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    Destination

    Mauritius - West Coast

    When can I go?

    3 January 2018 - 30 April 2018

    Description

    7 Night discounted holiday at the Sands Resort and Spa

    What’s included in the deal?

    Return flights to Mauritius Return resort transfers 7 night accommodation in a Superior Suite Breakfast & dinner daily All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)

    More Info

    10% Early Bird Discount Included - Book and pay 45 days prior to departure

    Airfare Surcharges & Conditions

    A supplement may apply for travel during peak season up to 17 January, and between 28 March - 9 April, 22 June - 16 July & 28 September - 8 October

    Terms & Conditions

    Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation. Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations. Rebooking and cancellation fees apply. All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified. Standard terms and conditions apply.

    Pricing From

    Johannesburg
    Base Price: ZAR 17 340 p.p.s
    Package Taxes: ZAR 3 815 p.p.s
    Total Price: ZAR 21 160 p.p.s

    Cape Town
    Base Price: ZAR 18 480 p.p.s
    Package Taxes: ZAR 3 950 p.p.s
    Total Price: ZAR 22 430 p.p.s

    Durban
    Base Price: ZAR 18 070 p.p.s
    Package Taxes: ZAR 3 815 p.p.s
    Total Price: ZAR 21 890 p.p.s
  • SANDS RESORT AND SPA


    Why we like it

    Situated on the West coast of the island, Sands Resort & Spa is a hideaway for couples seeking tranquility, comfort and personalized service in an elegant setting.

    The view across the lagoon and the bay of Tamarin, with the majestic ‘Le Morne’ mountain in the distance and the deep blue horizon beyond the white crests of the coral reef, offers a grandiose scenery. The beautiful long white sandy beach is well protected and the crystal clear lagoon is suitable for all kinds of water sports. The beautifully landscaped gardens of the hotel provide the right backdrop for the superb Mauritian architecture of the resort.

    Description

    LOCATION
    West coast

    ACCOMMODATION

    52 Superior Suites (Size: 52.5 m²)
    Located on the first or second floor with garden views.

    26 Deluxe Suites (Size: 52.5 m²)
    Located on the ground floor with sea views.

    12 Beachfront Suites (Size: 52.5 m²)
    Rooms are on the ground or first floor overlooking the ocean with a beachfront location.

    1 Exclusive Suite (Size: 145 m²)
    Located on the first floor the sea facing suite two bedroom and a living room.

    DINING

    Tamarind Terrace
    Open every day for breakfast and dinner, the "Tamarind Terrace” restaurant features a selection of international cuisine as well as Mauritian delicacies with a wide choice of fine wines from different parts of the world.

    Half board includes

    • Breakfast at Tamarind Terrace
    • Dinner at Tamarind Terrace. A credit is offered for half board guests at Coast2Coast, Cilantro and Teppanyaki at Maradiva (booking required) 

    SPA
    The Sandsation Spa will delight you in its simplicity of style.

    Wi-Fi
    Free of charge.

    WATERSPORTS & ACTIVITIES (some with supplement)

    •  Glass-bottom boat
    •  Kayaks - single and double
    •  Paddleboats
    •  Snorkelling
    •  Water skiing
    •  Windsurfing
    •  Sailing (laser boats)
    •  Aqua gym
    •  Deep sea fishing
    •  Sailing
    •  Snorkelling and scuba diving in the nearby coral reefs
    •  Tennis (2 floodlit courts)
    •  Table tennis
    •  Beach volley
    •  Mountain bikes
    •  Sports centre featuring cardio and gym equipment with built-in TV and
    •  Audio system
    •  Personal trainers

    All information in this fact sheet is applicable from 1 November 2017 to 31 October 2018.


  • WELCOME TO MAURITIUS

    Friendly, inviting and relentlessly beautiful – welcome to Mauritius! Beaches, temples, lagoons, rainforests, reefs, waterfalls, shopping, dining… Mauritius has it all. For the adventurous and active, the array of options is endless; from scuba diving and snorkelling to sailing and deep sea fishing, or water-skiing and parasailing, kite surfing and yoga, quad biking and horse riding – you name it, Mauritius has got it.

    HISTORY

    Mauritius was a Dutch colony in the 1600’s until it was occupied by the French in the 1700’s and then it became a British Colony in the 1800’s. It gained independence from Britain in the late 1960’s after almost 200 years, and finally became a Republic in 1992.

    LANGUAGE & CULTURE

    Due to its multicultural diversity, Mauritius boasts a number of spoken languages. With immigrants from Africa, India, France, the UK and China, there is a vast mixture of cultures, languages and traditions. Both English and French are generally accepted as the official languages (with French being the most dominant), and Creole being the most commonly used language on the street.

    CLIMATE

    The island is blessed with a tropical climate and is a fantastic year-round destination. Temperatures range from the low to mid-20s°C in the cooler months (April to October), up to the late 20s°C and early 30s°C during the gorgeous summer months from November to March.

    TIME DIFFERENCE

    Mauritius is 2 hours ahead of South Africa

    CURRENCY

    The monetary unit is the Mauritian Rupee (Rs) which is divided into 100 cents. Major currencies such as US Dollars and Euros, and even South African Rands, are accepted in most hotels and by many vendors. You don’t need to schlepp to get forex before you travel to Mauritius, you can literally convert Rands to Rupees on arrival at the airport or simply draw local currency at an ATM.

    WHAT TO DO IN MAURITIUS

    Mauritius has an impressive array of activities available – from exhilarating zip lining to cultural temple visits. Of course, it’s also very important to factor in plenty of time to soak up the sun around your hotel pool. If you are looking for more than the beach, look at what is in store for you:

    • Deep Sea Fishing – Mauritius is a paradise for deep sea fishing - the ocean is 70 metres deep one kilometre away from the coast. Species include the blue or black marlin, all types of sharks, yellow tuna, the Bonitos, barracuda and more. Huge fish like the Blue Marlin roam the seas and hunt around the island from November to April. Mauritius holds several world fishing records. Fishing boats can be hired from almost all hotels.
    • Spa and Wellbeing – If you’re looking for some pampering be sure to visit the spa found at most hotels where you can put yourself into the capable hands of experts and allow yourself to be carried away by your senses (you deserve it)!
    • Golf What could be more pleasant than being on holiday on a dream island whilst having the opportunity to improve your golf skills? Some excellent golf courses including Heritage Golf Club at Bel Ombre, Ile Aux Cerfs Golf Club, Tamarina, the Links and Legends courses at Belle Mare Plage and Four Seasons Golf Club at Anahita
    • Shopping - The Island’s reputation as a shopping paradise is enhanced by the diversity and quality of shopping opportunities. From sophisticated shopping centres to small craft shops and bustling market stalls, there is something for everyone. Whatever happens, you can’t leave Mauritius without a sega outfit and at least one frangipani hair clip!
    • Scuba Diving and Snorkelling – Mauritius is fantastic for diving all year round. A barrier reef encircles almost the entire island which creates a shallow lagoon reef, making it particularly good diving for beginners. On the other side of the barrier reef, caverns and crevasses as well as a bunch of ship wrecks will delight the more experienced divers out there.
    • Nightlife - Most hotels in Mauritius offer nightly entertainment but for those seeking a little more, there is lots of fun to be had on the island. The nightlife scene of Mauritius entices with beach clubs, happening nightclubs, casinos, bars & pubs with live music, and even laid back lounges.

    WHAT TO PACK

    • As a guide, the maximum weight for checked luggage is 20kg in economy class and 30kg in business class
    • Your hand-luggage should not weigh more than 6kg and needs to be small and compact
    • Take along your best beach and casual wear, perfect for the day
    • The dress-code for dinner is usually smart casual and gents are required to wear long trousers
    • Sunglasses and suntan lotion are a must
    • Don’t forget any medication that you might need, and be sure to pack it in your hand luggage
    • Chargers for all your devices (it’s a good idea to take along a few movies on a tablet or something similar as the English TV channels in your hotel may be limited)
    • Swimming shoes and goggles
    • Mosquito repellent
    • A hat or cap
    • And for whatever you leave behind, take it as an opportunity for some retail therapy. Mauritius is a living and working island so you will be able to get most things you might need. In fact, you won’t regret a trip to the shops or markets.

    TRAVEL TIPS

    • Pack a change of clothing in your hand luggage in case of baggage delays (and a spare cozzie so at least you can have a swim when you get to your resort)
    • Clothing creases less if rolled in a sausage shape when packed – so roll, don’t fold
    • No sharp objects are permitted in your hand luggage (yes, tweezers are sharp!)
    • Travel insurance is a must. If you can’t afford it, you can’t afford to travel!
    • Travelling with kids – please check that you have all the relevant documents including unabridged Birth Certificates.
    • Put electronics, medication, toothbrushes and jewellery in your carry-on bag
    • It’s often a good idea to let your bank or credit card company know that you’re going overseas
    • Be patient, be flexible, be spontaneous and have the best time ever!