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Review of Ilot Gabriel Beach

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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Îlot us a French word means small island. The Gabriel island is situated in Indian ocean and surrounded by reef, corals and various sea life.

We we have taken catamaran Cruise to travel this location. The journey is breathtaking. Thanks ocean water is ink blue in colour. How were the moment we approach near the island, due to various controls and depth the colour of the water changes. It is an eye savouring moment and view to relish long. One would like to capture the photogenic scene so that you can relish it later on.

Thank Arvindnagar
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Went with catamaran with family. Had the 58 seater with maybe 25 on board so ample seating for all. All shoes, savettes etc had to be taken off and put in a box, you get them back once you get to the island.

The guys from royal catamaran started serving drinks not long after we took off. Bit of advice if your not used to choppy waters don't drink alcohol or go down below to the bathroom, your stomach will thank you for it later on.

We got to ilot Gabriel about 1 hour 40 mins later, a motorised dinghy dropped us off at the beach. Don't forget your shoes, the sand was scorching hot.

The beach and water itself is pristine, a lot of people were snorkelling, swimming others were baking in the sun and.just relaxing.

Lunch and drinks were served at 12.30 just some bbq fish, chicken, sausage,salads and drinks.

There are no shops at all on this island nor are there any bathrooms. If you have to go, go before you leave the boat. Have to say there were a number of people going to relieve themselves further away from the beach.

It takes an hour and a bit to walk around Gabriel island if you prefer walking to swimming.

We got picked up by the boat just after 2pm, most people were either sleeping or just relaxing back in the catamaran. More drinks were served and some cake and banana.

Got back to Grand Baie just after 4pm.

Was an enjoyable day with nothing to do apart from swim and relax.

A few tips
Wear and bring sunscreen and a hat
Take your shoes with you
Bring water (even though you get glasses, you get dehydrated easily)
As you would with any touristic place, protect your valuables.

3  Thank linica79
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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

When you think of paradise this is what it looks like!!!

The place is stunning - blue water and white sand. I only wished I could have stayed longer.

This is definitely a must do and I'm so glad we visited. We were considering not going as we had done Ile Aux Cerf but this island is more superior, more beautiful.

2  Thank Dem11
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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

I've been to Mauritius many times and like many other places this is definitely somewhere I go every time. The catamaran trip to and from the island is fun and very enjoyable we usually leave from grand baie, and the boat crew truly do make the whole experience so much better, they play music throughout the trip and the food cooked on the BBQ is amazing!. The island itself is just beautiful once you arrive you everyone gets onto the smaller boat and they take you to the beach, once there you can have a look around or just soak up the sun and bath in the clear water. Myself I would rather be snorkelling in the water and instead of taking the small boat to the beach I swim, I do think that with Ilot Gabriel to get the full experience of the island you have to snorkel as the sea life is absolutely stunning, the fish come in various sizes and colours and it truly is beautiful, once your in you end up swimming around completely losing yourself in the beauty of what you see. Definitely a place to visit and a fantastic day out!.

3  Thank Luke F
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Appreciated the gorgeous island, excellent for snorkeling, swimming and not as commercial as Ile Aux Cerfs. Saw many fish while snorkeling. No dustbins or toilettes though...

2  Thank HelmutV70
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