We were travelling to Mauritius for an extended holiday (3 months) and needed somewhere to stay for the first week while we organised longer term accommodation etc. My husband suggested Rusty Pelican having seen some of the reviews on here. I had a read and was so impressed by what I read that I dismissed any suggestions of booking a resort hotel.
We travel a lot but this was our first time with a small baby so accommodation was more important than ever. The Rusty Pelican is the best place I have stayed by far and exceptionally good value for money. The apartment was incredibly spacious and stylishly decorated, way bigger than a hotel room and much more comfortable. Everything we needed for our 8 month old daughter was provided. The garden and swimming pool were stunning. The pool a perfect escape from the hot Mauritian sun. On arrival we found a fridge filled with breakfast food for the first few days and a bowl of fresh fruit (often fresh bananas and passion fruit from the garden).
La Gaulette itself is great, a fairly quiet village with a growing selection of restaurants and a large supermarket within 5 minutes walking distance from Rusty Pelican. The area around Rusty Pelican is beautiful with stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
Corinna, the owner, was great; very friendy and incredibly kind. She was a fantastic source of info on all things Mauritian. She has also thought of everything you need to make your holiday: mobile phones are provided with local sim cards (to us always essential but the first time this has ever been provided for us), a whole array of beach equipment including parasols, snorkels are available, a growing library of books in French, English, assistance with hire cars etc
During our stay Corinna organized a couple of BBQs for all the guests and it was a great way to socialise and get to know the others. We also got to try some of the locally caught red tuna which became part of our staple diet during our time in Mauritius ;o)
Corinna does so much to make her guests stay as comfortable as possible and we are incredibly grateful to her for the help she gave us throughout our stay in Mauritius. One review suggests this is the best place to stay in Mauritius – it truly is and we will definitely be back.
I highly recommend a stay at the Rusty Pelican.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Rusty Pelican is located on the west coast of Mauritius, in La Gaulette ,a quiet fishing village nestled at the foothills of the mountains overlooking the Indian Ocean. We offer 4 spacious self catering apartments of 70m2 each. All have their own terrace or balcony with either mountain or sea views.There is a pool set in a tropical garden with coconut trees for your relaxation. From here it is a good base to discover the rest of the island and the Le Morne beach is less than 10 minutes drive from the guesthouse.The owner lives on the premises and is there to help and advise. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rusty Pelican La Gaulette Apartments Mauritius