Missing Mauritius – The Most Relaxing Holiday Ever

In these work-filled, cold days, there is one thought that won’t leave me be:

I was in Mauritius last year.

When you compare anything to that . . . well, I’m going through some severe withdrawal symptoms and pining. I feel like a just-dumped ex-girlfriend, staring longingly out of the window and dreaming of times past. Have I got to the bitter stage of looking at old photos and dying inside?


Can you blame me though? Look at this place.

Hello, beautiful people (yeah, I mean I can’t actually see you – so I’m not technically lying. It’s fine; I’m sure your personality is great), today I’m going to be sharing a post that’s literally almost a year late. So if you were looking forwards to hearing about Toronto or New York . . . well, you’re shit out of luck. But hey! Follow my blog and maybe this time next year I’ll finally get round to it!

So my dad works in a plumbing store; they sell bathrooms and . . . pipes? Look, I don’t fucking know okay – the point is, they’re a store. They sell items. One of the brands that they stock has a brilliant incentive scheme wherein they set sales targets and if a branch hits that target, the manager gets a luxury holiday. Sometimes these are all inclusive, sometimes it’s like half-inclusive, but flights, hotel and excursions are always included.

Like the times we went scuba diving! And there was like a mini island the resort owns/built/I didn’t question it that the company rented out and put a big meal and show on for us on. It was awesome, actually; I befriended one of the waiters (there’s a clip of us dancing in the video!) and one of the bellydancers.

It’s a great deal. And my mother and father (the bastards.) have been lucky enough to go to Jamaica, Mexico, Hawaii and a couple of others. However, my mum is a pretty nervous flyer and the airline to get to Mauritius is . . . to be blunt, it’s fucking terrible. The reviews are awful and she wasn’t up for going.

Enter me.

No, you tit – that’s my dad.

Now, I’d love to be able to say my loving father thought of his hardworking, travel-craving daughter (first child, might I add. Got him and his best friend tickets to see Guns’N’Roses live, might I add. Only daughter, might I add.) . . . but, no, I only heard of this because he was talking about giving the holiday to his coworker. Re-enter me, saying “uh, dude, I exist. We get along well; we’d have a great time. Take me.”

We stayed at Shangri-La Le Touessrok Resort & Spa and it was the most beautiful, relaxing holiday I could have asked for. Both my dad and I are pretty chilled people, so we spent a majority of our time enjoying the beach literally on our room’s doorstep.

Yeah, I mean my morning view of cloud and icy windshields doesn’t really compare. Plus, and this will be a real shock for any fellow Londoners, there was actual quiet. No sirens! Part of me thought the plane had crashed and I’d finally made it to heaven, but no – apparently hearing sirens all fucking hours of the night is just a London thing.

Look, words won’t do it justice – have a video.


Recently, I’ve been thinking about that holiday a lot. I’ve been on trips that I loved just as much (we all know about how much I love Lisbon) but in terms of chilling out nothing will ever beat the mental reset button that was Mauritius. Watching that video actually really helps me keep a little bit of that calm. It was just such a serene and beautiful place and-

Look, this is why I never write travel posts! I end up wanting to go back and resenting where I am (and the bloody weather. I keep hearing about all this “global warming” and I want to know when we’re getting some.).

So thanks father! Not that you read this because . . . well, that would involve reading.

Anyways, that’s about it for this post. Sorry for being absent and completely fucking up my posting schedule – my new job has knocked my momentum off balance and my body is playing catch up. (AKA my body is rebelling against the corporate world by having migraines all the damn time) I’ve literally been sleeping at 9’o’clock – and I get home at 7.

But I think I’ve got over the worst of the adjustment period, so I’m back. Plus, I now have this post to refer to whenever I need a quick mental break. I mean, sure, it’s nowhere near as good as being back in Mauritius . . . but it works as decent motivation to remind me why I work. (To go on holiday. Duh.)

Places To Add To The Bucketlist_ Mauritius

Have any of you guys been to Mauritius? Would you ever go? What’s the most relaxing holiday you’ve ever been on? And what did you think of my video? Let me know your thoughts down below! (Unless they’re murderous because I’m not really trying to be an accessory to a crime.)


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63 thoughts on “Missing Mauritius – The Most Relaxing Holiday Ever”

  1. I wish I’d been to Mauritius, the pictures and video make it look so lovely and it definitely reminds me of Hawaii though I wish I had done more of the smaller islands. I’ve been twice, and as much as I love my family the second time when I went alone with my best friend was probably one of the best trips I’ve ever been on. So relaxing but equally as thrilling and exciting at the same time. Hey, how about a trip to Australia next??? xx

    1. It’s genuinely such a gorgeous place, I really want to go back! Oooooh Hawaii sounds amazing πŸ˜€ my parents have been, but unfortunately I haven’t πŸ™ Have you ever posted about it – I’d LOVE to read about Hawaii. And jokes aside I have actually been looking into Australia I’d LOVE to go xxx

      1. It looks gorgeous! And no, I never made a post about it because it was over a year ago, before I even started my blog but maybe I can work it into a post or do something a lil different! Yes!!! Come down and we can boogie! xx

      2. Australia only just let Emenem in. I don’t know that we would let you in πŸ˜…πŸ˜„
        If you come over here as a failed manager or sign up as a politician you may get a visa that way πŸ˜ƒπŸ€£

    2. First I flipping love you. I was in stitches the whole time reading this! Your pictures are stunning! And girl I completely hear you! I came back from Charleston and am miserable! I mean I needed the trip, but now that I am back in the Concrete Jungle (where it is flipping twenty degrees!) I am a bear. I want to go back! I hope you get to go to at least a warmer place, some time soon! So much love to you sweets! <3

    3. These photos are gorgeous, Mauritius literally looks like one of those places that you’d go and you just can’t believe it’s real. They do the same holiday / sales incentive scheme where I work too and the winning destination is always Mauritius! The brochure always somehow ends up on my desk and I’m like…..SIGH .xxx

      1. That is EXACTLY how I felt when we walked onto the resort like….is this place REAL? How ?! And girllllll omg if you can go for it, DO IT. It’s such a beautiful place, I can’t recommend it enough xxx

        1. Thanks for a little giggle, I love this post, its always nice to look back at the fab time you had while also hating your entire existence that your not there now haha, maybe plan an even bigger and better trip so that your dad wants to come !!!

        2. I would jump in here and say that Mauritius was like a state of mind for me too for the longest time after I got back from its surreal beauty to work. Its beauty…sigh. I was there on a junket (you know where the tourism board basically sponsors everything for you and you get back to office and bang on about it). Gosh the memories — a mix of relaxing by its gorgeous lagoons, scampering on sharp rocks, underwater walking which was terrifying but quite rewarding after I got over the initial panic of what I thought was bidding farewell to my young life… I think I should stop here before I start writing a post right here and you chase me into Asgard.
          Your photos and video transported me to Mauritius effortlessly, Mia. xx

          1. Oh wow you lucky thing! Where can I sign up for your job? πŸ˜€ And oh godh, isn’t it just such a beautiful place. Underwater walking sounds AMAZING (although definitely terrifying). I would most definitely read a post about your time in Mauritius. Thank you lovely! xxx

            1. I have not yet done a post on Mauritius but I shall. My job was pretty good though it came with corollaries attached – such as sitting in mind-numbing edit meetings for hours. You are not missing out on that front. Underwater walking for me was terrifying because I have forgotten how to swim (I do not know if there are any of my species left). xx

          2. I can’t say that I’ve ever been on a relaxing vacation unless I call a weekend camping trip a vacation. I live close to a beautiful beach, so most of my vacations have been to cities. Thailand did have gorgeous scenery and beaches, but we were running around a lot on that trip, so I wouldn’t call it relaxing. I’m always about having adventures on trips, but lately I don’t think I’d mind just going somewhere and lounging next to clear turquoise water. I’ll keep this on my list.

          3. Wow this looks like heaven on earth 😍😍😍 I love to go there once 😍 I loved your video. It looks like paradise. I would forget the whole world around me and just enjoy life. I’ve that same feeling with my favourite island: MALLORCA 🌞🌊 It’s so beautiful and peaceful. I love clear water and seeing the fishes swimming. Can’t wait to go back or any other paradise 🌍

          4. “swimming with the fishes” lmao sorry I had to, but that’s so freaking cool! like a mini paradise! πŸ˜€
            love how clear the water is and i looove that dress you were wearing (i’m assuming it’s the same as as the photos above?). i’m dying for a relaxing vacation right about now πŸ™‚

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