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Authentic Culinary Holiday Mauritius

Located in a private area of Grand Bay close to best golden sand beaches and crystal clear waters, on the north coast of Mauritius.

Chef Sandy welcomes you in her quiet charming villa in a friendly and convivial atmosphere, away from the noise of the cities to discover Mauritian local gastronomy in an ultimate endless culinary adventure.

Discover Mauritius, the best way possible, through its foods, multi-culture society, and charming people.

Street vendors and food markets offer an insider’s view of this island, a hot spot, in the Indian Ocean having so much to offer.

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  • 4 hands-on cooking classes
  • 6 excursions with Langouste barbecue
  • Certificate of participation in the cooking classes
  • Get "A Feast of Mauritius" cookbook by Chef Sandy
  • Drinks and wines at the villa & during excursions
  • Every evening, enjoy a different cocktail
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


7 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French
Airport transfer included: Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
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  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Multilingual staff
  • Terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Wedding
  • Wireless internet

During this holiday, Chef Sandy invites you in her home as she welcomes you warmly to discover the Mauritian culture and cuisine more profoundly.

The apartment is arranged to be comfortable and is decorated with care to match our Island's spirit. It compromises with all amenities and services provided by five stars hotels. It is located in a calm, quiet and friendly atmosphere, and enjoy local seasonal cuisine and homemade specialties.

All rooms have air conditioning, towels and bed linens are provided.


Day 1: Arrival

Welcoming cocktail, and light lunch with the chef. After the beach visit, interesting local dishes will be prepared by the chef.

Day 2

Sight-seeing of monuments full of Mauritian history, accompanied by the visit of the town’s local market with the chef. Get introduced to fresh local produce, herbs, and spices and discover famous Mauritian street foods. After lunch, hands-on learning to cook some wonderful dishes of the Mauritian cuisine in a cooking class with the chef.

Day 3

After breakfast, you will take a guided tour of the number one places in Mauritius then enjoy traditional lunch at a beachfront restaurant overlooking the bay. You will also drive around to discover the great beaches in the area such as "La Cuvette" amongst others.

Following a rested afternoon, you will participate in a cooking class for another type of authentic cuisine with the chef and will learn to prepare soup, starters, main courses, and dessert. Time for an evening cocktail and you will then enjoy your dinner with drinks!

Day 4

After breakfast, explore the east on a full-day boat trip. Because of its unparalleled beauty, this is a day full of emotions, sun, beach, and sea.

Lunch is a feast of seafood and, not to forget the good old rum, followed by everlasting rums tasting sessions. With more surprising sightseeing, you will surely be tired from the trip. Hence you will comfortably freshen up and enjoy the chef’s delicious dishes.

Day 5

Another boat excursion will take place on that day to visit Mauritius’ neighboring islands and you will enjoy snorkeling with thousands of fishes, fantastic barbecue, and drinks. In the evening, the chef will show you how to prepare common Mauritian dishes using also fresh and regional vegetables.

Day 6

In the early morning, you will once more embark on a full day boat trip but this time: explore the west in an unusual dolphin safari! You will definitely take memorable photos. This evening you will cook five new dishes while the chef guides you through each step.

Day 7

Discovering the Southern wilderness, you will take part in unique and fabulous adventures by visiting local factories, the "land of the 7 colors earth" and exclusively many green places that would please more than one’s eyes. You will then enjoy lunch in a typical restaurant, to taste the products of Chamarel. Tired by this wonderful adventure? Relax, let the chef do the cooking.

During the enjoyable evening, you will receive your award and her signed cookbook "A Feast of Mauritius" in English or "Un Chef a la Maison" in French, while lastly tasting homemade schnapps’.

Day 8

With some last minute shopping in a local town’s popular Bazaar, you will have lunch with the chef on the patio. Finally, it will be time to say goodbye, until next time. You will depart to the airport.

Included excursions

From day 2 to day 8, you will be doing excursions:

  • Take guided trips of the green botanical gardens and shopping tours of typical local markets
  • Discover the best beaches of the coastal region of Mauritius
  • With numerous boat trips, explore the neighboring islands and their great snorkeling spots, amazing barbecue, and friendly Mauritian ambiance
  • East, South, West, and North: you will go sightseeing to witness the beauty of this paradise island nonetheless further bringing you to visit the best-uncovered locations that many are unaware of


Sandy Daswani


This holiday will take place Grand Bay, It is the best resort town, considered to be the “Riviera” of Mauritius. Grand Bay is well known for its liveliness by day and night.

With more than a dozen of hypermarkets/supermarkets, casinos, banks, massage parlors, post office, shops offering a wide selection of imported high fashion branded labels, along with traditional local craft shops offering clothing and souvenirs, 100 of restaurants offering cuisines from around the world, Creole, Chinese, Italian, Indian, French, barbecue, pizzas, everyone will find something to his liking.



  • Cooking classes
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)


  • Barbeque facilities
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen


Every day during this holiday, you will be served with a complete breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You will also benefit from being served any drinks and wines available in the villa as well as during the excursions. Every evening, there is a different cocktail (with or without alcohol).

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda
  • Alcoholic beverages

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Pescatarian
  • Seafood
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 4 hands-on cooking classes
  • Airport transfers
  • Certificate for attending the course
  • Cookbook “A Feast of Mauritius" in English with a dedicace for “Un Chef a la Maison” for French guests
  • 6 excursions with Langouste barbecue
  • All drinks and wines at the villa and during the excursions
  • Every evening a different cocktail (with/without alcohol)
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 7 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Personal souvenirs
  • Night clubs
  • Scuba diving
  • Mountain climbing
  • Purchasing of spices from the market

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane to Mauritius

Please book your flights to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport. Airport transfers to/from your accommodation are included in the price.

Airport: Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport Airport transfer included: Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 7 days before arrival.

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