Description

The Cottage

Our small and charming newly built Creole style semi-detached house is located in the authentic and lovely fishing village of Le Morne, with direct access to the beach just across from the cottage.

Great emphasis was placed on meeting ecological aspects in the design phase. An example is the installation of a solar thermal system for water heating for the kitchen, bathroom and washing machine.

Each apartment is a duplex Maisonette, the upper floor comes with two bedrooms and a separate bathroom. One bedroom is equipped with a king-size bed and sea view, while the second bedroom is equipped with two single beds and a mountain view.

You find the spacious living / dining room, bathroom and kitchen on the ground floor, where there is also a Patio for out door dining.

Infrastructure

Le Morne Village is off the beaten track, so it’s a place to feel the Creole soul and to discover the original way of living on the island.

You find the nearest supermarket in the neighboring village of La Gaulette,
approximately 8 minutes by car.
Food, local dishes and beverages can be bought in the snack shop just next door to the cottage. “Fille” the proprietress will be pleased to serve you local fish- or chicken curry if ordered in advance. If you want to have a seafood barbecue on the Patio you can buy fresh fish and other seafood from the fishermen at the beach just across from the cottage.

There is a bus stop close to the cottage, but we recommend a
rental car for better mobility during your stay on the island.

The Surfspot

The best travel time for surfing on the island is from May to October, this is
winter on Mauritius (22-25 degrees) and you have reliable winds.
Midsummer is from December to February, great beach weather
with approximately 30 degrees, but changing wind conditions!

You find anything that makes the heart of a surfer beat faster: flat
water, and a shallow area, just in front of the house and not crowded.
After a downwind trip of 10 minutes you can find waves
for beginners (little reef), waves for advanced surfers (manawa) and
expert waves (one eye). Depending on the wind direction surfing and
kite surfing is possible right from your doorstep.

You have 3 possibilities to access the Le Morne lagoon-

– in front of the house

– 1000m windward from “La Prairie” beach

– or from the most popular surf spot on the island, on the opposite side of the lagoon next to the Indian Resort and Mornea Hotel

Kite Tours and Schools

While there are several kite schools available at Le Morne main beach, we strongly recommend to contact “David”, one of your neighbors. He grew up in Le Morne, and is a licensed kite instructor. He offers lessons for beginners and advanced kite surfers in group courses, or for individuals.

He also organizes kite trips along the coast or gives you detailed briefings about the lagoon.
If you are interested in his services please contact him directly, by phone or mail.
e-mail: kiteschoolmornevillage@gmail.com
Facebook: Kiteschool Morne Village
Phone : +230 57401025
Web: www.ecolekitesurfmaurice.com

For Reservations and further Information: lemorne.cottage@googlemail.com