Having stayed in an admittedly very nice, but standard international beach hotel in Flic en Flac, we were keen to see a different side to the island and this was an ideal choice. The hosts, Jean and John-Michel create a very relaxed and welcoming, homely atmosphere, are knowledgeable on the island and were happy to assist with planning our activities / places to see. The expansive outdoor living area (living/dining room with covered ceiling but open walls) is a beautiful place to sit, read and relax or just admire the amazing scenery with a welcome afternoon pot of tea and biscuits - as this really is a stunning location. The room we stayed in was clean and comfortable and we very much felt ourselves to be in a charming family home.
Although only a short drive from Port Louis you do need a car or scooter if you intend to see more of the island. We hired a car and thoroughly enjoyed touring around the beaches - some of the public beaches are idyllic, beautiful, clean and deserted, often prettier than the hotel beaches.
So, if you want something a little more 'personal' and an opportunity to learn more about the island, then I highly recommend Mon Choix.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mon Choix 1st Mauritius Ecolodge offers spacious & comfortable rooms with en-suite bathrooms and private patios with panoramic views overlooking the sea in beautiful & peaceful mountainous countryside near Port Louis Business, shopping & leisure Centre and in proximity of the main seaside resorts. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mon Choix Ecolodge Mauritius/Port Louis