Archive / May, 2015

Salted Fish Rougaille, served with rice and salad at a local restaurant in Trou-aux-Biches.

What is Rougaille?

Rougaille or rougail is one of the classic Mauritian dishes that everyone on the island loves. It is essentially a tomato-based dish, with incredibly rich flavours thanks to the combination of spices used. Since this recipe is passed down from generation to generation, there are quite a few variations of spice combinations: onions, garlic, ginger, […]

Black tea, biscuits, and snacks

Tea Tasting at Bois Cheri

If you love nature and tea, you don’t want to miss the tea tasting at the Bois Cheri chalet. Located just a short drive from the tea factory and museum, the chalet is nestled in a pristine natural setting, surrounded by lush greenery, the kind that invokes a quiet sense of peace and relaxation. It offers […]

Mauritian Séga Music

To the joy of Mauritians worldwide, as of 2014, Mauritian Sega has been declared a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Sega music and dance, which originated in the early 18th century is a big part of the rich history and culture of this island nation. Born out of the pain and suffering of slaves during the colonisation […]

suntanning in mauritius

What is the Best Month to Travel to Mauritius?

We very frequently get the question: ‘What is the best month to travel to Mauritius?’ Well, the ‘best’ month depends on exactly what kind of weather you’re after, what kind of Mauritius activities you plan to do during your stay here, and what type of Mauritius attractions are on your list. Some would take a […]

Mauritius: Top 10 Ethical Destinations List

To encourage responsible globetrotting, Ethical Traveler, a California nonprofit, has been compiling a list of top 10 ethical destinations since 2006. And we’re proud to share with you that Mauritius is on the top 10 list! The complete list for 2015 (in alphabetical order since Ethical Traveler does not rank the countries within the top […]

a picture of the Grand Bassin sacred lake

Customer Photos: Mauritius South West Day Tour

We absolutely love it when clients send us photos of their Mauritius activities! We recently had a very fun group of clients from the UK who booked a Mauritius tour package with us. Here are some photos of their private 8-hour excursion of the South West. Our driver picked them up from their Bed and Breakfast […]

Rum Cocktail: Ti-Punch

Ti-Punch Cocktail One of our favourite things to do in Mauritius is to try out the various rum cocktails while enjoying the legendary Mauritian sunset. For those who have visited Mauritius and are missing our tropical paradise, here is a cocktail recipe that will bring you back to your vacation here. Ingredients 3 cl of […]