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Grand Baie Vs Pyrebere

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Grand Baie Vs Pyrebere

Hi, We are an Indian family of four , my wife two teenage sons and me. we have booked flt tickets for a Mauritius vacation in Apr (14- 24th Apr). We are gravitating towards self catering rentals, primarily because of the budget and the fact that resort evenings are such a 'civilized bore'. We do like peace and quiet, but not a hermitage. My question s are

1. Are. Grand Baie and Pyrebere all that far apart, or is it that where one ends the other begins. if a day at the beach is better at Pyre.., and the action at night is at Grand Bay, how do we commute if staying at pyrebere, given that public buses stop plying at 8 pm.

2. Are boys, if escorted by us, allowed entry into clubs and bars. Or, what are their options in the evening.

Is DS tv, so popular in the rest of africa, avialable in Mauritius?

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1. Re: Grand Baie Vs Pyrebere

Bronia will give you good advice on the first part of your query.

Limited DSTV channels are available in many of the hotels but you'd have to check with the management of your self catering establishment as to what TV channels they have.

Must say I've never found the evening entertainment to be boring at the hotels we've stayed at.

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2. Re: Grand Baie Vs Pyrebere

Grand Baie is 10 minutes drive from Pereybere and is well served in the daytime by bus, but as you say they don't run in the evenings.

Your only option then is taxi or hire a car.

Where are you planning on staying?

Sorry I have no idea if your teenage sons would be allowed in clubs - it depends on their ages I would imagine.

Bars wouldnt be a problem - not sure if your mean nightclubs.

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3. Re: Grand Baie Vs Pyrebere

If you stay at Pereybere you would be looking at taxis in the evening or getting a hire car as Bronia has mentioned.

Pereybere gives you good choices for renting as well as access to a very good beach and a choice of food options.

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4. Re: Grand Baie Vs Pyrebere

Thanks Dee,

No, No I meant it the schoolmarmish way. You see,with all the resorts being far away and exclusive, I am their captive audience and i am spoilt for choice - theirs. Also, on half board, when one has to pay for the beer at 3-4 times the market rate..... . Hurts my Indian thriftiness.

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You mean, there are nightclubs too!!!. in Mauritius!!!

no, not that type of entertainment.

Sons are 17 & 15.

La Piroguevilla is an option i am seriously considering.

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6. Re: Grand Baie Vs Pyrebere

Most bars are open air so no problem with the teens.

Yes there are nightclubs in Grand Baie and even Pereybere.

I havent seen Lapiroguevillas at all but looked at the pics - quite colourful decor and look OK.

Also consider Pereyebere Hotel and Apartments - they are central and across the road from Pereybere Beach:

www.pereyberehotel.com

I looked round these not long ago for a friend and quite liked them.

Also Grand Bay Suites located mid-way between Grand Baie and Pereybere are nice and right next door to a small supermarket.

www.grandbaysuites.com

(Also a nightclub near by if you need it!)

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7. Re: Grand Baie Vs Pyrebere

OMG!, i'm not a hedonist.

Any comments about BAYVEIW VILLA, Grand Baie. Will it be too 'near from the madding crowd'

Ash

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8. Re: Grand Baie Vs Pyrebere

Do you have a link to the website?

I don't know it, sorry and googling it shows different pics for different sites?

The pics on TA of the bedroom are gloomy and the bars on the windows would put me off. But other sites seem to show different rooms.....

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