Reservation process was easy - we booked direct and got a 'couple's discount'. They also booked a taxi from the airport on arrival (600 rupees). Sheila welcomed us (lovely lady!) and the apartment is seriously 'wow factor'. The view from the master bedroom and living room is picture postcard. Kitchen had everything you need (including a few ingredients like olive oil, balsamic, jam, and there was a 'welcome basket' of fresh fruit & croissants). A fresh baguette was delivered to the apartment every morning before we got up! The bed was comfy (and enormous), bath was also plenty big enough for 2, shower had 2 shower heads and always had plenty of hot water. Tv in bedroom only had 4 channels and the one in the lounge had a few more (including satellite TV) but the choice was quite poor. Wifi is provided but it's so slow it's painful. It's on a par with the UK in the 1990s. The beach was gorgeous, although not white powder sand like you'd get in the Maldives. There were small bits of broken coral (if I'm being really nit-picky!). Sea was freezing so I didn't go in, but it didn't stop other holiday-makers. Kite surfing is excellent on the beach just in front of the apartment. Wind direction perfect. Locally there's very little to do. There's a hotel about 10 mins walk away called Preskil so we went to try it on our 2nd evening, given that we'd read good reviews on the Steak House. Total disappointment! My steak was overcooked, one of the waiters threw a strop on another, the garlic bread hadn't been heated enough to melt the garlic butter. It was also quite hard to get the attention of the waiters to get a drink (and it was almost empty, so they weren't busy). We decided not to return, which is a shame because the choice of restaurants within walking distance is very small. We ordered pizza from blue bamboo - highly recommended and they delivered within 20 mins. Most of the time, we made full use of the kitchen, getting groceries from the local supermarket (London Way). It sells most things but there's limited choice. You can walk there (35 mins) or take a bike from the complex (10 mins). We hired a car for 3 days with avis (organised by the complex) costing around 1400 Rs a day. Went round the west coast (a must-see), visited Vanille animal reserve (amazing), the Rum factory, and the tea factory are all worth seeing. Going back to the apartment, I highly recommend it and we would certainly going back if we return to Mauritius. It's totally peaceful, beautiful and private.
Louise92 from Dorset.