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Mauritius


We Make Great Holidays Wholesale Factory Style

The Holiday Factory is a little bit younger, a tad faster and has a refreshingly different approach to travel; this difference is reflected in the way we source and package our holidays, how we operate and ultimately in the way we service our travel agent partners. But more of that later…

Brochure Operations First

Albeit almost all of us take to the web to help plan our holidays, and our new website is exceptionally cool at www.holidayfactory.co.za, this brochure offers a quick, at-a-glance overview of the best value resorts – so here’s how to get the most out of it:

1. Price Seasons

Often there are major savings to be had by postponing your holiday to a lower season, sometimes by just a few days.

2. Bonus Offers

This is where you can really score. We negotiate hard to bring you these added value deals such as free nights, great kids offers, honeymoon specials etc. but please speak to our consultants to get full details of our Bonus Offers. The bonus offers represented in this brochure should be used as a guide only and are subject to the individual resort’s terms and conditions.

3. The Hotel Icons

Obviously you will find all you need know on our website, but we have highlighted what we believe are the most important hotel/resort features that will help you make a quick and informed decision as to which property suits your lifestyle and needs.

There are travel websites and then there is holidayfactory.co.za

It’s informative without being information overload, it’s easy to navigate, it looks beautiful and the search functionality is super-fast and very comprehensive. The search engine is specifically designed to allow you to rapidly narrow down the host of options in the least possible time and find the products in the factory that work for you. So let’s get surfing!

At the Holiday Factory we offer exceptional value for the following reasons:

• We contract differently with suppliers which equates to lower rates for you. • Our bonus offers really do add up to substantial savings, it’s well worth doing the maths. • We have excellent relationships with suppliers, which means flexibility, availability and the best deals. • Our professional product managers critique every hotel, giving you peace of mind that there are no hidden surprises. As a wholesaler, having this hands-on expertise in-house is a great advantage when customers are looking for specific advice or recommendations. • Our website has a vast array of packages to choose from but if you are looking to plan a more complex itinerary, please do not hesitate to speak to one of our consultants who will gladly help you. • Our advanced systems ensure faster quote turnaround and booking processing time. • Our documentation is always beautifully presented, which may not be a big issue but at The Holiday Factory we often say that the devil is in the detail. • Our 24/7 Emergency contact number means you are never out of touch with the Holiday Factory in case of an emergency.

Travel Tips from the Factory Floor

• Plan, book and pay for as many elements of your holiday before you travel; transfers, tours, extras etc. are far more expensive when you buy them at your destination. • Because South Africa is not the biggest tourism market for a country, access to inventory is often difficult in peak seasons so it pays to book as early as possible. • When it comes to pricing, please understand that we live in a country whose currency fluctuates regularly, and our suppliers are prone to changing pricing frequently. • We appreciate that your holiday is a substantial investment, but please seriously consider purchasing comprehensive travel and medical insurance – it really does give you peace of mind.

A State-of-the-Art Assembly Line

Now, a little more about us as a business; we believe that your holiday experience is very dependent upon how we buy and bolt together the various components that make up a holiday package i.e. the airfare, the transfer, the hotel, etc. and of course, the fares and rates we are able to negotiate.

Just to make life easier and simpler for our valued travel agents who are dotted all over the country, The Holiday Factory has introduced local telephone numbers around South Africa. The new numbers are as follows : Johannesburg : (011) 233 2300 ; Pretoria : (012) 015 0999 ; Western Cape : (021) 015 0999 ; Kwazulu-Natal : (031) 015 0999 ; Free State : (051) 015 0999 ; Eastern Cape : (041) 015 0999 ; Mpumalanga : (013) 015 0999. Our valued agents outside of Johannesburg will only pay for a local call when contacting The Holiday Factory as opposed to a long distance call when using the area specific numbers. Our specialist reservations staff are ready to take your calls.

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Mauritius

It doesn’t matter who you are or what you are looking for; vibe,

Past and present live in complete harmony. Island history is rich with

tranquillity, action, relaxation, budget or super-luxury, family or

different cultural influences, all of which have added to the multitude

honeymooners, young or old; Mauritius has something for you.

of colours and tastes, styles and atmospheres, from the bustle of

We could give you the usual line about a ‘sparkling jewel in the

Grand Baie and Port Louis to the solitude of the many palm-fringed

Indian Ocean’ or how it is an ‘island paradise’ but, while it is certainly

beaches and the majesty of the inland mountains.

both these things, it is so much more. It is a place where you make new friends; not only with the people of the island, but with the

As one of the world’s top luxury tourism destinations, Mauritius

island itself, which offers up her bounties without reserve for

received the World Leading Island Destination award for the third

everyone to enjoy.

time and World’s Best Beach at the World Travel Awards in January 2012.

It’s an island where life moves at a different pace, moving as slowly as the mighty ocean that caresses its shores. Water is an indivisible

With an unparalleled variety of natural and man-made attractions,

element of Mauritian life and your holiday can hardly be complete

a sub-tropical climate, clear and warm sea waters

without exploring its riches, above and below the surface. Nature,

and a local population that is friendly and welcoming,

also, has been allowed to thrive at its own pace and presents a

it seems that we can’t avoid talking of Paradise and

unique and rich diversity not normally found in such a small area.

Mauritius in the same breath.

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Weddings & Honeymoons in Mauritius

Weddings & Honeymoons in Mauritius The remarkable island of Mauritius is a paradise for honeymooners. The honeymoon benefits vary from hotel to hotel but most of our hotels offer great packages for honeymoons including generous discounts for the bride and extras like fruit baskets, bottle of wine, a special honeymoon dinner and honeymoon gifts for the couples. Let the team at Holiday Factory, together with our carefully selected hotels, plan your special day. Whether you’re planning a wedding on the beach or joining us as newlyweds to renew your vows, we’ll make sure your marriage starts with a touch of magic. There are two options for an island wedding: we can either arrange a legal wedding which includes all the formalities or a renewal of your wedding vows.

Legal Wedding

The first thing to do is decide on the hotel of your choice. Once your travel arrangements are confirmed we will be able to set a date with the hotel for the actual wedding to take place.

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The majority of hotels in Mauritius offer classic wedding packages (some hotels offer this free of charge whilst others charge a fee) which include the services of the dedicated hotel wedding coordinator, location of your wedding ceremony and cake. This is usually a starting point for your magical day – the dedicated wedding coordinator at each resort will take care of all the other finer details such as: hair, makeup, flowers, cakes, reception and entertainment. The planning of your wedding will be supervised by the hotel wedding co-ordinator, making sure all you have to do is look forward to a stress free day of love and special memories. Let us take care of all the legal formalities prior to your arrival in Mauritius. All you have to do is submit your documentation (passport copies, birth certificates etc.) via our office, to the Mauritian authorities at least 6 weeks in advance. Mauritian law stipulates that a couple have to arrive in Mauritius at least three days prior to the wedding. On arrival in Mauritius you will visit the magistrates court in Port Louis to complete formalities. On the day

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of your wedding a civil servant will conduct the ceremony at the resort. If you are travelling alone, hotel management will be happy to stand in as witness to your special day. Mauritian marriages are legally accepted in South Africa but please make sure you arrange your prenuptial agreement before leaving home.

Renewal of Vows:

This procedure is the same as the legal wedding without the bridal couple having to visit the magistrates court in Port Louis – the cost is lower than a legal wedding. The actual wedding would take place in SA at either the magistrate’s office or in a place of worship. The renewal of vows will still take place at the resort conducted by a civil servant. Weddings and Renewal of Vows can be conducted week days Mon – Fri excluding public holidays. Please make sure you contact us in advance to get a full list of documentation requirements, pricing and terms and conditions.


Air Mauritius Travel Smart Program

Air Mauritius Travel Smart Program The Holiday Factory is a proud partner of the Air Mauritius Travel Smart Program, a special offer aimed at enticing more South African visitors to this tropical paradise during the low seasons with value added benefits such as increased luggage allowances, free flights for children, and discounts for honeymooners!

Program benefits

When travelling on Air Mauritius, with the Travel Smart Program you get: • Business Class Lounge access when travelling in Economy Class from OR Tambo, King Shaka and Cape Town International Airports; • Baggage allowance of 26kg per person; • Additional 7kg baggage allowance for sporting activities (e.g. a golf bag); • Last Minute Upgrade to Business Class for only R1500 on the day of departure subject to last minute availability at the check in counter; • Children under 12 travel free during selected off peak periods, excluding school holidays, and up to a maximum of two per family.

Groups

Mauritius is an ideal destination for groups and incentives of all sizes. With daily flight connections from Johannesburg and direct services from Cape Town and Durban, the island is very accessible. Your budget and group size would determine which hotels would be suitable within our large range of hotels. The Holiday Factory offers a specialised groups and incentive department who are experienced in handling any group request and would be able to assist in ensuring that you are offered the best possible option. Chat to one of our professionals and allow them to plan the perfect trip including flights, transfers, accommodation, entertainment and much more.

Recommended Golf Resorts offering 18 hole championship courses • Constance Belle Mare Plage • Heritage Awali • Heritage Le Telfair • Four Seasons at Anahita In addition The Maritim and One&Only Le Saint Geran offer 9 hole courses.

Golf

Mauritius is a golfer’s paradise with stunning scenery and ideal climate. There are no less than eight 18 hole courses on the island to challenge the golf fanatic. When staying at any of our golf resorts, the hotel throws in the green fees.

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Heritage Le Telfair “Excellent hotel with great facilities.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Why we like it

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Must do Free golf is not to be sniffed at and neither is a meal at the 100 year old Chateau.

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Next door to Heritage Awali on the south-west coast, Heritage Le Telfair is Colonial elegance and as a member of ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’, immerses its guests in the style, charm and romanticism of yesteryear. Set in the 2,500-hectare Domaine Bel Ombre, with its 11 restaurants, 18-hole

championship golf course, C-Beach Club, stunning beach and exceptional kids club, this hotel is a Holiday Factory exclusive resort.

Bonus offers:

• Honeymoon discounts • Free green fees • Second room and meals free for up to three children

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Heritage Awali “Outstanding hotel and fantastic holiday.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Must do

A Holiday Factory Exclusive, Heritage Awali is one of three Heritage resorts that lie on the south-west coast of the island. Super kid-friendly – the Timomo Kids Club takes children from 2-years-old and stays open until 11pm and they even get their own buffet so they can choose what they eat. There’s a fantastic beach club (on the equally beautiful beach) featuring all the water sports you want as well as restaurants and a bar, free green fees at the 18-hole Heritage Golf Club and a great variety of activities from Bocce Ball to Archery. To unwind, try the Seven Colours Spa or dine out at one of seven restaurants. The resort is all-inclusive so you can eat and drink to your heart’s content.

Cocktails at the C-Beach Club whilst the kids bury each other in the sand and you must discover your signature colour at the Seven Colours Spa.

• Honeymoon discount • Free nights • Child discounts • Honeymoon value adds • Free green fees

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Veranda Paul & Virginie

“Beautiful location and very relaxing.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it

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Pure love and literary inspiration; Virginie and Paul were lovers. When Virginie drowned on the sailing ship Saint Geran off Mauritius’ north-east coast during a cyclone, Paul was so devastated that he died shortly after of a broken heart. The story was immortalised by JH Bernardin de Sainte-Pierre in 1787 and has become a definition of true love. And so has this

Water sports-nonmotorised

Bonus offers:

• Honeymoon discounts • Free nights • Early booking discounts • Honeymoon value adds•

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resort. With wood, stone and thatch Colonial décor throughout, all rooms face the Indian Ocean and have a private balcony or terrace.

Must do Seafood dining at Le Saint Geran – the resort’s a la carte beach restaurant perfectly located on a sandy pier surrounded by water – a lovers rendezvous par excellence.


Veranda Grand Baie

“Quiet, relaxing and friendly little hotel” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it

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• Free nights • Honeymoon discounts • Honeymoon value adds • Child discounts •Early booking discounts

Now for something completely different. We go on about ‘location’ a lot but this really is something else. The resort sits on the water’s edge in the heart of Grand Baie, with all of the vibe of that amazing port town; clubs, restaurants, bars and shops bustle from morning to late at night. The resort is set in beautiful tropical gardens and reflects the Mauritian Creole charm in its architecture, furnishings and warmth of the staff. From the beach you look out across the busy turquoise-watered bay, filled with yachts and boats coming and going. This is a great 3-star plus hotel with everything you need and more; five different room categories with

two privilege suites, two restaurants, bar, spa, kid’s club, full range of nonmotorised water- and land-sports and two pools.

Must do Hire a scooter and explore Grand Baie; waterski; drink the local rum at the resort’s bar watching the sun sink over the bay.

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Veranda Pointe aux Biches “Absolutely stunning holiday!” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it

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• Honeymoon discounts • Free nights • Child discounts • Early booking discounts • Honeymoon value adds

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Does the word ‘holiday’ for you mean barefoot relaxation, letting the sand between your toes take your stress away? Then again, do you not want to feel too far away from bustling civilisation? This fabulous little 3-star plus resort, with its great location close to Grand Baie and Port Louis and super laid-back atmosphere, is literally ‘on the beach’, with the lobby, bar, lounge and a la carte grill having sand floors, so the second you arrive, you kick off the shoes, kick back and take the holiday you deserve. And it really is perfect for couples and families; the Sandy Lane Wing is couples only with its own private pool so it’s an intimate resort within a resort. Family rooms have a

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separate bedroom for the children and there is a kid’s club and kid’s pool.

Must do The Seven Colours Wellness Lounge opens onto the beach so enjoy a massage to the accompaniment of the cooling breeze and sound of the sea.


Veranda Palmar Beach “A holiday from heaven!” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Bonus offers:

• Honeymoon discounts • Free nights • Child discounts • Early booking discounts

On an island packed with so many beautiful beaches and wonderful lagoons, you might wonder how you can improve on perfection. If you try the Veranda Palmar on the east coast of Mauritius, you might get close to understanding how. Maybe, just maybe, the most beautiful stretch of powdery white sand you have ever seen. Add to this the huge lagoon that runs down that side of the island and you have warm and calm sea offering perfect conditions for water sports above and below the surface. The resort has charm and intimacy, perfect for couples, yet families and groups of friends will also find something special here. 77 rooms, decorated in peaceful

and relaxing hues add the final perfect touch. All-inclusive basis means you know how to budget before you get there; leave the stress at home.

Must do Get up with the sun and take a long walk along the beach. Or, if four legs are your thing, take out a horse from the nearby stables and go for a gallop through the shallow surf.

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BluMarine Hotel “A perfect experience.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it

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Recently re-introduced to the South African market, Blumarine is great value for the budget conscious traveller for both couples and families; the allinclusive option makes it ideal to avoid surprises on check out. Spacious rooms overlook either the garden or the ocean and there is a huge pool in the complex, plenty of water sports and a great little

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• Free all inclusive • Child discounts • Honeymoon value adds

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beach. Situated in the North East of the island within an easy bus or taxi ride to the tourist-friendly Grand Baie, the location adds to the overall appeal.

Must do Learn how to dive in the PADI dive centre or kite surf with the renowned Club Mistral Kite School.


Zilwa Attitude

“Zilwa - WOW!” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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The resort is all about island style living at its best offering a traditional Mauritian village feel, it offers a great location close to the village of Grand Gaube. The hotel has rooms to suit couples, families, honeymooners and has something for everyone from a great choice of dining venues, a stunning beach, its own private island,

modern rooms and a range of activities. As the resort slogan says, “share our experiences, become an islander”.

Must do Take a cruise on the resort’s very own yacht for sundowners or ferry to the private island, even taking in lunch Robinson Crusoe style.

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Bonus offers:

• Free green fees • Honeymoon discounts • Discounts • F & B credits

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Bougainville

“A small, friendly hotel in a wonderful charming location.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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An absolutely brilliant value for money resort on the east coast, great for families who like to do things together – there’s no kids club so you make your own entertainment. As there are some water sports and a kid-friendly lagoon beach, this shouldn’t be a problem. Having said that, this small resort has a wonderful intimate feel to it that

Bonus offers:

• Free nights • Honeymoon discounts •Child discounts

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is perfect for couples who want to soak up the chilled vibe. All inclusive packages only, so you can budget up front and not stress at check-out time.

Must do Ile aux Cerfs is a must, or you can relax and watch someone else do all the hard work on a catamaran cruise.


Tropical Attitude

“Friendly and relaxing.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Want to pay up front for all your food and drink and have no nasty surprises when you leave? Then Tropical, with its all-inclusive packages, is just the thing for you. The rooms are finished in contemporary style and all offer a sea view. Situated on the east coast you have Ile aux Cerfs nearby and the resort operates a twice daily shuttle boat to this action-packed, playground paradise. They’ll even pack a picnic for you to take with. Only sixty rooms so it’s never going to be crowded.

Take a sunset catamaran trip from the jetty; picnic lunch to Ile aux Cerfs; Otentik cuisine experience – visit a Mauritian home for a home-cooked dinner.

• Free nights • Honeymoon discounts • Children discounts • Honeymoon value adds

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Recif Attitude

“A small friendly hotel on the beach.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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In the popular North West of the island, the Recif is a must to recharge and get back to the essentials. The boutique spirit of the 70 rooms adds to its intimate feel. Couples, families and friends will all find something to enjoy from glass bottom boat trips to spa treatments. The location at Point aux Piments means stunning sunsets and

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• Honeymoon discounts• Free nights • Child discounts • Honeymoon value adds

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easy access to the buzzing village of Grand Baie.

Must do Upgrade to All-Inclusive for a stress free break. Book a dinner at L’Ocean, the resort’s a la carte restaurant; its upper deck location ensures breathtaking sunsets. Or opt for a lobster dinner on the beach – feet in the sand, intimate dining experience.


Emeraude Beach - Attitude “AMAZING!” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Facing one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, this contemporary hotel offers contemporary style. You have access to the innovative Emeraude allinclusive plan which leaves you little to worry about while enjoying the white sand and blue seas. This intimate resort is perfect for couples, but don’t worry if you are travelling with a family

– the kids club will ensure that they are well entertained.

Must do Enjoy the beach service from Coco with his unique typical Mauritian beach cart. Upgrade to the Otentik All-Inclusive and forget about the bill at the end; why worry?

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Bonus offers:

•Honeymoon discounts • Free nights • Child discounts

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Coin De Mire Attitude “A place to relax.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Must do

This is a small intimate resort; charming but with a great vibe. It is within walking distance of the beach and you are only five minutes from the bustling town of Grand Baie with its markets, cafes and nightlife. If you would rather not stray from the hotel, however, there is a great atmosphere in the resort; there’s one bar and one restaurant so that’s where everyone gets together. It’s great value for money and there is a choice of accommodation options from standard rooms to family units. Talking of which, Coin De Mire is great if you have older teenagers tagging along. If they are younger, there’s a separate kids pool so they won’t disturb everyone else.

How about this for one-upmanship; cruise the lagoons in Attitude’s own yacht, La Lutine, or head into Grand Baie to eat, drink and be merry.

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Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel “Perfect time in Paradise.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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• Honeymoon discounts• Free nights • Couple offers • Honeymoon value adds

Why we like it

Must do

Pure intimacy, romance and privacy; that’s what you get at the Paradise Cove. This newly refurbished five-star boutique hotel, situated on the north coast of the island, is a small, private hideaway that is perfect for couples, newlyweds and anyone for whom love is the drug. No children to spoil the moment and there are love-nests dotted all around the cove in the most perfect locations. The décor is a serene blue and white colour scheme adding to the peaceful feeling and the 4 restaurants are outstanding. Naturally there is a gorgeous spa and, if you really want to confront the outside world, Grand Baie is close, but why spoil the feeling that you are in paradise?

Fall in love all over again, have a kite surfing lesson, discover the love-nests one by one.

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Maritim “Wonderful hotel and lovely staff.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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This hotel lives by the motto; location, location, location. Set within a 25 hectare Nature Reserve on the North West Coast, you can enjoy the tropical gardens and stunning beaches or, within minutes, you’re in the heart of Grand Baie for bars, restaurants, nightlife and retail therapy. Our clients enjoy a variety of rooms on offer in this colonial-styled hotel - from standard rooms to family suites to presidential suites. Feeling energetic? There’s more to do than most hotels; try horse riding, a round on the 9-hole golf course, tennis or the fitness centre. Like getting wet? There are too many water sports to list.

Hungry? Satisfy the appetite with a choice of stunning restaurants or go al fresco with a picnic in the grounds and you have to try the exclusive colonialstyle ‘Château Mon Désir’ specialty restaurant, integrated within the Balaclava ruins that was, once-upon-atime, a Gunpowder factory.

• Honeymoon discounts • Free nights • Children share free in family rooms

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Le Meridien Ile Maurice “Nothing’s perfect but this place comes close.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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This is the resort that offers something to everyone; it’s a great all-round option for families, couples and groups of friends. If you don’t have kids, then don’t worry; there’s an adults only wing – a sort of hotel within a hotel without the shouts and laughter! Called the Nirvana wing, the rooms share a private infinity pool and personal terrace overlooking tropical foliage. Naturally, the beach is beautiful and there is a wide range of dining options. Busy and bustling, the Le Meridien is for those who love to be around people and, with Grand Baie so close, there really is something for everyone.

Enjoy dinner at the seafood restaurant with your feet in the sand.

• Honeymoon discounts • Free nights • Children under 12 stay free

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Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa Mauritius Opening August 2014

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This brand new resort (opening August 2014) is the newly built Westin Turtle Bay Resort and Spa Mauritius; inspired by nature refined to indulge. It’s big – around 190 rooms and suites – but that doesn’t mean there’s no soul, style or atmosphere. Family rooms are spacious and ideal for a family of four, Club rooms offer fantastic Club facilities. There’s a private infinity pool

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• Half price opening offer • Family offers • Honeymoon discounts

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in the quiet couple zone. A great 800m beach, water- and land-sports galore. The kids club takes from age four to twelve. This all-round resort is perfect for those who want an active holiday. Do yourselves a favour and upgrade to all-inclusive for a stress-free break.

Must do Visit nearby Grand Baie or relax at the Westin Heavenly Spa.


The St. Regis Mauritius Resort “Stunning St. Regis!” - Trip Advisor, Jan 2014

Why we like it

DELUXE

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The St. Regis Mauritius sits on what is regarded as the finest beach in Mauritius. We are talking super-luxury here; everything is the best of the best. Even the location – the beach on one side and Le Morne Brabant Mountain, a World Heritage Site, on the other – is unbelievably exclusive. The hotel, as with all St. Regis hotels worldwide,

works on the premise that you shouldn’t feel like you are in an hotel and the elements of exquisite service, a la carte dining in six restaurants and the fine setting makes this a reality.

Must do Take a meal in the Floating Market while the kids enjoy a kite-surfing lesson or take a trip on the resorts private boat – the Sea Lounge.

Spa

Golf

Bonus offers:

• Honeymoon discounts • Free nights • Discounts • Early birds

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Outrigger Mauritius “Wow this is service!” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it Designed for the entire family, the Outrigger is a haven for relaxation in the Bel Ombre area. There are a large variety of accommodation options and family rooms can accommodate up to three children in their own bedroom, a unique feature. It gets better; there are two great pools and, while the kids are having fun, you can relax in the tranquil spa. This really is a hotel for everyone and we recommend that you go for the all-inclusive upgrade. Paradise doesn’t get more accessible than this.

Must do Long walks on the beach are a must and we feel you should upgrade to a beachfront room. All Inclusive Package

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Bonus offers:

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InterContinental Resort and Spa “Worth every penny.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Why we like it

Must do

Love to wake up to a view of the sea? Then this resort is for you. Situated on the North West coast, the Intercontinental has nothing but rooms that look out onto the sea. Great for families – the kids stay for free and the family rooms are two bedroomed with a separate room for the little ones, giving you both privacy and space. A variety of packages lets you choose from half-board or allinclusive and, with four restaurants to choose from, you’ll find something to tempt you. Can’t choose between a drink and a swim? Easy; head for the swim-up bar. Bored in the evenings? Nightly entertainment creates a great atmosphere and there is a vibey social scene at the bar.

Take a boat trip from the resort to nearby Port Louis for sightseeing and shopping.

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Sofitel L’ Imperial Resort and Spa “Such an amazing resort.” - Trip Advisor, Jan 2014

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A recently rejuvenated resort in the Flic En Flac area, that offers a relaxing Asian décor throughout. The Sofitel ‘hugging’ bed is a feature in every room and, if you can drag yourself out of it, there is an incredible stretch of beach with beautiful beach restaurants and seafood braais on the sand. It’s a great family resort with special family rooms

that sleep 2 adults and 2 children, with a kids club that is open until 9pm. Don’t have kids? Then that gives you more time to enjoy all the water sports, tennis, badminton and cycling and the video games area where you can take on all the other big kids!

Must do Enjoy a meal in the Ming Chinese Court terrace.

Bonus offers:

• Honeymoon discounts • Couple discounts • Child discounts

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Centara Poste Lafayette

“Wonderful and unforgettable experience.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Bonus offers: • Meal upgrades • Free nights • Early bird discounts

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Why we like it

Must do

Until now, this part of the island has remained undeveloped and so this hotel sits in the middle of an unspoiled and unexplored paradise. With 100 rooms, it is not so big as to detract from the location. Not all rooms face the sea so consider upgrading to an ocean front room. Great all-inclusive packages including a Gold package that gives you the best of everything. The Thai Spa has fully-trained masseuses who work around the world and really know their stuff. There’s a kids club and the snorkelling in the completely undisturbed reef is some of the best on the island. White sands, blue sea; beauty like this doesn’t come around every day.

Head to the beach bar for sundown cocktails.

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Centara Grand Azuri Resort & Spa “So delicious , so Mauritius!” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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All new resort in the heart of the new Azuri Marine complex offering myriads of facilities within the large estate. The resort is a fun place for families or a retreat for couples; how about an ocean front room with private plunge pool. With 5 restaurants you are sure to over indulge. Most rooms have a sea view and the all-inclusive option upgrade is surely the best way to go.

Indulge in an authentic Thai massage.

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Bonus offers: • Free nights • Meal upgrades • Early bird discounts

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Constance Belle Mare Plage “An intoxicating experience.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Why we like it

Must do

Want exceptional choice and have energy to spare? Then this is the place for you. You will not believe the variety of activities on offer at this hotel and the kids will love it. I mean, where do we start? How about a 2km beach with all the water sports you can think of – and probably some you can’t - two 18-hole golf courses, two spas and four pools. If eating is your favourite pastime, there are seven (yes, 7) restaurants and, overall, the attention to detail that makes a family holiday so special is second to none. Huge choice of rooms so do your homework and choose which works for you, your family and your pocket.

As much as possible, but if you want us to pick; have a long lazy lunch at La Spiaggia whilst the kids play in full view on the beach. And who can resist being pampered at a spa?

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Constance Le Prince Maurice “A little piece of heaven.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it

DELUXE 3

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Bonus offers:

• Discounts • Honeymoon discounts and value adds • Child discounts • Free green fees

Now, this is 5-star deluxe. The Prince Maurice is set in 60 hectares of completely unspoilt land and is the very essence of effortless elegance. For an unique experience, choose the over-water accommodation and dine in the Barachois Floating Restaurant which, at night, sits on a pool of light as the water is lit from underneath, so you can watch the marine life. This has to be one of the ultimate couples and honeymooner’s destinations, but maybe you want to avoid telling your golf-playing partner about the unlimited free green fees at the two Championship golf courses. If you fail

miserably, then go and pamper yourself with a signature treatment at the spa.

Must do The Barachois Floating Restaurant and Bar has to be seen to be believed and of course there’s the golf, the Spa and the amazing wine cellar.

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Oberoi Mauritius “Excellence and more excellence!” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it

+ All Inclusive Package

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Tranquility, elegance, luxury; all these elements mark out the Oberoi as something special. Whether you stay in the Pavilions or the Villas, not only will you enjoy your own private garden, but you will be cocooned in the lap of luxury. Grand Baie is there if you want it but for those who want nothing to do with the outside world, gourmet a

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Bonus offers: • Discounts• Free nights • Honeymoon value adds

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la carte dining is on offer throughout the resort. Tropical gardens, majestic mountain ranges, perfect beaches and gloriously turquoise waters are your constant companions.

Must do Take a meal at the scenic On the Rocks restaurant.


Four Seasons at Anahita

“Best service, faultless, perfect!” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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90 Number of Rooms

35 mins

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Full Villa Kids Club Accommodation Board

Spa

Golf

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Wifi

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Bonus offers:

• Free nights • Honeymoon room upgrades and discounts • Free green fees

Why we like it

Must do

A private sanctuary that is perfect for discerning couples and families. Private, spacious and exquisite villas with private pools and every luxury. Voted one of the best holiday resorts in the world it offers 5-star service in a setting that has only one description; divine! Perfect for newlyweds, romantic getaways or a luxury family adventure. Access to the Ernie Els designed 18hole golf course, as well as training pool and gym, plus all the usual land- and water-sports. Four Seasons Spa melts away the exercise of the day, leaving you ready to soak up the peace of a balmy night with in-villa dining or at one of four a la carte restaurants.

A trip to Ile aux Cerfs and all the activities there or take part in the free golf clinic at the golf club. Or you can do nothing and relax on the beautiful beaches!

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One&Only Le Saint Géran “Absolute Bliss!” - Trip Advisor, Jan 2014

Why we like it

+ 3 Half Board

Full Board

Dining Options

Beachfront Babysitting Kids Club Available Hotel

Golf

Snorkelling

50 mins

Transfer Time

Spa

162 Number of Rooms

Wifi

Water SportsMotorised

Bonus offers:

• Honeymoon discounts • Couple discounts • Children under 12 stay free • Free upgrades to Half Board

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This resort is an eternal favourite and one of the most established of Mauritian resorts, having been around since 1974. Built by the legendary Sol Kerzner, it displays all of his flair for creating the right place in….well, the right place and puts an emphasis on impeccable, but discreet service. It is very possibly the ultimate in understated luxury whilst catering for every need in spacious and gracious surroundings. But don’t think there’s no vibe here; a lively resident band plays 6 nights a week, the restaurants are gourmet experiences and the grounds are pristine and welcoming. The kids club is second to none, boasting all the latest gadgets for today’s tech savvy

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kids. This resort boasts one of the highest repeat business levels we’ve ever seen!

Must do You have to eat in the Michelin Star rated Rasoi restaurant, serving Indian food and, to work it off, play 9-holes at the Gary Player golf course.


The Residence Mauritius

“Amazing hotel combined with world class service.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Why we like it

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Ask the many repeat-visitors and they will tell you the infinite attention to detail singles out this resort. Even with all its luxury this hotel is still very much ideal for a relaxed holiday and is fantastic for families. There is butler service for all rooms, which adds to the character of this colonial style hotel.

A dinner in the Plantation Club for the ultimate food experience; take a long walk on the white sands or a soothing treatment in the newly renovated Spa, the Sanctuary, with its range of Carita products and treatments.

Water sports-nonmotorised

Bonus offers:

• Honeymoon deals • Free nights • Family discount (children own room free) • Free lunches

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Mauritius


We Make Great Holidays Wholesale Factory Style

The Holiday Factory is a little bit younger, a tad faster and has a refreshingly different approach to travel; this difference is reflected in the way we source and package our holidays, how we operate and ultimately in the way we service our travel agent partners. But more of that later…

Brochure Operations First

Albeit almost all of us take to the web to help plan our holidays, and our new website is exceptionally cool at www.holidayfactory.co.za, this brochure offers a quick, at-a-glance overview of the best value resorts – so here’s how to get the most out of it:

1. Price Seasons

Often there are major savings to be had by postponing your holiday to a lower season, sometimes by just a few days.

2. Bonus Offers

This is where you can really score. We negotiate hard to bring you these added value deals such as free nights, great kids offers, honeymoon specials etc. but please speak to our consultants to get full details of our Bonus Offers. The bonus offers represented in this brochure should be used as a guide only and are subject to the individual resort’s terms and conditions.

3. The Hotel Icons

Obviously you will find all you need know on our website, but we have highlighted what we believe are the most important hotel/resort features that will help you make a quick and informed decision as to which property suits your lifestyle and needs.

There are travel websites and then there is holidayfactory.co.za

It’s informative without being information overload, it’s easy to navigate, it looks beautiful and the search functionality is super-fast and very comprehensive. The search engine is specifically designed to allow you to rapidly narrow down the host of options in the least possible time and find the products in the factory that work for you. So let’s get surfing!

At the Holiday Factory we offer exceptional value for the following reasons:

• We contract differently with suppliers which equates to lower rates for you. • Our bonus offers really do add up to substantial savings, it’s well worth doing the maths. • We have excellent relationships with suppliers, which means flexibility, availability and the best deals. • Our professional product managers critique every hotel, giving you peace of mind that there are no hidden surprises. As a wholesaler, having this hands-on expertise in-house is a great advantage when customers are looking for specific advice or recommendations. • Our website has a vast array of packages to choose from but if you are looking to plan a more complex itinerary, please do not hesitate to speak to one of our consultants who will gladly help you. • Our advanced systems ensure faster quote turnaround and booking processing time. • Our documentation is always beautifully presented, which may not be a big issue but at The Holiday Factory we often say that the devil is in the detail. • Our 24/7 Emergency contact number means you are never out of touch with the Holiday Factory in case of an emergency.

Travel Tips from the Factory Floor

• Plan, book and pay for as many elements of your holiday before you travel; transfers, tours, extras etc. are far more expensive when you buy them at your destination. • Because South Africa is not the biggest tourism market for a country, access to inventory is often difficult in peak seasons so it pays to book as early as possible. • When it comes to pricing, please understand that we live in a country whose currency fluctuates regularly, and our suppliers are prone to changing pricing frequently. • We appreciate that your holiday is a substantial investment, but please seriously consider purchasing comprehensive travel and medical insurance – it really does give you peace of mind.

A State-of-the-Art Assembly Line

Now, a little more about us as a business; we believe that your holiday experience is very dependent upon how we buy and bolt together the various components that make up a holiday package i.e. the airfare, the transfer, the hotel, etc. and of course, the fares and rates we are able to negotiate.

Just to make life easier and simpler for our valued travel agents who are dotted all over the country, The Holiday Factory has introduced local telephone numbers around South Africa. The new numbers are as follows : Johannesburg : (011) 233 2300 ; Pretoria : (012) 015 0999 ; Western Cape : (021) 015 0999 ; Kwazulu-Natal : (031) 015 0999 ; Free State : (051) 015 0999 ; Eastern Cape : (041) 015 0999 ; Mpumalanga : (013) 015 0999. Our valued agents outside of Johannesburg will only pay for a local call when contacting The Holiday Factory as opposed to a long distance call when using the area specific numbers. Our specialist reservations staff are ready to take your calls.

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Mauritius

It doesn’t matter who you are or what you are looking for; vibe,

Past and present live in complete harmony. Island history is rich with

tranquillity, action, relaxation, budget or super-luxury, family or

different cultural influences, all of which have added to the multitude

honeymooners, young or old; Mauritius has something for you.

of colours and tastes, styles and atmospheres, from the bustle of

We could give you the usual line about a ‘sparkling jewel in the

Grand Baie and Port Louis to the solitude of the many palm-fringed

Indian Ocean’ or how it is an ‘island paradise’ but, while it is certainly

beaches and the majesty of the inland mountains.

both these things, it is so much more. It is a place where you make new friends; not only with the people of the island, but with the

As one of the world’s top luxury tourism destinations, Mauritius

island itself, which offers up her bounties without reserve for

received the World Leading Island Destination award for the third

everyone to enjoy.

time and World’s Best Beach at the World Travel Awards in January 2012.

It’s an island where life moves at a different pace, moving as slowly as the mighty ocean that caresses its shores. Water is an indivisible

With an unparalleled variety of natural and man-made attractions,

element of Mauritian life and your holiday can hardly be complete

a sub-tropical climate, clear and warm sea waters

without exploring its riches, above and below the surface. Nature,

and a local population that is friendly and welcoming,

also, has been allowed to thrive at its own pace and presents a

it seems that we can’t avoid talking of Paradise and

unique and rich diversity not normally found in such a small area.

Mauritius in the same breath.

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Weddings & Honeymoons in Mauritius

Weddings & Honeymoons in Mauritius The remarkable island of Mauritius is a paradise for honeymooners. The honeymoon benefits vary from hotel to hotel but most of our hotels offer great packages for honeymoons including generous discounts for the bride and extras like fruit baskets, bottle of wine, a special honeymoon dinner and honeymoon gifts for the couples. Let the team at Holiday Factory, together with our carefully selected hotels, plan your special day. Whether you’re planning a wedding on the beach or joining us as newlyweds to renew your vows, we’ll make sure your marriage starts with a touch of magic. There are two options for an island wedding: we can either arrange a legal wedding which includes all the formalities or a renewal of your wedding vows.

Legal Wedding

The first thing to do is decide on the hotel of your choice. Once your travel arrangements are confirmed we will be able to set a date with the hotel for the actual wedding to take place.

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The majority of hotels in Mauritius offer classic wedding packages (some hotels offer this free of charge whilst others charge a fee) which include the services of the dedicated hotel wedding coordinator, location of your wedding ceremony and cake. This is usually a starting point for your magical day – the dedicated wedding coordinator at each resort will take care of all the other finer details such as: hair, makeup, flowers, cakes, reception and entertainment. The planning of your wedding will be supervised by the hotel wedding co-ordinator, making sure all you have to do is look forward to a stress free day of love and special memories. Let us take care of all the legal formalities prior to your arrival in Mauritius. All you have to do is submit your documentation (passport copies, birth certificates etc.) via our office, to the Mauritian authorities at least 6 weeks in advance. Mauritian law stipulates that a couple have to arrive in Mauritius at least three days prior to the wedding. On arrival in Mauritius you will visit the magistrates court in Port Louis to complete formalities. On the day

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of your wedding a civil servant will conduct the ceremony at the resort. If you are travelling alone, hotel management will be happy to stand in as witness to your special day. Mauritian marriages are legally accepted in South Africa but please make sure you arrange your prenuptial agreement before leaving home.

Renewal of Vows:

This procedure is the same as the legal wedding without the bridal couple having to visit the magistrates court in Port Louis – the cost is lower than a legal wedding. The actual wedding would take place in SA at either the magistrate’s office or in a place of worship. The renewal of vows will still take place at the resort conducted by a civil servant. Weddings and Renewal of Vows can be conducted week days Mon – Fri excluding public holidays. Please make sure you contact us in advance to get a full list of documentation requirements, pricing and terms and conditions.


Air Mauritius Travel Smart Program

Air Mauritius Travel Smart Program The Holiday Factory is a proud partner of the Air Mauritius Travel Smart Program, a special offer aimed at enticing more South African visitors to this tropical paradise during the low seasons with value added benefits such as increased luggage allowances, free flights for children, and discounts for honeymooners!

Program benefits

When travelling on Air Mauritius, with the Travel Smart Program you get: • Business Class Lounge access when travelling in Economy Class from OR Tambo, King Shaka and Cape Town International Airports; • Baggage allowance of 26kg per person; • Additional 7kg baggage allowance for sporting activities (e.g. a golf bag); • Last Minute Upgrade to Business Class for only R1500 on the day of departure subject to last minute availability at the check in counter; • Children under 12 travel free during selected off peak periods, excluding school holidays, and up to a maximum of two per family.

Groups

Mauritius is an ideal destination for groups and incentives of all sizes. With daily flight connections from Johannesburg and direct services from Cape Town and Durban, the island is very accessible. Your budget and group size would determine which hotels would be suitable within our large range of hotels. The Holiday Factory offers a specialised groups and incentive department who are experienced in handling any group request and would be able to assist in ensuring that you are offered the best possible option. Chat to one of our professionals and allow them to plan the perfect trip including flights, transfers, accommodation, entertainment and much more.

Recommended Golf Resorts offering 18 hole championship courses • Constance Belle Mare Plage • Heritage Awali • Heritage Le Telfair • Four Seasons at Anahita In addition The Maritim and One&Only Le Saint Geran offer 9 hole courses.

Golf

Mauritius is a golfer’s paradise with stunning scenery and ideal climate. There are no less than eight 18 hole courses on the island to challenge the golf fanatic. When staying at any of our golf resorts, the hotel throws in the green fees.

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Heritage Le Telfair “Excellent hotel with great facilities.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Why we like it

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Must do Free golf is not to be sniffed at and neither is a meal at the 100 year old Chateau.

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Next door to Heritage Awali on the south-west coast, Heritage Le Telfair is Colonial elegance and as a member of ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’, immerses its guests in the style, charm and romanticism of yesteryear. Set in the 2,500-hectare Domaine Bel Ombre, with its 11 restaurants, 18-hole

championship golf course, C-Beach Club, stunning beach and exceptional kids club, this hotel is a Holiday Factory exclusive resort.

Bonus offers:

• Honeymoon discounts • Free green fees • Second room and meals free for up to three children

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Heritage Awali “Outstanding hotel and fantastic holiday.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Why we like it

Must do

A Holiday Factory Exclusive, Heritage Awali is one of three Heritage resorts that lie on the south-west coast of the island. Super kid-friendly – the Timomo Kids Club takes children from 2-years-old and stays open until 11pm and they even get their own buffet so they can choose what they eat. There’s a fantastic beach club (on the equally beautiful beach) featuring all the water sports you want as well as restaurants and a bar, free green fees at the 18-hole Heritage Golf Club and a great variety of activities from Bocce Ball to Archery. To unwind, try the Seven Colours Spa or dine out at one of seven restaurants. The resort is all-inclusive so you can eat and drink to your heart’s content.

Cocktails at the C-Beach Club whilst the kids bury each other in the sand and you must discover your signature colour at the Seven Colours Spa.

• Honeymoon discount • Free nights • Child discounts • Honeymoon value adds • Free green fees

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Veranda Paul & Virginie

“Beautiful location and very relaxing.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it

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Beachfront Hotel

Diving

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Half Board

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Pure love and literary inspiration; Virginie and Paul were lovers. When Virginie drowned on the sailing ship Saint Geran off Mauritius’ north-east coast during a cyclone, Paul was so devastated that he died shortly after of a broken heart. The story was immortalised by JH Bernardin de Sainte-Pierre in 1787 and has become a definition of true love. And so has this

Water sports-nonmotorised

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• Honeymoon discounts • Free nights • Early booking discounts • Honeymoon value adds•

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resort. With wood, stone and thatch Colonial décor throughout, all rooms face the Indian Ocean and have a private balcony or terrace.

Must do Seafood dining at Le Saint Geran – the resort’s a la carte beach restaurant perfectly located on a sandy pier surrounded by water – a lovers rendezvous par excellence.


Veranda Grand Baie

“Quiet, relaxing and friendly little hotel” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it

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• Free nights • Honeymoon discounts • Honeymoon value adds • Child discounts •Early booking discounts

Now for something completely different. We go on about ‘location’ a lot but this really is something else. The resort sits on the water’s edge in the heart of Grand Baie, with all of the vibe of that amazing port town; clubs, restaurants, bars and shops bustle from morning to late at night. The resort is set in beautiful tropical gardens and reflects the Mauritian Creole charm in its architecture, furnishings and warmth of the staff. From the beach you look out across the busy turquoise-watered bay, filled with yachts and boats coming and going. This is a great 3-star plus hotel with everything you need and more; five different room categories with

two privilege suites, two restaurants, bar, spa, kid’s club, full range of nonmotorised water- and land-sports and two pools.

Must do Hire a scooter and explore Grand Baie; waterski; drink the local rum at the resort’s bar watching the sun sink over the bay.

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Veranda Pointe aux Biches “Absolutely stunning holiday!” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it

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Does the word ‘holiday’ for you mean barefoot relaxation, letting the sand between your toes take your stress away? Then again, do you not want to feel too far away from bustling civilisation? This fabulous little 3-star plus resort, with its great location close to Grand Baie and Port Louis and super laid-back atmosphere, is literally ‘on the beach’, with the lobby, bar, lounge and a la carte grill having sand floors, so the second you arrive, you kick off the shoes, kick back and take the holiday you deserve. And it really is perfect for couples and families; the Sandy Lane Wing is couples only with its own private pool so it’s an intimate resort within a resort. Family rooms have a

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separate bedroom for the children and there is a kid’s club and kid’s pool.

Must do The Seven Colours Wellness Lounge opens onto the beach so enjoy a massage to the accompaniment of the cooling breeze and sound of the sea.


Veranda Palmar Beach “A holiday from heaven!” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Bonus offers:

• Honeymoon discounts • Free nights • Child discounts • Early booking discounts

On an island packed with so many beautiful beaches and wonderful lagoons, you might wonder how you can improve on perfection. If you try the Veranda Palmar on the east coast of Mauritius, you might get close to understanding how. Maybe, just maybe, the most beautiful stretch of powdery white sand you have ever seen. Add to this the huge lagoon that runs down that side of the island and you have warm and calm sea offering perfect conditions for water sports above and below the surface. The resort has charm and intimacy, perfect for couples, yet families and groups of friends will also find something special here. 77 rooms, decorated in peaceful

and relaxing hues add the final perfect touch. All-inclusive basis means you know how to budget before you get there; leave the stress at home.

Must do Get up with the sun and take a long walk along the beach. Or, if four legs are your thing, take out a horse from the nearby stables and go for a gallop through the shallow surf.

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BluMarine Hotel “A perfect experience.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it

All Inclusive Package

3 Half Board

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Recently re-introduced to the South African market, Blumarine is great value for the budget conscious traveller for both couples and families; the allinclusive option makes it ideal to avoid surprises on check out. Spacious rooms overlook either the garden or the ocean and there is a huge pool in the complex, plenty of water sports and a great little

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3 Spa

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beach. Situated in the North East of the island within an easy bus or taxi ride to the tourist-friendly Grand Baie, the location adds to the overall appeal.

Must do Learn how to dive in the PADI dive centre or kite surf with the renowned Club Mistral Kite School.


Zilwa Attitude

“Zilwa - WOW!” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it

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The resort is all about island style living at its best offering a traditional Mauritian village feel, it offers a great location close to the village of Grand Gaube. The hotel has rooms to suit couples, families, honeymooners and has something for everyone from a great choice of dining venues, a stunning beach, its own private island,

modern rooms and a range of activities. As the resort slogan says, “share our experiences, become an islander”.

Must do Take a cruise on the resort’s very own yacht for sundowners or ferry to the private island, even taking in lunch Robinson Crusoe style.

Wifi

Bonus offers:

• Free green fees • Honeymoon discounts • Discounts • F & B credits

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Bougainville

“A small, friendly hotel in a wonderful charming location.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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An absolutely brilliant value for money resort on the east coast, great for families who like to do things together – there’s no kids club so you make your own entertainment. As there are some water sports and a kid-friendly lagoon beach, this shouldn’t be a problem. Having said that, this small resort has a wonderful intimate feel to it that

Bonus offers:

• Free nights • Honeymoon discounts •Child discounts

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is perfect for couples who want to soak up the chilled vibe. All inclusive packages only, so you can budget up front and not stress at check-out time.

Must do Ile aux Cerfs is a must, or you can relax and watch someone else do all the hard work on a catamaran cruise.


Tropical Attitude

“Friendly and relaxing.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Why we like it

Must do

Want to pay up front for all your food and drink and have no nasty surprises when you leave? Then Tropical, with its all-inclusive packages, is just the thing for you. The rooms are finished in contemporary style and all offer a sea view. Situated on the east coast you have Ile aux Cerfs nearby and the resort operates a twice daily shuttle boat to this action-packed, playground paradise. They’ll even pack a picnic for you to take with. Only sixty rooms so it’s never going to be crowded.

Take a sunset catamaran trip from the jetty; picnic lunch to Ile aux Cerfs; Otentik cuisine experience – visit a Mauritian home for a home-cooked dinner.

• Free nights • Honeymoon discounts • Children discounts • Honeymoon value adds

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Recif Attitude

“A small friendly hotel on the beach.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it

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In the popular North West of the island, the Recif is a must to recharge and get back to the essentials. The boutique spirit of the 70 rooms adds to its intimate feel. Couples, families and friends will all find something to enjoy from glass bottom boat trips to spa treatments. The location at Point aux Piments means stunning sunsets and

Spa

Bonus offers:

• Honeymoon discounts• Free nights • Child discounts • Honeymoon value adds

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easy access to the buzzing village of Grand Baie.

Must do Upgrade to All-Inclusive for a stress free break. Book a dinner at L’Ocean, the resort’s a la carte restaurant; its upper deck location ensures breathtaking sunsets. Or opt for a lobster dinner on the beach – feet in the sand, intimate dining experience.


Emeraude Beach - Attitude “AMAZING!” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it

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Facing one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, this contemporary hotel offers contemporary style. You have access to the innovative Emeraude allinclusive plan which leaves you little to worry about while enjoying the white sand and blue seas. This intimate resort is perfect for couples, but don’t worry if you are travelling with a family

– the kids club will ensure that they are well entertained.

Must do Enjoy the beach service from Coco with his unique typical Mauritian beach cart. Upgrade to the Otentik All-Inclusive and forget about the bill at the end; why worry?

Water sports-nonmotorised

Bonus offers:

•Honeymoon discounts • Free nights • Child discounts

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Coin De Mire Attitude “A place to relax.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Why we like it

Must do

This is a small intimate resort; charming but with a great vibe. It is within walking distance of the beach and you are only five minutes from the bustling town of Grand Baie with its markets, cafes and nightlife. If you would rather not stray from the hotel, however, there is a great atmosphere in the resort; there’s one bar and one restaurant so that’s where everyone gets together. It’s great value for money and there is a choice of accommodation options from standard rooms to family units. Talking of which, Coin De Mire is great if you have older teenagers tagging along. If they are younger, there’s a separate kids pool so they won’t disturb everyone else.

How about this for one-upmanship; cruise the lagoons in Attitude’s own yacht, La Lutine, or head into Grand Baie to eat, drink and be merry.

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Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel “Perfect time in Paradise.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Bonus offers:

• Honeymoon discounts• Free nights • Couple offers • Honeymoon value adds

Why we like it

Must do

Pure intimacy, romance and privacy; that’s what you get at the Paradise Cove. This newly refurbished five-star boutique hotel, situated on the north coast of the island, is a small, private hideaway that is perfect for couples, newlyweds and anyone for whom love is the drug. No children to spoil the moment and there are love-nests dotted all around the cove in the most perfect locations. The décor is a serene blue and white colour scheme adding to the peaceful feeling and the 4 restaurants are outstanding. Naturally there is a gorgeous spa and, if you really want to confront the outside world, Grand Baie is close, but why spoil the feeling that you are in paradise?

Fall in love all over again, have a kite surfing lesson, discover the love-nests one by one.

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Maritim “Wonderful hotel and lovely staff.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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This hotel lives by the motto; location, location, location. Set within a 25 hectare Nature Reserve on the North West Coast, you can enjoy the tropical gardens and stunning beaches or, within minutes, you’re in the heart of Grand Baie for bars, restaurants, nightlife and retail therapy. Our clients enjoy a variety of rooms on offer in this colonial-styled hotel - from standard rooms to family suites to presidential suites. Feeling energetic? There’s more to do than most hotels; try horse riding, a round on the 9-hole golf course, tennis or the fitness centre. Like getting wet? There are too many water sports to list.

Hungry? Satisfy the appetite with a choice of stunning restaurants or go al fresco with a picnic in the grounds and you have to try the exclusive colonialstyle ‘Château Mon Désir’ specialty restaurant, integrated within the Balaclava ruins that was, once-upon-atime, a Gunpowder factory.

• Honeymoon discounts • Free nights • Children share free in family rooms

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Le Meridien Ile Maurice “Nothing’s perfect but this place comes close.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Why we like it

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This is the resort that offers something to everyone; it’s a great all-round option for families, couples and groups of friends. If you don’t have kids, then don’t worry; there’s an adults only wing – a sort of hotel within a hotel without the shouts and laughter! Called the Nirvana wing, the rooms share a private infinity pool and personal terrace overlooking tropical foliage. Naturally, the beach is beautiful and there is a wide range of dining options. Busy and bustling, the Le Meridien is for those who love to be around people and, with Grand Baie so close, there really is something for everyone.

Enjoy dinner at the seafood restaurant with your feet in the sand.

• Honeymoon discounts • Free nights • Children under 12 stay free

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Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa Mauritius Opening August 2014

Why we like it

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This brand new resort (opening August 2014) is the newly built Westin Turtle Bay Resort and Spa Mauritius; inspired by nature refined to indulge. It’s big – around 190 rooms and suites – but that doesn’t mean there’s no soul, style or atmosphere. Family rooms are spacious and ideal for a family of four, Club rooms offer fantastic Club facilities. There’s a private infinity pool

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in the quiet couple zone. A great 800m beach, water- and land-sports galore. The kids club takes from age four to twelve. This all-round resort is perfect for those who want an active holiday. Do yourselves a favour and upgrade to all-inclusive for a stress-free break.

Must do Visit nearby Grand Baie or relax at the Westin Heavenly Spa.


The St. Regis Mauritius Resort “Stunning St. Regis!” - Trip Advisor, Jan 2014

Why we like it

DELUXE

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The St. Regis Mauritius sits on what is regarded as the finest beach in Mauritius. We are talking super-luxury here; everything is the best of the best. Even the location – the beach on one side and Le Morne Brabant Mountain, a World Heritage Site, on the other – is unbelievably exclusive. The hotel, as with all St. Regis hotels worldwide,

works on the premise that you shouldn’t feel like you are in an hotel and the elements of exquisite service, a la carte dining in six restaurants and the fine setting makes this a reality.

Must do Take a meal in the Floating Market while the kids enjoy a kite-surfing lesson or take a trip on the resorts private boat – the Sea Lounge.

Spa

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Bonus offers:

• Honeymoon discounts • Free nights • Discounts • Early birds

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Outrigger Mauritius “Wow this is service!” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it Designed for the entire family, the Outrigger is a haven for relaxation in the Bel Ombre area. There are a large variety of accommodation options and family rooms can accommodate up to three children in their own bedroom, a unique feature. It gets better; there are two great pools and, while the kids are having fun, you can relax in the tranquil spa. This really is a hotel for everyone and we recommend that you go for the all-inclusive upgrade. Paradise doesn’t get more accessible than this.

Must do Long walks on the beach are a must and we feel you should upgrade to a beachfront room. All Inclusive Package

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• Discounts • Early bird discounts • Honeymoon value adds • Honeymoon discounts • Children under 17 stay free in family rooms

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InterContinental Resort and Spa “Worth every penny.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Why we like it

Must do

Love to wake up to a view of the sea? Then this resort is for you. Situated on the North West coast, the Intercontinental has nothing but rooms that look out onto the sea. Great for families – the kids stay for free and the family rooms are two bedroomed with a separate room for the little ones, giving you both privacy and space. A variety of packages lets you choose from half-board or allinclusive and, with four restaurants to choose from, you’ll find something to tempt you. Can’t choose between a drink and a swim? Easy; head for the swim-up bar. Bored in the evenings? Nightly entertainment creates a great atmosphere and there is a vibey social scene at the bar.

Take a boat trip from the resort to nearby Port Louis for sightseeing and shopping.

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Sofitel L’ Imperial Resort and Spa “Such an amazing resort.” - Trip Advisor, Jan 2014

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A recently rejuvenated resort in the Flic En Flac area, that offers a relaxing Asian décor throughout. The Sofitel ‘hugging’ bed is a feature in every room and, if you can drag yourself out of it, there is an incredible stretch of beach with beautiful beach restaurants and seafood braais on the sand. It’s a great family resort with special family rooms

that sleep 2 adults and 2 children, with a kids club that is open until 9pm. Don’t have kids? Then that gives you more time to enjoy all the water sports, tennis, badminton and cycling and the video games area where you can take on all the other big kids!

Must do Enjoy a meal in the Ming Chinese Court terrace.

Bonus offers:

• Honeymoon discounts • Couple discounts • Child discounts

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Centara Poste Lafayette

“Wonderful and unforgettable experience.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Why we like it

Must do

Until now, this part of the island has remained undeveloped and so this hotel sits in the middle of an unspoiled and unexplored paradise. With 100 rooms, it is not so big as to detract from the location. Not all rooms face the sea so consider upgrading to an ocean front room. Great all-inclusive packages including a Gold package that gives you the best of everything. The Thai Spa has fully-trained masseuses who work around the world and really know their stuff. There’s a kids club and the snorkelling in the completely undisturbed reef is some of the best on the island. White sands, blue sea; beauty like this doesn’t come around every day.

Head to the beach bar for sundown cocktails.

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Centara Grand Azuri Resort & Spa “So delicious , so Mauritius!” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Why we like it

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All new resort in the heart of the new Azuri Marine complex offering myriads of facilities within the large estate. The resort is a fun place for families or a retreat for couples; how about an ocean front room with private plunge pool. With 5 restaurants you are sure to over indulge. Most rooms have a sea view and the all-inclusive option upgrade is surely the best way to go.

Indulge in an authentic Thai massage.

Wifi

Half Board

Bonus offers: • Free nights • Meal upgrades • Early bird discounts

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Constance Belle Mare Plage “An intoxicating experience.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Wifi

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Wheelchair Friendly

Spa

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• Early booking discounts • Free nights • Honeymoon discounts and value adds

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Why we like it

Must do

Want exceptional choice and have energy to spare? Then this is the place for you. You will not believe the variety of activities on offer at this hotel and the kids will love it. I mean, where do we start? How about a 2km beach with all the water sports you can think of – and probably some you can’t - two 18-hole golf courses, two spas and four pools. If eating is your favourite pastime, there are seven (yes, 7) restaurants and, overall, the attention to detail that makes a family holiday so special is second to none. Huge choice of rooms so do your homework and choose which works for you, your family and your pocket.

As much as possible, but if you want us to pick; have a long lazy lunch at La Spiaggia whilst the kids play in full view on the beach. And who can resist being pampered at a spa?

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Constance Le Prince Maurice “A little piece of heaven.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it

DELUXE 3

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Transfer Time

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Bed & Breakfast

Half Board

Kids Club

Wifi

Snorkelling

Water sports-nonmotorised

60 mins

Golf

Bonus offers:

• Discounts • Honeymoon discounts and value adds • Child discounts • Free green fees

Now, this is 5-star deluxe. The Prince Maurice is set in 60 hectares of completely unspoilt land and is the very essence of effortless elegance. For an unique experience, choose the over-water accommodation and dine in the Barachois Floating Restaurant which, at night, sits on a pool of light as the water is lit from underneath, so you can watch the marine life. This has to be one of the ultimate couples and honeymooner’s destinations, but maybe you want to avoid telling your golf-playing partner about the unlimited free green fees at the two Championship golf courses. If you fail

miserably, then go and pamper yourself with a signature treatment at the spa.

Must do The Barachois Floating Restaurant and Bar has to be seen to be believed and of course there’s the golf, the Spa and the amazing wine cellar.

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Oberoi Mauritius “Excellence and more excellence!” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it

+ All Inclusive Package

3 Half Board

Dining Options

Full Board

180 Babysitting Number Available Snorkelling of Rooms

Water SportsMotorised

60 mins

Transfer Time

Tranquility, elegance, luxury; all these elements mark out the Oberoi as something special. Whether you stay in the Pavilions or the Villas, not only will you enjoy your own private garden, but you will be cocooned in the lap of luxury. Grand Baie is there if you want it but for those who want nothing to do with the outside world, gourmet a

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la carte dining is on offer throughout the resort. Tropical gardens, majestic mountain ranges, perfect beaches and gloriously turquoise waters are your constant companions.

Must do Take a meal at the scenic On the Rocks restaurant.


Four Seasons at Anahita

“Best service, faultless, perfect!” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Transfer Time

Full Villa Kids Club Accommodation Board

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Golf

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Beachfront Baby Hotel sitting

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Wifi

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Bonus offers:

• Free nights • Honeymoon room upgrades and discounts • Free green fees

Why we like it

Must do

A private sanctuary that is perfect for discerning couples and families. Private, spacious and exquisite villas with private pools and every luxury. Voted one of the best holiday resorts in the world it offers 5-star service in a setting that has only one description; divine! Perfect for newlyweds, romantic getaways or a luxury family adventure. Access to the Ernie Els designed 18hole golf course, as well as training pool and gym, plus all the usual land- and water-sports. Four Seasons Spa melts away the exercise of the day, leaving you ready to soak up the peace of a balmy night with in-villa dining or at one of four a la carte restaurants.

A trip to Ile aux Cerfs and all the activities there or take part in the free golf clinic at the golf club. Or you can do nothing and relax on the beautiful beaches!

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One&Only Le Saint Géran “Absolute Bliss!” - Trip Advisor, Jan 2014

Why we like it

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Golf

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Wifi

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• Honeymoon discounts • Couple discounts • Children under 12 stay free • Free upgrades to Half Board

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This resort is an eternal favourite and one of the most established of Mauritian resorts, having been around since 1974. Built by the legendary Sol Kerzner, it displays all of his flair for creating the right place in….well, the right place and puts an emphasis on impeccable, but discreet service. It is very possibly the ultimate in understated luxury whilst catering for every need in spacious and gracious surroundings. But don’t think there’s no vibe here; a lively resident band plays 6 nights a week, the restaurants are gourmet experiences and the grounds are pristine and welcoming. The kids club is second to none, boasting all the latest gadgets for today’s tech savvy

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kids. This resort boasts one of the highest repeat business levels we’ve ever seen!

Must do You have to eat in the Michelin Star rated Rasoi restaurant, serving Indian food and, to work it off, play 9-holes at the Gary Player golf course.


The Residence Mauritius

“Amazing hotel combined with world class service.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Why we like it

Must do

Ask the many repeat-visitors and they will tell you the infinite attention to detail singles out this resort. Even with all its luxury this hotel is still very much ideal for a relaxed holiday and is fantastic for families. There is butler service for all rooms, which adds to the character of this colonial style hotel.

A dinner in the Plantation Club for the ultimate food experience; take a long walk on the white sands or a soothing treatment in the newly renovated Spa, the Sanctuary, with its range of Carita products and treatments.

Water sports-nonmotorised

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• Honeymoon deals • Free nights • Family discount (children own room free) • Free lunches

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Albeit almost all of us take to the web to help plan our holidays, and our new website is exceptionally cool at www.holidayfactory.co.za, this brochure offers a quick, at-a-glance overview of the best value resorts – so here’s how to get the most out of it:

1. Price Seasons

Often there are major savings to be had by postponing your holiday to a lower season, sometimes by just a few days.

2. Bonus Offers

This is where you can really score. We negotiate hard to bring you these added value deals such as free nights, great kids offers, honeymoon specials etc. but please speak to our consultants to get full details of our Bonus Offers. The bonus offers represented in this brochure should be used as a guide only and are subject to the individual resort’s terms and conditions.

3. The Hotel Icons

Obviously you will find all you need know on our website, but we have highlighted what we believe are the most important hotel/resort features that will help you make a quick and informed decision as to which property suits your lifestyle and needs.

There are travel websites and then there is holidayfactory.co.za

It’s informative without being information overload, it’s easy to navigate, it looks beautiful and the search functionality is super-fast and very comprehensive. The search engine is specifically designed to allow you to rapidly narrow down the host of options in the least possible time and find the products in the factory that work for you. So let’s get surfing!

At the Holiday Factory we offer exceptional value for the following reasons:

• We contract differently with suppliers which equates to lower rates for you. • Our bonus offers really do add up to substantial savings, it’s well worth doing the maths. • We have excellent relationships with suppliers, which means flexibility, availability and the best deals. • Our professional product managers critique every hotel, giving you peace of mind that there are no hidden surprises. As a wholesaler, having this hands-on expertise in-house is a great advantage when customers are looking for specific advice or recommendations. • Our website has a vast array of packages to choose from but if you are looking to plan a more complex itinerary, please do not hesitate to speak to one of our consultants who will gladly help you. • Our advanced systems ensure faster quote turnaround and booking processing time. • Our documentation is always beautifully presented, which may not be a big issue but at The Holiday Factory we often say that the devil is in the detail. • Our 24/7 Emergency contact number means you are never out of touch with the Holiday Factory in case of an emergency.

Travel Tips from the Factory Floor

• Plan, book and pay for as many elements of your holiday before you travel; transfers, tours, extras etc. are far more expensive when you buy them at your destination. • Because South Africa is not the biggest tourism market for a country, access to inventory is often difficult in peak seasons so it pays to book as early as possible. • When it comes to pricing, please understand that we live in a country whose currency fluctuates regularly, and our suppliers are prone to changing pricing frequently. • We appreciate that your holiday is a substantial investment, but please seriously consider purchasing comprehensive travel and medical insurance – it really does give you peace of mind.

A State-of-the-Art Assembly Line

Now, a little more about us as a business; we believe that your holiday experience is very dependent upon how we buy and bolt together the various components that make up a holiday package i.e. the airfare, the transfer, the hotel, etc. and of course, the fares and rates we are able to negotiate.

Just to make life easier and simpler for our valued travel agents who are dotted all over the country, The Holiday Factory has introduced local telephone numbers around South Africa. The new numbers are as follows : Johannesburg : (011) 233 2300 ; Pretoria : (012) 015 0999 ; Western Cape : (021) 015 0999 ; Kwazulu-Natal : (031) 015 0999 ; Free State : (051) 015 0999 ; Eastern Cape : (041) 015 0999 ; Mpumalanga : (013) 015 0999. Our valued agents outside of Johannesburg will only pay for a local call when contacting The Holiday Factory as opposed to a long distance call when using the area specific numbers. Our specialist reservations staff are ready to take your calls.

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Mauritius

It doesn’t matter who you are or what you are looking for; vibe,

Past and present live in complete harmony. Island history is rich with

tranquillity, action, relaxation, budget or super-luxury, family or

different cultural influences, all of which have added to the multitude

honeymooners, young or old; Mauritius has something for you.

of colours and tastes, styles and atmospheres, from the bustle of

We could give you the usual line about a ‘sparkling jewel in the

Grand Baie and Port Louis to the solitude of the many palm-fringed

Indian Ocean’ or how it is an ‘island paradise’ but, while it is certainly

beaches and the majesty of the inland mountains.

both these things, it is so much more. It is a place where you make new friends; not only with the people of the island, but with the

As one of the world’s top luxury tourism destinations, Mauritius

island itself, which offers up her bounties without reserve for

received the World Leading Island Destination award for the third

everyone to enjoy.

time and World’s Best Beach at the World Travel Awards in January 2012.

It’s an island where life moves at a different pace, moving as slowly as the mighty ocean that caresses its shores. Water is an indivisible

With an unparalleled variety of natural and man-made attractions,

element of Mauritian life and your holiday can hardly be complete

a sub-tropical climate, clear and warm sea waters

without exploring its riches, above and below the surface. Nature,

and a local population that is friendly and welcoming,

also, has been allowed to thrive at its own pace and presents a

it seems that we can’t avoid talking of Paradise and

unique and rich diversity not normally found in such a small area.

Mauritius in the same breath.

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Weddings & Honeymoons in Mauritius

Weddings & Honeymoons in Mauritius The remarkable island of Mauritius is a paradise for honeymooners. The honeymoon benefits vary from hotel to hotel but most of our hotels offer great packages for honeymoons including generous discounts for the bride and extras like fruit baskets, bottle of wine, a special honeymoon dinner and honeymoon gifts for the couples. Let the team at Holiday Factory, together with our carefully selected hotels, plan your special day. Whether you’re planning a wedding on the beach or joining us as newlyweds to renew your vows, we’ll make sure your marriage starts with a touch of magic. There are two options for an island wedding: we can either arrange a legal wedding which includes all the formalities or a renewal of your wedding vows.

Legal Wedding

The first thing to do is decide on the hotel of your choice. Once your travel arrangements are confirmed we will be able to set a date with the hotel for the actual wedding to take place.

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The majority of hotels in Mauritius offer classic wedding packages (some hotels offer this free of charge whilst others charge a fee) which include the services of the dedicated hotel wedding coordinator, location of your wedding ceremony and cake. This is usually a starting point for your magical day – the dedicated wedding coordinator at each resort will take care of all the other finer details such as: hair, makeup, flowers, cakes, reception and entertainment. The planning of your wedding will be supervised by the hotel wedding co-ordinator, making sure all you have to do is look forward to a stress free day of love and special memories. Let us take care of all the legal formalities prior to your arrival in Mauritius. All you have to do is submit your documentation (passport copies, birth certificates etc.) via our office, to the Mauritian authorities at least 6 weeks in advance. Mauritian law stipulates that a couple have to arrive in Mauritius at least three days prior to the wedding. On arrival in Mauritius you will visit the magistrates court in Port Louis to complete formalities. On the day

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of your wedding a civil servant will conduct the ceremony at the resort. If you are travelling alone, hotel management will be happy to stand in as witness to your special day. Mauritian marriages are legally accepted in South Africa but please make sure you arrange your prenuptial agreement before leaving home.

Renewal of Vows:

This procedure is the same as the legal wedding without the bridal couple having to visit the magistrates court in Port Louis – the cost is lower than a legal wedding. The actual wedding would take place in SA at either the magistrate’s office or in a place of worship. The renewal of vows will still take place at the resort conducted by a civil servant. Weddings and Renewal of Vows can be conducted week days Mon – Fri excluding public holidays. Please make sure you contact us in advance to get a full list of documentation requirements, pricing and terms and conditions.


Air Mauritius Travel Smart Program

Air Mauritius Travel Smart Program The Holiday Factory is a proud partner of the Air Mauritius Travel Smart Program, a special offer aimed at enticing more South African visitors to this tropical paradise during the low seasons with value added benefits such as increased luggage allowances, free flights for children, and discounts for honeymooners!

Program benefits

When travelling on Air Mauritius, with the Travel Smart Program you get: • Business Class Lounge access when travelling in Economy Class from OR Tambo, King Shaka and Cape Town International Airports; • Baggage allowance of 26kg per person; • Additional 7kg baggage allowance for sporting activities (e.g. a golf bag); • Last Minute Upgrade to Business Class for only R1500 on the day of departure subject to last minute availability at the check in counter; • Children under 12 travel free during selected off peak periods, excluding school holidays, and up to a maximum of two per family.

Groups

Mauritius is an ideal destination for groups and incentives of all sizes. With daily flight connections from Johannesburg and direct services from Cape Town and Durban, the island is very accessible. Your budget and group size would determine which hotels would be suitable within our large range of hotels. The Holiday Factory offers a specialised groups and incentive department who are experienced in handling any group request and would be able to assist in ensuring that you are offered the best possible option. Chat to one of our professionals and allow them to plan the perfect trip including flights, transfers, accommodation, entertainment and much more.

Recommended Golf Resorts offering 18 hole championship courses • Constance Belle Mare Plage • Heritage Awali • Heritage Le Telfair • Four Seasons at Anahita In addition The Maritim and One&Only Le Saint Geran offer 9 hole courses.

Golf

Mauritius is a golfer’s paradise with stunning scenery and ideal climate. There are no less than eight 18 hole courses on the island to challenge the golf fanatic. When staying at any of our golf resorts, the hotel throws in the green fees.

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Heritage Le Telfair “Excellent hotel with great facilities.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Why we like it

DELUXE

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Must do Free golf is not to be sniffed at and neither is a meal at the 100 year old Chateau.

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Next door to Heritage Awali on the south-west coast, Heritage Le Telfair is Colonial elegance and as a member of ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’, immerses its guests in the style, charm and romanticism of yesteryear. Set in the 2,500-hectare Domaine Bel Ombre, with its 11 restaurants, 18-hole

championship golf course, C-Beach Club, stunning beach and exceptional kids club, this hotel is a Holiday Factory exclusive resort.

Bonus offers:

• Honeymoon discounts • Free green fees • Second room and meals free for up to three children

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Heritage Awali “Outstanding hotel and fantastic holiday.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Why we like it

Must do

A Holiday Factory Exclusive, Heritage Awali is one of three Heritage resorts that lie on the south-west coast of the island. Super kid-friendly – the Timomo Kids Club takes children from 2-years-old and stays open until 11pm and they even get their own buffet so they can choose what they eat. There’s a fantastic beach club (on the equally beautiful beach) featuring all the water sports you want as well as restaurants and a bar, free green fees at the 18-hole Heritage Golf Club and a great variety of activities from Bocce Ball to Archery. To unwind, try the Seven Colours Spa or dine out at one of seven restaurants. The resort is all-inclusive so you can eat and drink to your heart’s content.

Cocktails at the C-Beach Club whilst the kids bury each other in the sand and you must discover your signature colour at the Seven Colours Spa.

• Honeymoon discount • Free nights • Child discounts • Honeymoon value adds • Free green fees

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Veranda Paul & Virginie

“Beautiful location and very relaxing.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it

2 Dining Options

Beachfront Hotel

Diving

81 Number of Rooms

1h20 mins

Transfer Time

Snorkelling

All Inclusive Package

Half Board

Babysitting Available

Spa

Water SportsMotorised

Pure love and literary inspiration; Virginie and Paul were lovers. When Virginie drowned on the sailing ship Saint Geran off Mauritius’ north-east coast during a cyclone, Paul was so devastated that he died shortly after of a broken heart. The story was immortalised by JH Bernardin de Sainte-Pierre in 1787 and has become a definition of true love. And so has this

Water sports-nonmotorised

Bonus offers:

• Honeymoon discounts • Free nights • Early booking discounts • Honeymoon value adds•

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resort. With wood, stone and thatch Colonial décor throughout, all rooms face the Indian Ocean and have a private balcony or terrace.

Must do Seafood dining at Le Saint Geran – the resort’s a la carte beach restaurant perfectly located on a sandy pier surrounded by water – a lovers rendezvous par excellence.


Veranda Grand Baie

“Quiet, relaxing and friendly little hotel” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it

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Bonus offers:

• Free nights • Honeymoon discounts • Honeymoon value adds • Child discounts •Early booking discounts

Now for something completely different. We go on about ‘location’ a lot but this really is something else. The resort sits on the water’s edge in the heart of Grand Baie, with all of the vibe of that amazing port town; clubs, restaurants, bars and shops bustle from morning to late at night. The resort is set in beautiful tropical gardens and reflects the Mauritian Creole charm in its architecture, furnishings and warmth of the staff. From the beach you look out across the busy turquoise-watered bay, filled with yachts and boats coming and going. This is a great 3-star plus hotel with everything you need and more; five different room categories with

two privilege suites, two restaurants, bar, spa, kid’s club, full range of nonmotorised water- and land-sports and two pools.

Must do Hire a scooter and explore Grand Baie; waterski; drink the local rum at the resort’s bar watching the sun sink over the bay.

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Veranda Pointe aux Biches “Absolutely stunning holiday!” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it

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Water sports-nonmotorised

Bonus offers:

• Honeymoon discounts • Free nights • Child discounts • Early booking discounts • Honeymoon value adds

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Does the word ‘holiday’ for you mean barefoot relaxation, letting the sand between your toes take your stress away? Then again, do you not want to feel too far away from bustling civilisation? This fabulous little 3-star plus resort, with its great location close to Grand Baie and Port Louis and super laid-back atmosphere, is literally ‘on the beach’, with the lobby, bar, lounge and a la carte grill having sand floors, so the second you arrive, you kick off the shoes, kick back and take the holiday you deserve. And it really is perfect for couples and families; the Sandy Lane Wing is couples only with its own private pool so it’s an intimate resort within a resort. Family rooms have a

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separate bedroom for the children and there is a kid’s club and kid’s pool.

Must do The Seven Colours Wellness Lounge opens onto the beach so enjoy a massage to the accompaniment of the cooling breeze and sound of the sea.


Veranda Palmar Beach “A holiday from heaven!” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it

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Bonus offers:

• Honeymoon discounts • Free nights • Child discounts • Early booking discounts

On an island packed with so many beautiful beaches and wonderful lagoons, you might wonder how you can improve on perfection. If you try the Veranda Palmar on the east coast of Mauritius, you might get close to understanding how. Maybe, just maybe, the most beautiful stretch of powdery white sand you have ever seen. Add to this the huge lagoon that runs down that side of the island and you have warm and calm sea offering perfect conditions for water sports above and below the surface. The resort has charm and intimacy, perfect for couples, yet families and groups of friends will also find something special here. 77 rooms, decorated in peaceful

and relaxing hues add the final perfect touch. All-inclusive basis means you know how to budget before you get there; leave the stress at home.

Must do Get up with the sun and take a long walk along the beach. Or, if four legs are your thing, take out a horse from the nearby stables and go for a gallop through the shallow surf.

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BluMarine Hotel “A perfect experience.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it

All Inclusive Package

3 Half Board

Dining Options

Full Board

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Recently re-introduced to the South African market, Blumarine is great value for the budget conscious traveller for both couples and families; the allinclusive option makes it ideal to avoid surprises on check out. Spacious rooms overlook either the garden or the ocean and there is a huge pool in the complex, plenty of water sports and a great little

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Bonus offers:

• Free all inclusive • Child discounts • Honeymoon value adds

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beach. Situated in the North East of the island within an easy bus or taxi ride to the tourist-friendly Grand Baie, the location adds to the overall appeal.

Must do Learn how to dive in the PADI dive centre or kite surf with the renowned Club Mistral Kite School.


Zilwa Attitude

“Zilwa - WOW!” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it

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The resort is all about island style living at its best offering a traditional Mauritian village feel, it offers a great location close to the village of Grand Gaube. The hotel has rooms to suit couples, families, honeymooners and has something for everyone from a great choice of dining venues, a stunning beach, its own private island,

modern rooms and a range of activities. As the resort slogan says, “share our experiences, become an islander”.

Must do Take a cruise on the resort’s very own yacht for sundowners or ferry to the private island, even taking in lunch Robinson Crusoe style.

Wifi

Bonus offers:

• Free green fees • Honeymoon discounts • Discounts • F & B credits

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Bougainville

“A small, friendly hotel in a wonderful charming location.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it

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An absolutely brilliant value for money resort on the east coast, great for families who like to do things together – there’s no kids club so you make your own entertainment. As there are some water sports and a kid-friendly lagoon beach, this shouldn’t be a problem. Having said that, this small resort has a wonderful intimate feel to it that

Bonus offers:

• Free nights • Honeymoon discounts •Child discounts

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is perfect for couples who want to soak up the chilled vibe. All inclusive packages only, so you can budget up front and not stress at check-out time.

Must do Ile aux Cerfs is a must, or you can relax and watch someone else do all the hard work on a catamaran cruise.


Tropical Attitude

“Friendly and relaxing.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Must do

Want to pay up front for all your food and drink and have no nasty surprises when you leave? Then Tropical, with its all-inclusive packages, is just the thing for you. The rooms are finished in contemporary style and all offer a sea view. Situated on the east coast you have Ile aux Cerfs nearby and the resort operates a twice daily shuttle boat to this action-packed, playground paradise. They’ll even pack a picnic for you to take with. Only sixty rooms so it’s never going to be crowded.

Take a sunset catamaran trip from the jetty; picnic lunch to Ile aux Cerfs; Otentik cuisine experience – visit a Mauritian home for a home-cooked dinner.

• Free nights • Honeymoon discounts • Children discounts • Honeymoon value adds

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Recif Attitude

“A small friendly hotel on the beach.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it

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In the popular North West of the island, the Recif is a must to recharge and get back to the essentials. The boutique spirit of the 70 rooms adds to its intimate feel. Couples, families and friends will all find something to enjoy from glass bottom boat trips to spa treatments. The location at Point aux Piments means stunning sunsets and

Spa

Bonus offers:

• Honeymoon discounts• Free nights • Child discounts • Honeymoon value adds

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easy access to the buzzing village of Grand Baie.

Must do Upgrade to All-Inclusive for a stress free break. Book a dinner at L’Ocean, the resort’s a la carte restaurant; its upper deck location ensures breathtaking sunsets. Or opt for a lobster dinner on the beach – feet in the sand, intimate dining experience.


Emeraude Beach - Attitude “AMAZING!” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it

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Facing one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, this contemporary hotel offers contemporary style. You have access to the innovative Emeraude allinclusive plan which leaves you little to worry about while enjoying the white sand and blue seas. This intimate resort is perfect for couples, but don’t worry if you are travelling with a family

– the kids club will ensure that they are well entertained.

Must do Enjoy the beach service from Coco with his unique typical Mauritian beach cart. Upgrade to the Otentik All-Inclusive and forget about the bill at the end; why worry?

Water sports-nonmotorised

Bonus offers:

•Honeymoon discounts • Free nights • Child discounts

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Coin De Mire Attitude “A place to relax.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Must do

This is a small intimate resort; charming but with a great vibe. It is within walking distance of the beach and you are only five minutes from the bustling town of Grand Baie with its markets, cafes and nightlife. If you would rather not stray from the hotel, however, there is a great atmosphere in the resort; there’s one bar and one restaurant so that’s where everyone gets together. It’s great value for money and there is a choice of accommodation options from standard rooms to family units. Talking of which, Coin De Mire is great if you have older teenagers tagging along. If they are younger, there’s a separate kids pool so they won’t disturb everyone else.

How about this for one-upmanship; cruise the lagoons in Attitude’s own yacht, La Lutine, or head into Grand Baie to eat, drink and be merry.

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Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel “Perfect time in Paradise.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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• Honeymoon discounts• Free nights • Couple offers • Honeymoon value adds

Why we like it

Must do

Pure intimacy, romance and privacy; that’s what you get at the Paradise Cove. This newly refurbished five-star boutique hotel, situated on the north coast of the island, is a small, private hideaway that is perfect for couples, newlyweds and anyone for whom love is the drug. No children to spoil the moment and there are love-nests dotted all around the cove in the most perfect locations. The décor is a serene blue and white colour scheme adding to the peaceful feeling and the 4 restaurants are outstanding. Naturally there is a gorgeous spa and, if you really want to confront the outside world, Grand Baie is close, but why spoil the feeling that you are in paradise?

Fall in love all over again, have a kite surfing lesson, discover the love-nests one by one.

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Maritim “Wonderful hotel and lovely staff.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Why we like it

Must do

This hotel lives by the motto; location, location, location. Set within a 25 hectare Nature Reserve on the North West Coast, you can enjoy the tropical gardens and stunning beaches or, within minutes, you’re in the heart of Grand Baie for bars, restaurants, nightlife and retail therapy. Our clients enjoy a variety of rooms on offer in this colonial-styled hotel - from standard rooms to family suites to presidential suites. Feeling energetic? There’s more to do than most hotels; try horse riding, a round on the 9-hole golf course, tennis or the fitness centre. Like getting wet? There are too many water sports to list.

Hungry? Satisfy the appetite with a choice of stunning restaurants or go al fresco with a picnic in the grounds and you have to try the exclusive colonialstyle ‘Château Mon Désir’ specialty restaurant, integrated within the Balaclava ruins that was, once-upon-atime, a Gunpowder factory.

• Honeymoon discounts • Free nights • Children share free in family rooms

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Le Meridien Ile Maurice “Nothing’s perfect but this place comes close.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Why we like it

Must do

This is the resort that offers something to everyone; it’s a great all-round option for families, couples and groups of friends. If you don’t have kids, then don’t worry; there’s an adults only wing – a sort of hotel within a hotel without the shouts and laughter! Called the Nirvana wing, the rooms share a private infinity pool and personal terrace overlooking tropical foliage. Naturally, the beach is beautiful and there is a wide range of dining options. Busy and bustling, the Le Meridien is for those who love to be around people and, with Grand Baie so close, there really is something for everyone.

Enjoy dinner at the seafood restaurant with your feet in the sand.

• Honeymoon discounts • Free nights • Children under 12 stay free

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Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa Mauritius Opening August 2014

Why we like it

All Inclusive Package

3 Half Board

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Full Board

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This brand new resort (opening August 2014) is the newly built Westin Turtle Bay Resort and Spa Mauritius; inspired by nature refined to indulge. It’s big – around 190 rooms and suites – but that doesn’t mean there’s no soul, style or atmosphere. Family rooms are spacious and ideal for a family of four, Club rooms offer fantastic Club facilities. There’s a private infinity pool

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in the quiet couple zone. A great 800m beach, water- and land-sports galore. The kids club takes from age four to twelve. This all-round resort is perfect for those who want an active holiday. Do yourselves a favour and upgrade to all-inclusive for a stress-free break.

Must do Visit nearby Grand Baie or relax at the Westin Heavenly Spa.


The St. Regis Mauritius Resort “Stunning St. Regis!” - Trip Advisor, Jan 2014

Why we like it

DELUXE

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The St. Regis Mauritius sits on what is regarded as the finest beach in Mauritius. We are talking super-luxury here; everything is the best of the best. Even the location – the beach on one side and Le Morne Brabant Mountain, a World Heritage Site, on the other – is unbelievably exclusive. The hotel, as with all St. Regis hotels worldwide,

works on the premise that you shouldn’t feel like you are in an hotel and the elements of exquisite service, a la carte dining in six restaurants and the fine setting makes this a reality.

Must do Take a meal in the Floating Market while the kids enjoy a kite-surfing lesson or take a trip on the resorts private boat – the Sea Lounge.

Spa

Golf

Bonus offers:

• Honeymoon discounts • Free nights • Discounts • Early birds

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Outrigger Mauritius “Wow this is service!” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it Designed for the entire family, the Outrigger is a haven for relaxation in the Bel Ombre area. There are a large variety of accommodation options and family rooms can accommodate up to three children in their own bedroom, a unique feature. It gets better; there are two great pools and, while the kids are having fun, you can relax in the tranquil spa. This really is a hotel for everyone and we recommend that you go for the all-inclusive upgrade. Paradise doesn’t get more accessible than this.

Must do Long walks on the beach are a must and we feel you should upgrade to a beachfront room. All Inclusive Package

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InterContinental Resort and Spa “Worth every penny.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

All Inclusive Package

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Why we like it

Must do

Love to wake up to a view of the sea? Then this resort is for you. Situated on the North West coast, the Intercontinental has nothing but rooms that look out onto the sea. Great for families – the kids stay for free and the family rooms are two bedroomed with a separate room for the little ones, giving you both privacy and space. A variety of packages lets you choose from half-board or allinclusive and, with four restaurants to choose from, you’ll find something to tempt you. Can’t choose between a drink and a swim? Easy; head for the swim-up bar. Bored in the evenings? Nightly entertainment creates a great atmosphere and there is a vibey social scene at the bar.

Take a boat trip from the resort to nearby Port Louis for sightseeing and shopping.

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Sofitel L’ Imperial Resort and Spa “Such an amazing resort.” - Trip Advisor, Jan 2014

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A recently rejuvenated resort in the Flic En Flac area, that offers a relaxing Asian décor throughout. The Sofitel ‘hugging’ bed is a feature in every room and, if you can drag yourself out of it, there is an incredible stretch of beach with beautiful beach restaurants and seafood braais on the sand. It’s a great family resort with special family rooms

that sleep 2 adults and 2 children, with a kids club that is open until 9pm. Don’t have kids? Then that gives you more time to enjoy all the water sports, tennis, badminton and cycling and the video games area where you can take on all the other big kids!

Must do Enjoy a meal in the Ming Chinese Court terrace.

Bonus offers:

• Honeymoon discounts • Couple discounts • Child discounts

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Centara Poste Lafayette

“Wonderful and unforgettable experience.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Why we like it

Must do

Until now, this part of the island has remained undeveloped and so this hotel sits in the middle of an unspoiled and unexplored paradise. With 100 rooms, it is not so big as to detract from the location. Not all rooms face the sea so consider upgrading to an ocean front room. Great all-inclusive packages including a Gold package that gives you the best of everything. The Thai Spa has fully-trained masseuses who work around the world and really know their stuff. There’s a kids club and the snorkelling in the completely undisturbed reef is some of the best on the island. White sands, blue sea; beauty like this doesn’t come around every day.

Head to the beach bar for sundown cocktails.

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Centara Grand Azuri Resort & Spa “So delicious , so Mauritius!” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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All new resort in the heart of the new Azuri Marine complex offering myriads of facilities within the large estate. The resort is a fun place for families or a retreat for couples; how about an ocean front room with private plunge pool. With 5 restaurants you are sure to over indulge. Most rooms have a sea view and the all-inclusive option upgrade is surely the best way to go.

Indulge in an authentic Thai massage.

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Bonus offers: • Free nights • Meal upgrades • Early bird discounts

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Constance Belle Mare Plage “An intoxicating experience.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Why we like it

Must do

Want exceptional choice and have energy to spare? Then this is the place for you. You will not believe the variety of activities on offer at this hotel and the kids will love it. I mean, where do we start? How about a 2km beach with all the water sports you can think of – and probably some you can’t - two 18-hole golf courses, two spas and four pools. If eating is your favourite pastime, there are seven (yes, 7) restaurants and, overall, the attention to detail that makes a family holiday so special is second to none. Huge choice of rooms so do your homework and choose which works for you, your family and your pocket.

As much as possible, but if you want us to pick; have a long lazy lunch at La Spiaggia whilst the kids play in full view on the beach. And who can resist being pampered at a spa?

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Constance Le Prince Maurice “A little piece of heaven.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it

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Bonus offers:

• Discounts • Honeymoon discounts and value adds • Child discounts • Free green fees

Now, this is 5-star deluxe. The Prince Maurice is set in 60 hectares of completely unspoilt land and is the very essence of effortless elegance. For an unique experience, choose the over-water accommodation and dine in the Barachois Floating Restaurant which, at night, sits on a pool of light as the water is lit from underneath, so you can watch the marine life. This has to be one of the ultimate couples and honeymooner’s destinations, but maybe you want to avoid telling your golf-playing partner about the unlimited free green fees at the two Championship golf courses. If you fail

miserably, then go and pamper yourself with a signature treatment at the spa.

Must do The Barachois Floating Restaurant and Bar has to be seen to be believed and of course there’s the golf, the Spa and the amazing wine cellar.

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Oberoi Mauritius “Excellence and more excellence!” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it

+ All Inclusive Package

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Tranquility, elegance, luxury; all these elements mark out the Oberoi as something special. Whether you stay in the Pavilions or the Villas, not only will you enjoy your own private garden, but you will be cocooned in the lap of luxury. Grand Baie is there if you want it but for those who want nothing to do with the outside world, gourmet a

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la carte dining is on offer throughout the resort. Tropical gardens, majestic mountain ranges, perfect beaches and gloriously turquoise waters are your constant companions.

Must do Take a meal at the scenic On the Rocks restaurant.


Four Seasons at Anahita

“Best service, faultless, perfect!” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Bonus offers:

• Free nights • Honeymoon room upgrades and discounts • Free green fees

Why we like it

Must do

A private sanctuary that is perfect for discerning couples and families. Private, spacious and exquisite villas with private pools and every luxury. Voted one of the best holiday resorts in the world it offers 5-star service in a setting that has only one description; divine! Perfect for newlyweds, romantic getaways or a luxury family adventure. Access to the Ernie Els designed 18hole golf course, as well as training pool and gym, plus all the usual land- and water-sports. Four Seasons Spa melts away the exercise of the day, leaving you ready to soak up the peace of a balmy night with in-villa dining or at one of four a la carte restaurants.

A trip to Ile aux Cerfs and all the activities there or take part in the free golf clinic at the golf club. Or you can do nothing and relax on the beautiful beaches!

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One&Only Le Saint Géran “Absolute Bliss!” - Trip Advisor, Jan 2014

Why we like it

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Beachfront Babysitting Kids Club Available Hotel

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• Honeymoon discounts • Couple discounts • Children under 12 stay free • Free upgrades to Half Board

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This resort is an eternal favourite and one of the most established of Mauritian resorts, having been around since 1974. Built by the legendary Sol Kerzner, it displays all of his flair for creating the right place in….well, the right place and puts an emphasis on impeccable, but discreet service. It is very possibly the ultimate in understated luxury whilst catering for every need in spacious and gracious surroundings. But don’t think there’s no vibe here; a lively resident band plays 6 nights a week, the restaurants are gourmet experiences and the grounds are pristine and welcoming. The kids club is second to none, boasting all the latest gadgets for today’s tech savvy

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kids. This resort boasts one of the highest repeat business levels we’ve ever seen!

Must do You have to eat in the Michelin Star rated Rasoi restaurant, serving Indian food and, to work it off, play 9-holes at the Gary Player golf course.


The Residence Mauritius

“Amazing hotel combined with world class service.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Ask the many repeat-visitors and they will tell you the infinite attention to detail singles out this resort. Even with all its luxury this hotel is still very much ideal for a relaxed holiday and is fantastic for families. There is butler service for all rooms, which adds to the character of this colonial style hotel.

A dinner in the Plantation Club for the ultimate food experience; take a long walk on the white sands or a soothing treatment in the newly renovated Spa, the Sanctuary, with its range of Carita products and treatments.

Water sports-nonmotorised

Bonus offers:

• Honeymoon deals • Free nights • Family discount (children own room free) • Free lunches

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Mauritius


We Make Great Holidays Wholesale Factory Style

The Holiday Factory is a little bit younger, a tad faster and has a refreshingly different approach to travel; this difference is reflected in the way we source and package our holidays, how we operate and ultimately in the way we service our travel agent partners. But more of that later…

Brochure Operations First

Albeit almost all of us take to the web to help plan our holidays, and our new website is exceptionally cool at www.holidayfactory.co.za, this brochure offers a quick, at-a-glance overview of the best value resorts – so here’s how to get the most out of it:

1. Price Seasons

Often there are major savings to be had by postponing your holiday to a lower season, sometimes by just a few days.

2. Bonus Offers

This is where you can really score. We negotiate hard to bring you these added value deals such as free nights, great kids offers, honeymoon specials etc. but please speak to our consultants to get full details of our Bonus Offers. The bonus offers represented in this brochure should be used as a guide only and are subject to the individual resort’s terms and conditions.

3. The Hotel Icons

Obviously you will find all you need know on our website, but we have highlighted what we believe are the most important hotel/resort features that will help you make a quick and informed decision as to which property suits your lifestyle and needs.

There are travel websites and then there is holidayfactory.co.za

It’s informative without being information overload, it’s easy to navigate, it looks beautiful and the search functionality is super-fast and very comprehensive. The search engine is specifically designed to allow you to rapidly narrow down the host of options in the least possible time and find the products in the factory that work for you. So let’s get surfing!

At the Holiday Factory we offer exceptional value for the following reasons:

• We contract differently with suppliers which equates to lower rates for you. • Our bonus offers really do add up to substantial savings, it’s well worth doing the maths. • We have excellent relationships with suppliers, which means flexibility, availability and the best deals. • Our professional product managers critique every hotel, giving you peace of mind that there are no hidden surprises. As a wholesaler, having this hands-on expertise in-house is a great advantage when customers are looking for specific advice or recommendations. • Our website has a vast array of packages to choose from but if you are looking to plan a more complex itinerary, please do not hesitate to speak to one of our consultants who will gladly help you. • Our advanced systems ensure faster quote turnaround and booking processing time. • Our documentation is always beautifully presented, which may not be a big issue but at The Holiday Factory we often say that the devil is in the detail. • Our 24/7 Emergency contact number means you are never out of touch with the Holiday Factory in case of an emergency.

Travel Tips from the Factory Floor

• Plan, book and pay for as many elements of your holiday before you travel; transfers, tours, extras etc. are far more expensive when you buy them at your destination. • Because South Africa is not the biggest tourism market for a country, access to inventory is often difficult in peak seasons so it pays to book as early as possible. • When it comes to pricing, please understand that we live in a country whose currency fluctuates regularly, and our suppliers are prone to changing pricing frequently. • We appreciate that your holiday is a substantial investment, but please seriously consider purchasing comprehensive travel and medical insurance – it really does give you peace of mind.

A State-of-the-Art Assembly Line

Now, a little more about us as a business; we believe that your holiday experience is very dependent upon how we buy and bolt together the various components that make up a holiday package i.e. the airfare, the transfer, the hotel, etc. and of course, the fares and rates we are able to negotiate.

Just to make life easier and simpler for our valued travel agents who are dotted all over the country, The Holiday Factory has introduced local telephone numbers around South Africa. The new numbers are as follows : Johannesburg : (011) 233 2300 ; Pretoria : (012) 015 0999 ; Western Cape : (021) 015 0999 ; Kwazulu-Natal : (031) 015 0999 ; Free State : (051) 015 0999 ; Eastern Cape : (041) 015 0999 ; Mpumalanga : (013) 015 0999. Our valued agents outside of Johannesburg will only pay for a local call when contacting The Holiday Factory as opposed to a long distance call when using the area specific numbers. Our specialist reservations staff are ready to take your calls.

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Mauritius

It doesn’t matter who you are or what you are looking for; vibe,

Past and present live in complete harmony. Island history is rich with

tranquillity, action, relaxation, budget or super-luxury, family or

different cultural influences, all of which have added to the multitude

honeymooners, young or old; Mauritius has something for you.

of colours and tastes, styles and atmospheres, from the bustle of

We could give you the usual line about a ‘sparkling jewel in the

Grand Baie and Port Louis to the solitude of the many palm-fringed

Indian Ocean’ or how it is an ‘island paradise’ but, while it is certainly

beaches and the majesty of the inland mountains.

both these things, it is so much more. It is a place where you make new friends; not only with the people of the island, but with the

As one of the world’s top luxury tourism destinations, Mauritius

island itself, which offers up her bounties without reserve for

received the World Leading Island Destination award for the third

everyone to enjoy.

time and World’s Best Beach at the World Travel Awards in January 2012.

It’s an island where life moves at a different pace, moving as slowly as the mighty ocean that caresses its shores. Water is an indivisible

With an unparalleled variety of natural and man-made attractions,

element of Mauritian life and your holiday can hardly be complete

a sub-tropical climate, clear and warm sea waters

without exploring its riches, above and below the surface. Nature,

and a local population that is friendly and welcoming,

also, has been allowed to thrive at its own pace and presents a

it seems that we can’t avoid talking of Paradise and

unique and rich diversity not normally found in such a small area.

Mauritius in the same breath.

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Weddings & Honeymoons in Mauritius

Weddings & Honeymoons in Mauritius The remarkable island of Mauritius is a paradise for honeymooners. The honeymoon benefits vary from hotel to hotel but most of our hotels offer great packages for honeymoons including generous discounts for the bride and extras like fruit baskets, bottle of wine, a special honeymoon dinner and honeymoon gifts for the couples. Let the team at Holiday Factory, together with our carefully selected hotels, plan your special day. Whether you’re planning a wedding on the beach or joining us as newlyweds to renew your vows, we’ll make sure your marriage starts with a touch of magic. There are two options for an island wedding: we can either arrange a legal wedding which includes all the formalities or a renewal of your wedding vows.

Legal Wedding

The first thing to do is decide on the hotel of your choice. Once your travel arrangements are confirmed we will be able to set a date with the hotel for the actual wedding to take place.

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The majority of hotels in Mauritius offer classic wedding packages (some hotels offer this free of charge whilst others charge a fee) which include the services of the dedicated hotel wedding coordinator, location of your wedding ceremony and cake. This is usually a starting point for your magical day – the dedicated wedding coordinator at each resort will take care of all the other finer details such as: hair, makeup, flowers, cakes, reception and entertainment. The planning of your wedding will be supervised by the hotel wedding co-ordinator, making sure all you have to do is look forward to a stress free day of love and special memories. Let us take care of all the legal formalities prior to your arrival in Mauritius. All you have to do is submit your documentation (passport copies, birth certificates etc.) via our office, to the Mauritian authorities at least 6 weeks in advance. Mauritian law stipulates that a couple have to arrive in Mauritius at least three days prior to the wedding. On arrival in Mauritius you will visit the magistrates court in Port Louis to complete formalities. On the day

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of your wedding a civil servant will conduct the ceremony at the resort. If you are travelling alone, hotel management will be happy to stand in as witness to your special day. Mauritian marriages are legally accepted in South Africa but please make sure you arrange your prenuptial agreement before leaving home.

Renewal of Vows:

This procedure is the same as the legal wedding without the bridal couple having to visit the magistrates court in Port Louis – the cost is lower than a legal wedding. The actual wedding would take place in SA at either the magistrate’s office or in a place of worship. The renewal of vows will still take place at the resort conducted by a civil servant. Weddings and Renewal of Vows can be conducted week days Mon – Fri excluding public holidays. Please make sure you contact us in advance to get a full list of documentation requirements, pricing and terms and conditions.


Air Mauritius Travel Smart Program

Air Mauritius Travel Smart Program The Holiday Factory is a proud partner of the Air Mauritius Travel Smart Program, a special offer aimed at enticing more South African visitors to this tropical paradise during the low seasons with value added benefits such as increased luggage allowances, free flights for children, and discounts for honeymooners!

Program benefits

When travelling on Air Mauritius, with the Travel Smart Program you get: • Business Class Lounge access when travelling in Economy Class from OR Tambo, King Shaka and Cape Town International Airports; • Baggage allowance of 26kg per person; • Additional 7kg baggage allowance for sporting activities (e.g. a golf bag); • Last Minute Upgrade to Business Class for only R1500 on the day of departure subject to last minute availability at the check in counter; • Children under 12 travel free during selected off peak periods, excluding school holidays, and up to a maximum of two per family.

Groups

Mauritius is an ideal destination for groups and incentives of all sizes. With daily flight connections from Johannesburg and direct services from Cape Town and Durban, the island is very accessible. Your budget and group size would determine which hotels would be suitable within our large range of hotels. The Holiday Factory offers a specialised groups and incentive department who are experienced in handling any group request and would be able to assist in ensuring that you are offered the best possible option. Chat to one of our professionals and allow them to plan the perfect trip including flights, transfers, accommodation, entertainment and much more.

Recommended Golf Resorts offering 18 hole championship courses • Constance Belle Mare Plage • Heritage Awali • Heritage Le Telfair • Four Seasons at Anahita In addition The Maritim and One&Only Le Saint Geran offer 9 hole courses.

Golf

Mauritius is a golfer’s paradise with stunning scenery and ideal climate. There are no less than eight 18 hole courses on the island to challenge the golf fanatic. When staying at any of our golf resorts, the hotel throws in the green fees.

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Heritage Le Telfair “Excellent hotel with great facilities.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Why we like it

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Must do Free golf is not to be sniffed at and neither is a meal at the 100 year old Chateau.

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Next door to Heritage Awali on the south-west coast, Heritage Le Telfair is Colonial elegance and as a member of ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’, immerses its guests in the style, charm and romanticism of yesteryear. Set in the 2,500-hectare Domaine Bel Ombre, with its 11 restaurants, 18-hole

championship golf course, C-Beach Club, stunning beach and exceptional kids club, this hotel is a Holiday Factory exclusive resort.

Bonus offers:

• Honeymoon discounts • Free green fees • Second room and meals free for up to three children

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Heritage Awali “Outstanding hotel and fantastic holiday.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Why we like it

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A Holiday Factory Exclusive, Heritage Awali is one of three Heritage resorts that lie on the south-west coast of the island. Super kid-friendly – the Timomo Kids Club takes children from 2-years-old and stays open until 11pm and they even get their own buffet so they can choose what they eat. There’s a fantastic beach club (on the equally beautiful beach) featuring all the water sports you want as well as restaurants and a bar, free green fees at the 18-hole Heritage Golf Club and a great variety of activities from Bocce Ball to Archery. To unwind, try the Seven Colours Spa or dine out at one of seven restaurants. The resort is all-inclusive so you can eat and drink to your heart’s content.

Cocktails at the C-Beach Club whilst the kids bury each other in the sand and you must discover your signature colour at the Seven Colours Spa.

• Honeymoon discount • Free nights • Child discounts • Honeymoon value adds • Free green fees

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Veranda Paul & Virginie

“Beautiful location and very relaxing.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it

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Pure love and literary inspiration; Virginie and Paul were lovers. When Virginie drowned on the sailing ship Saint Geran off Mauritius’ north-east coast during a cyclone, Paul was so devastated that he died shortly after of a broken heart. The story was immortalised by JH Bernardin de Sainte-Pierre in 1787 and has become a definition of true love. And so has this

Water sports-nonmotorised

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• Honeymoon discounts • Free nights • Early booking discounts • Honeymoon value adds•

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resort. With wood, stone and thatch Colonial décor throughout, all rooms face the Indian Ocean and have a private balcony or terrace.

Must do Seafood dining at Le Saint Geran – the resort’s a la carte beach restaurant perfectly located on a sandy pier surrounded by water – a lovers rendezvous par excellence.


Veranda Grand Baie

“Quiet, relaxing and friendly little hotel” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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• Free nights • Honeymoon discounts • Honeymoon value adds • Child discounts •Early booking discounts

Now for something completely different. We go on about ‘location’ a lot but this really is something else. The resort sits on the water’s edge in the heart of Grand Baie, with all of the vibe of that amazing port town; clubs, restaurants, bars and shops bustle from morning to late at night. The resort is set in beautiful tropical gardens and reflects the Mauritian Creole charm in its architecture, furnishings and warmth of the staff. From the beach you look out across the busy turquoise-watered bay, filled with yachts and boats coming and going. This is a great 3-star plus hotel with everything you need and more; five different room categories with

two privilege suites, two restaurants, bar, spa, kid’s club, full range of nonmotorised water- and land-sports and two pools.

Must do Hire a scooter and explore Grand Baie; waterski; drink the local rum at the resort’s bar watching the sun sink over the bay.

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Veranda Pointe aux Biches “Absolutely stunning holiday!” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it

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Does the word ‘holiday’ for you mean barefoot relaxation, letting the sand between your toes take your stress away? Then again, do you not want to feel too far away from bustling civilisation? This fabulous little 3-star plus resort, with its great location close to Grand Baie and Port Louis and super laid-back atmosphere, is literally ‘on the beach’, with the lobby, bar, lounge and a la carte grill having sand floors, so the second you arrive, you kick off the shoes, kick back and take the holiday you deserve. And it really is perfect for couples and families; the Sandy Lane Wing is couples only with its own private pool so it’s an intimate resort within a resort. Family rooms have a

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separate bedroom for the children and there is a kid’s club and kid’s pool.

Must do The Seven Colours Wellness Lounge opens onto the beach so enjoy a massage to the accompaniment of the cooling breeze and sound of the sea.


Veranda Palmar Beach “A holiday from heaven!” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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• Honeymoon discounts • Free nights • Child discounts • Early booking discounts

On an island packed with so many beautiful beaches and wonderful lagoons, you might wonder how you can improve on perfection. If you try the Veranda Palmar on the east coast of Mauritius, you might get close to understanding how. Maybe, just maybe, the most beautiful stretch of powdery white sand you have ever seen. Add to this the huge lagoon that runs down that side of the island and you have warm and calm sea offering perfect conditions for water sports above and below the surface. The resort has charm and intimacy, perfect for couples, yet families and groups of friends will also find something special here. 77 rooms, decorated in peaceful

and relaxing hues add the final perfect touch. All-inclusive basis means you know how to budget before you get there; leave the stress at home.

Must do Get up with the sun and take a long walk along the beach. Or, if four legs are your thing, take out a horse from the nearby stables and go for a gallop through the shallow surf.

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BluMarine Hotel “A perfect experience.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it

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Dining Options

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Recently re-introduced to the South African market, Blumarine is great value for the budget conscious traveller for both couples and families; the allinclusive option makes it ideal to avoid surprises on check out. Spacious rooms overlook either the garden or the ocean and there is a huge pool in the complex, plenty of water sports and a great little

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3 Spa

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• Free all inclusive • Child discounts • Honeymoon value adds

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beach. Situated in the North East of the island within an easy bus or taxi ride to the tourist-friendly Grand Baie, the location adds to the overall appeal.

Must do Learn how to dive in the PADI dive centre or kite surf with the renowned Club Mistral Kite School.


Zilwa Attitude

“Zilwa - WOW!” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it

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The resort is all about island style living at its best offering a traditional Mauritian village feel, it offers a great location close to the village of Grand Gaube. The hotel has rooms to suit couples, families, honeymooners and has something for everyone from a great choice of dining venues, a stunning beach, its own private island,

modern rooms and a range of activities. As the resort slogan says, “share our experiences, become an islander”.

Must do Take a cruise on the resort’s very own yacht for sundowners or ferry to the private island, even taking in lunch Robinson Crusoe style.

Wifi

Bonus offers:

• Free green fees • Honeymoon discounts • Discounts • F & B credits

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Bougainville

“A small, friendly hotel in a wonderful charming location.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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An absolutely brilliant value for money resort on the east coast, great for families who like to do things together – there’s no kids club so you make your own entertainment. As there are some water sports and a kid-friendly lagoon beach, this shouldn’t be a problem. Having said that, this small resort has a wonderful intimate feel to it that

Bonus offers:

• Free nights • Honeymoon discounts •Child discounts

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is perfect for couples who want to soak up the chilled vibe. All inclusive packages only, so you can budget up front and not stress at check-out time.

Must do Ile aux Cerfs is a must, or you can relax and watch someone else do all the hard work on a catamaran cruise.


Tropical Attitude

“Friendly and relaxing.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Why we like it

Must do

Want to pay up front for all your food and drink and have no nasty surprises when you leave? Then Tropical, with its all-inclusive packages, is just the thing for you. The rooms are finished in contemporary style and all offer a sea view. Situated on the east coast you have Ile aux Cerfs nearby and the resort operates a twice daily shuttle boat to this action-packed, playground paradise. They’ll even pack a picnic for you to take with. Only sixty rooms so it’s never going to be crowded.

Take a sunset catamaran trip from the jetty; picnic lunch to Ile aux Cerfs; Otentik cuisine experience – visit a Mauritian home for a home-cooked dinner.

• Free nights • Honeymoon discounts • Children discounts • Honeymoon value adds

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Recif Attitude

“A small friendly hotel on the beach.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it

2 All Inclusive Package

1 Hour

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Snorkelling

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Half Board

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Beachfront Hotel

Kids Club

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In the popular North West of the island, the Recif is a must to recharge and get back to the essentials. The boutique spirit of the 70 rooms adds to its intimate feel. Couples, families and friends will all find something to enjoy from glass bottom boat trips to spa treatments. The location at Point aux Piments means stunning sunsets and

Spa

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• Honeymoon discounts• Free nights • Child discounts • Honeymoon value adds

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easy access to the buzzing village of Grand Baie.

Must do Upgrade to All-Inclusive for a stress free break. Book a dinner at L’Ocean, the resort’s a la carte restaurant; its upper deck location ensures breathtaking sunsets. Or opt for a lobster dinner on the beach – feet in the sand, intimate dining experience.


Emeraude Beach - Attitude “AMAZING!” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it

1 All Inclusive Package

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Number of Rooms

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Facing one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, this contemporary hotel offers contemporary style. You have access to the innovative Emeraude allinclusive plan which leaves you little to worry about while enjoying the white sand and blue seas. This intimate resort is perfect for couples, but don’t worry if you are travelling with a family

– the kids club will ensure that they are well entertained.

Must do Enjoy the beach service from Coco with his unique typical Mauritian beach cart. Upgrade to the Otentik All-Inclusive and forget about the bill at the end; why worry?

Water sports-nonmotorised

Bonus offers:

•Honeymoon discounts • Free nights • Child discounts

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Coin De Mire Attitude “A place to relax.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Babysitting

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Bonus offers:

• Honeymoon discounts• Free nights • Child discounts

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Why we like it

Must do

This is a small intimate resort; charming but with a great vibe. It is within walking distance of the beach and you are only five minutes from the bustling town of Grand Baie with its markets, cafes and nightlife. If you would rather not stray from the hotel, however, there is a great atmosphere in the resort; there’s one bar and one restaurant so that’s where everyone gets together. It’s great value for money and there is a choice of accommodation options from standard rooms to family units. Talking of which, Coin De Mire is great if you have older teenagers tagging along. If they are younger, there’s a separate kids pool so they won’t disturb everyone else.

How about this for one-upmanship; cruise the lagoons in Attitude’s own yacht, La Lutine, or head into Grand Baie to eat, drink and be merry.

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Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel “Perfect time in Paradise.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Bonus offers:

• Honeymoon discounts• Free nights • Couple offers • Honeymoon value adds

Why we like it

Must do

Pure intimacy, romance and privacy; that’s what you get at the Paradise Cove. This newly refurbished five-star boutique hotel, situated on the north coast of the island, is a small, private hideaway that is perfect for couples, newlyweds and anyone for whom love is the drug. No children to spoil the moment and there are love-nests dotted all around the cove in the most perfect locations. The décor is a serene blue and white colour scheme adding to the peaceful feeling and the 4 restaurants are outstanding. Naturally there is a gorgeous spa and, if you really want to confront the outside world, Grand Baie is close, but why spoil the feeling that you are in paradise?

Fall in love all over again, have a kite surfing lesson, discover the love-nests one by one.

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Maritim “Wonderful hotel and lovely staff.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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All Inclusive Package

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Why we like it

Must do

This hotel lives by the motto; location, location, location. Set within a 25 hectare Nature Reserve on the North West Coast, you can enjoy the tropical gardens and stunning beaches or, within minutes, you’re in the heart of Grand Baie for bars, restaurants, nightlife and retail therapy. Our clients enjoy a variety of rooms on offer in this colonial-styled hotel - from standard rooms to family suites to presidential suites. Feeling energetic? There’s more to do than most hotels; try horse riding, a round on the 9-hole golf course, tennis or the fitness centre. Like getting wet? There are too many water sports to list.

Hungry? Satisfy the appetite with a choice of stunning restaurants or go al fresco with a picnic in the grounds and you have to try the exclusive colonialstyle ‘Château Mon Désir’ specialty restaurant, integrated within the Balaclava ruins that was, once-upon-atime, a Gunpowder factory.

• Honeymoon discounts • Free nights • Children share free in family rooms

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Le Meridien Ile Maurice “Nothing’s perfect but this place comes close.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Why we like it

Must do

This is the resort that offers something to everyone; it’s a great all-round option for families, couples and groups of friends. If you don’t have kids, then don’t worry; there’s an adults only wing – a sort of hotel within a hotel without the shouts and laughter! Called the Nirvana wing, the rooms share a private infinity pool and personal terrace overlooking tropical foliage. Naturally, the beach is beautiful and there is a wide range of dining options. Busy and bustling, the Le Meridien is for those who love to be around people and, with Grand Baie so close, there really is something for everyone.

Enjoy dinner at the seafood restaurant with your feet in the sand.

• Honeymoon discounts • Free nights • Children under 12 stay free

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Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa Mauritius Opening August 2014

Why we like it

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3 Half Board

Dining Options

Full Board

180 Babysitting Number Available Snorkelling of Rooms

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Transfer Time

This brand new resort (opening August 2014) is the newly built Westin Turtle Bay Resort and Spa Mauritius; inspired by nature refined to indulge. It’s big – around 190 rooms and suites – but that doesn’t mean there’s no soul, style or atmosphere. Family rooms are spacious and ideal for a family of four, Club rooms offer fantastic Club facilities. There’s a private infinity pool

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• Half price opening offer • Family offers • Honeymoon discounts

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in the quiet couple zone. A great 800m beach, water- and land-sports galore. The kids club takes from age four to twelve. This all-round resort is perfect for those who want an active holiday. Do yourselves a favour and upgrade to all-inclusive for a stress-free break.

Must do Visit nearby Grand Baie or relax at the Westin Heavenly Spa.


The St. Regis Mauritius Resort “Stunning St. Regis!” - Trip Advisor, Jan 2014

Why we like it

DELUXE

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The St. Regis Mauritius sits on what is regarded as the finest beach in Mauritius. We are talking super-luxury here; everything is the best of the best. Even the location – the beach on one side and Le Morne Brabant Mountain, a World Heritage Site, on the other – is unbelievably exclusive. The hotel, as with all St. Regis hotels worldwide,

works on the premise that you shouldn’t feel like you are in an hotel and the elements of exquisite service, a la carte dining in six restaurants and the fine setting makes this a reality.

Must do Take a meal in the Floating Market while the kids enjoy a kite-surfing lesson or take a trip on the resorts private boat – the Sea Lounge.

Spa

Golf

Bonus offers:

• Honeymoon discounts • Free nights • Discounts • Early birds

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Outrigger Mauritius “Wow this is service!” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it Designed for the entire family, the Outrigger is a haven for relaxation in the Bel Ombre area. There are a large variety of accommodation options and family rooms can accommodate up to three children in their own bedroom, a unique feature. It gets better; there are two great pools and, while the kids are having fun, you can relax in the tranquil spa. This really is a hotel for everyone and we recommend that you go for the all-inclusive upgrade. Paradise doesn’t get more accessible than this.

Must do Long walks on the beach are a must and we feel you should upgrade to a beachfront room. All Inclusive Package

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180 Babysitting Number Available Snorkelling of Rooms

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Beachfront Hotel

Dining Options

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• Discounts • Early bird discounts • Honeymoon value adds • Honeymoon discounts • Children under 17 stay free in family rooms

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InterContinental Resort and Spa “Worth every penny.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Wifi

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Snorkelling

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Why we like it

Must do

Love to wake up to a view of the sea? Then this resort is for you. Situated on the North West coast, the Intercontinental has nothing but rooms that look out onto the sea. Great for families – the kids stay for free and the family rooms are two bedroomed with a separate room for the little ones, giving you both privacy and space. A variety of packages lets you choose from half-board or allinclusive and, with four restaurants to choose from, you’ll find something to tempt you. Can’t choose between a drink and a swim? Easy; head for the swim-up bar. Bored in the evenings? Nightly entertainment creates a great atmosphere and there is a vibey social scene at the bar.

Take a boat trip from the resort to nearby Port Louis for sightseeing and shopping.

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Sofitel L’ Imperial Resort and Spa “Such an amazing resort.” - Trip Advisor, Jan 2014

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A recently rejuvenated resort in the Flic En Flac area, that offers a relaxing Asian décor throughout. The Sofitel ‘hugging’ bed is a feature in every room and, if you can drag yourself out of it, there is an incredible stretch of beach with beautiful beach restaurants and seafood braais on the sand. It’s a great family resort with special family rooms

that sleep 2 adults and 2 children, with a kids club that is open until 9pm. Don’t have kids? Then that gives you more time to enjoy all the water sports, tennis, badminton and cycling and the video games area where you can take on all the other big kids!

Must do Enjoy a meal in the Ming Chinese Court terrace.

Bonus offers:

• Honeymoon discounts • Couple discounts • Child discounts

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Centara Poste Lafayette

“Wonderful and unforgettable experience.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Wheelchair Friendly

Bonus offers: • Meal upgrades • Free nights • Early bird discounts

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Why we like it

Must do

Until now, this part of the island has remained undeveloped and so this hotel sits in the middle of an unspoiled and unexplored paradise. With 100 rooms, it is not so big as to detract from the location. Not all rooms face the sea so consider upgrading to an ocean front room. Great all-inclusive packages including a Gold package that gives you the best of everything. The Thai Spa has fully-trained masseuses who work around the world and really know their stuff. There’s a kids club and the snorkelling in the completely undisturbed reef is some of the best on the island. White sands, blue sea; beauty like this doesn’t come around every day.

Head to the beach bar for sundown cocktails.

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Centara Grand Azuri Resort & Spa “So delicious , so Mauritius!” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Why we like it

Must do

All new resort in the heart of the new Azuri Marine complex offering myriads of facilities within the large estate. The resort is a fun place for families or a retreat for couples; how about an ocean front room with private plunge pool. With 5 restaurants you are sure to over indulge. Most rooms have a sea view and the all-inclusive option upgrade is surely the best way to go.

Indulge in an authentic Thai massage.

Wifi

Half Board

Bonus offers: • Free nights • Meal upgrades • Early bird discounts

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Constance Belle Mare Plage “An intoxicating experience.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Wifi

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Number of Rooms

Wheelchair Friendly

Spa

Water SportsMotorised

Bonus offers:

• Early booking discounts • Free nights • Honeymoon discounts and value adds

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Why we like it

Must do

Want exceptional choice and have energy to spare? Then this is the place for you. You will not believe the variety of activities on offer at this hotel and the kids will love it. I mean, where do we start? How about a 2km beach with all the water sports you can think of – and probably some you can’t - two 18-hole golf courses, two spas and four pools. If eating is your favourite pastime, there are seven (yes, 7) restaurants and, overall, the attention to detail that makes a family holiday so special is second to none. Huge choice of rooms so do your homework and choose which works for you, your family and your pocket.

As much as possible, but if you want us to pick; have a long lazy lunch at La Spiaggia whilst the kids play in full view on the beach. And who can resist being pampered at a spa?

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Constance Le Prince Maurice “A little piece of heaven.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it

DELUXE 3

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Beachfront Hotel

Transfer Time

Spa

Bed & Breakfast

Half Board

Kids Club

Wifi

Snorkelling

Water sports-nonmotorised

60 mins

Golf

Bonus offers:

• Discounts • Honeymoon discounts and value adds • Child discounts • Free green fees

Now, this is 5-star deluxe. The Prince Maurice is set in 60 hectares of completely unspoilt land and is the very essence of effortless elegance. For an unique experience, choose the over-water accommodation and dine in the Barachois Floating Restaurant which, at night, sits on a pool of light as the water is lit from underneath, so you can watch the marine life. This has to be one of the ultimate couples and honeymooner’s destinations, but maybe you want to avoid telling your golf-playing partner about the unlimited free green fees at the two Championship golf courses. If you fail

miserably, then go and pamper yourself with a signature treatment at the spa.

Must do The Barachois Floating Restaurant and Bar has to be seen to be believed and of course there’s the golf, the Spa and the amazing wine cellar.

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Oberoi Mauritius “Excellence and more excellence!” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

Why we like it

+ All Inclusive Package

3 Half Board

Dining Options

Full Board

180 Babysitting Number Available Snorkelling of Rooms

Water SportsMotorised

60 mins

Transfer Time

Tranquility, elegance, luxury; all these elements mark out the Oberoi as something special. Whether you stay in the Pavilions or the Villas, not only will you enjoy your own private garden, but you will be cocooned in the lap of luxury. Grand Baie is there if you want it but for those who want nothing to do with the outside world, gourmet a

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Bonus offers: • Discounts• Free nights • Honeymoon value adds

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la carte dining is on offer throughout the resort. Tropical gardens, majestic mountain ranges, perfect beaches and gloriously turquoise waters are your constant companions.

Must do Take a meal at the scenic On the Rocks restaurant.


Four Seasons at Anahita

“Best service, faultless, perfect!” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

+ 4 Dining Options

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Transfer Time

Full Villa Kids Club Accommodation Board

Spa

Golf

Snorkelling

Beachfront Baby Hotel sitting

Half Board

Wifi

Water SportsMotorised

Bonus offers:

• Free nights • Honeymoon room upgrades and discounts • Free green fees

Why we like it

Must do

A private sanctuary that is perfect for discerning couples and families. Private, spacious and exquisite villas with private pools and every luxury. Voted one of the best holiday resorts in the world it offers 5-star service in a setting that has only one description; divine! Perfect for newlyweds, romantic getaways or a luxury family adventure. Access to the Ernie Els designed 18hole golf course, as well as training pool and gym, plus all the usual land- and water-sports. Four Seasons Spa melts away the exercise of the day, leaving you ready to soak up the peace of a balmy night with in-villa dining or at one of four a la carte restaurants.

A trip to Ile aux Cerfs and all the activities there or take part in the free golf clinic at the golf club. Or you can do nothing and relax on the beautiful beaches!

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One&Only Le Saint Géran “Absolute Bliss!” - Trip Advisor, Jan 2014

Why we like it

+ 3 Half Board

Full Board

Dining Options

Beachfront Babysitting Kids Club Available Hotel

Golf

Snorkelling

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Spa

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Wifi

Water SportsMotorised

Bonus offers:

• Honeymoon discounts • Couple discounts • Children under 12 stay free • Free upgrades to Half Board

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This resort is an eternal favourite and one of the most established of Mauritian resorts, having been around since 1974. Built by the legendary Sol Kerzner, it displays all of his flair for creating the right place in….well, the right place and puts an emphasis on impeccable, but discreet service. It is very possibly the ultimate in understated luxury whilst catering for every need in spacious and gracious surroundings. But don’t think there’s no vibe here; a lively resident band plays 6 nights a week, the restaurants are gourmet experiences and the grounds are pristine and welcoming. The kids club is second to none, boasting all the latest gadgets for today’s tech savvy

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kids. This resort boasts one of the highest repeat business levels we’ve ever seen!

Must do You have to eat in the Michelin Star rated Rasoi restaurant, serving Indian food and, to work it off, play 9-holes at the Gary Player golf course.


The Residence Mauritius

“Amazing hotel combined with world class service.” - Trip Advisor, Feb 2014

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Why we like it

Must do

Ask the many repeat-visitors and they will tell you the infinite attention to detail singles out this resort. Even with all its luxury this hotel is still very much ideal for a relaxed holiday and is fantastic for families. There is butler service for all rooms, which adds to the character of this colonial style hotel.

A dinner in the Plantation Club for the ultimate food experience; take a long walk on the white sands or a soothing treatment in the newly renovated Spa, the Sanctuary, with its range of Carita products and treatments.

Water sports-nonmotorised

Bonus offers:

• Honeymoon deals • Free nights • Family discount (children own room free) • Free lunches

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