We have just returned from our long-overdue honeymoon! We found the most amazing spot on Airbnb (click here) and I had to share it!
When visiting Lynn’s place at Anahita…
By Jess @food_travel_wine
Lynn’s place is the picture of heaven, with a delightful tropical garden surrounding your very own private plunge pool. It’s the best spot to cool off after a day at the beach. We recommend you light the bbq, pour a drink and relax in your own little oasis.
At the resort, you’ll have access to both the pool and beach at Anahita, and the majestic private beach on Ill aux cerfs, just a ten-minute shuttle ride away.
ILL AUX CERFS
Meet the complimentary shuttle to the right of the main beach leaving every half hour. When visiting Ill aux cerfs, you need to try a good rum cocktail as well as eat a selection of fresh seafood grilled to your liking. We enjoyed our meal at our loungers gazing out at the azure blue ocean. We loved the grilled baby octopus and the fresh fish of the day. Don’t forget to watch out for the urchins that sometimes wash into the bay. If you have your own snorkelling gear, take a dip and explore the small coral reef towards the back of the beach.
Start your day with a fresh Bagette from ‘Sugar’, Anahita’s very own Boulangerie. They also have a selection of sweet pastries to rival some of the top patisseries in Paris! We stocked up on a selection of French Cheeses and Pates from nearby supermarket Winners, in Bel Air (4km from Anahita). It’s got all the basics you’ll need to stock the fridge in the apartment. If you would prefer a wider selection, we recommend ‘ Super U’ in Flacq central. It’s about 14km away. Don’t forget to add a sachet (or 4) of Mothers Mango pickle to your trolley if you enjoy a bit of spice. We had it with every meal.
Our favourite way to spend the day is down at the beach. The local beer ‘Phoenix’ is on tap, the cocktails are cold and the views are postcard-worthy. My favourite cocktail is the ‘Fairway Fizz’, showcasing the famed Mauritian rum produced locally. There are numerous complimentary water activities such as kayaking, stand up paddleboard and paddle boats. Most of the motorised water sports are chargeable but well worth the Rupees! Our favourite experience was Parasailing- organized by the water sports team at Anahita and a short, and exhilarating, speed boat ride away.
VISTING TROU D’EAU DOUCE
A short 10 min taxi drive away is the sweetest seaside village of Trou d’eau Douce. With plenty of little boutiques and eateries, it is definitely worth a visit. Our favourite restaurant is Tino’s, (Open every day except Tuesdays) for their strong cocktails and delicious fare. Top of our list is the Octopus curry! After lunch head a little further down the road and have a drink at the Green Island bar – it’s the best way to end a day!
TO NOTE: As Lynn’s guest, you’ll have 25% off all the bars and restaurants at ANAHITA and the Ill aux Cerf beach bar.
Tipping is optional – we prefer to give our favourite staff cash tips rather than add to the bill.
Cleaning – Farzana comes on Wednesdays and Saturdays to tidy up. She is also a world-class cook and will happily prepare traditional Mauritian dishes should you like to eat in.