When we first floated the idea of working with Coquille Bonheur on the island of Mauritius, we thought long and hard about how it would blend with our existing partners. Mauritius immediately conjures up images of beautiful beaches, warm and friendly people, extraordinary service levels but large hotels. How would that work with small boutique, experiential, conservation lodges in Africa? We went to find out.
Firstly, Coquille Bonheur is totally committed to sustainability and conservation – the first tick on our list. Their ban of the use of plastic bottles and being signed up to Blood Lions are just 2 examples of this. Read more about their commitment to Responsible Tourism.
Secondly, Coquille Bonheur are developing and offering experiences on the Island that are beyond the big hotels; exploring the history, hike, cycle and adventure inland, take to the seas on their electric powered catamaran, pick the tea before you sample it, taste the spices with a cookery lesson, explore underwater in a submarine, stay in your own villa on a private island but most importantly, DO NOT follow the crowd.
Lastly, where to stay after your safari? We found lots of hidden gems offering alternative, beautiful boutique hotels, some inexpensive, that could combine well with a safari holiday.
So is it time to reconsider offering Mauritius as a stand-alone or combination destination to your guests? We think so. Please give us a call if you would like to learn more about what we discovered.
Coquille Bonheur offers a very personalised and special service from the moment you arrive. Who knew you could personalise roses? At the end of your stay, they use an app to watch for your return to the airport so that they can meet the car immediately you arrive and whisk you through check in without waiting in line. All of their vehicles have free wifi, their drivers know the Island inside out and each trip is carefully considered and tailormade based on what will suit your guests. Give us your brief and let us come up with the ideas. Ever thought that Reunion or Rodrigues might be worth considering too?
Dream, explore, sleep and discover a different side to Mauritius!
Time to reconsider Mauritius with Coquille Bonheur – a warm welcome awaits you.