On arrival at Mauritius International Airport you will be transferred to the Veranda Grand Baie Hotel and Spa for your overnight stay before boarding your cruise the next day. You'll have the rest of the day to relax after your flight, enjoy the facilities of the hotel or explore what the area has to offer.
Veranda Grand Baie Hotel & Spa offers the perfect spot to relax after your long flight. Sitting directly on the beach you have easy access to the silky white sands and turquoise lagoon, as well as all of the great facilities of the resort. Lounge by the pool, go snorkelling or get a treatment at the indulgent Seven Colours spa.
Grand Baie - Sunset Boulevard
Today you’ll be transferred to the small bay of Cap Malheureux, located at the very north of the island where you will board your catamaran. Boarding is at 12pm, followed by a briefing on safety and the program of the cruise. After lunch, your catamaran will head on the very north of the island and will stop at Cap Malheureux bay for the night, with the famous red-roofed church as a sentinel.
Cap Malheureux - Ilot Gabriel
This morning you will have the opportunity to visit the Domaine de Labourdonnais Sugar Estate with its castle and its beautiful gardens, old orchards and rum factory (optional excursion at an additional cost). On your way back you will be amazed by your visit of a world-renowned factory of model boats.
After lunch on board, you will start sailing to L’Ile Plate and Ilot Gabriel. Depending on the weather conditions you will stop for snorkelling in the bay of Palissades or in the west coast of L’Ile Plate.
Your catamaran will then moor in the lagoon of Ilot Gabriel. Spend the afternoon as a Robinson Crusoe, discovering the beauty, the seclusion and the quietness of this mooring located in the middle of blue lagoon, between L’Ile Plate and Ilot Gabriel.
Ilot Gabriel - Riviere Boire
After an early swim and a beautiful morning in these secluded islands, we will sail south west to the bay of Rivière Noire.
Quiet night on the anchor in this fine fishermen village now converted into a favoured touristic location. A nice bay, protected from the winds by a majestic mountain range will be your scenery for the night.
After breakfast you will hav ethe oppertunity to visit the village of Chamarel where you will discover the magic of the coloured earths and the fantastic view on the lagoon, followed by a visit a rum distillery and enjoy a delicious typical lunch. (Optional excursion at an additional cost).
Your catamaran will then sail in this southern part of the island so that you can explore snorkelling and swimming spots. Depending on the sea, you will either disembark on the mythical beach of Tamarin or discover the mouth of Rempart river with a sea kayak.
After a funn-filled day you will spend a quiet night at La Balise Marina, ready to pack your souvenirs and the wonderful memories of this cruise.
Day 6 - 10
Riviere Boire - Zilwa Attitude
After breakfast you will disembark and be transferred to Zilwa Attitude where you will spend the next five nights.
Adopting the tranquil island lifestyle of the locals, Zilwa Attitude is a sophisticated and traditionally Mauritian resort ideal for everyone - from couples looking for a quiet romantic holiday, to families in need of some quality time together. Nestled on the north coast of Mauritius, close by to Grand Gaube, the stunning beach location offers a wonderfully peaceful oasis.
This resort has rustic yet contemporary Mauritian architecture, the accommodation embodying old seaside bungalows with their wooden decor, hints of colour, and waxed concrete floors. And if that hasn’t convinced you, we’re sure the four stunning swimming pools and two spectacular private islands nearby will. There’s a fantastic selection of restaurants too, offering everything from themed buffet dinners to gourmet a la carte selections.
Zilwa - Airport
Today you will transfer to Mauritius International Airport for your flight back home or to your onwards destination.