7th Dec 2011 was the date when we took off for the beautiful holiday at the destination which I had never even thought of in my dreams – Mauritius. It was indeed a lifetime experience which every couple should feel. The beauty of the place is it’s serenity, freshness and luxury. Not to forget are the clear skies, beaches with turquiouse colored water and friendly localites.
|Our first view of Mauritius|
How the Mauritus honeymoon package came our way:
After a lot of discussions and R&Ds; on holiday destinations especially honeymoon destinations, we stopped on Mauritius. In our considerations were Kerala (his dream place), Andaman & Nicobar islands, Singapore & Langhkawi, Thailand and Maldives. Mauritius came our way when we found that it is a popular honeymoon destination and we found one of the best Make my trip mauritius honeymoon packages. Being our first international trip and a honeymoon as well, we preferred to take least efforts in planning our holiday. So we left it on Makemytrip. This travel agency did an excellent job in scheduling and creating our Make my trip Mauritius honeymoon package.
From Mumbai, India to Port Louis, Mauritius:
Our 6 hours flight journey from Mumbai to Mauritius by Air Mauritius flight was accompanied with the great hospitality by flight attendants. We were served well with the breakfast and entertainment facilities in Air Mauritius. Before boarding the flight, we were well prepared with the converted money from INR to MUR i.e. 1 MUR was equivalent to 1.8 INR. Upon arrival at the Port Louis airport, a glance at our cellphone made us realize that we are now 1.5 hours behind India. After collecting our bags at the airport when we headed towards the exit, Makemytrip was nowhere in our vicinity. Instead a guy from a travel agency named Seaside Holidays came up to us. Thats when we realized, Make my trip has partnership with Seaside holidays which is a travel agency in Mauritius. This travel agent looks after the customers of Make my trip along with many more travel agencies. So our Mauritius package was actually looked after by Seaside holidays Mauritius and not Make My Trip!
|Calodyne Sur-Mer Resort|
Calodyne Sur Mer resort was the heaven where we stayed during our 6 days trip. We were greeted with a warm welcome and a refreshing drink as soon as we reached the resort. Our luggages were looked after their guys and reached our rooms safely. They took us through the resort and introduced us to all sections of the resort – a small shop where we can buy things sold in Mauritius, the huge swimming pool, restaurant, buffet area, beach, kayaking and wifi areas. As we reached our room and relaxed, within a few minutes there was a knock at the door. It was the staff with a fruit platter and a bottle of wine. This was planned for honeymoon couples who visit Calodyne Sur Mer Mauritius.
Visiting the Port Louis:
Our Mauritius tour started with a day at Port Louis as mentioned in our make my trip honeymoon package. Our 2nd day was planned to visit the capital city of the country. Seaside holidays Mauritius came to our hotel to pick us up. Our trip included Bagatelle Mall, Marie Reine De La Paix, Fort Adelaide – La Citadelle, le caudan waterfront and casino. These are some of the best places to visit in Mauritius country.
Marie Reine De La Paix church is a beautiful place to visit. Here we experienced the true serenity of the place. The church witnesses the beautiful scenic views which one would regret to miss. While standing at the church we could look at the whole city.
|View from Marie Reine De La Paix Church|
|Traveling towards Bagatelle Mall|
Bagatelle Mall is for those who want to go for shopping Mauritius. Here, we went around shopping for chocolates and cookies in the Food Lover’s Market. We filled Lindt chocolates, mint flavoured cookies and many
more into our baskets.
|Pirates at Le Caudan Waterfront|
Then came Le Caudan Waterfront which is a market place at Port Louis. Here we could see many people dressed in costumes of Pirates. Actually it was a theme which was been followed there for the day. And then there was a casino at same place. We just had a look inside the casino as participating could make a huge hole in our pockets.
Fort Adelaide also known as La Citadelle was next destination during the city visit. Here we got to click some amazing pictures.
|At Fort Adelaide|
After the Port Louis Mauritius trip we were totally exhausted and got back to our room and relaxed rest of the evening in the room. As the sunset approached, we stepped towards the beach alongside our Calodyne Sur Mer hotel and had a wonderful time looking at the stars twinkling in the sky.
After the 1st day trip, we wondered how beautiful life could be. How could we miss this all these years. Thank god we thought of make my trip honeymoon packages. The first 2 days brought us so many new experiences that we were curious about the next 5 days.
Do not forget to read on to know how we spent our next 5 days in the the heaven @ Mauritius Honeymoon Trip – Watersports, Temple, Ship Models & Chamarel