Pamplemousse home owners Shayl and Martine Sawmynaden welcome us into their new villa on the Royal Park estate. The couple share with us what it is like to live at the park and life on the island.
When did you move into your home at Royal Park?
We moved into our Royal Park home in August this year.
What originally attracted you to the development?
The estate has a true connection with nature through its incredible park designed by world renowned architect Colin Okashimo. Generous plots ensure a maximum privacy and a sense of openness that we did not find in any other residential development. Quite simply, we were seduced by the authenticity of the place. The 24/7 security service on site and the gated entry have also been central to our choice.
Where is your home on the estate?
We are not too far from the east gate entrance, which provides proximity to the sea and to the park.
What kind of property do you own on the estate?
We have opted for a villa designed by the Royal Park architects for the local residents, Pamplemousses Villa, a three bedroom property with pool and spacious garden.
Outside of Royal Park, where do you spend time eating and drinking on the island?
We love the Flying Dodo in Moka: it has its own brewery and an impressive beer menu as well as traditional dishes that provide an authentic taste of Mauritius. On the eastern coast, the Long Beach Hotel also has a fabulous a la carte menu. We also love the Piano Rouge Lounge Bar of Port Chambly for apero time. However, we are very much looking forward to the arrival of Sunset Beach at Royal Park.
How would you describe the Royal Park estate to potential buyers?
Royal Park provides access to a great lifestyle. In addition to the extensive facilities and the park, it’s so well positioned in terms of local attractions. Great views of the Moka mountains, the Bay of Balaclava and the advantages of being close to the capital Port Louis and to Grand Baie makes Royal Park an exciting location in Mauritius. With the on-going development of the region, Royal Park will prove to be a good investment.
What is your favourite part of the island?
Balaclava has an authentic cachet and the marine park is absolutely stunning. We also love the south of the island and places like Chamarel.
Do you have any top tips for visitors to Mauritius?
Don’t miss the beautiful beaches and the sunsets as they are really stunning. We would also suggest catamaran cruises in the Bay of Balaclava where you can stop for snorkelling in the marine park.
Which elements of the Royal Park development plans are you most excited about?
The Clubhouse, for which construction has already started. We love our sports and gym, so we can’t wait to enjoy all of its facilities and the Sunset Beach.