The cost of room has included breakfast - today I finally made it. Only to discover it wasn't worth the effort of taking the elevator down, much less getting up for. Ate, showered (and shaved - who knows when I'll have water this hot again), packed, and checked out by eleven o'clock. Waited at the bus station for an hour then was told it would probably be another hour (I think he said hour, he might have said day) so I gave up. Mauritius is ending up being a place of splurges. Instead of waiting for the bus I hired a taxi (it's only $8 difference...)
I headed to Flic en Flac mainly for the diving so I decided to splurge again and went for a hotel with a dive center - right on the beach, each night is costing more than a weeks worth of accommodation in Morocco... it does include breakfast and diner though. I arranged to dive tomorrow morning, and spent the afternoon at the beach - the first time I've been to the beach since leaving the Florida, and the first time I've laid on the beach since leaving California. I bought a beer and watched the sunset, very peaceful, I'd forgotten how calming it is to watch - did make me a little lonely though. I've tried to live by the rule to not try to avoid splurges, rather try to make the splurges worth it. This is worth it.
Diner was a giant buffet of various curries and Creole foods. It was excellent except for the dessert selection which looked incredible but was somewhat disappointing. The problem with nice meals is that they're really not much fun by yourself.