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Morne Brabant

By Linda Tancs

Mauritius is an island nation off the southeast coast of the African continent in the southwest Indian Ocean.  At the extreme southwestern tip is a peninsula, Le Morne Brabant.  Its cultural landscape, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, includes a basaltic rock with a summit of 556 metres above sea level.  At this most scenic site is the Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa offering, among other things, a private club reserved to guests of Club Suites.  The atmosphere is typically British colonial, bearing testimony to Mauritius’ rich colonial past. The circular shape of the tower and thick walls in stone replicate the structures which hark back to the days of the British Empire when several were built as protection against enemies during Napoleonic wars. 
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Mauritius Readies for More Upmarket Tourism

By Linda Tancs

In 2008 Mauritians will welcome another luxury resort overlooking the Indian Ocean, courtesy of Intercontinental Hotels.  There was a time when Mauritius was an overlooked pearl in the middle of the Indian Ocean, frequented by rock stars and royalty.  Well, the secret’s obviously out as its coastline undergoes more and more development.  The crucial issue is whether the natural beauty of its coastline can–and will–be preserved before it turns into the African region’s version of South Beach.

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