Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Mauritius a Magical Island with Many Activities

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Mauritius a Magical Island with Many Activities

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Byline: Corey Bertalli Manager Grafton Travel

RECENTLY Rachael from our office had the opportunity to visit the magical Island of Mauritius. Rachael has been kind enough to share her experience with you. If you want to know now more please call into our office in Prince St and have a chat with her.

Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean 2000km off the south-east coast of Africa.

It was uninhabited prior to its discovery by the Dutch in 1598 who named the island Mauritius after Prince Maurice van Nassau of the Dutch Republic.

France, which already controlled neighbouring island Reunion took control of Mauritius in 1715.

The French introduced production of sugar cane which is still a major commodity today.

The British took control in 1810 until 1968 when the island claimed independence.

Twenty-four years later on March 24, 1992, Mauritius became the Republic of Mauritius.

It is apparent from the minute you land in Mauritius that this is a beautiful destination.

I was lucky enough to be staying at the amazing Club Med La Plantation D'Albion which is on the east coast of the island.

The transfer from the airport takes about an hour, but feels a lot shorter as you take in the beautiful landscape of this volcanic island.

Club Med La Plantation D'Albion is an all-inclusive resort spread amongst lush gardens and right on the beach.

The resort has many activities on offer, including relaxing by one of the pools, pilates or tai chi, trapeze, archery and stand up paddle boarding.

There is so much on offer and it is all included.

Food is also abundant at this resort. There are two restaurants. Restaurant La Distillerie is a buffet restaurant like no other. It is well spread out so no queuing for food, and you are spoilt for choice.

La Phare is the a la carte restaurant and is open for late breakfast, late lunch or a speciality dinner. …

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