Under a million stars and a moonlit sky, I lay on the roof of the home of a Mauritian-British couple. Only the distant sound of the Indian Ocean’s gentle waves kept me company, blissfully far from the honeymooners and sunbathers who flock to the island. Wishing on shooting stars and trying to spot constellations, I was slowly lulled into a deep slumber by the gentle breeze. I woke up to Creole music pouring out of a neighbor’s house, in the imposing backdrop of Le Morne mountain. Living in this typical Mauritian fishing village, I felt like an islander myself.
Over two trips to Mauritius, I’ve discovered unique accommodations that go far beyond fancy resorts (where you could be anywhere in the world) and give you a peek into the unique soul of the island:
Where: Vallée des Prêtres, near Port Louis
Can’t believe this is Mauritius too!
It was at Mon Choix
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