Saturday, May 25, 2013

A Special Birthday

Waking up on my birthday at an idyllic beachside resort in Mauritius was cool.  Having it come in the middle of a perfect week with the family, with nary a thought of the busy life we had left behind, was priceless!


Saturday, May 18, 2013

Restaurants of the St. Regis

Restaurants of the St. Regis MauritiusThe St. Regis boasts of five restaurants on its property, or rather six, if you also count the chef's table with its bespoke menu making it a special experience at this resort. These restaurants cover a lot of ground, from the local French-inspired cuisine to Indian, Japanese, a sea-side Grill and Pan-Asian food.  This particularly useful, considering there are no other places close by the St. Regis.


Saturday, May 11, 2013

Dolphins And Schools of Fish

Catamaran Cruise in MauritiusIf you look up Mauritius on a world map, you will notice it is tiny and in the middle of the Indian Ocean to the east of Madagascar.  Being far away from the mainlands of Africa and Asia keeps the waters surrounding this beautiful island country unspoilt and beautiful.  Given the perfectly warm and sunny days with pleasantly cool winds, it was inevitable we would spend a good amount of time in (and on) the waters.

We kept alternating between lazing in the beach and swimming with our face in the water, watching schools of colored fish frolicking below on the coral reef.  There were large numbers of white and black striped fish, flat ones with deep yellow marks on their faces, others with red lines, and those that merged into the background almost completely.  The still waters of the lagoon afforded us a view we hadn't experienced ever before.


Saturday, May 04, 2013

Arriving in Mauritius

St. Regis MauritiusI love planning vacations.  Everyone loves a good vacation, but I also enjoy the process of planning them: figuring out where to go, what to do and how to make this one different from anything we have done before. So, it was only after poring over a lot of options that I narrowed down Le Morne in Mauritius as the destination of choice for our summer vacation.