Making Memories: Boats, Private Islands & Mauritius

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It’s hard to believe that we’re back from Mauritius already. I know it’s a total clichΓ©, but it really doesn’t feel like it was all that long ago that we were planning for, and looking forward to going. But as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end and actually, whilst we’re all sad that our holiday is over, 10 days was the perfect amount of time for our first getaway as a family of four. Long enough that it didn’t feel like the holiday flew by, but short enough for us to cope with two little ones in a different time zone.

We had such a lovely time, probably better than I was expecting too as the children did so well at adjusting to our laid back holiday schedule. We didn’t make any plans prior to going instead opting to go with the flow when we got there which worked out really well as we were able to get a good balance of days out and days by the pool and beach which was perfect. I wasnt sure what to expect taking two really young children on holiday, it felt like it could have gone either way and would either be really difficult or surprisingly easy. In the end it was probably somewhere in the middle which again was better than I was expecting. After contemplating for the longest time last year whether or not we should go, I am so pleased that we did because we had the most wonderful time, especially at my sister in laws wedding and now have the most amazing memories to look back on, even if its only me and the Mr than can remember them in years to come. If I could sum up our holiday in a few words it would be; family, swimming, ice cream, boats and private islands.

Like any mummy and typical blogger I have captured as much of it as I can in daily holiday vlogs which I loved making. If you fancy having a peek at what we got up to you can watch them all on our You Tube Holiday Vlogs playlist. Yet as much as a I love watching video snippets of our days, there is something to be said about photos and their ability to capture moments that is quite magical so I wanted to share some of our holiday in pictures too here on the blog, a chronicle of the last ten days in Mauritius. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I do!

Trunki Travels Pic

Travel pics

Mauritius Landscape

Lux Belle Mare Hotel

Mauritius Wedding Pics

Cousins Swimming

Swimming Pics

Grand Baie Beach

Beach at Shangri La Mauritius

Lux Belle Mare Beach

Sandy Toes Sign at Belle Mare Mauritius

Mauritius Beach Pics

Mauritian Tree With Birds Nests

Mauritius Bus

Casela Pics

Have you been on holiday this year, how would you sum it up in a few words or pictures? I’d love to hear!

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  1. August 27, 2016 / 12:05 pm

    Aww Mauritius looks amazing! So glad to hear you had a lovely time! πŸ™‚

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  2. August 27, 2016 / 12:18 pm

    We haven’t been on holiday yet this year but we’re going in 3 weeks. It’s funny how the time flies by when your there. Your holiday looks fab and the family set of slippers……adorable #justanotherlinky

  3. August 29, 2016 / 5:24 am

    What an absolutely amazing place. Lovely photos and it looks as if it was really well thought out for children. We have been on holiday this year (just a week, in a rather chilly Rhodes in May) and it was fabulous but quite full on with two little ones. You did well to fly all that way with them both! Hope you had a lovely relaxing time. And welcome back! πŸ™‚ #marvmondays

  4. August 29, 2016 / 6:11 am

    Your photos are beautiful and reminds me of when we went last year. Such an amazing place with some really beautiful sights. I could really go back!
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  5. August 29, 2016 / 6:49 am

    Oh thank you for sharing all these photos – it looks like you had such an amazing family time – and what an absolutely beautiful family you are?! I’ve never been to Mauritius but it’s always been one of those places I wold love to visit #MarvMondays
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  6. August 29, 2016 / 7:24 am

    I’m so glad you had a lovely time and that the children adjusted well. It must have been a help having family there too! Thanks for hosting #marvmondays
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  7. August 29, 2016 / 8:20 am

    I’ve aways had this on my wish list! The sand and beach look breathtaking! We went to Tasmania in January and it was so beautiful, I could have moved there, it’s so lush, and the beaches were divine, we had 2 weeks but needed a month. #marvellousMondays
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  8. August 29, 2016 / 8:46 am

    I remember seeing lots of these photo ms on IG and was insanely jealous as it looked so beautiful. Amazing achievement flying so far with two so small well done you guys. Glad it was worth it and you had such a nice time. It really nice to hear. Absolutely lovely photos and you’re right there is something about a a great photo! #marvmondays

  9. August 29, 2016 / 8:46 am

    What a wonderful place! I surely have to put this on my wish list πŸ˜‰ Your daughter seems to be having a wonderful time from your photos.
    I love the photos, by the way.
    #MarvMondays

  10. August 29, 2016 / 9:40 am

    That sounds really cool, and great for the family! We’re thinking about our next big holiday (first with a baby) and will put this on the list.
    #MarvMondays

  11. August 29, 2016 / 9:48 am

    Beautiful photos. I loved the ‘sandy toes’ brushes – what a great idea! I’m glad you had fun. We just had our first holiday as a family of 4 too and it was such a special time of bonding as a family. Happy times! #MarvMondays
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  12. August 29, 2016 / 11:25 am

    Oh this look absolutely stunning, I can’t imagine taking the 2 kiddies long haul if I’m honest although I would love too I feel I would be very stressed!! Gorgeous photos and thanks for hosting #marvmondays
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    • August 31, 2016 / 8:35 pm

      Never say never, it might be easier than you think! Its definitely worth it if that helps πŸ˜‰

  13. August 29, 2016 / 11:44 am

    Gorgeous holiday snaps, really beautiful. Looks like you had a wonderful time, hope your feeling happy and recharged after your break πŸ™‚ #marvmondays And thank you for picking me as the featured blogger! Yippppeee πŸ™‚

    • August 31, 2016 / 8:32 pm

      Thank you, it was exactly what I needed! Feeling refreshed and ready for Autumn now πŸ™‚

    • August 31, 2016 / 8:31 pm

      Thank you, it really was as lovely as it looked πŸ™‚

  14. August 29, 2016 / 11:46 am

    Wow this place looks beautiful! I wish I had vlogged on our holiday to Norway but I just didn’t feel up to it. A real shame! I need a better camera I think before I can vlog properly though but I did do a cabin tour. We had a lovely trip to Norway and now I want to plan a lovely summer holiday for us all! πŸ™‚ #marvmondays
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    • August 31, 2016 / 8:31 pm

      Sounds like you had a lovely trip, I hear Norway is really nice for families πŸ™‚ I filmed everything on my iphone, edited it on there and uploaded it from there. You might be surprised what you can do with a phone!

  15. August 29, 2016 / 1:31 pm

    Such beautiful pics! I watched bits on insta stories! I’d love to go over to Mauritius…one of those ones for future! You did so well with the time differences and 2 little ones. Thanks for hosting x
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    • August 31, 2016 / 8:28 pm

      Thanks lovely, I loved capturing little bits for my insta stories πŸ™‚ We had such a great time, a really relaxed and chilled out holiday. Just what we all needed!

    • August 31, 2016 / 8:27 pm

      If you can definitely consider it! The north or east side of the island is perfect for families πŸ™‚

  16. August 29, 2016 / 5:09 pm

    I loved following your holiday photos on IG although I was hugely jealous every day when we were sat in the dismal weather!! Looks like you had an amazing time and hats off to you for going away, especially that far, with two little ones! #MarvMondays
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    • August 31, 2016 / 8:26 pm

      Thanks lovely. It really was the most wonderful holiday. The first time round we would never have dared to attempt a holiday so soon or so far, but I guess the more children you have, the more relaxed you get about these things!

    • August 31, 2016 / 8:25 pm

      Oh its definitely suitable for families! I guess you wouldnt think it, but it is definitely child friendly and the weather this time of the year is perfect for little ones πŸ™‚

    • August 31, 2016 / 8:23 pm

      Oh I know, me too. If only we could holiday all the time!

  17. August 29, 2016 / 10:39 pm

    We are just back from a lovely sunny break in Norfolk. We had a fab time but I must say, Mauritius looks fabulous. The pictures are stunning. I’m not sure if it’s my browser or screen set up but the Pin on Pinterest box does tend to distract from your fabulous photos and appears soon after scrolling onto each one. #MarvMondays
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    • August 31, 2016 / 8:20 pm

      Thanks lovely. Hope you had a great break, we’ve been so lucky with the weather in the UK recently, im sure it was glorious! Ill have to look into the pinterest thing, thanks for the feedback. Its really really helpful!

  18. August 30, 2016 / 6:57 pm

    We’re not all that long back from our hols and I’d say the word ‘perfect’ summed it up totally πŸ™‚ I’m still blissed out and relaxed! Lovely to see your pics! Thanks for hosting #MarvMondays
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    • August 31, 2016 / 8:15 pm

      Sounds like you had a lovely time! Its great when a holiday properly relaxes you πŸ™‚

  19. August 30, 2016 / 7:47 pm

    Looks so fabulous, I love a holiday and we haven’t stopped goin since we had children they are just a bit different. We are on countdown to ours and cannot wait. Beautiful pics thank you for sharing your memories xx #marvmondays xx

    • August 31, 2016 / 8:12 pm

      I bet you cant! How exciting. Whare are you all off to? Our holidays have changed somewhat too since we became parents, Mauritius is very much the exception!

  20. August 30, 2016 / 7:48 pm

    I have absolutely idea where ‘goin’ came from..clearly trying to be super cool!

  21. August 30, 2016 / 8:49 pm

    Such beautiful pictures. Mauritius really is a stunning place. Well done travelling with your two little ones. Sounds like you had an amazing time #marvmondays
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    • August 31, 2016 / 8:10 pm

      Thanks lovely, it really was an amazing holiday. So pleased we could go πŸ™‚

  22. August 30, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    Oh your time away looked amazing!! I was trying not to seem like a stalker on instagram and like all your posts. I think I just about managed it! Haha, but I had serious holiday envy! x #,marvmondays

    • August 31, 2016 / 8:06 pm

      Ha, ha! You clearly did well as I had no idea πŸ˜‰ Its one place that I can it was definitely as lovely as it looked!

  23. August 31, 2016 / 12:22 pm

    Aw it’s so so beautiful there! I’m so glad you made some amazing memories and I’m sure your sister-in-law is so happy that you guys went. I’ve not planned any holidays this year as I’m not as brave as you with a little baby! But next year hopefully! Xx
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    • August 31, 2016 / 8:00 pm

      Oh it is, and she was. Im so glad we decided to go in then end becuase we very nearly changed our minds when we found out we were expecting the little man. That said, it was much easier than we thought it would be. I’d definitely recommend getting some travel in with the little ones if you can πŸ™‚

    • August 31, 2016 / 7:53 pm

      Thank you! Its such a lovely place to go on holiday. Hopefully you get to visit with the little ones, one day too πŸ™‚

  24. September 3, 2016 / 11:59 am

    Mauritius looks so beautiful! Looks like you all had a wonderful time and such lovely photos.

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  25. September 4, 2016 / 6:13 pm

    You’re definitely right about pictures being a special way of capturing a moment and it looks like you had a fabulous time. They’re such beautiful pictures, I have so much envy of that beach. What a gorgeous family x #marvmondays
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