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Top 9 of our favourite places to have a drink in the evening in Tamarin, Mauritius

Holidays are for relaxing but also for enjoying Mauritius nightlife. If you want to go for a drink in the evening, we recommend our favourite pub and bar nightspot, all within a ten-minute drive from Marguery Villas. Time to enjoy the famous and award-winning local Phoenix beer or an excellent old Rhum from the Rhumerie de Chamarel, while tasting the local side dishes, called “gajacks”.Drinking and dancing?There are two places in Tamarin where you can find good vibes: ‘Big Willys’ (the Big for friends), a large outdoor bar and restaurant at the village entrance, is particularly friendly and relaxing. It’s a popular weekend hangout for both locals and expatriates living on the west coast. On football or rugby match nights, the atmosphere is great thanks to the giant screens in the garden. You can dance or enjoy live music from local performers while enjoying local specialities.The Chute Bar, of the restaurant La Bonne Chute, already mentioned is another nightlife hotspot on the coast. The place is charming, the atmosphere relaxed. There is karaoke on Wednesdays, happy hour and DJ on Fridays. You can also watch matches on the big screen. Great entertainment team, good cocktail menu. A must for your holidays and an ideal opportunity to meet Mauritians in all modesty.Drinking while listening to music?The Veranda hotel on Tamarin bay regularly stages local musicians on Fridays as well as international artists at its renowned and annual Jazz Festival. With its West Coast surf spirit, enjoy your favourite cocktail with both feet in the sand, facing the ocean, in a warm and typically Mauritian atmosphere.Roots Spirit is just across the road from your hotel residence, just cross the street to reach this bar in the middle of a large garden. Brandon welcomes his guests in a relaxed and very friendly atmosphere around his circular bar. Enjoy your favourite drink while listening to local musicians on special weekends.The Frenchie, on the road to the River Gorges National Park, is a pleasant bar located in a small mall. It is nestled among a coral square and hosts a DJ or Mauritian artists for live music on weekends. Excellent atmosphere, good music, no big crowds, the ideal place for a drink with your partner.Enjoy a good glass of wineFancy going on a tour of Chilean, South African or French wines? We recommend the Moustache, a small wooden pallet terrace on the front of an old truck, which offers an interesting wine list. The atmosphere is discreet and cosy.Don’t miss our traditional sundownerYou can’ t miss out on the traditional sunset. This is the west coast and it would be a shame to miss the magnificent sight of the sun diving into the ocean! Make yourself comfortable in the late afternoon hours at the bar of The Bay Hotel overlooking La Preneuse Beach. The sky is blazing, a fisherman is making his last catch, children are playing on the sand. The bar offers a wide range of cocktails, spirits and wines to enjoy with the local snacks for a magical and unforgettable moment.On the same beach, a few steps away, the deck of the Korail Rouge, Mariposa’s bar, serves delicious cocktails prepared by its barman, to be savoured under a large tree, facing the sea, with a light trade wind breeze. A romantic and intimate atmosphere guaranteed.For a more complete change of scenery between river and sea, head for the Seeloy bar at La Balise Marina. At the river mouth of Black River, on a large wooden terrace, watch the “zozo gasse”, sea birds with their loud shout, skimming the surface of the water to land on the bank. The view is magical and time seems to stand still. Between mangroves and filaos, watch the big fishing boats return to port while enjoying your favourite drink.Marguery Villas is ideally located to satisfy your nightlife desires. Regardless of your mood, your expectations or the number of guests, you will easily find the right atmosphere. Will you have enough time to try out our favourite places to go for an evening drink in Tamarin and Black River? That is why we suggest you to choose the long-term stay, where you can take time for yourself, to make the most of your holiday in Mauritius.

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Top 4 cultural venues in Mauritius

A holiday in Mauritius is a cultural and historical discovery. Here are our suggested activities to learn more about the treasures of what is not just a tropical destination. Bring your family on a journey of 4 interesting and educational outings that will satisfy both children and parents.In the footsteps of the first indentured Indians at the Aapravasi GhatLocated in Port-Louis harbour, forty minutes away from your resort, this emblematic place is where the first Indian labourers disembarked from 1834 to 1910. 70% of Mauritian’s ancestors, originating from the large peninsula but also from Africa, Madagascar, the Comoros or South-East Asia, have gone through this restored building, which has been listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO since 2006.Mauritius was the first colony to recruit indentured labourers for a period of at least five years after the abolition of slavery, to replace slaves and work mainly in the fields. Between 1834 and 1920, almost half a million indentured labourers arrived by boat from India at the Aapravasi Ghat to work on the sugarcane estates of Mauritius or to be deployed elsewhere. On 1640 m2, follow the beautiful stone stairs and walk in the footsteps of the men, women and children who were temporarily housed there. Each new entrant was registered and photographed. The splendid sepia photographs in the permanent exhibition, undoubtedly one of the museum’s most precious documents, show beautiful, serious and moving portraits.There are also historical re-enactments, discovery activities on touch screens, the display of excavations carried out on the site and various artefacts. A fascinating visit, in a beautiful historical setting, which will appeal to children and adults alike, and will help you have a better understanding of the settlement of Mauritius.Please note that the entrance is free for all.Embark on a tour of the Mahébourg Naval MuseumLocated in the south-east of Mauritius, forty minutes’ drive from Marguery Villas, the village of Mahébourg has a rich historical and naval heritage. Facing the sea and featuring an important port in the past, Mahé bourg was named in memory of the most famous administrator the country has ever known and the real architect of its growth, Mahé de La Bourdonnais. It is therefore the appropriate place to host the only naval museum in Mauritius.The first sight of the museum is the elegant colonial house built in 1760, set in a beautiful garden with century-old trees. Its magnificent gate and the canon that greets visitors are precious reminders of Mauritius’ colonial past. Please note that this is a traditional museum, with no interactive guided tour: just move around at your own pace.An antique museum with lots of characterThe museum has an interesting collection of old maps of the former Isle de France.The museum also houses a collection of extinct species, such as the legendary dodo, the Rodrigues Solitaire (or dodo) and the giant Aldabra tortoise, which was common on Rodrigues but exterminated by the Dutch for consumption.Some objects deserve your full attention: such as the Saint-Géran’s bell whose shipwreck we have mentioned earlier (LINK). Paintings, a Navy piano, palanquins, antique furniture, weapons, canons and sailing equipment give a very interesting insight into the history of Mauritius.The healing of enemy brothersThe museum is known for having housed two wounded officers after the famous battle of Vieux Grand Port in 1810 between the French and the English. The English Captain Willoughby and the French Captain Duperré were treated here and underwent their convalescence together. It is an outstanding example of the respect for the enemy that prevailed in the navy. The Battle of Vieux Grand-Port is one of the great prides of Mauritians: it is indeed Napoleon’s only naval victory and is inscribed on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.The worship circuit in Port-LouisMauritius is a perfect example of the harmonious cohabitation between religions. Discovering some places of worship means immersing yourself in magical places that vibrate with the faith of Mauritians. We recommend a visit to Port Louis, the capital, to discover the four major religions that are practised on the island. To begin with, leave your car in the large car parks of Caudan: Port-Louis is easily walkable. You can also do everything by taxi, but that would be to miss out on the historic atmosphere of the paved streets of the capital city.Our recommendation: make sure you are dressed accordingly. Mauritians are tolerant, but places of worship are sacred, so avoid wearing anything that might be considered inappropriate.The first stop is at the Jummah Mosque, the former ‘Mosque of the Arabs’, in the heart of the capital. The stunning building dates from the 1850s and combines Indian, Creole and Islamic architecture. Entirely white with green shutters, the mosque extends over several blocks. Its impressive nailed door comes from India and was intended to repel elephant attacks. With its black and white cobbled floor, its ablution fountain and its huge prayer hall, the Jummah Mosque is very busy, especially during the Friday prayers. A beautifully carved circular balcony overlooks the street. The interior can only be visited by appointment and with a guide. Ask the concierge at your hotel for more information.Second stop, the Koyratti temple, at the northern exit of Port-Louis, after the northern station. In this place, the bright colours sparkle in the sunlight, the incense perfumes the air, which is filled with the prayers of the devotees: it is a lively, vibrant faith. Take off your shoes and walk through the different rooms of the temple. Don’t hesitate to ask the Mauritians who came to leave an offering or invoke a deity, to identify the different gods and goddesses of the Hindu pantheon. Necklaces of bright yellow flowers, cut lemons, majestic arches, pandit (priest) in prayer… experience a special time of sharing and communion with the Mauritians.Third stop, St Louis Cathedral, the oldest in Mauritius, dates back to 1814. Rebuilt several times, this beautiful grey stone monument with its two towers is home to successive bishops buried under its floor. Equipped with beautiful stained-glass windows and Christian statues, it is open to all. The Catholic Mauritians often pray there throughout the day.Last stop, the Buddhist Kwan Tee pagoda at Les Salines (opposite Caudan), certainly the oldest in the Indian Ocean. Dedicated to Kwan Tee, a great warrior known for his righteousness, the red pagoda with its pointed roofs is accessible to all. Red, green and gold are the predominant colours in the pagoda as they stand for happiness, prosperity and purity. There are several altars to make an offering or a prayer for good fortune or to the ancestors. Light incense and greet the smiling gods.The iconographic heritage at the Museum of PhotographyIn the heart of Port-Louis and in the charming cobbled lane of the Vieux Conseil, the Museum of Photography has been the family work of Marie-Noëlle and Tristan Bréville since 1966. Tristan, a great Mauritian photographer, has been conserving and saving authentic historical treasures. In the old white Creole house, stroll through the impressive collection of over a thousand old cameras, all carefully preserved.Marvel at the ancient daguerreotype that was brought to Mauritius in February 1840, making Mauritius one of the first countries in the world to practice photography! Browse through the archive photos and follow the island’s fascinating history through the thousands of old black and white and more recent colour photographs. Everything is represented: portraits, landscapes, city and country sceneries, major events, biodiversity… The museum is also a research centre for iconography with more than 400,000 acetate negatives, 5,000 glass plates, 28 daguerreotypes, 10 autochromes of the Lumière brothers, more than 200,000 prints on the island’s history and landscapes, 9,000 old postcards, more than twenty-five hours of films on Mauritius and its inhabitants from 1939 onwards, a collection of newspapers from the end of the 19th century to 1945 on photography in Mauritius, books and newspapers on the story of the cinematographer in Mauritius since 1897. Something to delight history lovers!Despite its very recent history, Mauritius is a fascinating melting pot. The beaches are beautiful, but you will also be charmed by the kindness and hospitality of the Mauritians. Spending time understanding what is special about its people is certainly the best way to enjoy a unique and successful holiday.For all your cultural outings, Jonathan, Vinesh and Olivier, our Marguery Villas concierges, will be happy to help you organise your activities: concierge@marguery-villas.com

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On the mauritian western route : Towards Marguery Villas

Mauritius is much more than an exotic holiday destination. It is an exceptional opportunity to discover an authentic and welcoming people. Considering its small area, it has a surprisingly large variety of scenery and surroundings to suit all tastes.Looking for an exciting and vibrant holiday with a special interest in exploration and adventure? Stay at Marguery Villas and experience the West Island’s intense atmosphere!From Albion to Le Morne, the sheltered coast is sunny and dry, which results in a savannah-like landscape, as the average rainfall is generally lower than on the rest of the island. Resting against the mountain ranges, it is home to some beautiful beaches that are very popular with Mauritians at weekends. Shaded by filaos and offering crystal clear lagoons they are perfect for a picnic or a day at the beach. The west coast is particularly adapted to the pleasure of water sports and the discovery of marine life.As you drive along the swaying cane fields, you’ll come across the Jurassic Park-like entrance to Casela. It is the ideal wildlife and adventure park for a family day out. Right behind, there is a not to be missed horse-riding club, Cavalia.Drive along Yemen, where the vestiges of an old train station that used to take the harvested cane to the factory have remained. Tamarina, opposite, has an excellent 18-hole golf course accessible to visitors. Find out more about our golf offer for Marguery Villas residents at our concierge desk. Cœur de Tamarin, a small smart city in the making, is home to a shopping centre, a French primary school and a sports complex. As you cross the historic Tamarin bridge, you may feel the change of atmosphere between past and future.Tamarin, the Surf & Sun spirit of MauritiusAn authentic coastal village between sea and river, with its history still marked in the black rocks of the last active salt pans on the island. Large flat pools of salt sparkle in the sunlight. These are the thousands of tiny reflections of the former white gold, salt, now abandoned because of its low profits. Dressed in large skirts and wearing straw hats, women gracefully collect the salt grains from the surface. Feel free to visit the saltworks shop and take home a souvenir of this unique product.Between the church and the Hindu temple, all the essence of Mauritius blends in this small fishing village. World-renowned for its surf spots, Dale, One Eye and Black Stone, Tamarin is one of the few open bays in the country. Its curved grey sandy beach is a place of wild beauty. Many surfers and morey enthusiasts gather here on swelly days, boards tucked under their arms, rushing to get into the water. It’s a great place to surf almost all year round. If you’re new to surfing, it’s best to stick to the small breakers in the bay as Dale is very busy and the competition is tough. And if you want to take this opportunity to learn this sport, our concierges will refer you to Cyril, the best surf instructor on the island.The bay is only covered in sand once you pass the small river branch that flows into it and swimming is pleasant any time of year. Many families relax under shady filaos or umbrellas. You can have lunch feet in the sand with Chinese food – dumplings, mines, fried rice – sold in small stalls. With swimming, surfing, morey and beach volley, the atmosphere is fun and sporty. A small forest runs along the beach and Flic en Flac can be reached by a very pleasant 30-minute walk.In the heart of the village, next to the football pitch, children are welcome to use the skateboard ramp.The bay, an invitation to relaxation and contemplationThe west coast of Mauritius is famous for its splendid sunsets and Tamarin has made the “sun downer” an established tradition. Late afternoon, all year round, people gather on the beach with their mats, children and cool boxes. In a relaxed atmosphere, they sip a local beer with friends and enjoy the sea until dusk. The fishermen coming back with big tunas or bonitos is a special moment. From March to October, the very traditional large net seining, an ancient but controlled method, brings together the fishermen’s boats in an aquatic ballet.The bay is also home to two species of dolphin, the long-beaked and a smaller species, which can be spotted on an early morning boat trip.From 5am in summer, people practice yoga and meditate in this unique setting, perfect for relaxing and rejuvenating body and mind. Members of a women’s senior citizens’ association stroll the beach at a rapid pace, while young professionals catch a few waves before going to work. Living in Tamarin is all about adopting a slow living approach and taking time for yourself. It is the perfect destination for the long-term stay that we recommend.Our concierge team will do their utmost to meet your needs and ensure you have an exceptional holiday. With their deep knowledge of Mauritius and their contacts, they will always recommend our best partners and advise you for a successful stay at Marguery Villas.Discover Marguery Villas and book your next holiday on: https://www.marguery-villas-resort.com/Embrace the west coast of Mauritius. Whether you are active or contemplative, experience an unforgettable holiday in a magical setting.

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Where to find organic products in Tamarin Mauritius ?

The best of organic food! First of all, well done for your involvement in favour of your health, the environment and the planet! Eating organic means being sustainable, healthy and responsible in your lifestyle. You are planning a holiday in Mauritius and are gluten intolerant and worried about how to buy organic products? No need to pack your suitcase with your favourite products, we make it easy for you by suggesting our four favourite organic addresses in Tamarin and Black River.La Vie Claire Organic StoreLocated in Cap Tamarin Square, a six-minute drive from Marguery Villas, La Vie Claire offers a wide range of organic and gluten-free products. There is a great selection of food items, as well as organic skincare and beauty articles. Babies are also on the list, with food and biscuits. Special mention should be made of the local and Rodrigues organic products range: don’t miss their delicious herbal tisanes, honey, rice and achards.– Super UThe “Coeur de Tamarin” shopping centre, a six-minute drive from your resort, is home to a large U supermarket with an interesting organic dry and fresh produce section. You will not only find the house brand but also items from abroad, as well as care and beauty articles. Please note that in your holiday villa, your Concierges will provide you with basic necessities such as kitchen supplies (oil, salt, pepper, sugar, coffee…) as well as beauty products (shampoo, shower gel, skin lotion). – Meeta and her certified organic vegetablesLooking for a good salad or to get some local and organic food on your holiday in Mauritius? Just cross the entrance of Marguery Villas to the shopping mall of Ruisseau-Créole. Hearty recommendation for organic vegetables certified by EcoCert, an international certification body. Meeta and her team sell her organic vegetables on Wednesdays (3:30 to 5pm) and Saturdays (10:30am to 1pm). Leeks, oak leaf salads, mesclun, batavia or rocket, sweet potatoes, chard, white and red radishes… Here, organic is delicious!– Whatever : the organic wine specialist.And to complete your organic meals, an eco-friendly wine is a must. In Cap Tamarin square and next to La Vie Claire, the restaurant-bistro “Whatever” is an ideal wine cellar. Try its fine selection of wines from the French vineyards, most of which are organically grown, sustainable or even produced in a biodynamic process.Get your favourite organic supplies while on holiday in Mauritius and enjoy our addresses to discover Mauritian local products. Eating locally also means contributing to the island’s economic life, encouraging small businesses and reducing your ecological footprint. And this is what is so organic about it!

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TOP 5 BEACH ACTIVITIES IN MAURITIUS

There you go, your suitcases are unpacked. You’re on holiday in Mauritius and impatient to relax on the stunning beaches to perfect that golden suntan that will make many jealous back at the office. To enjoy your holiday to the fullest, try these 5 activities by the sea and on the beach.  Dolphin excursion in TamarinMarguery Villas concierge wakes you up in the early hours of the morning, but it’s for a good and worthwhile reason: to discover the dolphins that live on the west coast of Mauritius, five minutes away from your hotel residence. We only book operators who respect dolphin spotting standards, including distance and no contact with them. These wonderful animals are unique and special members of the island and their preservation and survival depend on the ethical and responsible behaviour of operators and visitors alike.Flipper and spinner dolphins live in pods and it sometimes takes only a few minutes by boat to spot their dorsal fins splashing through the water. The skipper will give you a brief explanation of the rules and the species you are about to see.Once the dolphins have been spotted, the crew will provide you with snorkels and flippers, and off you go! The dolphins are powerful and swim fast: just follow and observe them. They are not aggressive, but due to the presence of babies, they can quickly move away if they feel intruded upon. Even if a dolphin passes by you, try not to touch it. Take a waterproof sports camera to film their graceful underwater moves and capture their beautiful leaps if you get the opportunity.Another way to discover dolphins outside the tourist circuit is to rent a paddle and go to the bay early to meet the little dolphins.The encounter with the dolphins really makes unforgettable moments of your holiday in Mauritius.Snorkelling in the Blue Bay Marine ParkTo explore the fascinating and amazing world of marine life in Mauritius, all you need is a mask and a snorkel to visit our beautiful lagoons. Not all of them are equal: some are much more diverse than others and if you want to live an unforgettable experience, head for the Blue Bay Marine Reserve.Located in the south of the island, 45 minutes from Marguery Exclusive Villas, Blue Bay is a beautiful beach of golden sand running from Pointe d’Esny to Pointe Corps de Garde. It is a real paradise setting with its colourful coral garden. The coastal road heading to this great site is also spectacular and the beach is a real haven for all the family.Considered as one of the most beautiful Ramsar National Heritage sites in the world, Blue Bay Marine Park is a must-see destination for its biodiversity.Please use an eco-friendly sunscreen as you are in a marine sanctuary and Corals are very sensitive to chemical agents. Dive into the crystal-clear water and open your eyes wide! Parrotfish, groupers, trumpetfish, coach fish… hundreds of curious fish surround you in a spectacular variety of colours.  You will swim in a fabulous aquarium and discover the bustling life of the marine fauna of Mauritius: a shy anemone that closes up as you pass, a hermit crab that encounters a starfish…No less than thirty-eight coral species and nearly seventy-two fish specimens are to be found in the 353-hectare marine reserve, one kilometre beyond the reefs, which should delight those who love the open sea.Remember that you are in a marine park and a number of environmentally responsible rules of behaviour apply: do not collect coral or alive shells, do not step on coral (it breaks it and can even destroy it forever).After this unforgettable experience, enjoy a sunbath and then have lunch in one of the many restaurants in Blue Bay.Introduction to kitesurfing in Le MorneOn your top 10 to-do list, is kiteboarding: you are a passionate kiteboarder and thrill seeker?  Mauritius is the perfect place to start kitesurfing, in the stunning scenery of the Morne mountain.Less than twenty minutes from Marguery Exclusive Villas on the south-west coast, this legendary mountain is one of the most symbolic places in Mauritius. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it symbolises the struggle against slavery: maroon slaves who had sought refuge there jumped into the void in panic as the proclamation of the abolition of slavery was being announced.The Morne lagoon is also one of the most breathtaking on the island, with its turquoise palette of transparent waters and is home to the most renowned kite spot in Mauritius, suiting beginners, freestylers and wave lovers alike.Your concierge can book your beginner’s course at one of the excellent local kite schools. They are affordable and their instruction is complete and adapted to your level. The equipment is rented and you are covered by insurance as kiteboarding is a thrilling sport that can be risky.As you arrive, the tone is set: splendid multicoloured sails fly over the crystal-clear water and rise into the air in breathtaking figures. The trade winds are there all year round in Le Morne, which is one reason why it is so popular with kiters from all over the world.Don’t worry, you will begin in a shallow and relatively calm water, after a training on the sand. You have to learn how to control your sail, use the wind, start and return. Kiteboarding requires discipline and endurance and the sensations are absolutely amazing.Beware: once you start it becomes addictive! You will be so fond of these exciting sensations that you will keep coming back for more. It’s now time to think about a long stay in your resort, in order to fully live your new passion…  Discover Paddle boardingIt is certainly the easiest, the most ecological and peaceful way to discover the wonderful lagoons of Mauritius! Paddling is suitable for everyone, with no great difficulty, and can be enjoyed at one’s own pace.Tamarin Bay, five minutes from your resort, offers two possible options: the sea or the river. Your paddle has been booked the day before by your concierge at the hotel’s boat house or with Cyril, the surfing instructor we have already mentioned. Just put on your swim suit and lycra, grab your sunscreen and a cap and pick up your board and your paddle. For an initiation, choose a quiet sea, until you find your right balance.Start on your knees in shallow water, and stand up, with legs spread for more stability. You will probably fall a few times which is quite normal. Once you start rowing, you quickly learn the best posture. Not very comfortable when standing? Sit cross-legged or kneel down, the feeling will be as enjoyable.Always check the direction and strength of the wind before setting off, so as not to row too hard on the return if you have a head wind. From the bay, head for the buoys in the centre. Early morning, you can often spot a school of small dolphins. Then continue towards the rocky coastline on your right. You will sail over a series of volcanic concretions surrounded by small fish. Have a swim in the crystal-clear water and admire Mauritius from the sea: the mountain of La Tourelle, the mountain ranges, the steep coastline and its forest, the beaches of Wolmar and Flic-en-Flac…On the way back, if the river estuary enables it, go upstream for a short stroll through the barachois (stone enclosure), along Tamarina golf course and woods to see the many birds and monkeys.If you have opted for an afternoon session, end the day like the locals, with a beer on the beach to admire the most mythical sunset of Mauritius.  ParasailingAre you looking for an exciting holiday in Mauritius? Well, parasailing is definitely for you!Traditionally found in the north and east of Mauritius, this short but exciting experience takes you over stunning lagoons with a boat-towed parachute. Add it to your excursion plans. A number of spots are ideal for parasailing: the lagoon of Grand-Baie, La Cuvette (fifteen minutes from Mythic Suites&Villas), Belle-Mare, Trou d’Eau Douce or Ile aux Cerfs, which are all about forty minutes away from Marguery Exclusive Villas. You will enjoy a thrilled and unique overview on the beaches and lagoons.Open to children aged 8 and over, parasailing does not require prior booking, with operators working from 9am to 4pm. Strapped into your safety harness, you take off from a platform and rise in no time. The view is simply stunning, once your heartbeat has calmed. Take the time to admire Mauritius from the air during the 20-minute flight and picture yourself as a bird: an overwhelming feeling of freedom and breathtaking scenery that will remain forever engraved in your best holiday memories.Mauritius is the ideal destination for a holiday filled with discoveries and emotions. Whether you are contemplative or hyperactive, our 5 activities will be the highlight of your stay at Marguery Villas!

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Services included with the Marguery Villas individual villa rental

Discover and embrace the pleasant lifestyle of Mauritius by enjoying an exceptional holiday in an enchanting setting far from mass tourism. Enjoy the privacy of a villa while benefiting from hotel services. Welcome to Marguery Villas!Have an amazing holiday in a hotel residence!The philosophy? Feel at home in an exclusive villa in a warm hotel setting and spend a tailor-made holiday in accordance with your wishes, with all the comfort of hotel services!The concept? An exclusive resort offering fully equipped hotel villas, on a human scale, with private swimming pool and exotic garden, a concierge at your service, very close to the beach and essential services (restaurants, pharmacy, supermarket, shops…)Discover our 100% equipped individual villas In the very heart of the coastal village of Black River on the west coast of Mauritius, five minutes walk from “La Preneuse” beach and under the protection of “La Tourelle”mountain, Marguery Exclusive Villas has a choice of 27 luxurious individual villas for your dream holiday.Spacious, very bright, beautifully decorated and fully furnished, with their adjoining tropical garden, their private swimming pool and their kiosk according to the Mauritian conception of outdoor living, our one-storey villas offer all the privacy wished for an ideal holiday for couples or families. With 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, they can accommodate 6 to 8 people with all the comfort of a resort made for you. With a fully equipped kitchen, laundry area, satellite TV room and a large dining room and terrace, they are fully functional and sure to make you feel at home in an enchanting and welcoming setting.Daily hotel services Included with the rental of your private villa at Marguery Exclusive VillasDaily cleaningBed linen and towels providedGarden and pool maintenancePool and beach towelsA tailor-made service to make your holiday a success Want to make the most of your stay without having to worry? Discover the personalised services of Marguery Exclusive Villas for a holiday with your feet upBreakfasts served in the villa Meals delivered to the villaChef at home for special occasions, or just for pleasureBarbecue rental and marinadesDelivery of shopping according to your listBabysitting in the villaThe concierge service:We will do everything we can to meet your wishes. Smiles and efficiency: Jonathan, Vinesh and Olivier at the concierge desk are at your disposal to create the holiday programme of your dreams. Whether to organise your excursions, to book a restaurant or your services in the villa, the availability and dedication of our teams ensures that you receive a personalised help that meets your wishes and expectations. The Conciergerie can be reached via WhatsApp at any time during your stay.Food and entertainment A cold drink, lunch or a snack? Our Food Corner located in the Club House is open every day from 8am to 8pm with a tasty menu. You can also enjoy our swimming pool with a terrace and deckchairs, our fitness room, the Kids Club, a regularly updated press room and the free travellers’ library. You will love the idea of this de-luxe hotel residence concept where comfort rhymes with intimacy.Visit our website to explore our offers and book your next holiday now: www.marguery-villas-resort.com

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In the tracks of the humpback whales

Each year during winter (from June to October), the humpback whale migration in our waters is a spectacular experience for us. A breathtaking show you are most welcome to witness while staying at Marguery Villas.  The long migrationThe humpback is a species of baleen whale (or mysticete) whose adults usually reach 13 to 14 metres in length and weigh an average of 25 tonnes. They can be found in the world’s oceans and seas, and every winter they perform an amazing show during their migration to the Indian Ocean.From Antarctica during the Austral summer (December to May) to the Tropic of Capricorn during the Austral winter (June to November), humpback whales travel thousands of kilometres each year to the warmer southern waters to breed. Some mothers even stay until early December, waiting for their only calf to be strong enough to resume their migration. Mauritian winters are therefore an ideal opportunity to meet these impressive creatures.About whale watchingOperators who organise dolphin spotting trips also offer humpback whale watching. It is difficult to know in advance if the whales will be seen, so the skippers communicate with one another so that information can be passed on as soon as a herd or individual is spotted, notably thanks to the sprays of water that reveal their movement.Although it is sometimes necessary to sail a few nautical miles away from the coast, the observation can be made within fifteen minutes of the beaches by boat.As with any whale watching trip, a briefing is held by the crew to inform you of the approach, the rules and the potential dangers of being near the whales. Within the 300-metre zone, boats should reduce speed to make a slow approach, avoiding large speed changes and always keep a distance of about 50 metres parallel to the animal without coming from behind or ever crossing its path.A magical experienceMost humpback whales arriving in Mauritian waters settle in an area of several square kilometres in the south, near the Coin de Mire and the Round and Flat Islands in the north, as well as in the west, between Albion and Le Morne. As they choose shallow continental waters (between 25 and 60 metres) to give birth, they can sometimes be observed very close to the Mauritian coast.Also, during the breeding season, the males compete with each other in vocalizations to seduce the females. The songs can be heard by the human ear several kilometres away. But the most spectacular part is the love parade in which the males engage.Jumping out of the water in impressive choreographies given their size and weight, the humpback whales execute rare beauty leaps, with great splashes of foam. You have to carefully watch the surface to guess where the whale will emerge. But it is worth the wait!How to organise your humpback whale watching tripTell your Marguery Villas concierge about your plans, so that he can check with the operators for information on the whales’ whereabouts. Be flexible on the day, as humpback whales have their own agenda. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to see both dolphins and whales.As with any winter outing, remember to bring warm clothing. Unlike the dolphins, you won’t be able to get into the water, but you won’t regret it, as the show is mostly on the surface. Listen carefully, open your eyes and capture this wonderful memory of your holiday in Mauritius!On a family holiday in Mauritius this winter? Delight the children with this moving and majestic show and educate them on the absolute necessity to preserve the last giants of the sea.