Mauritian Architecture & Surfing History

Happy Days B&B is a 5 minutes’ drive from Le Morne.

This is where we stayed the first few days. Mauritius is a spot we recommend to couples for a romantic trip with an postcard setting. If you go to surf , cool, bring your girlfriend not a big group of friends. It will make finding a picture-perfect, well-protected wave much more acceptable. The area is not really welcoming mass surf tourism, it’s part of the charm and the main reason we visited this cult spot. We would rather recommend you get (back) into the good old windsurfing. This is the main reason for us to return. Enjoy the dreamy setup at Le Morne where kitesurfing lifts you into another dimension,… But above all this trip was about romance. Pre-honeymoon vibes in the air. Happy days …

Happy Days B&B

Four ensuite rooms, private balcony, a deck with swimming pool and a rooftop with stunning views and sunsets to die for on Le Morne, La Gaulette Village and Ile of Bennitier. Managed by the legendary local surfer JP .

Below are 3 more options to Live The Mauritian Life… 10 more options RIGHT HERE. Where would you stay to LTL ?

OPTION ONE Sands Suites Resort & Spa

A delightful beach and dreamy lagoon. Beautified by a shimmering infinity pool …

Sands Suites Resort & Spa is located on one of the most pristine stretches of beach at Flic en Flac, on the west coast of Mauritius, overlooking the translucent blue and turquoise lagoon of the Tamarin Bay and the legendary rock of Le Morne peninsula.

Mauritius has gained an exotic image in the heart of surfers thanks to 1974’s Forgotten Island of Santosha. The film focused largely on Tamarin Bay, a perfect wave that became a symbol of escapism. The spot had been surfed since the early 1960s, but the epic 8–10ft swell featured in the film captured the attention of the surfing world.

Unfortunately Tamarin turned out to be inconsistent, leaving many travelling surfers disappointed. Since then, the focus has shifted to the more consistent, neighbouring island of Réunion. Mauritius has a lack of optimum southwest-facing shores, while the south-facing coast is frequently blown-out by SE trade winds. The local surfing tradition goes back years, but it developed in a sad way, leading to a reputation for localism. Throughout the ’80s and ’90s, white Mauritians called “White Shorts” regulated the wave at Tamarin, but the group has since mellowed considerably and generally is no longer an issue. STORMRIDER

Situated on the north coast of Mauritius, at Anse la Raie, the Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel is the ideal address for a relaxed holiday in very private surroundings. It is an adult (18+) exclusive hotel thus guaranteeing a peaceful and tranquil holiday. Anse la Raie lagoon is a great kitesurf and windsurf spot.

OPTION TWO Paradise Cove

“Cinq Mondes” Spa offers you 8 treatment rooms, 2 hammams and a swimming pool. Here you can travel around the world of beauty rituals with aromatherapy and herbal products from a selection of organic ingredients.

Paradise Cove

Those fond of quiet havens will choose the cove and its numerous love nests to be together. At the tip, the peninsula with its new Infinity Pool overlooking the turquoise lagoon offers a spectacular view on the northern islands.

Paradise Cove

The Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel is the place where ‘you&me’ can choose to discover the hotel and its surroundings and to do as much or as little, as one wishes …

Paradise Cove offers you 67 rooms, nestled in a beautiful tropical garden, combining harmoniously the Mauritian traditional architecture with contemporary exotic decoration. Rooms and suites come in 4 categories: Deluxe, Deluxe Premium, Club Junior Suite and Club Senior suite, ranging from 50 to 90 square meters. All rooms have a private balcony or terrace with double armchair for relaxing moments.

Paradise Cove

OPTION THREE Blumarine Attitude

Situated along the north coast of Mauritius, Blumarine Attitude hotel, nestled in a beautiful tropical garden overlooks the very wide lagoon of Anse la Raie and the northern islands. Its typically Mauritian architecture and contemporary seaside decoration merges harmoniously into the surrounding nature.

Blumarine Attitude is a 4 star hotel with a unique concept in Mauritius: two hotels in one, ideal for a family holiday or a romantic escape. 182 rooms, among which, 41 situated in the wing -Blumarine Attitude — The Boutique, exclusively reserved for adults. On the paths running through the hotel, it is frequent to come across both newly-weds and families sharing the space in good harmony.

Blumarine Attitude

Sharing in blue surroundings… relax and friendly, comfortable and intimate…This is Blumarine Attitude… Excursions at sea on board the hotel catamaran, very trendy nautical sports kitesurf, a sea-facing massage together…and for even more magical moments a Scuba diving underwater wedding… so many precious moments to share t(w)ogether…

Blumarine Attitude

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