Last year, we got to discover the magic of a ski holiday with Club Med and in 2016 we changed it up, by opting for a beach escape in stead. I’d like to let you in on why we will totally do it again, how to know if this is something you’d enjoy & what to do when you’re planning a visit.
Oh, and my dear husband made a lovely holiday video (just like last time) so you can also just make up your own mind!
So, why Mauritius?
Well, we didn’t want to fly far, since we only had a week to get away before the year really takes off. We also certainly didn’t want to deal with visa’s, jet lag (which is a thing, for me at least!) or multiple stopovers. We love those jam packed adventure and sight-seeing holidays as well, but this needed to be the exact opposite.
We also wanted direct shuttle transfers, all of our meals, snacks, drinks, activities and entertainment included and we wanted to have a perfectly tropical beach, right on our doorstep, to top it all off.
Would we do it again?
In a heartbeat. This was only my first time to Mauritius, but my 4th tropical beach holiday (I’ve been to the Seychelles once, Thailand twice) and it was equal to anything else I’ve experienced in some respects and even better in quite a few!
Whereas Club Med La Pointe aux Cannoniers is a family resort par excellence, we had an amazingly luxurious suite with a gorgeous private day bed, beautiful beach-side dinners, alllll of the piña coladas and splendid quiet sunsets from the beach loungers right in front of our room.
But hey, don’t take my word for it – have a look at our holiday video & decide for yourself.
Is that something you can see yourself doing? Well, then I’ve got some tips for you:
- Ask for a room to the northern side of the resort. We stayed in the block called Flic en Flac, where there is a lovely secluded beach. There is plenty of beach real estate on offer at this resort, all around, but there is certainly more water sport activity on the southern side.
- Try the coconut ice cream. They serve a whole range of flavours at lunch and at dinner. Although they’re all great (yes, I ate my way through the entire offering!) the coconut had me hooked.
- Go sailing. I really didn’t think I’d enjoy it as much as I did. Ask for Gael, the very friendly sailing GO. He gave us some pointers, even though we were total novices out on the water.
- When you book with Club Med, your exchange rate is locked down as soon as you pay the deposit. Book earlier, rather than later.
- Although there are 3 snorkel boat trips to the edge of the reef in a glass bottomed boat every day, free of charge (highly recommended), also keep an eye out when you’re swimming right up close to the beach. Bright and beautiful fish often pop up out of nowhere and the water is so clear that if you just look, you might be lucky enough to not even need goggles.
- Wear sunscreen. And keep your after sun cream in your room fridge 🙂