We all know those people who are so organised they have finished their Christmas shopping by October. Others with superior advance planning skills will amaze us by mailing their last greeting card in November.
For others still, remarkably, the turkey will have been resident in the freezer from the first day of December. These people do not leave anything to chance, while we are left to marvel at their powers of organisation. We openly admire them because, right now, they are the people who are packing their suitcases and jetting off for a tropical Christmas in Mauritius. How do they manage it, we wonder ?
Well, if you have ever wondered about the important questions in life, such as when is too early to put up a Christmas tree or when is too early to send Christmas Cards, here’s another one of life’s fundamental conundrums, how early is too early to book a Christmas break in Mauritius ?
To get the best deals for next year you should try to book early. Christmas is the busiest time of year for tourism in Mauritius, so make sure you work well in advance. In fact, by January you really ought to be putting the finishing touches to your Christmas bolt to the blue.
There are many good reasons why you should start planning now - the 4star beach resort called Hotel Ambre in Mauritius is one of them.
Of course, glorious beaches, sunshine, sand and cool blue waters of the Indian Ocean add to the allure and can make a lot more sense than enduring freezing temperatures whilst loaded down with shopping bags, struggling along wintry high streets with a runny nose.
Meanwhile, Mauritians celebrate Christmas in a summery atmosphere under a tropical sun with temperatures hovering between 26 to 32ºC with the sea breezes providing welcome relief from humidity.
The Head chef at Hotel Ambre who is tasked with creating your Christmas menu, Vijranand Kallooa, possesses a culinary philosophy built on foundations of professionalism, constant improvement and innovation. Chef Kallooa also holds the respected position of Treasurer of the Mauritian Chefs Association, so you are in good hands at the Hotel Ambre.
During the festive season Chef Kallooa and his team are responsible for the gastronomic delights for Christmas Eve and the Feast of Saint –Sylvestre. In terms of cuisine Mauritian food owes a great deal to its wonderful location in the Indian Ocean. Fresh fish is always on the menu, as are tropical fruits such as mangoes, starfruit, lychees, avocadoes and other delectables. The French influence is still formidable but there are many English, Dutch and Creole influences to add to the mix.
There is plenty to choose from and the team at Hotel Ambre hotel invites you to join them in this charming paradise resort. From the moment you arrive at this wonderful 4star resort your every wish is catered for in sophisticated surroundings by the attentive and friendly staff.
An itinerary of festivities awaits. Christmas carols and performances plus a plethora of land and water activities are always available. There are gourmet buffets and long nights of beach parties. You might like a unique spa experience followed by a romantic dinner under the stars at The Beach Italian restaurant, followed by a lively evening at the nightclub Shakers, as you dance barefoot to the beat of the drum.
Although Mauritius is a multi-faith society the spirit of Christmas is wonderfully observed. Mauritians co-exist in harmony and you will witness many properties decorated with lights and presents being exchanged regardless of religion.
Mauritius is a special island for all the family. There is so much to do and the shallow seas and hidden lagoons are perfect for young families to explore the waters in relative safety.
If you have forgotten the true message of Christmas and feel it has become lost or vague over time and you find yourself questioning what Christmas truly means for you and your loved ones, then Mauritius is one of those unique places that will help you remember. Now, in answer to your question when is it a good time to book your Mauritian beach holiday for Christmas ?
Right now !