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Flic en Flac in mid March

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Flic en Flac in mid March

Hi, We've booked to go to Mauritius for two weeks from mid March. We are planning to stay in the Hilton for the first 5 nights (using hilton points so for free), we now have to decide on the rest of the stay (both as to which part of the island as well as which hotel).

Budget is not unlimited but preference would be for a good 4 star hotel... We love hot weather so would appreciate guidance as to which part of the island we should go for.

We'll appreciate your help!

a&j

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1. Re: Flic en Flac in mid March

Hi

Personally I hate packing and unpacking so would not do two centres in Mauritius. Why not stay at the Hilton for the whole two weeks, it is a lovely hotel and in a good location for transport and getting to see the island.

Best wishes

Mazza :)

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2. Re: Flic en Flac in mid March

Thanks for coming back to us so quickly.

We are the same, would prefer to just stay in one place and not have to move around (especially in a location like this) but Hilton is a bit too pricy...

Any recommendations for a nice 4 / 3,5 star place in Flic en Flac?

Any idea what we can expect weatherwise?

Cheers,

agata

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3. Re: Flic en Flac in mid March

Hi Agata,

The only 3* I know at Flic en Flac is Gold Beach resort. Check out its reviews on here.

You could have a complete change and go north west, as there are more 3* hotels there. A good one at Pointe aux Piments is the Veranda Pointe aux Biches.

www.veranda-resorts.com

Also look at the Casuarina at Trou aux Biches

and Le Palmiste in the same area, all a 15/20 minute drive from Grand Baie, and on the bus route.

I have stayed at or visited all these 3 last year.

www.hotel-casuarina.com

www.hotel-lepalmiste.com

An older 3* near Grand Baie is the Merville which is part of Naiade resorts: www.naiade.com

There are several 4* in the area too, mainly Beachcomber hotels: www.beachcomber-hotels.com

Le Mauricia is a few minutes walk from Grand Baie with its shops, bars, restaurants, travel agencies and supermarket. Le Cannonier and Le Victoria are a short drive away.

There is also the Meridien at Pointe aux Piments, a decent 4* www.lemeridien.com

You could also look at the east coast. There are a few 3* there; Silver Beach and Le Tropical to name two. Also the Ambre, a 3.5/4*. Nice beaches in the east.

Weather in March is hot an humid with highs in the 30Cs and a risk of showers. You are also at the tail end of the cyclone season, though a direct hit is rare, with storms staying out in the Indian ocean, but they can and do occur. You can get wind and rain even when the storm is a long way off.

It all depends on your budget really. I think its nice if you can stay in another of the island, although its also convenient to stay put and hire a car or taxi to sightsee odd days.

Regards,

Bronia :)

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4. Re: Flic en Flac in mid March

Agata,

You could also try the Sands resort and spa at Flic en Flac if you really want to stay in that area. Its a 4.5* independently owned and resonable priced smaller hotel than the big chains like Hilton and Sofitel. I visited it last year, fell in love with the place and booked it for this May.

Large well furnished rooms, huge bathrooms with twin basins, separate shower and bath and walk in wardrobes. Spa, tennis and lovely beach with great views of Tamarin Bay and Le Morne. Gorgeous infinity pool. www.thesandsresort.mu

Also La Pirogue is a 4* but is in need of a refurbishment, though it does share facilities with its newly renovated 5* sister Sugar Beach:

www.lapirogue.com

www.sugarbeachresort.comLa Pirogue is one of the oldest hotels and is in lovely well established gardens, the accomodation is bungalow type.

Cheers,

Bronia :)

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5. Re: Flic en Flac in mid March

The north part of the island, Grand Baie, is the best and most popular place. The Merville Beach Hotel used to be very good and is a 3.5 star. There are lots of other beaches too like Mon Choisy ets.

Also once you're in the north, don't forget to go to Pamplemousses gardens and get a guide to show you around. The other place that you must visit is ile aux cerfs in the east. It's an island off Mauritius with the shallowest turquoise lagoon that you've ever seen.

Don't forget to take an umbrella and waterproofs with you. It can be a bit rainy in March.

Hope you have a great time. We'll be at the Hilton in April.

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6. Re: Flic en Flac in mid March

Hi

Personally I think all of Mauritius is lovely and nowhere is "best" to stay. It all depends on whether you want to be near a town and all the things that has on offer, or whether you want to be away from it all.

Hiring a car or taking taxis can get you around easily and the North and North West are more accessible for this. There's a wealth of things to do and see in Mauritius all depending on what your taste is.

Best wishes with the planning

Mazza :)

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7. Re: Flic en Flac in mid March

All,

thank you so much for your help! I have to say I'm starting to love this forum!Incredibly freindly and helpful.

We followed your advice and checked availability in all the hotels you quoted. We got the best rate at the Sands Resort from Mercury Direct (they were cheaper than booking directly with the hotel), however we had to take minimum 10 nights)...

Again, thank you all for your time!!!

Cheers!

agata

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8. Re: Flic en Flac in mid March

Agata a good choice! Mercury are a very competitive operator and The Sands is indeed a lovely hotel!

Have a lovely holiday,

Bronia :)

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9. Re: Flic en Flac in mid March

Agata

An excellent choice of hotel - We're going for the 5th time in May, you will not be disappointed. We also use Mercury Direct. I have sent you a pm.

Best wishes

Mazza :)

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