It's April and the Island's got its own way of fooling us all with its weather transition period! You might step outside looking at this bright beautiful sunny day, make your plans by the beach or get that much awaited sun tan and then suddenly, out of nowhere, dark grey clouds start to hover above you in the skies and pour down that ocean full of rain... Not an add on you intended for, right? We are just through with the hot summers and now April brings with it the Transition period in Mauritius. So where ever you plan to go, always carry your umbrella with you. But what are we transitioning into? Well, more rain and to add a bit more drama, some winter chills. Yes fellas, Winter is coming, and we sure are feeling it!
If you are by the coast side during April, you might not feel the cold rush, but rather get soaked in the rain and sun at once, Because two is better than one! Well it might seem enjoyable and blissful for the Pluviophiles that are on a vacation but to some it is a dreaded getaway. In this case, you might want to rearrange your plans and rather experience the Island's charms like a local does! Plus it turns out to be fun as you get to live through some of the greatest adventure you ever dreamed of. There are a couple of things to do when it rains in Mauritius:
Go visit a Museum and pick your brains with the History and Tradition of the Island life. You may head to Blue Penny Museum, The Chateau de La Bourdonnais, Eureka House where you are going to be left mind boggled when perspectives trick you and also have a go at the Frederik Hendrik Museum to relive the Dutch and French reigns. This is where you can bring your kids along too so you don't have any excuses to sit cuddled up in your blanket!
You may also go souvenir shopping at some of the creative stores in Caudan Waterfront. This is definitely a no brainer when mother nature is pouring her showers of blessings! You can take your time and stroll around, especially in the Craft Market where they have artistic handicrafts to bring back home for your loved ones.
And why would you not want to savor the Mauritian Gastronomy? Well, your excuses to stay in bed can be validated with this purpose as this Paradise Island offers a global pot of delicious tastes! We suggest you to go try out the Gateaux Piment or otherwise known as Chilli dumplings that burst into an aroma of spices and a tinge of chili. The best snack everyone enjoys on the go. You can order a bowl of Boulettes that are steamed balls of vegetables, meat, Fish Balls, and a variety of choices dipped in oriental soup, you can never go wrong with this one, Thanks to the Chinese community for this delicious invention! Oh and you sure cannot miss out on the assorted range of Tea flavors. Vanilla, Bergamot, Mint, Cardamom, Red Infusions and so many diverse selections of Tea, that will perfectly keep you warm during this dicey transition.
If you happen to stay in the center of the Island, don't forget to stock up on your Tea supplies as well as a bowl full of steamed boulettes and the rest will be taken care of! Put some Sega on and invite your friends or gather around with your family and make this a bonding time that will transit to a next level!