Monday, September 10, 2012

Mauritius Day 1

Finally my turn to go holiday...have been beoing this destination since last yr. Was doing slow planning cos hubby was unable to confirm if he can take leave. When he said ok to my proposed dates i quickly chiong to make passport online n made all the necessary trip bookings online. We flew with the only airline that has direct flight to Mauritius...Air Mauritius. They departs from Changi T1 so we also caught the Tear Drop display at the check in area....nice..

Our check was very queues at all. After done with checking in, we went to makan breakfast at a local restaurant PappaMia  on level 2. Their nasi lemak not bad..

After BF, we enter the departure hall n look see at some DFS shops. Tried on a few time pieces at Gassan watch...already found the watch i liked but decided to wait till come back then buy. Proceeded to boarding...the flight was ok, service ok, food not bad, inflight movie sucks (mostly french and ah neh stuffs...english movies very few n not new).

took a self portrait hehehe..
After arrival we proceed to baggage claim n then followed ang moh advice changed money at Shibani Finance money changer (sorry Hazel, i nvr follow ur colleague advice cos regular visitors all using this changer, no commission bank will charge commission bo hua). Settled the $$ liao we went to look for our pre-booked driver n hop on the pte taxi. Some stuff we saw along the way..

Upon arrival, we were ushered to a couch to sit down for check-in (like Maldives, they dun make u stand at a counter to check in one). A welcome drink n cool towel is served immediately..

welcome drink
hotel's daily newspaper
the hotel manager met up with us and told us we were being upgraded to an Ocean suite (the most exp room category), we were very delighted to hear that. After check in process is done, we were brought to the room   and the staff explained the room features n facilities to us before leaving us to enjoy the rest of the day till dinner time. Needless to say, the room was huge bath tub overlooking the king size bed n terrace. And, the only room category that has the atas Nesspresso machine...but we din use it cos each capsule costs 100 rupees ($4) hehe..

ocean suite

We decided to take a break then eat dinner and leave the exploring of the resort grounds till the next day...

Dinner was at the Main restaurant as no reservation is required. Saturday, they are having a set menu...choose a starter, main and dessert from 4-5 choices. Drinks are not included in our half board meal plan, so we ordered still drinking water every nite. The set meal was pretty good...i loved my apple tart dessert :)


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