Le Morne Mauritius
Located on the southwest of Mauritius, Le Morne is an isolated rocky mountain and peninsula. Le Morne has grown steadily but slowly maintaining its exclusivity. The Le Morne Mountain, the most famous in the area, is known for the runaway slaves which made their way up the mountain to hide from capture. A wooden bridge was built for them to go up and down until everyone had reached the hideout. When slavery was abolished, the slaves misunderstood the approaching expeditionís intentions and jumped off the mountain to their deaths.
Le Morne offers a lovely white sand beach which is ideal for swimming and a popular surfing destination for pro surfers. Besides swimming in the warm turquoise waters, the area is also popular for snorkeling and under-water walking.
A visit to the Pample Mousses Royal Botanical Gardens is not to be missed. The gardens are enclosed by iron railings manufactured in 1862 and many different plants, fruit and palms can be seen here. Le Morne offers a good choice of restaurants in the area including Le Blue Marlin which is located on the beach and is open for breakfast and lunch. The La Palma has an a la carte menu, and is very popular making pre-booking essential. La Ravanne serving local Creole cuisine, is situated under the stars and can be reached by piprogue which depart regularly from the Blue Marlin restaurant.
Besides swimming which is probably what the children will be inclined to do there is snorkeling and under-water walking.
Le Morne Hotels
La Morne has a number of hotels to choose from offering a wide range of amenities for visitors to the area. The Indian Resort & Spa has everything for the whole family including, a bar/lounge, billiards, pool side bar, restaurants in the hotel, outdoor pool and children’s swimming pool and tennis. All inclusive rooms include a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, locally produced drinks and a wide range of activities, as well as both water and land sports equipment for kayaking, snorkeling, watersking, tennis, volleyball, football and boccia. They provide a mini-club for children aged 3 to 12 years and a teenagers club for 13 to 17 years to ensure the whole family is entertained.
Les Pavillons in Le Morne is a five star hotel with 149 rooms equipped with satellite television, wireless internet access, coffee/tea and complimentary bottled water. Les Pavillons’ amenities include a full-service spa, three outdoor swimming pools, and a steam room. The hotel has 4 restaurants as well as a bar/lounge, a poolside bar, and a swim-up bar and a complimentary breakfast is included. They also provide conference rooms and banquet facilities and luxury items such as Limo or Town Car services, iPod docking stations and on-site medical assistance.