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beer and driving

Does anybody know the price of beers in the hotels? and any tips on driving on the island especially at night

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1. Re: beer and driving

Where are you staying?

Price of drinks varies from hotel to hotel, expect to pay more than in UK and you might be pleasantly surprised.

Tips on driving - get a good map, the pullout one in the back of the Globetrotter Guide is the one we use and it's perfectly adequate. At night, then make sure you have already done the drive in daylight, a lot of the roads are not lit, only in towns will you find street lighting. The obvious also is don't mix beer and driving, there are police checks.

Enjoy your holiday

Mazza :-)

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2. Re: beer and driving

Driving:

Take a good map with you. Signposting could be better.

Driving standards could be better, so be prepared for people suddenly pulling out from side road. Police do random stops.

Driving at night, lighting could be better and lorries tend to speed along at that time.

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3. Re: beer and driving

thanks for your reply - we definately do not drink and drive, on holiday or here at home. We are staying at the Paul & Virginnie, any info would be appreciated

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4. Re: beer and driving

Sorry, I'm sure you don't drink and drive - no offence intended, it was the wording on your heading that made me comment - in jest I might add.

Paul & Virginie is a medium priced hotel and I would expect the drinks to be just a little higher than here in UK for their local beer. I asked because if you had been staying at a 5* hotel my experience is enough to make me tee-total, even soft drinks were about a fiver.

Best wishes

Mazza :-)

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5. Re: beer and driving

Thankyou Mazza for your advice, no offence taken, should have been more careful regarding wording of the heading. Are petrol prices also about the same as UK

Many thanks

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6. Re: beer and driving

Its mandatory to carry your driving license at all times and the police may stop you at random checks and ask to see it. There has recently been a marked increase in police checks. Speed limits on the Motorway are enforced with speed cameras and traps.

At night drivers don't always dip their headlights so beware of that.

Paul et Virginie is a nice 3* in a lovely but isolated location at Grand Gaube with lovely views out towards the northern isles. Stayed here a few years ago.

Superior rooms have baths as well as showers and bathrooms may be larger but thats about the only difference.

Eat at Le Trinquette at least once - the best food I ever had in Mauriitus!

Room lighting as in many Mauritian hotels is not too bright.

Beach is small and man made but isolated from the wind, but turn right or left and it blows a gale in winter.

Petrol prices are the same as the UK, maybe a little less.

Regards

Bronia :)

Edited: 2:30 pm, September 04, 2011
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7. Re: beer and driving

Thankyou for your advice Bronia

Will ensure that we eat at Le Ttinquette at least once and if its that good maybe more than once.

Once again thankyou

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8. Re: beer and driving

Petrol was 47Mrupees per litre (equivalent to £1.10) when we were there in June/July, so not much cheaper than in UK but a tankful lasts longer than here.

Agree with Bronia about the non-dipping of headlights too, we try not to do much driving after dark.

Mazza :-)

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9. Re: beer and driving

Thankyou for your help, looking forward to our visit

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