• They say 13 is unlucky for some. But not when you’re our blogger in Mauritius. Today he learnt how to make – and then taste – a traditional Mauritian curry…

    When trying to decide what the best thing is about the Ambre Resort & Spa, it’s a tough call. There are the obvious things, like the amazing beachfront location…

    Ambre Resort & Spa, Mauritius

    …or the fabulous pool scene (and yes – that’s an in-water double daybed)…

    Ambre Resort & Spa, Mauritius

    …or perhaps the tropical setting…

    Ambre Resort & Spa, Mauritius

    All worthy candidates, I’m sure you’ll agree. However, the highlight for me was the food. For starters, there are 2 a la cartes to choose from. ..

    Pizza the action

    Tuna with pasta

    The Italian – called La Dolce Vita – does a mean line in wood-fired pizzas and pasta dishes. I polished off the tagliatelle with fresh tuna.

    Beside the seaside

    Ambre Resort & Spa, Mauritius

    La Plage, meanwhile, is a beachside barbeque by day and a gorgeous restaurant-on-the-sands by night. The tuna tartare was delicious, as was the lightly-grilled swordfish steak.


    Keep calm and curry on

    Mauritian curry

    But fancy eateries aside, I was rather impressed with Indigo – the hotel’s buffet. I always plump for one of the Mauritian curries on offer. When I mentioned this to the head chef, he organised for one of his cooks (who donned her sari especially for the occasion) to show me how to make an authentic Creole chicken and prawn curry. Check out the video below for the cook-along recipe. Trust me, it tastes as good as it looks.

    Find out more about the Ambre Resort & Spa here.