Bungalow Shane: Holiday Home Mauritius
From $73 / night
- 2 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 4
Description from the owner
Bungalow Shane is a budget, 2 bed-roomed self contained accommodation for a max of 4 guests. The charming Creole Style property was restored in 2003, using both new materials and reclaimed stone.
The bungalow is part of a small private complex “Mauritius Holiday Home” which is located in a quiet and peaceful area, (designated an area of outstanding natural beauty) in a valley formed by Lion and Bamboo Mountains – yet only 400 metres from the coast.
Bungalow Shane has a secluded south facing position, away from the main road. The bungalow shares a large swimming pool and a ½ acre of private tropical gardens.
Bungalow Shane: Holiday Home Mauritius
Bois des Amourettes, Mauritius
Additional Location Information
A secluded rural location where you will appreciate both the privacy and tranquillity whilst being within easy distance of a local village shop, and a little further afield, Mahebourg town’s banks, shops, supermarkets, bars, restaurants and other amenities.
The sea-shore (which is un-developed) is a 5 minute walk away. The nearest Tourist Beaches of Blue Bay or Trou d’ Deuce are a 20 minute drive along the coastal road, where you will discover long white sandy beaches with restaurants, bars and children's play areas.
The immediate shore-line although rocky, offers opportunities for fishing, snorkelling and boat trips.
Bird Watching and Animal Watching
Mauritius has some of the rarest birds on Earth. The Mauritius Kestrel, once the world's rarest bird, the Pink Pigeon and the Echo Parakeet, to name only a few, could be found here in the forested slopes of Lion & Bamboo mountains and the nature reserve of Kestrel Valley (formally Domaine du Chasseur)
There is plenty of wildlife resident in the area. You may spot Java deer, forest monkeys, feral pigs, hares, mongoose and tang. Fruit bats are the only mammals endemic to the island you will see them flying past you at night. One of the oldest creatures to inhabit the island is the giant tortoise. Other reptiles you will spot are the day-gecko, and skinks, which may be smaller, but are colourful and interesting to look at.
Trekking and Mountain Biking
The surrounding country side, is quite mountainous with forested valleys, rivers, sparkling clear streams and unexpected waterfalls. The exotic foliage is lush and tropical. Explore on your own or use our guide - there are many trails, of an easy or strenuous nature.
Bikes are available for hire on site. Use them for an invigorating off road adventure on the trails through the sugar cane fields and mountain slopes. You can also hire them for a leisurely trip to the local shop, or ride along the coastal road, with glorious ocean views.
The district of Old Grand Port is of historical importance – being the area first discovered and occupied on the Island. There are well preserved Dutch remains and a Museum, which are evidence of the Island’s rich history.
Nearby attractions include:
1/ Domaine du Chasseur nature park and restaurant , zoo and quad- bikes safari.
2/ Ylang - Ylang essential oil distillery and restaurant.
3/ The Indian Ocean Essential Oil Boutique and gardens.
4/ The Dutch Heritage Museum.
5/ The Monument to the original landings.
6/ Devil's Point sea fortifications historic-site.
7/ Naval Museum, Mahebourg.
8/ Beach Resorts of Ile aux Cerfs, Blue Bay,
Grande Riviere Sud Est, Trou d'Eau Douce
9/ Deep-Sea Fishing & Island Cruising.
10/ Guided Mountain Walks & Mountain - Bikes for hire.
The Bungalow, which is located at Holiday Home Mauritius, is walled and gated with off road parking facilities.
For exploring the Island you may wish to hire a car or motor scooter, or book a chauffeured tour with a member of our staff , acting as driver and guide.
Island wide buses operate daily, our local bus stop is 400 meters from our front door. Taxis are numerous.
More About This Location
Mountain nearby, Rural retreats
Last updated on November 17, 2012
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- Local Guides/Maps
- A/C or climate control
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
Pool / Spa
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Mountain Views
- Stove or Oven
- DVD Player
- Stereo or CD player
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - yes
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - no