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                           Your holiday starts the moment you step
                                on-board . . . Air Mauritius
                                               •Luxurious long range modern passenger jets
                                                   •Commitment to high quality service
                                                       •Scrumptious in-flight meals
                                                     •Superior in-flight entertainment

                                                  Now flying 11 times a Week
                                                from South Africa to Mauritius
                                                         7 Flights from Johannesburg
                                                             2 Flights from Durban
                                                           2 Flights from Cape Town




                                     For further details, Air Mauritius: Johannesburg Tel (011) 444-4600 e-mail jnbmk@airmauritius.com
                            Durban Tel (031) 201-6681 e-mail mk@holidaydbn.co.za Cape Town Tel (021) 671-5225 e-mail mk@holidaycpt.co.za
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      Your approved Thompsons agent is:                                                      JOHANNESBURG: 6 Hood Ave, Rosebank, South Africa.
                                                                                             P.O. Box 41032, Craighall, 2024, South Africa.
                                                                                             Tel: (27) (11) 770-7700; Fax: (27) (11) 325-2840
                                                                                             Docex 270, Randburg.
                                                                                             DURBAN: 20 The Boulevard, West End Office Park, Spine Road, Westville, South Africa
                                                                                             P.O. Box 51041, Musgrave Road, 4062, Durban, South Africa.
                                                                                             Tel: (27) (31) 275-3500; Fax: (27) (31) 275-3990
                                                                                             Docex 238, Durban.

                                                                                             CAPE TOWN: 15th Floor, Main Tower, Standard Bank Centre, Hertzog Boulevard,                                    2007
                                                                                             Foreshore, South Africa. P.O. Box 382, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa.
                                                                                             Tel: (27) (21) 408-9500; Fax: (27) (21) 408-9596
                                                                                             Docex 145, Cape Town.
                                                                                             ALL OFFICES: Website: http://www.thompsons.co.za

      With us you’re just a phone call away from a great holiday.                            A division of Cullinan Holdings LTD (Reg No 1902/001808/06)
Mauritius
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             Welcome to the World of Thompsons
            Getting to know Thompsons                                             Awards Speak Volumes                                                    Hand Picked Hotels
            This Thompsons brochure has been designed especially for you,         At Thompsons, we continually strive to provide our clients with         All hotels featured in our brochures have been personally inspected
            our valued client. We have gone the extra mile to ensure that all     holidays of the highest quality. And, with 29 years experience in       by a Thompsons staff member and given the Thompsons’ stamp of
            your travel needs are covered and are confident that after reading    the travel industry, have built a reputation on providing excellent     approval. This means that wherever you choose to stay, you have
            the brochure, you’ll insist on a Thompsons package for your next      service, specialist knowledge and value for money tailor-made           our personal guarantee of comfort and service.
            holiday.                                                              packages. Our efforts have not gone unnoticed and for four
                                                                                  consecutive years, Thompsons Tours has been voted Best                  Travel Pack
            For your convenience, the full range of Thompsons brochures           International Tour Operator and Best African Tour Operator in the       Prior to departure, your travel documents will be presented to
            is available on our website so why not download them at home          Diners Club ASATA Travel Awards.                                        you in a durable Thompsons travel wallet. Each pack contains
            and browse at leisure, without pressure. The Thompsons site is a                                                                              valuable information, as well as re-usable luggage labels and other
            one-stop shop for great package deals to a variety of exciting and    Why you should insist on a Thompsons holiday                            surprises, depending on your destination. In the event of an
            enticing destinations. Simply log onto www.thompsons.co.za and        At Thompsons, we pride ourselves on the quality of our holiday          emergency, a Thompsons staff member is contactable by phone,
            discover a wealth of affordable travel opportunities for you and      packages. Each offer is put together with great care and includes       24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
            your family.                                                          as much detail as possible to help you limit any additional costs
                                                                                  on arrival at your destination – a factor that’s especially important
            Your Link to Thompsons                                                when holidaying on a budget. Read on to see why Thompsons               Your Thompsons Package Includes:
            Thompsons Tours has dealings with more than 1 500 travel              Tours is the way to go …                                                • Return flights
            agencies across South Africa so you’ll have no difficulty booking                                                                             • Return airport / hotel transfers in air conditioned vehicles
            the holiday you deserve. Just pop into a travel agency near you and   Tailor-Made Packages                                                    • Accommodation as specified on the quote
            request a Thompsons package.                                          Thompsons’ mission is to make your holiday dreams a reality. We           or advertisement, and as confirmed on your invoice
                                                                                  tailor-make each package to your exact specifications: the dates        • All airport taxes, fuel surcharges and levies
            Price guarantee                                                       and duration of travel, standard and type of accommodation,             • Thompsons travel pack
            Once full payment is received from you, the price paid is             airline preference, sightseeing excursions – all as you require. Of
            guaranteed, irrespective of any subsequent changes in airfare         course, there will be occasions where set departures are specified
            or fluctuations in the exchange rate.                                 for certain events, products or seasons. In cases such as these,        Your Thompsons Package Excludes:
                                                                                  Thompsons’ quality products will be combined into one hassle-free       • Thompsons Top-Ups, unless specified in the quote
            Trust Thompsons                                                       package to make your travel planning infinitely easier. In addition,      or advertisement
            The Thompsons business philosophy                                     our knowledgeable travel consultants are always on hand to offer        • Travel insurance
            is built on 3 major premises:                                         expert advice and ensure your travel experience is a memorable          • Visas
                                                                                  one.                                                                    • Direct charges such as tipping, porterage and park fees
            • Our staff must experience the product so that                                                                                               • Meals not specified in the quote or advertisement
              they can promote it.                                                Experienced Ground Handlers                                             • Car-hire delivery or collection charges
            • We go out of our way to describe our                                When you book a Thompsons package, you can rest assured you             • Supplements for various room or board types
              products accurately (we tell it like it is).                        are in good hands. Our carefully selected and reliable ground
            • Once we have made a commitment, we                                  handlers will meet and greet you on arrival and transfer you in
              deliver the goods, no matter what.                                  an air conditioned vehicle to your accommodation. They will be
            Therefore, our slogan:                                                available for the duration of your stay to assist with travel
                                                                                  requirements and queries, and are an integral aspect of the quality
                                                                                  service offered by Thompsons.
              Trust Thompsons
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             Visit Mauritius with Thompsons
            Another exciting year ahead                                              What to wear in Mauritius                                                You'll never be bored in Mauritius
            It's hard to believe that another year has flashed past and              Clothes should be light and loose, made of natural blends. Casual        • Go bargain hunting in Port Louis’s market and come
            Thompsons Mauritius is already into its second year of trading.          clothing is suitable for most occasions. However, when visiting            home with some new clothes, handbags and jewellery.
            As you already know, no-one knows Mauritius quite like Thompsons         Hindu or Muslim temples, it is advisable for women to cover their        • No Mauritius holiday is complete without enjoying a magical
            and with a dedicated Reservations, Marketing and Sales team              arms and legs. Shorts, cool dresses, sleeveless tops, sunhats and          day, cruising onboard a catamaran.
            countrywide, Thompsons is committed to offering clients the best         lots of beachwear are musts. Make sure you take a comfortable pair
                                                                                                                                                              • Be pampered at some of the world’s best spas.
            of the Thompsons Mauritius service.                                      of walking shoes, which are vital for sightseeing. Ensure that you
                                                                                     pack plenty of sunblock and any medication that you may need.            • Visit the Pamplemousses Gardens, Domaine du Chasseur
            All your travel requirements and more are taken care of by                                                                                          or go on a tea route tour.
            Thompsons Mauritius - from flights, accommodation, transfers and                                                                                  • Enjoy every imaginable water sports facility at the hotel
            car hire, to sightseeing and even re-confirming your return flights.     After every Wedding comes                          Romantic                of your choice including Marlin fishing, water-skiing and
                                                                                     a Honeymoon!                                                               scuba diving.
            When you arrive in Mauritius you will be met by a Thompsons              Mauritius is the perfect place to tie the knot & Thompsons               • Soak up the sun on magnificent golden beaches.
            Mauritius representative who will be more than happy to fill you in      Mauritius will take care of all the details. Look out for the Romantic
                                                                                                                                                              • Enjoy an All-Inclusive holiday at one of our many
            on everything you need to know about the island.                         logo, where couples can fall in love.
                                                                                                                                                                All-Inclusive Resorts where drinks and meals are included.
                                                                                                                                                              • Children can be entertained at the hotels Kids Club while
                                                                                                                                        Family Friendly         parents enjoy quality time with each other.
            Thompsons Value for Money                                                The whole family is welcome
            As the largest tour operator in the region, Thompsons enjoys             Look out for the Family Friendly logo, so you know where you can         • Go quad biking or mountain biking in one of the island’s
            excellent rates and booking conditions with our partner Airlines,        take the family for a well deserved island holiday.                        nature reserves.
            Hotels and Coach companies. This translates into the best possible                                                                                • Play a round of golf on a championship golf course
            value for you, our valued customer.                                                                                                                 with the ocean as a backdrop.
                                                                                     Golf & Spa Heaven                                  Golf         Spa
                                                                                                                                                              • Great destination for groups and incentives.
            All Inclusive Option                                                     The best of both worlds! - Pamper yourself at one of the relaxing
            Thompsons Mauritius also offers All Inclusive resorts.                   spas or get active with a game of golf in a tropical setting.
            This offers excellent value for money. Breakfast,                        Be sure to look out for these Golf & Spa symbols.                        Thompsons Top-Up
            lunch and dinner, locally bottled house wine at                                                                                                   Want to make your holiday even more memorable? Thompsons
            lunch and dinner, unlimited locally bottled spirits,                                                                                              Mauritius offers a variety of package Top-Ups. From sightseeing
            beer, soft drinks and juice are included - So look out                   You'll be there before you know it                                       tours and adventure activities to sunset cruises and shopping
            for the All Inclusive logo.                                              Flying time to Mauritius is a breeze - only four hours from Durban       excursions, there’s something to suit every pocket and taste,
                                                                                     or Johannesburg and six hours from Cape Town.                            whatever your destination.
            What to expect                                                           What are you waiting for?
            We at Thompsons maintain the highest standards, with regular
            visits to all our hotels to check standards and facilities. Hotels are
            carefully selected, and the quality of accommodation in all these
            establishments is high. They are clean and comfortable, offer good
            food, and the service is always friendly. You will find that we have
            described these to you in great detail, so as to give you a good idea
            of what to expect at each hotel.                                                                                                                   Trust Thompsons
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            Welcome to Mauritius                                                                                                                                                                                                              N
                                                                  The exotic island of Mauritius is surround-       and golf course, has every watersport avail-
                                                                  ed by the tropical Indian Ocean, complete         able! From scuba-diving and snorkelling, to
                                                                  with breathtaking coral reefs and sea-life.       deep-sea fishing, water-skiing, windsurfing,
                                                                  The lush, sub-tropical forests, palm trees        parasailing and glass-bottomed boat rides!
                                                                  and volcanic craters create an idyllic island                                                                                                                        Veranda
            LOCATION: Situated In the Indian Ocean, about         paradise that begs to be enjoyed.                 The gentle people of Mauritius include                                                                              Hotel
            2400 km off the South East coast of Africa                                                              Chinese, Indian and Creole. The rituals and
            CAPITAL CITY: Port Louis                              The capital, Port Louis, is a captivating,        cuisine of these cultures all contribute to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Grand Baie          Paul & Virginie
            LANGUAGE: Most people in Mauritius are                historical town, with many interesting            exotic and varied character of the Island and                                        Coralia Club Mont Choisy
            bilingual and are equally fluent in English and       landmarks. A thriving local market sells every    ensure that your holiday in paradise will be                                                                          Trou Aux Biches
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Pointe aux Biches                                        Ile d’Ambre
            French. Creole and French are the main lan-           exotic spice imaginable, as well as quality       filled with a myriad of delicious tastes and                                                                         Triolet
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Le Meridien Ile Maurice
            guages in the everyday environment and sev-
                                                                  leather goods and souvenirs.                      experiences. Theme evenings at the hotels                                                  Maritim Hotel
            eral oriental languages are also spoken.                                                                                                                                                                                         Pamplemouses
                                                                                                                    allow you to savour a unique variety of local
            CURRENCY: Mauritian Rupee (Rs)                                                                                                                                                                                                  Botanical Gardens
                                                                  The Caudan Waterfront is the Island’s             music and dance.
            VISA: No visas are required for SA                    premier    commercial    shopping    and          So go ahead - take a leisurely browse!                                                                            Port Louis
            passport holders                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Belle Mare Plage
                                                                  entertainment centre - boasting modern
            AREA: 1,865 km2                                       and exclusive boutiques, restaurants and          CONTENTS                                   PAGE
            TIME DIFFERENCE: SA time + 2 hours                                                                                                                                                                     Beau                                                           Palmar Beach Resort
                                                                  cinemas.                                          Welcome to the World of Thompsons   2-3                                                       Bassin                                 Centre de Flacq
            HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: No vaccinations are                                                                                                                                                                                                                                La Palmeraie
                                                                                                                    Visit Mauritius with Thompsons      4-5                                                                     Rose Hill
            presently required                                    Superb year-round weather makes the               Mauritius Introduction & Contents   6-7
                                                                  island’s North Coast a popular holiday            Car Hire & Mauritius La Carte         8                                                                Quatre Bournes
                  WH AT T H I NG S CO S T
                                                                  destination. The elegant and busy seaside         Golfing in Mauritius                  9
                                                                                                                                                                        W                                                                                                               Ile aux Cerfs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        E
            These prices include government tax, are an average   resort, Grand Baie, home to the famous Yacht
            price and may vary according to hotels and seasons.                                                     Sightseeing and Day Tours         10-11                        Hilton Mauritius    Flic en Flac
                                                                  Club, is hugely popular and home to many                                                                            Resort & Spa
            (Mauritius Rupees based on a 3-star resort)                                                                                                                                                                                  Curepipe
            Bottle of Wine                            Rs 650      interesting shops and restaurants.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Taj Exotica
                                                                                                                    Pointe aux Biches 3*                        12                  Resort & Spa                                                             Domaine
            Beer                                      Rs 115
            Bottle of water                           Rs 70       The centuries-old Pampelmousses Botanical         Veranda Hotel 3*                            13                                                                                          du Chasseur
            Coffee / Tea                              Rs 70       Gardens are a haven of tranquility and beauty     Coralia Club Mont Choisy 3*                 14                                      Black River
            Cold Drinks                               Rs 80       - the giant waterlilies, ancient trees and        Palmar Beach Resort 3*                      15                      Ile aux
            Toasted Sandwich                          Rs 280                                                                                                                          Benitiers
                                                                  ambling giant tortoises are a breath-taking       Paul & Virginie 3*DELUXE                    16                                                                                                   Le Preskil Beach Resort
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mahebourg
                  B ES T T I M E T O T R AV EL                    contrast to the bustling towns.
                                                                  Hotels of every description are situated along
            There are 2 seasons: Summer (Nov to Apr),                                                               Le Preskil Beach Resort 4*                  17
                                                                  the superb sun-soaked golden beaches that
            with an average temperature of 30°; and Winter                                                          La Palmeraie 4*                             18                                        Bel Ombre                                             Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam
            (May to Sept) with a variation of temperatures        have made Mauritius famous. Sumptuous
                                                                                                                    Le Meridien Ile Maurice 4*DELUXE            19                                                                                              International Airport
            from 17° at night to 24° in mid-afternoon.            cuisine, every type of entertainment
                                                                  imagin-able, water sports and excellent           Maritim Hotel 4*DELUXE                      20
            In between, a pleasant period from Sept to Nov                                                                                                                                    Le Telfair Golf &
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Spa Resort          Heritage Golf &
            with temperatures between 25° and 28° The             amenities all combine to ensure that you                                                                                                             Spa Resort
            Western and Northern regions are warmer and           have a holiday of a life-time!
                                                                                                                    Heritage Golf & Spa Resort 5*               21
            relatively drier than the East and the South.
                                                                                                                    Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa 5*            22
            The Cyclone season generally occurs between           One of the Island’s true sports meccas is the
                                                                                                                    Belle Mare Plage 5*                         23
            Jan to Mar and tend to disrupt the weather for        magical Isle of Ile Aux Cerfs, set just off the
            a few days per year bringing a lot of rain in the                                                       Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort 5*             24
                                                                  East Coast and easily accessible by boat.
            region. Visitors should be prepared to spend a                                                          Taj Exotica Resort & Spa 5*SUPERIOR         25
                                                                  This tropical paradise with its lush casuarina                                                                                                                              S
            few days indoors during extra-heavy rains.
                                                                  trees, excellent restaurants, unspoilt beaches    Booking Conditions                          26

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              Car Hire                                                                                                                                         Golfing in Mauritius
                                                                                      Drive slowly along the coastal road and enjoy a sundowner at one
                                                                                      of the many establishments in Grand Baie.




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                                                                                      THE CENTRAL PLATEAU:
                                                                                      From Port Louis, take the south-bound road to Domaine Les Pailles,
                                                                                      you will discover a natural reserve created at the bottom of a
                                                                                      valley where deer, monkeys and kestrels live undisturbed. Your next
                                                                                      stop is the Glass Gallery in Phoenix and then the Textile Museum
                                                                                      in Floreal.

                                                                                      THE SOUTH:
                                                                                      Drive through historic Mahebourg and on to La Vanille Reserve des
                                                                                      Mascariegnes next to Riviere des Anguilles. Go to Grand Bassin,
                                                                                      the sacred lake of Hindu pilgrimage and mysticism. Various Black
                                                                                      River Gorge viewpoints offer panoramic vistas of the South and
            If you like to do things in your own time then car hire is a great        the West.
            option. Car hire allows you to explore this magnificent island at
            your own pace. Thompsons Tours bring you the best possible rates          THE EAST:
            but you will need to book before you leave home in order to qualify       From Pointe Maurice, take a boat to Ile aux Cerfs where the many
            for our great deals. Here are a few suggested regions that you can                                                                                                             • Stay at Belle Mare Plage and play golf for FREE on The Legend and The Links Courses!
                                                                                      restaurants are a gourmet’s delight. The Waterpark Leisure Village
            explore at your own pace.
                                                                                                                                                               FREE Green Fees             • Play golf for FREE on Le Golf du Chateaux when staying at Heritage Golf & Spa Resort or Le Telfair Golf and Spa Resort.
                                                                                      at Belle Mare will give pleasure to both children and adults. Flacq,
                                                                                                                                  the country’s biggest       Thompsons Tours are proud to announce that clients staying at               THE LINKS
            THE NORTH:                                                                                                            village, has a colourful    certain properties will get the opportunity to play golf Free of Charge     The second Belle Mare Plage Championship Golf Course, The Links,
            Travel through Port Louis                                                                                             market adjacent to an       at various 18-hole championship golf courses.                               designed by Rodney Wright and Peter Allis opened in November
            with its quaint streets                                                                                               architecturally beautiful                                                                               2002. This 18-hole Links course was conceived as a result of the
            bustling with activity                                                                                                court-house.
            on week-days. Visit the                                                                                                                           Guests staying at Belle Mare Plage (see page 23) will                               success and demands encountered by Hotels Constance’s
            Caudan Waterfront next                                                                                                                            have Free access to two golf courses - The Links and                                    first course, ‘The Legend’. Sitting beneath the
                                                                                                                                   THE WEST:
            to the harbour, for quality                                                                                                                       The Legends. Guests staying at either Heritage                                              clubhouse which faces the setting sun, the course
                                                                                                                                   The Casela Nature
            goods and local artifacts.                                                                                                                        (see page 21) or Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort (see                                             measures 5,942 m and has a par of 71. Equipped
                                                                                                                                   and Leisure Park is a
            A fifteen minute drive will                                                                                                                       page 24) will have Free access to Le Golf du                                                    with a practice fairway, this 18-hole course is
                                                                                                                                   12-hectare Park offers
            take you to SSR Botanical Garden, the oldest in the Southern                                                                                      Chateau.                                                                                         set in a location which seems to have been
                                                                                      trekking possibilities for adventure seekers. The Park is located in
            Hemisphere. The L’Aventure du Sucre Museum is dedicated to the                                                                                                                                                                                      naturally created for the purpose. Club cars
                                                                                      the district of Black River, in the neighbourhood of Flic en Flac and
            island’s proud sugar industry and is opposite the botanical garden.                                                                               THE LEGEND                                                                                         are compulsory at an additional charge.
                                                                                      Tamarin. There are also more than one hundred and forty birds’
            Further North, is Trou aux Biches with its casino and aquarium.           species and over 2500 birds. A true nature lovers' paradise.            For a Legend to triumph it surely has to
                                                                                                                                                              present constant evidence of its renowned                                                           LE GOLF DU CHATEAU
                                                                                                                                                              reputation. The Legend Golf Course at Belle                                                         Designed by South African golf architect,
              Mauritius La Carte                                                                                                                              Mare Plage has fulfilled all expectations,                                                         Peter Matkovich, Le Golf du Chateau the
                                                                                                                                                              making all that has been said and written                                                          par 72 Championship Course has receptive
                Every booking gets a Mauritius La Carte discount booklet!                                                                                     about it since 1994, truly legendary. The                                                         greens and wide undulating fairways, which
                It's a great way to get fantastic discounts whils holidaying on the Island.
                                                                                                                                                              first of its kind in Mauritius, designed by                                                      cut through the sugar cane fields, against
                Ask your consultant for more details.
                                                                                                                                                              South African champion, Hugh Baiocchi, is the                                                  a backdrop of volcanic mountains and
                                                                                                                                                              crowning achievement of Constance Belle Mare                                                 breathtaking views of the ocean.
                                                                                                                                                              Plage The Resort, located along one of the most                                            Technically challenging features include strategically
                                                                                                                  Get your Thompsons
                                                                                                                                                              superb beaches on the island. Each of the 18 holes has                                  placed bunkers, tricky elevations, water hazards and
                                                                                                                Mauritius La Carte and save
                                                                                                                        up to 20%                             distinctive characteristics. Superb fairways are laid in the                       blind greens. Two rivers, Citronniers and St Martin, cross the
                                                                                                                                                              heart of an indigenous forest, culminating in brand new greens,             fairways at unexpected places!
                                                                                                                   Discounts are available for
                                                                                                                      selected restaurants,                   built to USPGA specifications. In our constant effort to provide the
                                                                                                                    exciting activities such as               perfect golfing location, all 18 greens have been rebuilt using Tif         While the course has been designed to challenge advanced
                                                                                                                 Quad Biking and Captain Nemo’s               Dwarf grasses to ensure a perfect surface. Time has also been taken         players, it will also be enjoyed by recreational golfers. Five sets of
                                                                                                                         Undersea Walk.
                                                                                                                                                              to enhance the natural beauty of a site originally used to breed deer.      tees are provided for each hole, with generous fairway provision,
               Quad-biking                                     Dining                                           “Shop ‘till you drop” with discounts          Teeing off from the 17th hole (par 3) is a feast for the eyes and a         where necessary.
                                                                                                                 of up to 15% at clothing shops as            test for the nerves.
                                                                                                                      well as a Glass Gallery.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A concept unique to Le Golf du Chateau is its 9-hole par 3 course
                                                                                                                      The Mauritius La Carte                                                                                              which offers beginner golfers a chance to try out golf or those more
                                                                                                                      also offers discounts on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          experienced, a chance to practice their “short” games.
                                                                                                                    Land and Cruise Excursions
                                                                                                                        booked directly with
                                                                                                                       Thompsons Mauritius.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             COURSE STATS - At a Glance
                                                                                                                         Don’t forget to ask
                                                                                                                        for your Thompsons                                                                                                   COURSE:                 COURSE:                 COURSE:
                                                                                                                         Mauritius La Carte!                                                                                                 The Legend              The Links               Le Golf du Chateau
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             HOLES: 18               HOLES: 18               HOLES: 18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             PAR: 72                 PAR: 71                 PAR: 72
               Shopping                                       Undersea Walk                                                                                                                                                                  LENGTH: 6,018m          LENGTH: 5,942m          LENGTH: 6,498m


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            Sightseeing and Suggested Tour Options with Thompsons Mauritius




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            Highlights                                                                                                                                        Tour Options                                         Aquarelle Tour - West Coast
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Full day catamaran on the West coast               Exotic North
                                                             La Vallée des Couleurs
            Eastern Mauritius                                                                                                                                   Tropical Spices                                  Take a Catamaran cruise along the                Full day - Pamplemousses Botanical
                                                            Nature Park                                      Central part of the island
                                                            Situated at Mare Anguilles, this nature                                                           Half day Pamplemousses Gardens and                 magnificent     West     Coast.    Discover      Gardens, Historic Marine and Port Louis
              Ile aux Cerfs                                 reserve offers magnificent scenery -               Eureka                                         Port Louis                                         casuarina-lined beaches at Tamarin Bay,          Start in Port-Louis with shopping at Miraj
            Clear, calm waters and long beaches fringed                                                                                                       Explore the lush Botanical Gardens of              a haven for dolphins. View the breathtak-        duty-free and the Caudan Waterfront. The
                                                            forests, waterfalls and coloured earths.         This magnificent colonial estate contains
            by filao trees…This is a small paradise
                                                            The two principal waterfalls are the Rochester   antique furniture of different periods and       Pamplemousses - a botanist's dream.                ing 'Morne' mountain. Enjoy swimming and         next highlight is The Blue Penny Museum
            for the lovers of the sea, sand and sun and
                                                            Falls near Souillac in the south, which were     has more than 100 doors and windows. It is       Tour the island's capital, Port Louis,             snorkeling before and after a barbecue lunch     which houses the famous “Post Office”
            easily accessible by the regular half hour
                                                            formed by strange columns of contracted          situated in a five-acre estate, which includes   and traverse palm-lined streets, steeped in        served on board.                                 stamps, issued in 1847. Then, cruise along
            boat service that runs to the island from
                                                            lava, and Chamarel Falls with its fairy-like     an andreanum garden and a “table d’hôte”         history. • “Shop 'till you drop” at both the                                                        the North West coast to Trou-aux-Biches
            Pointe Maurice (East Coast). Water sports
                                                            atmosphere, situated in the south-west.          restaurant serving Creole and local dishes.      traditional market and the more modern               Islets Escapade                                for lunch at La Cravache d’Or and a visit to
            facilities and restaurants are available.
                                                                                                                                                              Caudan Waterfront complex.                         Full day Ile aux Aigrettes &                     Historic Marine, a museum cum shop of
                                                            Western Mauritius                                  Floréal Square and The Floréal                                                                    Ile des deux Cocos                               18th century hand-made ship models. The
              Ile aux Aigrettes                                                                              Textile Museum
            Thanks to the remarkable preservation work                                                                                                          Colourful South                                  A short boat ride to the nature reserve of       day ends with a visit to the Pamplemousses
                                                               Plaine Champagne & Black                      Enter the universe of textile and knitwear,
            done by the Mauritius Wildlife Foundations                                                                                                        Full day to Curepipe, Grand-Bassin,                Ile-aux-Aigrettes set in the turquoise waters    Botanical Gardens, famous for their 500
                                                            River Gorges                                     pillar of the Mauritian economy, which
            Fund, the island has become famous for                                                                                                            Plaine-Champagne and Chamarel                      of the bay. Take in the unique Mauritian         rare world plant species. Tour includes boat
                                                            From Plaine Champagne, the highest part          illustrates the various steps of garment
            the protection of natural resources and                                                                                                           Enjoy panoramic views from the rim                 fauna and flora, once home to the Dodo.          cruise lunch.
                                                            of the Central Plateau, there is a superb        making. The Square has a shopping centre
            endangered species. A few of the world’s
                                                            view of the Black River Gorges and the           and café.                                        of Trou-aux-cerfs, an extinct volcano.             Proceed to the pearl-white beaches of Ile des
            rarest birds, including the Pink Pigeon, can
                                                            sea. The forest-clad slopes of the gorges                                                         Visit the sacred Hindu site at Grand-Bassin.       Deux Cocos for a historic tour of an early         Ile aux Cerfs
            be seen here. You can also discover the
                                                            and the Macchabée Forest nearby contain            The Mauritius Glass Gallery                    Continue through the forest reserve of             British dwelling. A choice of snorkelling or     Full day tour - paradise on the East coast
            Green Gecko Phelsuma and the Aldabra
                                                            some interesting specimens of indigenous         The glass gallery where a team of local          Plaine-Champagne, and view the spec-               glass-bottomed boat trip before enjoying a       Spend a full day enjoying varied facilities on
            Giant Tortoise.
                                                            timber, namely Bois de Natte, Colophane and      crafts-men & women can be seen bring-            tacular Black River Gorges. • Discover the         relaxing barbeque lunch on the beach.            the magical island retreat of Ile Aux Cerfs,
                                                            Ebony as well as fine plants indigenous to       ing glass back to life using traditional
              Mahebourg                                                                                                                                       seven-coloured earths of Chamarel before                                                            located on the East Coast.
                                                            the island such as the Trochetia, the natural    techniques, and 100% recycled glass.
            Mahebourg is one of the main fishing villages                                                                                                     winding westwards along the picturesque              Island Souvenir                                Your tour starts as you visit Belle Mare Beach
                                                            flower of Mauritius.
            on the island. One can still find remains of                                                                                                      coastline.                                         Half-day shopping in Curepipe                    and the Helderberg Monument, then it is a
                                                                                                               Trou aux Cerfs
            the old colonial buildings and amenities:                                                                                                                                                            Experience the shoppers' paradise of             short boat ride to Ile Aux Cerfs, where you
                                                              Casela Nature Park                             In Curepipe is a crater of an extinct volcano,
            the Courthouse, stone-drinking troughs once                                                                                                         Simply Sailing - East Coast                      Curepipe with its extensive range of textiles,   will spend the day.
                                                            Almost 1500 birds of 150 different               85 metres deep and more than 200 metres
            used by horses, and the hundred year old                                                                                                          Full day catamaran cruise on the East coast        jewellery and handcrafted goods.                 There is time to relax on the white sandy
                                                            species, are housed in some 90 aviaries.         wide.
            manioc biscuit factory (Biscuiterie Rault).
                                                            (The Mauritian Pink Pigeon, one of the rarest                                                     with a stop at Ile-aux Cerfs                       Observe the impressive art of glass blowing      beaches, swim in crystal-clear water or
                                                            birds in the world, can be seen here). Casela      Tea Routes & Bois Chéri                        Spend the day between sky and sea with a           at the Mauritius Glass Gallery.                    practice a variety of water sports (paid
            Southern Mauritius                              also houses other animals such as tigers,        Discover traditional Mauritius by following      leisurely sail aboard a Catamaran up the East      Step back in time and get insight into the       direct), including water-skiing, pedalos, sail-
                                                            monkeys, lemurs, deer, giant tortoises,          the Tea Routes starting from “Domaine Les        Coast. Marvel at crystal clear blue-green waters   building of 18th century sailing vessels while   boards and canoes.
              Grand Bassin                                  wallabies,    ostriches,    crown    cranes,     Aubineaux” in Curepipe. Visit the Bois Chéri
            This natural lake resting in the crater of an                                                                                                     and dramatic mountain ranges. Opportunity          watching the craftsmen at work.                  There are also some lovely restaurants on
                                                            cassowaries, axis, deer and emus.                tea factory and museum, the anthurium
            extinct volcano is a place of pilgrimage for                                                                                                      for swimming, snorkelling and relaxation                                                            the island, where you can have a quick snack
                                                                                                             greenhouse and vanilla plantations.
            Hindu's.                                                                                                                                          before a delicious barbecue lunch.                                                                  or satisfying meal.




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            Pointe aux Biches Hotel                                                                                                             Veranda Hotel




Mauritius
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                                          OFFICIAL COUNTRY RATING                                                         Family Friendly                                       OFFICIAL COUNTRY RATING                                               Family Friendly            Spa


            OUR OPINION                                       RESTAURANTS AND BARS                                                               OUR OPINION                                         EVENING ENTERTAINMENT
            The Pointe aux Biches Hotel invites you to        Main restaurant – overlooks the sea and          ALL INCLUSIVE                     For those who wish to combine the pleasures         Nightly live entertainment.                      ALL INCLUSIVE
            discover what family life can be in a relaxed     serves tasty Maurtian specialities for           includes                          of sunbathing with the joy of shopping in the                                                        includes
            and lively environment – and provides you         breakfast, lunch and dinner. The “Footloose”                                       heart of the bustling town of Grand Baie, the       ACTIVITIES AND FACILITIES
            with the ideal location in which to establish     bar - surrounded by sand, serving original       • Breakfast, lunch and dinner     Veranda Hotel is the perfect choice. The warm       Seven Colours Wellness Lounge offers 1           • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
            your place in the sun and to appreciate the       & delicious cocktails.                             at the main restaurant.         welcome and authentic Creole architecture of        sauna, 2 massage rooms to indulge in a wide       in the main restaurant
            simple pleasures of a real holiday… sleeping,                                                                                        the hotel hint at the delightful stay to come.      selection of massages, body & facial
                                                                                                               • Afternoon tea & coffee.                                                                                                              • Unlimited drinks at the
            playing, dreaming, reading…and enjoying the       EVENING ENTERTAINMENT                                                                                                                  treatments.
            pleasures of the exotic cuisine of Mauritius.     Nightly live entertainment. Every Friday, is     • Unlimited drinks at the                                                                                                               bar (11h00 to 00h00):
                                                                                                                                                 LOCATION                                            Timomo miniclub, welcomes kids from 4 to
            If you’re looking for a haven of relaxation and   “Friday Barefoot Beach Happy Hour”. Games         bar (11h00 to 00h00):                                                                                                                  House spirits which are
                                                                                                                                                 Situated in Grand Baie, on the North Coast,         12 years old.
            authenticity just a couple of minutes away        room with electronic games, billiards & darts.    House spirits which are                                                                                                                bottled locally (rum, gin,
                                                                                                                                                 approximately 1 hour 15 minutes from the
            from the bustling town of Grand Baie then                                                           bottled locally (rum, gin,                                                                                                             vodka, scotch, brandy &
                                                                                                                                                 airport.                                            Guests of Veranda Hotel have access to land
            Pointe aux Biches Hotel is the perfect place.     ACTIVITIES AND FACILITIES                         vodka, scotch, brandy &                                                                                                                vermouth), local beers, house
                                                                                                                                                                                                     and non-motorized water-sports available at
                                                              A daily entertainment programme is provided.      vermouth), local beers,
                                                                                                                                                 ACCOMMODATION                                       other hotels of Veranda Resorts.                  wine, selected cocktails, fruit
            LOCATION                                          A fully equipped fitness room. Timomo             house wine, selected
            Located on the North West coast,                  miniclub, for kids from 4 to 12 years of age.                                      The hotel features 94 units: 8 apartments                                                             juices, mineral water and soft
                                                                                                                cocktails, fruit juices,
            approximately 1 hour 15 minutes from the          Free shuttle to Grand Baie & The Veranda                                           (35m²), 12 bungalows (33-38m²), 8 Deluxe            Free of charge:                                   drinks. Soft drinks, local beer
                                                                                                                mineral water and soft
            airport. Only 15 minutes from Grand Baie.         Hotel, 3 times per week. Guests are entitled                                       rooms (55m²) and 66 standard rooms                  Windsurfing, glass bottom boat, kayak,            and mineral water from the
                                                                                                                drinks. Soft drinks, local
                                                              to enjoy free non-motorised watersports at                                         (32-36m²). All accommodation is comfortable         pedal boats, snorkelling, fitness room, indoor    mini-bar.
                                                                                                                beer and mineral water
            ACCOMMODATION                                     The Veranda Hotel. (as there are no                                                and nicely furnished complete with:                 games, and 1 floodlit tennis court.
                                                                                                                from the mini-bar.                                                                                                                    • Drinks included in the
            The hotel consists of 44 family rooms and 41      water-sports at Pointe aux Biches Hotel)                                           air-conditioning, individual safe, T.V., mini-bar
                                                                                                               • Drinks included in the          and tea/coffee facilities. The apartments and       At a charge:                                      package are for personal
            standard rooms of which 1 is suitable for the
            disabled. All 85 rooms have a terrace or          Free of charge:                                   package are for personal         bungalows each have their own kitchenette.          Water-skiing, deep-sea fishing and catamaran      consumption only and must
            balcony, air-conditioning, TV, telephone,         Table tennis, beach volley, waterpolo, aqua       consumption only and                                                                 cruises.                                          be ordered one at a time.
            radio, bathroom with shower, mini-bar and         gym.                                              must be ordered one at a         RESTAURANTS AND BARS                                                                                  Any drink offered to an
            safe and are decorated in natural fabrics.                                                          time. Any drink offered to       The restaurant La Baie welcomes its guests                                                            outsider will be charged to
            The family rooms can accommodate 2 adults,        At a charge:                                      an outsider will be charged      with specialities infused with local spices.                                                          the guests account.
            2 children and a baby.                            Bicycle hire, massage kiosks in the garden,       to the guests account.           Meals may also be enjoyed under a tropical
                                                              Babysitting service.                                                               Mauritian sky. There is also 1 bar.




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            Coralia Club Mont Choisy                                                                                                          Palmar Beach Resort




Mauritius
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mauritius




                                                                                                                        Family Friendly                                      OFFICIAL COUNTRY RATING                                               Family Friendly             Spa
                                         OFFICIAL COUNTRY RATING

            OUR OPINION                                                                                                                       OUR OPINION                                         EVENING ENTERTAINMENT
            Coralia Club Mont Choisy offers a friendly       Le Cotomili, buffet style restaurant.          SPORT                             Palmar Beach Resort provides the finest set-        Daily live entertainment adds a touch of         ALL INCLUSIVE
            and festive atmosphere. The entertainment        Le Wahoo, beach restaurant serving seafood.                                      ting for a perfect beach holiday.                   enchantment to the tropical evenings, where      includes
                                                                                                            facilities                        The turquoise blue lagoon offers the very           learning to dance the Sega is a must.
            team ensure there is never a boring day and      Case Ti Pima Snacks, outdoor snacks and
            that you leave with many happy memories.         barbecue.                                      Coralia Club Mont Choisy          best in diving, snorkeling, sailing, water-ski-                                                      • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
                                                                                                            offers many different             ing and windsurfing for water sport lovers.         ACTIVITIES AND FACILITIES                          at the main restaurant.
            This lively property is set along side a
                                                                                                            activities - to keep the          For the less active the golden beach will           There is a mini-club open to kids from 4 to 12
            peaceful lagoon and offers a small white         EVENING ENTERTAINMENT                                                                                                                                                                 • Afternoon tea & coffee.
                                                                                                                                              be the ultimate temptation to catch a               years of age.
            beach to soak up the sun.                        Show/Floor games every evening.                whole family busy.                                                                                                                     • Unlimited drinks at the
                                                                                                                                              beautiful tan.                                      Seven Colours Wellness Lounge offers 1
                                                             Sega show on Saturdays.                                                                                                                                                                bar (11h00 to 00h00):
            LOCATION                                         Weekly management cocktail party.              These include amongst                                                                 sauna, 2 massage rooms to indulge in a wide
                                                                                                                                              LOCATION                                                                                              House spirits which are
                                                                                                            others:                                                                               selection of massages, body and facial treat-
            Located on the North West coast between                                                                                           Located on the East Coast, approximately                                                              bottled locally (rum, gin,
                                                                                                            Billiards/Snooker                                                                     ments. Guests of Palmar Beach Resort have
            Trou aux Biches and Grand Baie,                  ACTIVITIES AND FACILITIES                                                        1 hour from the airport.                                                                              vodka, scotch, brandy &
                                                                                                            Table tennis                                                                          access to land and non-motorized
            approximately 1 hour 10 minutes from             Baboo Mini club - welcomes 2-12 year olds                                                                                                                                              vermouth), local beers,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  water-sports available at other hotels of
            the airport.                                     and is open from 09h30 to 17h30                Volley ball facilities            ACCOMMODATION                                                                                         house wine, selected
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Veranda Resorts.
                                                             (Closed on Sundays)                            Petanque                          All 70 double bedrooms are tastefully deco-                                                           cocktails, fruit juices,
            ACCOMMODATION                                                                                                                     rated, lead onto a private terrace or balcony       Free of charge:                                   mineral water and soft
            Coralia Club Mont Choisy has 88 comfortable      Free of charge:                                What's Pétanque you ask?          from which …one can admire the beauty of                                                              drinks. Soft drinks, local
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Swimming pool, windsurfing, glass-bottomed
            rooms with air-conditioning, safe deposit box,   Windsurfing, sailing, water-skiing, kayaking   Pétanque is a form of bowls       the Indian Ocean. Room facilities include                                                             beer and mineral water
                                                                                                                                                                                                  boat, kayak, pedal boats, snorkelling, fitness
            TV, mini-bar, hairdryer and shower complete      and pedal boats.                               where the goal is to throw        bathroom with a shower, telephone, TV with          room, video games, French bowling, beach          from the mini-bar.
            with a balcony or terrace. Rooms comprise                                                       metal balls as close as pos-      film channels, minibar, hair-dryer, individual      volley and table tennis.                         • Drinks included in the
            of 22 doubles, 22 twins and 44 triples of        At a charge:                                   sible to a small wooden ball      safe, individual air conditioning and tea &
                                                                                                                                              coffee facilities so as to make guests feel right                                                     package are for personal
            which 16 are sea-facing.                         Diving and catamaran sailing.                  called a cochonnet.                                                                   At a charge:
                                                                                                                                              at home.                                                                                              consumption only and must
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Internet access, bicycle rental,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    be ordered one at a time.
            RESTAURANTS AND BARS                                                                            So for the less physically                                                            scuba-diving, deep-sea fishing,
                                                                                                                                              RESTAURANTS AND BARS                                                                                  Any drink offered to an
            There are 3 restaurants and 2 bars.                                                             active this is a gentle sport                                                         catamaran cruises and water-skiing.
                                                                                                                                              There are 2 restaurants and 1 bar.                                                                    outsider will be charged to
            La Canne A Sucre and Le Wahoo Beach Bar                                                         to pass the time!
                                                                                                                                              The Horizon is located on the beach and                                                               the guests account.
            which each offer a main bar, snack bar and
                                                                                                                                              L’Hibiscus is perfect for a romantic dinner.
            musical entertainment.




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            Paul & Virginie                                                                                                                      Le Preskil Beach Resort




Mauritius
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mauritius




                                         DELUXE                                                                     Spa          Romantic                                          OFFICIAL COUNTRY RATING                          Family Friendly   Romantic           Spa
                                                  OFFICIAL COUNTRY RATING

            OUR OPINION                                       colours.                                                                            OUR OPINION                                        RESTAURANTS AND BARS
            This charming hotel is a peaceful haven for       La Trinquette - beach restaurant. Open for      ALL INCLUSIVE                       Le Preskil Beach Resort, with its typically        The main restaurant comprises of 3 rooms         ALL INCLUSIVE
            couples seeking an unforgettable getaway.         lunch only on Sundays. St Géran - this main     includes                            Creole architecture, is truly a haven of peace     L'Epicerie, Le Flamboyant and La Citronnelle,    includes:
            The combination of wood, stone and thatch         bar is open for refreshments under the                                              spread over 3.5 hectares of luxuriant tropical     each offering a specific theme, for breakfast
            combined with colonial inspiration provide a      morning sun, tea time with pancakes in the      • Breakfast, lunch and dinner       garden and three idyllic white sand beaches.       buffets and dinners. The Terrace Grill on the    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
            romantic setting where you will be sure to fall   afternoon and exotic cocktails at sunset.        at the main restaurant.            The resort borders a lagoon which offers an        pool deck offers Grilled Specialties. Mamzelle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Unlimited drinks at the bar
            in love again and again.                                                                          • Unlimited drinks at the bar       exceptional stretch of unique clear blue water.    Langouste has seafood specialties, The Indigo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (11h00 to 23h30) or at the
                                                                                                               (11h00 to 00h00) or at the                                                            Bar serves light meals at noon and tea time,
                                                              EVENING ENTERTAINMENT                                                                                                                                                                    restaurant during its opening
                                                                                                               restaurant during its opening      LOCATION                                           as well as exotic cocktails. The Beach Grill
            LOCATION                                          Nightly live entertainment.                                                                                                                                                              hours except at breakfast:
                                                                                                                                                  Situated on the South East Coast,                  serves light meals at noon and drinks in the
            Located on the North-East Coast,                                                                   hours except at breakfast:
                                                                                                                                                  approximately 10 minutes from the airport.         typical setting of a fishermen's village.        • House spirits which are
            approximately 1hour 30 minutes from the           ACTIVITIES AND FACILITIES                       • House spirits which are                                                                                                                bottled locally (rum, gin,
            airport and about 15 minutes from bustling        Seven Colours Spa – offers 3 massage rooms       bottled locally (rum, gin,                                                                                                              vodka, scotch, brandy &
                                                                                                                                                  ACCOMMODATION                                      EVENING ENTERTAINMENT
            Grand Baie.                                       (including 2 double rooms) and a Vichy           vodka, scotch, brandy &            The 200 rooms are spread out harmoniously                                                            vermouth), local beers,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Nightly entertainment and themed evenings.
                                                              Shower (body treatments and                      vermouth), local beers,            across the peninsula, in 4 different categories.                                                     house wine, cocktails, fruit
            ACCOMMODATION                                     hydromassage).                                   house wine, cocktails, fruit       There are the "Zananas" rooms, seductive by                                                          juices, mineral water and soft
            The hotel offers 81 rooms: 18 comfort; 51         Guests of Paul & Virginie have access to land                                                                                          ACTIVITIES AND FACILITIES
                                                                                                               juices, mineral water and soft     their exotic originality or the "Duo" rooms                                                          drinks. Selected items in the
            standard and 12 superior sea-facing rooms,        and non-motorized water-sports available at                                                                                            Kids Club - for 4 to 12 years old (open daily
                                                                                                               drinks. Items in the mini-bar      especially designed for honeymooners                                                                 mini-bar are also included.
            all comfortably furnished with individual         other hotels of Veranda Resorts.                                                                                                       09h00 to 20h00). Wellness centre with
                                                                                                               are also included.                 leading directly to the beach and "Cottages"
                                                                                                                                                                                                     massage facilities.                              • Drinks included in the
            air-conditioning units, direct dial telephone,                                                    • Drinks included in the            and "Penthouse" with a colonial touch and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Free of charge:                                   package are for personal
            safe, mini bar, hairdryer, tea/coffee-making      Free of charge:                                  package are for personal           a sublime view over the lagoon, the Lion
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Water-skiing, windsurfing, Glass-bottomed         consumption only and must
            facilities and TV with video. The hotel also      2 swimming pools, kayaks, windsurfing,           consumption only and must          mountain and Ile aux Aigrettes. All the
                                                                                                               be ordered one at a time.          rooms lead onto a balcony or a terrace and         boat, canoe, pedal boat, snorkelling (PMT),       be ordered one at a time.
            has its own private beach.                        pedalo boats, glass-bottomed boats, beach
                                                                                                               Any drink offered to an            are equipped with air-conditioning, colour TV      2 swimming pools, jacuzzi, 2 tennis courts        Any drink offered to an
                                                              volley ball, 1 floodlit tennis court and
                                                                                                               outsider will be charged to        (international satellite channels) telephone       (with floodlights), beach volley, bocci ball.     outsider will be charged to
            RESTAURANTS AND BARS                              snorkelling.
                                                                                                               the guests account.                with direct international access, internet                                                           the guests account.
            Isle de France - main restaurant. Open for
                                                                                                                                                  connection, mini bar, electronic safe, hair        At a charge: Diving centre (PADI and CMAS),
            breakfast & dinner, Isle de France overlooks      At a charge:
                                                                                                                                                  dryer, tea and coffee facilities.                  deep-sea fishing, catamaran & speedboat
            the lagoon and serves innovative Mauritian        Bicycle hire, water-skiing and scuba-diving.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     cruises to Ile aux Cerfs.
            cuisine revealing local flavours, spices and




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            La Palmeraie                                                                                                                           Le Meridien Ile Maurice




Mauritius
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mauritius




                                                                                                                       Spa           Romantic                                      DELUXE                                                               Family Friendly           Spa
                                            OFFICIAL COUNTRY RATING                                                                                                                         OFFICIAL COUNTRY RATING

            OUR OPINION                                       flavours from East and West with local                                                OUR OPINION                                       RESTAURANTS AND BARS
            La Palmeraie is a small and intimate property     cuisine.                                           SPA                                Le Meridien Ile Maurice offers something for      180 - Serves an extensive breakfast buffet        ALL INCLUSIVE
            with Moorish tones perfect for honeymooners                                                                                             everyone from an excellent Asian Health Spa,      and evening meals. Shells - A la carte
                                                              You will enjoy buffet style evenings, a la                                                                                                                                                includes
            and couples. This boutique hotel prides itself
                                                                                                                 La Palmeraie                       to state of the art conference facilities.        beach restaurant serving light meals during
                                                              carte or gala dinners. It can accommodate 120
                                                                                                                                                    This popular resort is situated on a 800m         the day and is transformed into an elegant        • Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
            on catering to your every need to make your       people. The Moroccan restaurant Le Momo’s          In a serene atmosphere en-
                                                                                                                                                    stretch of fabulous beach.                        Asian Seafood restaurant at night. La Faya -
            stay one to remember.                             can accommodate 24 people and offers a             hanced by soothing exotic                                                                                                              • Unlimited drinks at the bar
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Speciality restaurant serving a blend of
                                                              typical Moroccan ambience. The beach bar           scents, the Palmeraie Hotel                                                                                                             or at the restaurant during
                                                                                                                                                                                                      classic French and modern Mauritian cuisine,
            LOCATION                                          “L’ Óasis” will surprise you with a variety        Spa is an invitation to            LOCATION
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cumin - Indian evening restaurant. La Croque       its opening hours except at
            Located on the East Coast, approximately          of cocktails.                                      harmonise body and soul.           On the North West Coast of Mauritius in
                                                                                                                                                                                                      - Poolside snack restaurant.                       breakfast:
            1 hour from the airport.                                                                                                                the sheltered bay of Pointe aux Piments,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bay View - ‘floating’ bar with live entertain-    • House spirits which are
                                                              EVENING ENTERTAINMENT                                                                 approximately 1 hour from the airport.
                                                                                                                 The spa is open everyday                                                             ment. Le Bois Cheri - Bar in the lobby area.
                                                              Nightly live entertainment.                                                                                                                                                                bottled locally (rum, gin,
            ACCOMMODATION                                                                                        from 09h00 to 20h00.                                                                 Papaya Bar - Poolside bar.
                                                                                                                                                    ACCOMMODATION                                                                                        vodka, scotch, brandy &
            The hotel comprises 60 rooms with an
                                                              ACTIVITIES AND FACILITIES                                                             The resort offers 265 rooms and suites            EVENING ENTERTAINMENT                              vermouth), local beers,
            Andalousean style. Each room is about 33 m2                                                          You can enjoy the following:
                                                              In a serene atmosphere enhanced by                                                    including: 180 Deluxe studio style rooms of       Live shows and late night entertainment.           house wine, cocktails, fruit
            with its own balcony. They are split into three                                                      - Massages with essential oils
                                                              soothing exotic scents, the spa is an invitation                                      50m² with a terrace or balcony with seaviews.                                                        juices, mineral water and soft
            categories: Garden view for a more affordable     to harmonize both body and soul. Services          - Relaxation massage
                                                                                                                                                    66 well appointed Nirvana rooms situated in       ACTIVITIES AND FACILITIES                          drinks.
            stay, the sea view rooms, for an unforgettable    at the spa include massages with essential         - Swedish massage
                                                                                                                                                    the Nirvana Wing, dedicated to pampering          Penguin Children’s club for 4 to 12 year olds     • Drinks included in the
            moment and beachfront rooms for an                oils, royal massage, reflexology and shiatsu       - Sports massage                   guests. Facilities here range from a heated       (09h00 to 20h00). Modern business centre with
            incomparable view of the turquoise lagoon of      massage.                                           - Shiatsu massage                                                                                                                       package are for personal
                                                                                                                                                    pool, lounge with all day non-alcoholic and       5 meeting rooms & a ballroom, spa & gym.
            Belle mare. Twenty four rooms are                                                                    - Ayurvedic massage                                                                                                                     consumption only and must
                                                                                                                                                    canape’ service, unlimited internet access
            inter-connecting. All rooms are air-condi-        Free of charge:                                    - Head massage                                                                       Free of charge:                                    be ordered one at a time.
                                                                                                                                                    from your room and complimentary in-room
            tioned and have either twin or king size bed,     Beach volleyball, bowls, aqua gym, dinghy                                                                                               Gym, sauna, volleyball, table tennis, flood-lit    Any drink offered to an
                                                                                                                 - Royal massage by                 breakfast. some overlook a private, infinity
            TV by satellite, minibar, private safe, shower    sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, glass-bottom                                                                                            tennis court, windsurfing, pedal boats, kayaks,    outsider will be charged to
                                                                                                                   Palmeraie massage                pool & offer a private outdoor balcony, terrace
            and hairdryer.                                    boat and snorkelling.                                                                                                                   mini-sailing, snorkelling, glass bottomed boats    the guests account.
                                                                                                                 - Energetic massage by             or garden.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      and water-skiing.                                 • Room service and items in
                                                              At a charge:                                         Moroccan massage                 12 Deluxe suites of 100m² with spacious
            RESTAURANTS AND BARS                                                                                 - Reflexology                                                                                                                           the mini-bar are excluded.
                                                              Water-skiing, speed boat rides, fishing, tube                                         private balcony. 7 Royal Duplex suites of
            The main restaurant, Le Sheherazade,                                                                                                                                                      At a charge:
                                                              rides, laser lessons, catamaran outings,           - Four hands massage               140m² with panoramic private balcony.             Bicycle hire, scooters, scuba diving, deep-sea
            overlooking the sea & swimming pool, mixes
                                                              deep-sea fishing and diving.                                                                                                            fishing and catamaran cruises.




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            Maritim Hotel                                                                                                                          Heritage Golf & Spa Resort




Mauritius
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mauritius




                                            DELUXE                                                                    Romantic           Spa                                            OFFICIAL COUNTRY RATING                      Golf & Spa             Family Friendly          Romantic
                                                     OFFICIAL COUNTRY RATING

            OUR OPINION                                        RESTAURANTS AND BARS                                                                 OUR OPINION                                         Amafrooty - the snack bar by the pool for
            The Maritim hotel is a magnificent resort          The Belle Vue Restaurant - Maritim's main        ALL INCLUSIVE                       Designed as a magical hideaway where time           light meals at lunch time. Zenzi-bar - the               FREE Green Fees
            set in a remarkable location. The first thing      restaurant offering buffets and barbecues        includes:                           stands still, Heritage Golf & Spa Resort is         main bar. Lion’s Lounge - the saloon bar for a           Play golf for FREE on
            you will experience when you arrive is             5 times a week. Mon Désir - Gourmet                                                  perfect for those seeking style and comfort         casual get together. Blue Drift Bar - the beach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Le Golf du Chateaux
            the unforgettable view overlooking the             Restaurant. La Marée - Beach Restaurant          • Breakfast, lunch and dinner.      in a relaxed setting.                               bar to sip exotic cocktails while overlooking
                                                               serving seafood specialities and other grills.                                                                                           the sea.
            mesmerising Turtle Bay. The hotel’s blend                                                           • Unlimited drinks at the                                                                                                                        PREMIUM
                                                               The Beach Bar - nicely situated amidst the                                           LOCATION
            of tropical and historical buildings provide                                                         bars (La Maree 09h00 to
                                                               palm tress at the La Maree Restaurant.                                               Located on the South Coast, approximately           EVENING ENTERTAINMENT                                    ALL INCLUSIVE
            an elegant background for a traditional yet                                                          18h00 & Quarter Deck Main          1 hour from the airport.                            Nightly live entertainment                               This All Inclusive package is
            sophisticated holiday. This charming                                                                 Bar 09h00 to 01h00) and
                                                               EVENING ENTERTAINMENT                                                                                                                                                                             unique for a Golf & Spa Resort
            property welcomes you to Mauritius with                                                              restaurants during open            ACCOMMODATION                                       ACTIVITIES AND FACILITIES
                                                               Regular live shows. Themed evenings.                                                                                                                                                              in Mauritius & includes:
            thegenuinely friendly nature of its                                                                  hours (except breakfast).          The resort has 154 deluxe rooms, 5 suites,          Seven Colours Spa – The largest spa in the               • Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
                                                               Musical entertainment with live band every
            ever-smiling staff, which will be one of                                                             House spirits which are            2 honeymoon suites & 1 villa which are              Indian Ocean. Kids club for children from 4 to             Meals can be taken in the
                                                               night, Variety shows representing the cultural
            the unforgettable parts of your holiday.                                                             bottled locally (rum, gin,         decorated with elegant and contemporary             12 years old. (10h00 to 23h00). Teen-Activities            restaurants; Balafon, Infinity
                                                               blend of Mauritius.
                                                                                                                 vodka, scotch, brandy & ver-       furniture. Opening onto a spacious terrace          for teenagers from 13 to 18 years.                         Blue (lunch & dinner) and
            LOCATION                                                                                             mouth), local beers, house         or balcony, each room and suite imparts a                                                                      Amafrooty (lunch);
                                                               ACTIVITIES AND FACILITIES
            Located on the North West Coast,                                                                     wine, cocktails, fruit juices,     comfortable feeling. Each room and suite            Free of charge:                                          • Unlimited branded spirits
                                                               Turtle club - for children from 3 to 11 years                                        offers: individual air-conditioning, ceiling fan,   Archery, 4 swimming pools, Gym, sauna,
            approximately 1 hour from the airport.                                                               mineral water and soft drinks.                                                                                                                    and alcoholic beverages,
                                                               old (09h00 to 16h00)and a Health & Beauty                                            bathroom with shower & bath, IDD telephone,         volleyball, table tennis, floodlit tennis courts,          selected cocktails, fruit juic-
                                                               Centre                                            Items in the mini-bar are not
                                                                                                                                                    TV, hair-dryer, individual safe, mini-bar,          windsurfing, pedal boats, kayaks, mini-sailing,            es, mineral water and soft
            ACCOMMODATION                                                                                        included.
                                                                                                                                                    tea/ coffee facilities and internet access.         snorkelling, glass bottomed boats, billiard                drinks, a wide selection of
            The hotel consists of 221 sea-facing rooms         Free of charge:                                  • Drinks included in the            The 310m2 villa has a private pool, CD & DVD        room and water-skiing.                                     a 140 bottles of imported
            comprising of 147 Comfort Rooms,                   Green fees at the 9 hole golf course, floodlit                                                                                                                                                      wines, French champagne
                                                                                                                 package are for personal           system and a butler service.
            29 De-Luxe Rooms, 29 Prestige Rooms,               tennis courts, gym, sauna, volleyball, table                                                                                             At a charge:                                               by the glass, Pastries &
                                                                                                                 consumption only and must
            10 Junior Suites and 2 Presidential Suites.        tennis, mini-golf, windsurfing, pedal boats,                                         RESTAURANTS AND BARS                                Bicycle rental, scuba diving, deep-sea                     pancakes from 15h00 to
                                                                                                                 be ordered one at a time.
            All rooms have air-conditioning, satellite TV,     kayaks, mini-sailing, snorkelling,                                                   Balafon, the main restaurant serves buffet          fishing, catamaran cruises, electronic games,              18h00, Snacks in the main
                                                                                                                 Any drink offered to an
            inhouse DVD channel, minibar, telephone,           glass-bottomed boats and water-skiing.                                               breakfasts and dinner. Infinity Blue - the          golf carts, tennis lessons, golfing lessons                bar as from 11h00 as well
                                                                                                                 outsider will be charged to                                                                                                                       as the mini-bar & tea/coffee
            Internet access and safe-deposit box.                                                                                                   beach restaurant for light Mediterranean            and guided excursions in the Valriche Nature
                                                                                                                 the guests account.                                                                                                                               facilities in the room;
                                                               At a charge: Bicycle hire, scuba diving,                                             dishes for lunch and seafood specials in            Reserve- walking, mountain biking, quad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 •A        daily     personalised
                                                               deep-sea fishing and horse riding.                                                   the evening.                                        biking and 4x4, Baby-sitting service.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   programme of spa treat-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ments. The programme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   includes a consultation,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   a selection of massag-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   es, facials & body care
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   treatments. Treatments will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   be offered daily except on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   arrival & departure days;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 • One excursion in Valriche
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   nature reserve;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Scuba diving;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Drinks included in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   package are for personal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   consumption only and must
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   be ordered one at a time.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Any drink offered to an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   outsider will be charged to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the guests account.

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            Hilton Mauritius Resort and Spa                                                                                                          Belle Mare Plage




Mauritius
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mauritius




                                                                                            Spa         Family Friendly        Romantic                                                                                               Golf & Spa          Family Friendly          Romantic
                                              OFFICIAL COUNTRY RATING                                                                                                                    OFFICIAL COUNTRY RATING

            OUR OPINION:                                     specialises in fish and shellfish fresh from                                             OUR OPINION                                        music channels, play-station II (for rental
            The name Hilton is synonymous with high          the Indian Ocean. La Pomme d’Amour -                 SPA                                 Belle Mare Plage, situated along one of the        - Villas only), internet access, mini-bar,            FREE Green Fees
            standards and nowhere more so, than the          abundant buffets for breakfast and dinner,                                               most beautiful beaches on the East Coast           individual safe, room service 24/7.
                                                                                                                  at the Hilton                                                                                                                                Stay at Belle Mare Plage
            elegant Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa, on        including theme evenings. Les Coquillages                                                of the island, offers an extensive range of                                                              and play golf for FREE on
            the island’s most famous beach - Flic-en Flac.   - located on the beach. Ideal for light lunches      Spa and Beauty Centre:              amenities. It is an ideal location for novice      RESTAURANTS & BARS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The Legend and The Links
            A lagoon winds its way through the hotel’s       and pizzas. Aqua Bar - pool bar.                                                         or professional golfers with its two 18-hole       There are 7 restaurants and 5 bars
                                                                                                                  The Spa Mauritius, one of                                                                                                                    Courses!
                                                                                                                                                      Championship Golf Courses. The resort is           serving a variety of delicious meals and
            tropical gardens and public rooms to create      Vista Bar - with magnificent ocean views.            the finest spas in the Indian                                                                                                                (Golf carts are compulsory on
                                                                                                                                                      perfect for those looking for a family friendly    exotic cocktails. La Citronelle is the main           the Links course at a fee).
            an atmosphere of peace and relaxation.                                                                Ocean covers an area of more
                                                                                                                                                      golf and spa resort, where the adults can          restaurant where breakfast and dinner are
                                                             EVENING ENTERTAINMENT:                               than 1200m2 on two floors,                                                             served buffet style, Kids buffet (depending on
                                                                                                                                                      be pampered and the kids can play to their
            LOCATION:                                        Prime shows are scheduled and a different            in a very warm and peaceful                                                            the number of children at the hotel).
                                                                                                                                                      hearts content.
            Located on the West Coast, approximately         band plays each night of the week.                   atmosphere. Just the place to
            1 hour from the airport.                                                                              rejuvenate body and mind.                                                              EVENING ENTERTAINMENT
                                                                                                                                                      LOCATION
                                                             ACTIVITIES AND FACILITIES:                                                                                                                  Nightly live band and shows/cabarets.
                                                                                                                  It offers various services in       Located on the East Coast, approximately
            ACCOMMODATION:                                   The Spa Mauritius. Ti Poussin Kids Club for
                                                                                                                  facial and body care:               1 hour from the airport.
            This elegant property comprises 193 rooms,       children aged 4 to 12 years old. A conference                                                                                               ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
                                                                                                                  Body massages (Shiatsu,
            consisting of 175 deluxe rooms, 8 junior         room which can accommodate 350 people as                                                                                                    Shiseido beauty Pavilion & a fitness centre.
                                                                                                                  Swedish, Thai Massages and          ACCOMMODATION
            suites, 3 corner suites, 4 deluxe suites,        well as 3 meeting rooms.                                                                                                                    Mini-Club for 4 to 12 year old's. Baby sitting
                                                                                                                  more); Facial treatments and        This outstanding resort features a variety
            2 senior suites and 1 Presidential Suite.                                                                                                                                                    at a fee.                                             EXCLUSIVE
                                                                                                                  massages with masks and             of accommodation. There are 92 Prestige
            All rooms are spacious and bright, with Asian    Free of charge:                                                                          rooms, 137 Junior suites (41 beachfront & 96
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Villa Master service:
                                                                                                                  creams, aromatic treatments,                                                           Free of Charge:
            and Mauritian decorations. Each room offers      Mini putting green, gym, sauna, floodlit                                                 seaview), 6 Deluxe suites, 20 Villas each with
                                                                                                                  body treatments with seaweed                                                           4 swimming pools, kayaks, windsurfing,                A fully qualified Villa Master
            the very best in comfort with individual         tennis courts, windsurfing, pedal boats,                                                 its own private pool (2 or 3 bedrooms) and1                                                              is appointed to each villa.
                                                                                                                  wrappings, foot reflexology,                                                           pedalo boats, glass-bottomed boats,
            air-conditioning and ceiling fan, safe, TV,      kayaks, mini-sailing, snorkelling,                                                       glorious Presidential Villa with its own private   water-skiing, beach volley ball, 4 floodlit           All aspects of service are
                                                                                                                  hydrotherapy;
            telephone, bath and separate shower,             glass- bottomed boats and water-skiing.                                                  pool and garden. All rooms and suites enjoy        tennis courts, table tennis and snorkelling.          personalised in order to
            bathrobe and hairdryer.                                                                               Vichy shower, manicure /            a sea view and are comfortably furnished in                                                              anticipate your needs.
                                                             At a charge:                                         pedicure, a hairdressing studio     a modern wood & marble style, featuring a                                                                The Villa Master will protect your
                                                                                                                                                                                                         At a charge:
            RESTAURANTS AND BARS:                            Bicycle hire, parasailing, scuba diving,             and a fitness room.                 terrace/balcony, bathroom, a sitting area, air                                                           privacy and remain at your
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Helicopter transfers, deep sea fishing,
            Ginger Thai - authentic Thai specialities.       deep-sea fishing and catamaran cruises.                                                  conditioning, double vanities, hair-dryer, TV      undersea walk, golf lessons and scuba diving          disposal from the day of your
            Melanzane - French gastronomic restaurant,                                                                                                with DVD (Villas only), Satellite TV channels,     (PADI).                                               arrival to your departure.




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            Le Telfair Golf and Spa Resort                                                                                                                      Taj Exotica Resort & Spa




Mauritius
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mauritius




                                                                                             Golf & Spa             Family Friendly            Romantic                                            SUPERIOR                                                                  Spa          Romantic
                                                OFFICIAL COUNTRY RATING                                                                                                                                        OFFICIAL COUNTRY RATING

            OUR OPINION:                                       RESTAURANTS AND BARS:                                                                             OUR OPINION:                                       in-room safe. The luxury suite villa has a
            Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort has been entirely     Annabella’s, main restaurant - guests select
                                                                                                                         FREE Green Fees                                                                                                                             SPA
                                                                                                                                                                 Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Mauritius, is an          separate living room. The Presidential Suite
            designed to evoke its elegant colonial past        specialities from the ‘show kitchen’                      Play golf for FREE on                   exclusive haven of solitude and luxury, this       has 2 bedrooms plus a spacious living room       Taj Exclusivity
            and includes some of the original buildings        for breakfast and dinner. Gin’ja - Asian                                                          unforgettable resort is spread over 27 scenic      and can accommodate up to 4 persons.
                                                                                                                         Le Golf du Châteaux:
            which have been restored to their original         seafood restaurant. Château de Bel Ombre                                                          acres, overlooking the serene, blue waters of                                                       A luxurious haven of solitude:
                                                                                                                         Designed by Peter Matkovich,
            state. This world class resort sits adjacent to    - elegant restaurant bordering the golf course.                                                   Tamarin Bay. No detail has been overlooked         RESTAURANTS AND BARS:
            the 3,500 acre Valriche Nature Reserve and         Cavendish bar & lounge. Le Palmier - Light                Le Golf du Château is an 18                                                                                                                 Jiva Grande Spa, bespeaks a
                                                                                                                                                                 at this beautiful beach-side getaway with          Breakers - a contemporary and relaxing bar
            an 18-hole championship golf course, which         Mediterranean cuisine throughout the day.                 hole championship course                                                                                                                    luxurious haven of solitude and
                                                                                                                                                                 interiors inspired by French Colonial, Indian,     with an open terrace overlooking the ocean.
            winds its way through the contours of the                                                                    and is rated amongst the best                                                                                                               serenity. The water courtyard
                                                                                                                                                                 African, and Arabic design. Guests can bask        Cilantro - specialty restaurant serving a
            former sugar cane fields. This elegant             EVENING ENTERTAINMENT:                                    courses in Mauritius. It also                                                              selection of Pan-Asian and Indian dishes.        design of the Spa is surrounded
                                                                                                                                                                 in the warm glow of the excellent service
            property is ideal for those seeking the            Background music.                                         offers the unique facility of an                                                           Coast2coast - all-day dining restaurant serves   with expansive verdant gardens
                                                                                                                                                                 and spacious surroundings. This modern and
            finer things in life.                                                                                        additional 9 hole par 3 short                                                              the refreshing flavors of Mediterranean,         and a reflecting pool. Each of
                                                                                                                                                                 contemporary resort is the ultimate luxury
                                                               ACTIVITIES AND FACILITIES:                                course.
                                                                                                                                                                 retreat.                                           Mauritian, and International cuisines in a       the six treatment suites offer
            LOCATION:                                          Ti Marmite Kids Club for children from 2 to 11                                                                                                       relaxed ambience.                                unmatched luxury with its own
            Located on the South Coast, approximately          years old (10h00 to 22h00). Six Senses Spa.
                                                                                                                                                                 LOCATION:                                                                                           private relaxation garden.
            1 hour from the airport.                                                                                     SPA at Le Telfair                                                                          EVENING ENTERTAINMENT:
                                                                                                                                                                 Located on the West Coast, approximately                                                            • The Spa offers a sanarium,
                                                               Free of charge:                                                                                                                                      Nightly live entertainment. Background music.
            ACCOMMODATION:                                                                                               Enjoy a sensory journey:                1 hour from the airport.                                                                            Laconium       and    Hamam
                                                               Daily green fees at Le Golf du Chateau, gym,
            There are 158 rooms and suites                     sauna, table tennis, flood-lit tennis courts,                                                                                                                                                         complete with external tropical
                                                                                                                         The Six Senses Spa at Le Telfair is                                                        ACTIVITIES AND FACILITIES:
            (accommodated in 20 villas of 6 or 8 rooms         windsurfing, pedal boats, kayaks, mini-sail,                                                      ACCOMMODATION:                                                                                      showers and resting pavilions
                                                                                                                         nestled between tropical gardens                                                           Jiva Grande Spa and sports centre.
            each). Each bedroom has a spacious en-suite        snorkelling, glass bottomed boats,                                                                There are 65 villas, each with it’s own private                                                     with private patio.
            bathroom with a bath, walk-in shower and                                                                     & water features that soothe &          pool. There are 57 luxury villas (163m2),
                                                               wakeboarding and water-skiing.                                                                                                                       Free of charge:                                  • The Spa has a separate beauty
            separate toilet. Rooms are equipped with TV,                                                                 calm. Facilities include:               6 luxury suite villas (220m2) and 2 Presidential
                                                                                                                         • Two Gazebos - tranquil                                                                   Gym, sauna, volleyball, table tennis, floodlit   and fitness area that offer high
            hairdryer, minibar, tea/coffee facilities, safe,   At a charge:                                                                                      suites (345m2). Each villa features a private      tennis court, windsurfing, pedal boats,          energy sports with tennis courts,
            air-conditioning, DVD/CD Player, ceiling fan,      Mountain biking, scuba diving, deep-sea                   treatment & relaxation areas,           pool adjoining a tranquil alfresco dining area,    kayaks, mini-sail, snorkelling, glass bottomed
            electric shaver plugs, adaptors, bathrobe and      fishing, kite surfing, golf carts, tennis lessons,        each with an oversized bath &           24-hours room/butler service, rain shower,                                                          etc.
            balcony or terrace with table and armchairs.                                                                                                                                                            boats and water-skiing.
                                                               golfing lessons and guided excursions in the              double mineral showers;                 twin vanity, toilet and bidet, garden shower,                                                       • Jiva Grande also offers yoga and
            An outdoor shower is available in all junior,      Valriche Nature Reserve- walking, mountain                • Six private indoor rooms,             walk-in wardrobe, flat-screen plasma TV with       At a charge:                                     meditation. The Yoga Pavilion
            senior and ocean suites situated on ground         biking, quad biking and 4x4.                              private garden, relaxation area         surround-sound DVD/CD system, internet             Bicycle hire, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing     is in an idyllic setting and
            floor. Butler service is also available 24 hours
                                                                                                                         with sauna and hammam.                  connectivity, mini-bar, coffee machine and         and catamaran cruises.                           overlooks the garden courtyard
            a day.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                       BOOKING CONDITIONS OF THOMPSONS TOURS,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       A DIVISION OF CULLINAN HOLDINGS LTD
                          Booking Conditions                                                                                                                                                                           (Hereinafter referred to as “Thompsons”)

                          Please read the following booking conditions carefully, as they set out the            10) Changes by You                                                                         16) Passports, Visas, Vaccinations and Inoculations
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                          terms and conditions of the contract between you and Thompsons. We act                 a) If you wish to make a change to your booking we will endeavour to assist                a) It is your responsibility to ensure that you and all those travelling with you
                          as booking agents for the suppliers of the component parts of the holiday we               you to make the change wherever this is possible. You will have to pay all                 have a valid passport and any necessary visas, and that you have obtained any
                          organise, and as such, bookings for their services will form a direct contract             charges, whatever kind, imposed by the suppliers providing that component                  necessary inoculations to gain entry to any country you are visiting and to re-
                          between you and the relevant supplier, and will be subject to that supplier’s              part of your travel arrangements when amending a booking any time prior to                 enter South Africa. Passport and visa regulations and health requirements can
                          standard terms and conditions.                                                             departure. Fares will be re-quoted at the time of amendment.                               change at any time, therefore, we recommend that you check passport/visa
                     1)   Bookings                                                                               b) An administration fee of R100 per person will be charged for each amendment                 requirements with the Embassy or Consulate of the country you intend to visit
                          Bookings save for late bookings as referred to hereunder, are confirmed on                 and / or cancellation.                                                                     and that you consult your GP or the Department of Health regarding health
                          the condition that a non-refundable deposit, of a minimum of 25% of the                c) After departure it is understood that extra expenses incurred as a result of any            requirements.
                          total package price, is paid to Thompsons within 72 hours of confirmation                  change will be for the passenger’s account, and any unused service will not be         b) Thompsons accepts no liability whatsoever should you, or any member of your
                          of your bookings. You will be advised at the time of booking what payment                  refunded.                                                                                  party, travel without the correct passport, visas or necessary vaccinations. As
                          is required for your particular arrangements. The balance of the cost of your          d) Amendments and cancellations en route must be made with our operators                       a guideline, passports should be valid for 6 months after your scheduled return
                          travel arrangements must be paid no less than six weeks prior to departure. If             directly.                                                                                  to South Africa.
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                          arrangements must be paid at the time of booking. Please note: FAILURE TO                  If you wish to cancel your booking you must advise your agent immediately,             a) Taxes: We will advise you of all mandatory taxes, which you must pay before
                          PAY ON TIME WILL RESULT IN THE AUTOMATIC CANCELLATION OF YOUR                              who will in turn advise us. You will be liable to pay the following cancellation           departure. However, many countries charge departure taxes that can only be
                          BOOKING.                                                                                   charges:                                                                                   paid locally. It is therefore recommended that you retain sufficient local cur-
                     2)   Late Booking Fee & Communication Expenses (Telephone Calls) In the event               a) Where your booking includes a special fare, the relevant charges are levied                 rency to meet such charges. Details of departure taxes can be obtained from
                          of a booking (except South Africa bookings) being made less than 7 days prior              by the airline. In some circumstances this may be 100% of the total fare,                  the relevant airline when you reconfirm your flight details.
                          to the date of departure, Thompsons reserves the right to charge for any extra             regardless of when cancellation is effected.                                               Special requests: We can pass on any special requests that you may wish                   Beaches                  Far East                    UK                    Europe              Mediterranean
                          communication expenses. Full payment is due immediately on confirmation                b) Where your booking is for a package, you will be responsible for all cancel-                to make at the time of booking, but acceptance of such requests is at the
                          and is non-refundable on all late bookings. Some bookings require full pay-                lation charges, of whatsoever nature, imposed by the suppliers providing the               discretion of the airline or other supplier and in no circumstances are special
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                          ment at the time of booking i.e. prior to confirmation. If we are unable to                component parts of such travel arrangements.                                               requests guaranteed. Confirmation that a special request has been noted
                          secure confirmation you will be refunded in full.                                      c) Thompsons charges a cancellation fee equal to 10% of the package price on                   or passed on to the supplier, or the inclusion of the special request on your
                                                                                                                     any finalised booking. However, Thompsons reserves the right to charge a                   confirmation invoice or any other documentation, is not confirmation that the
                     3)   Price Changes
                                                                                                                     cancellation fee of up to 100% of the total package, in its sole discretion, in            request will be met.
                     a)   The costs associated with travel arrangements are not always stable, and
                                                                                                                     particular circumstances. Any monies, which you have already paid to us, will          b) Medical Problems: If you or any member of your party has any medical
                          currency movements can fluctuate sharply. It is impossible to predict these
                                                                                                                     be taken by us as payment or part payment of any cancellation charges.                     problem or disability which may affect your holiday, you need to give us
                          movements in advance. When you book a package through us, we reserve
                                                                                                                                                                                                                full details in writing at the time of booking. If we reasonably feel unable
                          the right to pass on any surcharges to you. Surcharges may be imposed                  12) Our Right To Change Your Travel Arrangements
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                          to cover increases in transportation costs, including the costs of fuel and            a) A significant change to your travel arrangements would include a change in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                reserve the right to decline their reservation or, if full details are not given at
                          security charges, taxes or fees chargeable for services such as landing taxes              the departure date from South Africa; where the flight times are changed by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                the time of booking, cancel when we become aware of these details
                          or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports, or exchange rates             more than 12 hours or a change to a lower standard of accommodation to
                                                                                                                                                                                                            c) Renovations: Please be aware that hotels undergo renovations from time to
                          applied to the particular package.                                                         that which is booked. In these instances of significant changes to your travel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                time. Hotels take all possible steps to limit disruption to their guests. We
                     b)   Thompsons guarantees the price of land arrangements, only once full payment                arrangements Thompsons undertakes to advise you thereof as soon as reason-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                will not entertain complaints or requests for refunds if a hotel is carrying
                          is received.                                                                               ably possible before your departure date to obtain your further instructions in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                out renovations whilst a guest is resident. If we are specifically advised of
                     c)   Airfares are subject to the prices and conditions quoted by the particular                 this regard.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                renovation work, dates may be provided, but it is important to remember that
                          airlines and cannot be guaranteed by Thompsons. The onus is on the agent &             b) All other changes are minor changes. A minor change can be made at any
                                                                                                                                                                                                                these are subject to change and we are not always notified.
                          the passenger to check that there have been no changes in these prices before              time and, if practicable, we will advise you of any such change prior to
                                                                                                                                                                                                            d) Refunds and Unused Services: No refunds will be made for any unused
                          making final payment thereof.                                                              departure but we are not obliged to do so. Such minor changes may be made
                                                                                                                                                                                                                services.
                                                                                                                     by Thompsons, in its discretion, who will not be responsible or liable for the                                                                                                      Middle East                Africa                African City            North America           South Africa
                     4)   Methods of Payment                                                                                                                                                                e) Charges to your credit card: Any charges made to your credit card whilst
                                                                                                                     payment of compensation to you as a result of such minor changes.
                     a)   Credit Cards: In accordance with International Airline Travel Association                                                                                                             away are your responsibility. Thompsons Tours will not be responsible, nor                                                                 Stopovers
                                                                                                                 c) Every effort is made by Thompsons to adhere to confirmed itineraries; how-
                          (IATA) bulletin # A1/00 we need a signed and validated Standard Credit Card                                                                                                           accept responsibility for having these charges reversed or corrected upon
                                                                                                                     ever, we reserve the right to make changes to your travel arrangements when
                          Charge Form. The agent acknowledges that s/he has seen the card and that                                                                                                              return to South Africa.
                                                                                                                     it becomes necessary to do so. Travel arrangements are made in advance
                          the signature on the card is the same as that on the Credit Card Charge Form.
                                                                                                                     but due to the fact that Thompsons is reliant upon suppliers such as airlines,         18) Force Majeure
                          A signed and validated Standard Credit Card Charge Form (SCCCF) or payment
                                                                                                                     hotels and/or other supply companies, changes to travel arrangements and                   Except where otherwise expressly stated in these booking conditions, we
                          through our Virtual Card Services system, are the only recognised forms of
                                                                                                                     cancellations thereof may occasionally become necessary.                                   regret we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the perform-
                          payment for credit cards. If the card is a foreign credit card then you may be
                                                                                                                 d) Should any travel component be confirmed by Thompsons and this component                    ance or prompt performance of our contractual obligations is prevented or
                          requested to supply various other details.
                                                                                                                     is cancelled by the supplier for whatsoever reason, then in such instances                 affected, or you otherwise suffer any damage or loss, as a result of “force
                     b)   Cheques: Bank issued cheques or travel agency cheques only (accredited
                                                                                                                     Thompsons will accept no liability for the cancellation thereof.                           majeure”. In these Booking Conditions, “force majeure” means any event
                          agencies only). Please note we require 7 working days to clear all cheques
                                                                                                                                                                                                                which we or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all
                          before documents can be issued.                                                        13) Lost/Stolen Flight Tickets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include war or threat of war, riot,
                     c)   Cash or EFT Transfers: We accept EFT transfers, or cash deposited into one             a) The loss or theft of a ticket must be reported to Thompsons immediately.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                civil strife, terrorist activity or actual threatened terrorist activity, industrial
                          of our bank accounts, subject to condition that the EFT transmission report                Certain airlines will not authorise Thompsons to issue a replacement ticket if
                                                                                                                                                                                                                dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and all
                          or the cash deposit slip is provided to ourselves and such payment has been                such ticket is lost or stolen before the passenger leaves South Africa. In the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                similar events outside our control.
                          confirmed as received by ourselves.                                                        latter instance you will be required to purchase a new ticket, at your own cost,
                     5)   Insurance                                                                                  until such time as Thompsons receives authority from the airline to make any
                                                                                                                                                                                                            19) Responsibility And Liability
                          We consider adequate travel insurance to be essential. All premiums must be                refund to you, which authority could take up to 12 months to receive. Should
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thompsons act as agents only for local and international ground operators and
                          paid at the time of booking, as cover will not be effective until then. Please             the airline authorise Thompsons to issue a replacement ticket Thompsons will                                                                                                                                                                                   Trust
                                                                                                                                                                                                                airlines and accordingly accepts no liability whatsoever for any loss, damage,
                          ask your travel agent for insurance options. Thompsons will not be liable if               do so and a re-issue fee, per ticket, will be for your own account.                                                                                                                                                                                        Thompsons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                injury, accident, delay, or any other irregularity howsoever arising. Thompsons
                          anyone should fail to take adequate insurance cover.                                   b) Should your ticket be lost or stolen abroad it should be noted that certain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                makes every effort to ensure that all the arrangements and services connected          South America                                                                                     Egypt Stopover
                                                                                                                     airlines will not issue a duplicate ticket and it will be your responsibility to
                     6)   Flight and Other Travel Timings                                                                                                                                                       with a passenger’s itinerary will be carried out as specified in the most effi-
                                                                                                                     purchase a new ticket aboard at the local fare. Upon your return to South
                          Flight timings are provided by airlines and are subject to Air Traffic Control                                                                                                        cient and effective way possible. However, we do not have direct control over
                                                                                                                     Africa you may make application to Thompsons for a refund of the amount
                          restrictions. All means of transportation are subject to weather conditions,                                                                                                          the provision of services by suppliers and, whilst they are in all cases selected
                                                                                                                     spent by yourself on the lost or stolen ticket, but it is specifically recorded that
                          the need for constant maintenance, and the ability of passengers to check-in                                                                                                          with the utmost care, we do not accept liability for error and omissions of such
                                                                                                                     any refund will be entirely at the discretion of the airline concerned which may
                          on time. There is no guarantee that flights, ferries, ships, trains or coaches                                                                                                        suppliers
                                                                                                                     take up to 12 months to authorise.
                          will depart at the times stated on any itinerary or tickets which you receive.         c) It is your responsibility to report the lost or stolen ticket to the police and to      20) Jurisdiction of the Magistrate’s Court
                          All timings are estimates only, and we do not accept any liability for any delay,          provide Thompsons with the proof of such report if required.                               Thompsons Tours, a Division of Cullinan Holdings Ltd, shall be entitled, at its
                          however arising, or for any schedule alterations.                                                                                                                                     option to institute any legal proceedings arising out of or in connection with
                                                                                                                 14) Airline Refund Procedures
                     7)   Flight Reconfirmation                                                                                                                                                                 this contract in any Magistrate’s Court having jurisdiction in terms of Section
                                                                                                                 a) Refund policies operated by the various airlines vary greatly. You must return
                          It is your responsibility to ensure that you reconfirm the departure date and                                                                                                         29 of the Magistrate’s Court Act No 32/1944 as amended, notwithstanding
                                                                                                                     your unused ticket to Thompsons who will present it to the relevant airline
                          times of all your flights at least 72 hours prior to departure. This is particularly                                                                                                  that the amount in issue may exceed the limits of such jurisdiction.
                                                                                                                     for assessment as to whether the airline will agree to issue a refund or not.
                          important in respect of subsequent journeys once leaving South Africa and                  Should a refund be authorised by the airline such refund will be made to you,          21) Legal
                          Thompsons hereby specifically excludes any liability for any delay and /or loss            less any cancellation or administration charges.                                           This document together with Thompsons’ standard booking form and
                          as a result of your failure to reconfirm any flight and/or connecting flight.          b) If payment for the ticket was made to Thompsons by credit card, the refund,                 Thompsons invoice / itinerary constitutes the sole record of the agreement
                     8)   Documents                                                                                  should one be granted, will be made to your credit card otherwise the refund               between the parties. No party shall be bound by any representation, warranty,
                     a)   Documents: (vouchers, itineraries, etc.) are only prepared on receipt of full              will be made by EFT.                                                                       and promise of the like not recorded herein. No addition to the Thompsons
                          payment of the package price, and signed conditions of contract (i.e. our              c) Any refund which is authorised for part used or return halves of tickets will be            standard booking conditions shall be of any force or effect unless in writing
                          booking form) and will be ready 24 hours after payment has been received.                  less than the pro rata rate on the face value of such ticket.                              and signed by or on behalf of the parties. No indulgence which Thompsons,
                          Normally your travel agent will arrange collection of your documents.                  d) Refunds may take up to 12 weeks to process although this time frame cannot                  (“the grantor”), may grant to the passenger (“the grantee”), shall constitute a
                     b)   Should you require your documents and air tickets to be forwarded to either                be guaranteed by Thompsons                                                                 waiver of any of the rights of the grantor, who shall not thereby be precluded         Family Holidays         Russian Cruising            Australia              Golf Holidays           Star Cruises
                          yourself or the departure airport this may be arranged by your agent with us.          e) Tickets returned to Thompsons for a refund older than one year from the date                from exercising any rights against the grantee which may have arisen in the
                          However, the courier costs in respect thereof will be for your own account.                of issue will be regarded as expired by the airline and have no refund value.              past or which might arise in the future. All costs and disbursements, including
                     c)   IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU CHECK ALL DETAILS OF YOUR TRAVEL                              15) Complaints                                                                                 legal costs on the attorney and client scale incurred by Thompsons in recover-
                          DOCUMENTS BEFORE LEAVING SOUTH AFRICA. IF THERE ARE ANY                                                                                                                               ing any damages and payments payable by the passenger to Thompsons
                                                                                                                 a) In the event that you have any reason to complain, or experience any problems
                          INACCURANCIES ON ANY OF YOUR TRAVEL DOCUMENTS, OR SHOULD YOU                                                                                                                          shall be for the passengers’ account. This agreement shall in all respects
                                                                                                                     with your holiday whilst away, you must immediately inform the supplier of
                          HAVE ANY FURTHER QUERIES, YOU SHOULD CONTACT YOUR TRAVEL AGENT                                                                                                                        be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic
                                                                                                                     the services in question. Any verbal notification must be put in writing and
                          IMMEDIATELY. THOMPSONS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DELAY AND/OR                                                                                                                        of South Africa. The passenger hereby consents to the jurisdiction of the
                                                                                                                     given to the supplier as soon as possible.
                          LOSS OCCASIONED AS A RESULT OF ANY INACCURANCIES ON ANY TRAVEL                                                                                                                        Magistrates Court having jurisdiction over its person in respect of all proceed-
                                                                                                                 b) If you are still dissatisfied, you must notify us at the earliest opportunity - until
                          DOCUMENTS ONCE YOU ARE IN RECEIPT THEREOF AND YOU HAVE LEFT                                                                                                                           ings in connection with this agreement. The parties hereby respectively
                                                                                                                     we know about a problem or complaint, we cannot begin to resolve it. Failure
                          SOUTH AFRICA.                                                                                                                                                                         choose domicilium citandi et executandi for all notices and processes to be
                                                                                                                     to give us the opportunity to resolve any problem at the time it occurs will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                given and served in pursuance of this agreement at their respective addresses
                     9)   Unscheduled Extensions                                                                     result in either a reduction, or complete extinction, of any rights which you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                as given on Thompsons’ standard booking form. Either party may change its
                          In the unlikely event of there being an unscheduled extension to the holiday               may have, to claim compensation from us.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                domicilium by written notice delivered by hand or sent by prepaid registered
                          caused by flight delays, bad weather, strikes, or any other cause which is             c) If you remain dissatisfied, you must write to our Customer Service Manager
                                                                                                                                                                                                                post to the other party. In this agreement an expression which denotes a
                          beyond the control of Thompsons, it is understood that the expenses relating               within 28 days of the end of the trip you have purchased from us, giving
                                                                                                                                                                                                                gender includes the other genders, a natural person includes an artificial
                          to these unscheduled extensions, (hotel accommodation etc.), will be for                   your booking reference and full details of your complaint on clientservices@
                                                                                                                                                                                                                person and vice versa, the singular includes the plural and vice versa.
                          the account of the passenger. Thompsons accepts no liability for changes,                  thompsons.co.za or fax to 011-770-7498.
                          omissions or delays before or during the course of any holiday occasioned              d) Whilst every effort will be made by Thompsons to resolve your complaint to              22) ASATA
                          by technical difficulties, weather conditions, strikes or communication break-             your satisfaction it is specifically recorded that Thompsons in no way accepts             Thompsons is a registered member of the Association of South African Travel
                          downs or the like.                                                                         liability for any claim that you may have in respect of your complaint.                    Agents (ASATA) and the South African Tour Operators Association (SATOA).
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