Mauritius in the Indian Ocean

The Le Morne peninsula is located at the base of Morne Brabant Mountain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its coast, with soft sand and turquoise waters, offers all manner of services and facilities to its visitors. And, the natural landscapes you’ll discover on this island will fascinate you to no end.

Hotel RIU Creole4

Located alongside a heavenly beach on the Le Morne peninsula.

24 Hour All-Inclusive

In this hotel in Le Morne, you have more than 300 rooms available to you with countless amenities, such as a minibar, television, air conditioning, a safe, and a balcony or terrace. Plus, in the hotel facilities, both kids and adults can refresh themselves and enjoy the warm weather thanks to the two outdoor pools and the children’s pool with slides and a play area. Although if you prefer the beach, you can also go to the hotel’s reserved area and relax in a hammock under an umbrella.

The gastronomic offer of this all-inclusive hotel in Le Morne stands out for its variety and elegance. The main restaurant and the Indian and Asian ones serve the best dishes prepared by the chefs, and in the hotel’s four bars you’ll find the best snacks and appetizers to enjoy at any time of day.

Hotel RIU Le Morne4

An ADULTS ONLY hotel located on Le Morne Peninsula, to the southwest of Mauritius.

The adults-only Hotel Riu Le Morne offers guests an exclusive ambience, with four restaurants, five bars, a freshwater swimming pool and chill out area. Its top-quality cuisine (All Inclusive 24h) offers a wide range of fresh products and hot and cold dishes prepared to order, not forgetting the special thematic buffet nights.

Water sports lovers will be in their element: windsurfing, kayaking, snorkelling and paddle surfing are all on offer. Don’t miss the chance to try out diving in the swimming pool or RiuFit with aquagym, stretching and bums, tums and thighs sessions held in the Hotel Riu Creole. If you’d rather take things a bit easier, you can participate in RIU Art, an artistic-creative programme.

When night comes, fun is on the menu. RIU offers live music and shows, plus free access to the Resort’s discotheque and karaoke.

The time is now

I once read a story about a man overcome with sorrow while cleaning the closet after his wife had passed away.  Married for more than 30 years they had two beautiful children and a great life together.  He reflected with fondness on the life they had shared and the gratitude he had for the woman who was his love.  The pang of sorrow he felt sprung from something he discovered in her closet.  There inside a small box he found a beautiful satin nightgown wrapped up in crisp tissue paper.  He knew immediately that it had never been worn.  He understood right away that his beautiful wife had long ago purchased this for a special occasion that never came.  The loss of that moment filled him with a deep sense of regret.  That box represented a tenderness that was at the heart of their marriage.  Their deep love and connection was always present but often tucked away while they focussed on the day to day hustle and bustle of their lives.  Gently unwrapping the nightgown, he wished for one more day with his wife; one day to stop, unwind and enjoy the simple love they shared together.

March 6, 2003
March 6, 2003

This story has remained with me since the day I read it many years ago.  Now married,  I have tried to honour the love that lives at the heart of my relationship with my husband, but I too have stood by as the busy work of the daily shuffle piles up and covers over what is really important to me.  In moments of reflection I look back on times when we were able to get still, and get back to the place where we began…back to the true intimacy that holds us together and makes the life we build together make sense.  The memory that often rises to the surface is one where we laughed and held hands over lunch in Mexico.  Invited to a destination wedding, we snuck away for a week together in the sun and I vividly remember feeling the bills and grocery lists drift away from my mind while digging my toes into the sand and staring at the sea.  Free from to do lists and errands  I was suddenly able to focus on the here and now.  This focus immediately landed on me….what did I want?  What did I need? How did I feel?  Having the freedom to allow these thoughts to come and go without restriction was a gift I gave myself.  A while later my thoughts wandered over to us…..what did we want?  How did we feel? What’s next?  These thoughts were so welcomed in my mind and felt so good to think.  The simple clarity they provided made me smile, then laugh.  I didn’t need to talk to my husband about it, he could see on my face that I was right there him and I could see that he was right there with me.  We had swept things out and there it was.

It is easy to let things get a little dusty, to get busy and distracted and put that special occasion off…just for a little while…just until I get that one thing done…  But the truth is that the time is now.  We don’t get up everyday to get things done.   As children we don’t dream of growing up to be super busy and tired.  The busy work we all get busy doing is meant to be the foundation of our life, not the definition of it.

For me, travel is the arrival.  It is the gift I give myself, the reward I get and the time I deserve to connect with myself and those I love.  Be it a weekend mini break or a tour of Europe, it always gives me what I want.  It is freedom to dust things off and really see what is important…and so often it comes with an incredible view and killer meals.  What’s not to love about that?

 

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