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I’d rather be in Mauritius
July 13, 2017
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I love  the cultural cosmopolitan hub that is Joburg, but sjoe, it’s cold this time of year. Winter is so over-rated.  So fireplaces are the only consolation, but I don’t have one at my place, so honestly I could just skip winter and head straight to beach weather. Really, I’d much rather be in Mauritius,  jumping on a beach, lazing on a yacht or sipping a pina coladas by the hotel pool.

Take me back to the beach!  [Photo: Lux Belle Mare]


I’ve been to Mauritius three times, as a kid with family, on a romantic getaway, and as a blogger on a media trip. Each time I explored the different facets of the island. As a kid I was in awe of the warm water, water sport activities and endless pools at our hotel – it was my first international holiday and my first time at a beach resort!

Wouldn’t you rather be here?  [Photo: Lux Belle Mare]

As a romantic getaway, we spent a lot of our time lazing on deck chairs, sipping cocktails and exploring the island in our rental car.

Mermaiding in Mauritius

On our blogger trip it was all action  and very little chill time. I went kayaking through mangroves, snorkelling, seakarting,  stand-up paddle boarding, explored the culinary delights and cultural experiences of the island and went on a yacht trip where we saw dolphins and whales.

Like a boss on a seakart!

If you are as keen as I am to beat the winter blues and escape the cold winter weather, then now is a great time to visit. There’s so much to do besides enjoy the warm weather and glorious beaches!

Check out the Rather Be In Mauritius Website, for their fantastic low season packages, starting from R12,000 pp including flights. It’s much cheaper than going in peak season – you get to save on your holiday and escape the winter chills!

Win a Trip to Mauritius!!  

You could be here… [Photo: Lux Belle Mare]

To stand a chance to win an epic 5-night trip for two, including flights, to the luxurious LUX* Belle Mare resort in Mauritius, visit and follow the instructions to enter the contest.

All you have to do is  to take fun photo of yourself enduring the South African winter, post your pic to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and tag #RatherBeInMauritius and @MauritiusZA. If the judges like your photo, you could be chosen to win the epic prize.

Mauritius beach jumps!

Just a little note that this contest is for South African residents only and closes on 24 July 2017. So get creative and get on it and you could be sipping a rum cocktail on a white sandy beach. If you win, please consider taking me along!!


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Opinions expressed are all mine.


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Meruschka Govender

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