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Balaclava bay
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Especially For LP: The Lake at  Balaclava
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Balaclava Sawmill
Balaclava Sawmill by Anvilcloud
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When visits to numerous parks and nature reserves become a bit boring, diversify your travel by exploring Curepipe as nearly every street in this town is an important historic object. The must see destinations include the Royal College, the Municipality building, Town Hall and the local public library. The library keeps some precious manuscripts dedicated to the history and development of the Mascarene Islands. In suburbs of the town one will see beautiful villas that were also built during the colonial period. Fans of shopping will be pleased to spend a day in Rose Hill as in this town they will find numerous shopping centres, markets, boutiques and the biggest food bazaar of the region – Arab Town. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Balaclava

Attractions and active leisure

The resort has many other interesting activities for its guests, including cocktail mixing sessions, private beach BBQ dinners with a private chef and waiter, a range of water sports that deserve a separate mention. The range of water-based activities is, indeed, tremendous. Kayaking along the bay, special paddling expeditions, rides on a boat with a glass bottom, and water skiing are just some of the activities … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

La Marée Beach Restaurant is one of the best dining destinations for all fans of seafood, grilled food, and relaxed atmosphere. It offers a la carte menu, as well as a separate menu for children, and a choice of halal food. Le Banyan Asian Fusion Restaurant offers an interesting mix of local and Asian delicacies. While enjoying magnificent views of Turtle Bay, guests of the restaurant will see how skilled chefs … Open

Traditions and mentality of Balaclava

The Holiday of Fire is a no less interesting holiday. All temples of Balaclava celebrate it every year. They light up fires, the length of which can reach up to eight meters. Everyone is welcome to try to run on live coals – this ritual is believed to be the best way to purify both body and soul. The unusual ritual always attracts many tourists. In the end of January, local people celebrate Cavadee Festival. … Open

Travel guide to Balaclava

In the south-western part of the island is a unique natural attraction - Seven Colored Earths. So are called the beautiful sand dunes, which are formed by the sands of seven different colours. How these dunes could have formed in a natural way, and why they are hardly exposed to erosion and the sands do not mix – remains a secret to the researchers. For tourists next to the dunes comfortable viewing platforms … Open

Advices for travellers

8. It is allowed to take photos in the majority of temples and cultural landmarks of the resort. However, it is still recommended to check with a landmark’s staff whether it is possible to take shots. 9. Tourists should not take photographs of local people or record them without permission. There are quite many Muslims in Balaclava, and they cannot have their pictures taken due to the … Open

Top hotels with reviews

Active tourists and beach goers like Homer Hotel that also has a lot of attractive features. Its spacious rooms are decorated in cream colors. Elegant old-style furniture and amazing pictures give a special touch. Some rooms have a cozy furnished balcony overlooking the courtyard or the coast. Romantic rooms with mansard roof are situated on the top floor. Guest House Kuprinn offers its clients in an incredibly … Open

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