This house is really a wonderful and magic place and Sophie is so friendly and helpful that you don’t have to worry about anything. We’ve spent three wonderful weeks there with our two little girls. Later some more of our family joined and in the end we were 5 adults, 3 kids and one baby living in Sophie’s house - and still there was more than enough space for all of us.
As soon as we arrived we’ve felt at home because you can really see and feel that Sophie is caring for this house. We took a short nap after a long flight and in the meantime Paquerette prepared a delicious curry for us, which we enjoyed as a great start of our stay. Paquerette is such a nice person and we really appreciated her extraordinary help and service. The children were always asking when she will come the next time.
There are so many things to do on Mauritius, but even if you spend your days in or around the house, this is pure holidays. The terrace is a wonderful place to take your meals, to hang around and relax and enjoy the garden with the birds’ concert all day long. Only a few meters and you are at the beach. And for a beach directly accessible from the house, this is really great. It is not at all crowded, clean, you can do great snorkeling when you go some hundred meters further to the north or have endless beach walks.
Trou d’Eau Douce is a nice little village and most of the things you need you can get there. Otherwise e.g. take the public bus which stops directly in front of the house and go to Flacq, which is also a nice experience, especially when there is market day on Wednesdays and Sundays. The region is calm and not very touristy compared to the North and much more „authentic“ which we liked a lot.
Sophie was so helpful in arranging the transfer from the airport, providing contacts for taxi and rental car, recommending places and restaurants. One thing we and especially the children really enjoyed was renting a speed boat with Vicky boats who picked us up directly at the beach, taking us to all day tours e.g. of course to Île aux Cerfs, or to Île aux Fouquets, several amazing snorkeling spots and with or without (great!) BBQ and so on …
I could go on writing only good things about our holidays, about Mauritius, about this really extraordinary house and so on … But for now I say one more thank you and hello to Sophie and Paquerette and hope that his was not our last stay there.
Sophie, Ralph, Ella, Leni and family