private pool for those who want some alone time.
So during our two nights stay in The Royal Palm we did our best to experience everything it has to offer to its guests, including massage treatments in a Clarins Spa, morning yoga class and we had plenty of wonderful meals in the hotels’ three restaurants – La Goelette, La Bar Plage and La Brezza. We were treated to breakfast on the terrace of the Presidential Suite, a private drinks reception on the beach in the evening and were left feeling practically royal!
I absolutely loved how spacious our rooms were, how close everything was and how quite and intimate it felt. And of course the sunsets on the beach which were just magical! And if I was less of a scaredy cat I would definitely make use of all the water sports available right on the beach, including water skiing, kayaking, glass bottom boats (great for sea life spotting), stand-up paddling, windsurfing and snorkelling.
So I hope you enjoy the abundance of pictures that I took from all over the resort and please let me know if there is anything else that you would like an additional information about. I am happy to help!
Oh and do go to Mauritius guys!
More information about the Royal Palm is available HERE.
Wearing Lindex suit and Sunday Somewhere sunglasses