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Brendon in the pool
Brendon in the pool
The beach
The resort

Le Morne Peninsula

Thursday, August 12, 2004
Casting off in the sun!
If it’s an exotic island escape you are after then the Indian Ocean is for you with a touch of luxury, clear waters, you won’t want to leave.

Most of Le Morne Peninsula is taken up by two five-star resorts, situated at the foot of Le Morne Mountain. Both are owned by the same company, so guests are able to use the facilities of both.

Paradis Resort's 280 rooms and suites offer five style choices. There are also 13 luxury villas, all on seven kilometres of white, sandy beach. Rooms face the sea and have private terrace or balcony. They have king or twin beds, ensuite with separate shower, bathrobes and beach towels.

Le Brabant is Paradis' main restaurant, overlooking the pool and sea. It has themed buffets and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Blue Marlin is on the water's edge, overlooking the lagoon. It is an elegant restaurant, serving European, Mauritian and seafood meals. Blue Marlin Bar offers endless ocean views.

La Ravanne is by the marina between the two hotels and has a sublime beach setting. You can dine under the stars or thatched shelters to enjoy traditional Mauritian, Creole and seafood cuisine. La Ravanne Bar's specialty is the unique local rum.

La Palma is a small Italian restaurant where guests can choose from an a la carte menu and dine under the stars.

Paradis Bar is by the pool and beach and is the centre of entertainment. Pancakes are served between 3pm and 5pm.

Golf Club Bar looks to the mountain of Le Morne and the practice driving range. Light snacks and drinks are served.

Disco Bar opens on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday until 2am.

Resort activities include waterskiing, windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, snorkelling, tennis, table tennis and there is a gymnasium. You can deep sea fish, scuba dive or play golf on the superb 18-hole course.

Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa is the sister property of Paradis. It is watched over by Le Morne mountain and faces a magnificent lagoon. It has 148 junior suites; 24 presidential suites are spread along the beach in thatched tropical bungalows.

Dinarobin's luxurious spa offers an extensive range of health and beauty treatments using Clarins products. It is in a stone and thatch building, reflecting the heritage of Mauritius. It has a wide range of sports and recreational activities and three restaurants.

Paradis has more to offer. Regular shuttle services run between the properties.


The south-west of Mauritius


Beachcomber Tours has a six night package, including return economy airfares, twin-share accommodation at Paradis Hotel, breakfast and dinner daily and taxes, starting at $3699 from Perth and $4199 from Sydney and Melbourne, per person. Packages at the Dinarobin Hotel Golf and Spa start at $4499 from Perth and $4999 from Sydney and Melbourne, per person.
Air Mauritius files weekly to Mauritius from Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.
MTTB-Maurourco can arrange airport transfers, day trips and guided tours.

It is recommended travellers to Mauritius see their doctor at least six weeks before departure. Prior to travel, travellers should be 'in date' with vaccinations listed on the Australian Immunisation Schedule, including hepatitis A and B and tetanus. Travellers may also be at risk of malaria depending on the time of year of travel and exact destination. Preventative health measures for this are best discussed with your doctor.

More information

Beachcomber Tours
Ph: 1800 624 268

84 Gustave Collin Street

Forest Side Mauritius
Ph: 230 43 01

Air Mauritius
Ph: 1300 658 572

Qantas: 13 13 13

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