How to Visit Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, Mauritius

still pond with lush vegetation reflected in water seen during a visit pamplemousses botanical garden

If you think that Mauritius is just about idyllic tropical beaches think again. This Indian Ocean island has an array of biodiversity, showcased in the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden. Officially known as the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden (or SSR Garden for short), this is a must-see attraction in Mauritius. It was my favourite place on the island and worth […]

10 Tips for Choosing a Small Group Tour That’s Perfect for You

a group of people looking up at an interior dome of mosque

Are you thinking about booking a small group tour but unsure what to look for? Then you’ve come to the right place. Although I am an independent traveller, I have taken small group tours close on 20 occasions and now have a pretty good system for sorting the wheat from the chaff. Group tours cater […]

Mauritius Solo Travel: The Ultimate Guide

canopy at end of jetty at sunset at westin turtle bay resort and spa

Are you dreaming of a beautiful beach destination for your next solo trip? The answer may lie in an idyllic island in the Indian Ocean. With its lush landscapes, luxurious resorts and excellent safety record, Mauritius is a great destination for those travelling alone. I had a fabulous solo vacation there and am excited to […]

My Westin Turtle Bay Review: Splurging in Mauritius

reception area of WESTIN TURTLE BAY hotel looking out to a pool and the ocean

Are you wondering what it’s like to stay at the Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa in Mauritius? Then you’re in luck. I split an 11-day Mauritius solo trip between this 5-star beach resort and the SALT of Palmar on the island’s east coast and am excited to give you my honest opinion. Spoiler alert: […]