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We are going back to SA next August but are thinking of extending the visit with a week in Mauritius. We have two quotes from lovely hotels - one on the East side (cheapest) and one on the West side.

I have read on here and elsewhere that it can be quite breezy on the East in August which is their winter. Is is so windy that it is likely to spoil the trip? ideally we want to chill out by a pool or the beach.

From what I can gather, there is more going on in the West of the island too. But presumably you can do trips out from the hotels anyway.

Any comments would be appreciated.

thanks

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