Hilton Mauritius Review – Three Nights in Paradise

In our third travel rewards credit card point redemption we ended up in a destination quite unexpected for this itinerary.

The tiny island of Mauritius was never on our hit list for this trip, primarily because we never saw a way to incorporate a flight to this coveted paradise without busting our budget.

But as it turned out, when flying from Mumbai to Cape Town, the carrier Air Mauritius was the cheapest for our dates (~$650 per ticket- still the most cost-effective in the long run).

The best part? Stopovers on this tropical island nation are allowed at no extra charge!

When we saw a Hilton room was available on a beautiful beach for 40,000 points per night, well within our remaining points balance, we decided to book three nights and increase our overall stay on the island to five.

A free hotel stay, no extra charge on our plane tickets, and a beautiful island paradise?  I challenge anyone to say no to that, even if it does mean a bit of a splurge on the remaining days.

But how does the Hilton Mauritius stack up to our other rewards at the Hilton Dubrovnik and Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Residences

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Abu Simbel in Egypt is the Most Beautiful Temple in the World

The temples of Egypt are completely stunning. There is no other way to put it. 

From the pyramids outside of Cairo to the massive complex of Karnak and the hidden sites at the Valley of the Kings, Egypt has it all. 

One site in particular stands out as being what we consider to be the most beautiful temple in the world: Abu Simbel.

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A Day Trip to Saqqara, Dahshur, and Memphis Egypt on Your Holiday

For most visitors, the highlight of a trip to Cairo is almost always the majestic pyramids on the Giza plateau and the Sphinx.  As this spot is always on the top of must-see lists, it is not uncommon for it to be the very first place all travelers in Egypt visit. 

As I was visiting Egypt on a guided tour, I already had my stop at the pyramids scheduled for a few days later. Instead, I took the less traveled route and took a day trip even further back in time to the first pyramids Saqarra, Dahshur, and Memphis, Egypt.

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5 Sight Seeing Do’s and Don’ts for When You Visit Egypt

The Do and Don't list is something that I have always enjoyed watching on travel specials and am throwing my hand into the style with this new feature! 

While some of these features are often in the style of “you must do this” and “you might as well miss that,” this version will be formatted in a different way and in no way tell you not to do something major, as my misfortune might be someone else's highlight.

Instead, the “Do” will feature a specific place or thing to do in the destination that is a great site and/or experience, and the “Don't” will spotlight what to keep in mind during that activity that is not well known and publicized when planning the trip.

For all posts in this feature, check out the Do and Dont link in the category list on the side bar in the future for countries, cities, and regions!  Now, onward to 5 Egypt Do's and Don'ts!

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