Saturday, November 1, 2014

Dinner on the beach at Ambre Hotel, Mauritius.


Our restaurant of choice for the evening.
At Ambre, guests are spoiled for choice when it comes to where to eat...
Breakfast, lunch or dinner!


The Beach Restaurant at night.
This is how ALL island meals should be enjoyed


The couple on the right were celebrating SOMETHING.
What, we never found out


The view from our table


Onion soup for me.
With the LARGEST croutons I have ever enjoyed


A Mauritian starter...the main component being calamari


We have really enjoyed the trip so far...
And we are getting good at this "selfie" thing


Carolyn's choice...
Swordfish which was "melt-in-the-mouth-good"


My mains...
Lamb shoulder with vegetables


We both chose the same dessert.
It was billed as a apple crumble with coconut ice cream,
but it was not what we expected.
Delicious, nevertheless


This couple had requested musicians...
we were able to enjoy them as well.
They did an "island" version of "Stand by me" that was superb


After dinner we relaxed on the bean bags before making our way back to our room.
It had been a wonderful evening and we were not quite ready for it to end.


I was up early to catch our first sunrise of the trip.


Perhaps this fellow is going out to catch our dinner for this evening?

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Friday, October 31, 2014

My wife gets pampered at the Aura Spa, Sugar Beach, Mauritius.



It must be doing SOMETHING right to earn this prestigious award.


Looking into the Spa from the reception area.


They have used volcanic rock as decoration in the pool


One of several areas that guests can relax in,
either before or after a treatment


One of these is a "fitness" oil...
I wonder, if I use it can I stop exercising?


Products for women...


And a range for men as well


The building blends in well with the "colonial" theme of Sugar Beach


Water, water...everywhere.


The treatment room had an outdoor shower,
but NO toilet.


You are always asked to fill out a medical questionnaire...
Has anyone ever died while having a neck and back massage?


These rocks have been encased in acrylic
and form part of the wall decoration


My wife...before she was pummeled.


Let the massage begin...


A flower to make the massage table look "pretty"?
Carolyn's comments on her treatment?
"The masseuse Sandhya was really approachable and spent time asking health questions
and then advising me what she was going to do.
The massage itself was very relaxing and I did not want move from the bed when it was over.
Well worth it "

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East meets West as we travel to Ambre Hotel...


We crossed the island (thanks to SummerTimes) west to east.
It rained in the middle...


Traffic laws are STRICTLY enforced.
South Africa could learn a thing or two from this country.


I remembered this from my last, somewhat fleeting, visit here in 2013


Part of the reception area.


Looking more like an art gallery exhibit than a chair in our room.


We LOVE our beach facing accommodation.


This is the view from one of the windows


Another view of our room


My favourite piece of furniture.
It might look like a retro fridge,
but it actually is a cupboard that conceals the mini bar.
All of the contents are FREE!


You can entertain friends in this shower...
No bath, and the toilet is separate...
which is a much better idea than incorporating it into the main bathroom


The decals on my suitcase are starting to get a bit travel weary


You can relax in the pool and look out over the ocean


Or you can relax in the welcoming reception area.


Lunch time...
At La Dolce Vita


Yes, you can have carbs while on holiday!


I really like this table design.
Pity I cannot fit it into my suitcase


Part of the stunning beach vista.
The hotel boasts 800m of beachfront for its guests


The patio outside the Coral Bar


Beanbags on the beach


Time for a cup of tea and a slice of cake?
WHY NOT...

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