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“Day cruise” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ilot Gabriel Beach

Ilot Gabriel Beach
Ilot Gabriel, Grand Baie, Mauritius
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Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Grand Baie
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Day cruise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

It was a bit of fun, we saw a whale got to the island. Asked where to change, there is no where. Asked for the toilet and was told ze bushe. Rough on the way out with lots of sick bags from other guests. It was a public holiday in Mauritius so there were a lot of locals. It was great fun,we swam in the pristine blue aqua blue water. Watched the fish swim around our ankles. The staff were great and the food good. The rum punch definitely packed a punch. A great day leave the prevention behind and have a great day

Visited September 2013
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“The Place To Stay When In Mauritius”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

I have been to Mauritius about 15 times for both business and pleasure and have been all over this beautiful island.

While it is not in the tourism authority's interest to promote any 1 place, hotel or attraction, I as a regular visitor, can tell you that Grand Baie is without doubt the best place on the entire island to stay at or go to.

It's a stunning place and has everything.

Visited October 2012
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South Africa
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“Day of Bliss”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Sailed the 16km from Grand Baie on a catamaran, had great music on the way there and back, lots of cold Phoenix beers on board, a great lunch and wonderful snorkelling, including dolphin and turtle sights. What more can anybody ask for?

Visited August 2013
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london
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“Amazing Lagoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Ile aux cerfs was a disappointment but Gabriel is amazing and it is worth the time and every penny we spent. if you get sea sickness be aware that the sea is a bit choppy on the way there and if you feel sick, staff on board don't allow you to use wash rooms. The lagoon is what you dream of. White powdery sands and shallow water. I don't do snorkelling so I can make comments in the coral.The beach does not have facilities like toilet or changing rooms. The food served there was ok and I don't really expect much on a short break like this.it is a must.

Visited September 2012
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“Fantastic trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Took a catamaran trip from Grand Baie through Casamally tour for a mere Rs 800. The total travel time is 1.30 hours but the journey is thoroughly enjoyable. Iiot Gabriel is superbly beautiful. Have never seen the water so clear and blue. A heaven for snorkeler and divers. A strong recommend to visit.

Visited July 2013
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