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Some years ago, I had the opportunity to get to know through Flickr, Sebastien Bax de Keating, a Mauritian guy who was launching at the time Horizon, his company specialized in the renting of luxurious apartments in Mauritius.

Now that we are living in Mauritius, we met for real and we became friends. When he proposed me to take some images of one of his luxurious bungalows complex, I accepted immediately ūüėČ

Paradise Beach Resort ¬†is located at Pointe d’Esny, on one of the most beautiful beach of the whole Indian Ocean. There is a nice swimming pool in the complex, but honestly, you just don’t want to dive in there as the beach and the sea are simple pure heaven. The 8 apartments and the 2 penthouses are very spacious (150 sqm & 300 sqm respectively) and equipped with top quality devices. There are 3 rooms in the apartments, 4 in the penthouses, all of which have individual bathrooms. The views on the gardens and on the beach are wonderful at any time of the day and of the night. The neighborhood is calm and it looks like you are always alone or almost on the beach ! I was truly impressed when I first visited the complex to make the images.

This first impression was more than confirmed when I stayed myself at Paradise Beach with my family for a long week-end at the end of July. My parents, who come from North-East of France, were there too … useless to precise that they were feeling like in heaven ! The weather was perfect, although we were in the middle of winter – we even had a full day without any wind, almost like in summer. The lagoon was so blue, the water so good to swim ! The kids loved to play in the sand and to swim in the not-deep-at-all lagoon; they also went to look for starfishes. My mum and mum-in-law cocked some times in the spacious kitchen – we had breakfast and dinner on the terrace, admiring the stunning views for hours. We also went to Mahebourg once to have lunch and walk on the nice waterfront. Finally we had a short boat trip to Ile aux Aigrettes where we enjoyed an aperitif in the lagoon. What a wonderful time we all had !

I really recommend Paradise Beach to everyone who wants to spend unforgettable and relaxing moments close to the beach. For us, it was also a pure moment of family happiness. Here are also other guests reviews – Tripadvisor. Let me share some images with you, so that you can appreciate that my superlative description is well deserved :

Je souhaite une tr√®s bonne f√™te √† toutes les mamans en cette belle journ√©e, et tout particuli√®rement √† ma maman, qui me manque beaucoup et qui se trouve √† l’autre bout du monde. Mais aussi, √† ma grand m√®re, Mauricette, la maman de ma maman; √† ma femme ,Diane, la maman de mes enfants; et √† ma belle-m√®re, Pauline. Toutes ces mamans autour de moi sont des femmes extraordinaires ūüôā

Et pour c√©l√©brer cette f√™te des m√®res, voici quelques images de Diane et nos enfants, Chlo√© et Simon, √† la mer. Plus bas se trouvent quelques images des champs de canne √† sucre en fleur actuellement (pour une fois, j’ai arr√™t√© ma voiture pour capturer cette merveille ūüėČ ):

Toutes les photos ci-pr√©sentes ont √©t√© prises avec un “petit” Canon G11.

V√©ronique et David se sont dit “oui” en Novembre dernier √† l’Ile Maurice, dans un √©crin de verdure – l’h√ītel Lakaz Chamarel

Ils cherchaient un endroit dans la nature, dans la montagne, loin de toute civilisation – ils cherchaient un endroit qui leur ressemble, un endroit beau, calme et tranquille. Je crois pouvoir dire qu’ils ont √©t√© servi, tant le cadre de cet h√ītel hors du commun est somptueux, avec une v√©g√©tation luxuriante (et pas mal de moustiques √©galement ūüėČ ). Bref, c’est dans ce cadre de verdure que leur c√©r√©monie, tr√®s √©mouvante, a eu lieu. Nous avons fini la journ√©e sur les plages du Morne, qui se trouve √† quelques kilom√®tres seulement, pour compl√©ter le reportage avec des images de mer, de cocotiers et de sable fin. Le courant est vraiment bien pass√© entre nous et je les remercie pour les moments tr√®s agr√©ables que nous avons pass√© ensemble. Voici quelques images qui donnent envie …

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PS: Merci aussi √† David pour ses √©claircissements sur les fichier .mov pour mes slideshows. Son aide m’a √©t√© tr√®s pr√©cieuse ūüėČ

Aur√©lie et Julien se sont mari√©s quelques mois avant de partir pour leur lune de miel √† l’Ile Maurice. Ils √©taient log√©s √† l’h√ītel La Pirogue, dans l’Ouest de l’ile, et ont choisi le forfait lune de miel √† travers l’Ile Maurice.

Apr√®s avoir fait des photos √† l’h√ītel le matin, nous avons parcouru ¬†la r√©gion sud-ouest de l’Ile Maurice √† la recherche d’endroits insolites et typiques – plages, montagnes, villages et march√©s color√©s … Nous avons pass√© une superbe journ√©e ensemble – Aur√©lie et Julien sont vraiment sympathiques et ouverts – et le temps √©tait magnifique. Voici quelques images de notre p√©riple, en ce jour de fin novembre.

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Aur√©lie & Benny got married in April 2009 in Mauritius. They made me specially come from Luxembourg for their special day. It was an incredible event, with a great venue in a 5 star hotel in the Eastern coast of Mauritius. I shot some very beautiful and unusual images (for me, being located in Europe) in the hotel, on the beach, on shores, in exotic gardens … My inspiration combined with the couple’s ideas generated original images, as disclosed in this post.

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