We, the crew of the Sports Illustrated Swimwear Issue recently traveled to Mauritius for our annual Magazine and Television shoot where Christian Lefèvre and his Coquille Bonheur team were solely responsible for our complex travel, touring, shooting and occasionally social requirements, over a 3 week period – which they executed effortlessly and with great professionalism.

Their friendly, reliable, informative, attention to detail and 'no problem' attitude made them a pleasure to deal with, and I will go as far as to say that they have been the best Ground Tour Operators we have worked with over the past 14 years.

Thank you and kind regards,

Greg Carswell, Managing Director - Netsport Media Sports Illustrated Swimwear - South Africa

We have conducted business with Mr Christian Lefèvre, owner of Coquille Bonheur, from the inception of his DMC operation in Mauritius. In fact, I first met Mr Lefèvre during his time as the principle of a Zimbabwe DMC and continued to do business with him after his return to Mauritius.

Wildlife Safari is the premier luxury tour operator to Africa, India, Arabia & Indian Ocean, so I expect our clients must be handled by the best DMC in each of our destinations and "service, service, service" is my priority over "price, price, price".

There are several other DMCs' in Mauritius, each claiming to be bigger, older, cheaper, but none are better than Coquille Bonheur. Mr Lefèvre's commitment to his destination, "hands on" management and attention to detail gives every client the impression they are special.

I consider it a privilege to have Coquille Bonheur as my DMC in Mauritius.

Trevor Fernandes, Managing Director Wildlife Safari

We have personally known and worked with Mr Christian Lefèvre over the past 15 years, in his previous Destination Management companies. (Zimbabwe / Seychelles/Comores).

Thompsons Holidays together with Coquille Bonheur decided to work together and implement new strategic initiatives in Mauritius to grow Thompsons Holidays business.

With Coquille Bonheur as our Partner, we are able to offer distinctive, differentiated, competitive and superior on the ground service delivery.

We have been provided with the opportunity to Brand our vehicles in Thompsons Holidays livery, supply unique Meet and Greet touches plus offer our clients Concierge services in our Top Performing Hotels.

Coquille Bonheur provides Thompsons Holidays with a customer focused range of services.

With Christian and his team's right mix of attitude, knowledge, ability and experience we can constantly meet our customers' requirements and surpass expectations.

Coquille Bonheur led by Christian, a highly professional person, is not just another Destination Management Company but a Loyal forward thinking partner and Team player.

We can confidently recommend Coquille Bonheur to any progressive organisation that would be considering increasing their business and offering unparalleled service to their clients in Mauritius

Yours Sincerely

Joanne Adolphe - CEO

To whom it may concern

This serves to inform that we have been using the services of Coquille Bonheur for quite a few years now and we have found them to be the most professional to deal with on every level. They offer excellent service, are courteous and always willing to go the extra mile. We have used other DMC's in Mauritius in the past and I highly recommend their services. For any further details please feel free to contact me

Steve Ellis - Managing Director, Personal Africa

Je soussignée, Claire Le Lay, directrice de la société Hémisphère Events, certifie par la présente, que depui la création de notre entreprise, organisatrice d'événements, de spectacles et de concerts, nous avions confié l'accueil et le transfertde nos artistes au Tour Opérateur Coquille Bonheur.

C'est grâce a leur logistique, a leur grand professionnalisme et l'extrême amabilité de leur personnel,que toutes nos stars (Raphaël, LA Nouvelle Star, Abba Gold, Christophe Maé, Christophe Willem, Amel Bent, Fréderic François, Garou, Florence Foresti, bien d'autres et leurs équipes) ont eu grand plaisir à se produire sur scène à Maurice.

Le transport est une partie très importante et complex de noyre organisation, d'une part pour le confort des stars qui ont parfois de longs trajects à effectuer pour assurer leur promotion ou monter sur scène, d'autre part car ils son accompagnés chaque fois d'une quinzaine de personnes (musiciens et techniciens) qui o chacun des emplois du temps très complex surtou sujets à divers chanements de dernière minutes, que Coquille Bonheur a toujour assuré dans des délais très courts avec un parfaiete exactitude et disponibilité.

Je confirme donc par la présente, combien nous sommes heureux de cette collaboration indispensable pour garantir le succès de nos spectacles et concerts.

La direction de Coquille Bonheur, notamment Monsieur Christian Lefèvre, sait qu'elle peut compter sur notre fidélité pour nos futurs accueils de stars, et combien nous sommes honorés de les avoir comme receptif et transporteur de nos artistes, lesquels sont appelés à devenir des ambassadeurs de l'lle Maurice en témoignant à leur retour en Europe de la qualité et du professionnalisme avec lesquels ils ont été accueillis.

Fait à Port-Louis, le 16 aout 2010

Claire Le Lay - Directrice Générale

Coquille Bonheur is our Destination Management Company in Mauritius and I am very proud to be associated with them. We are a luxury tour operator and expect the best for our clients, and without hesitation I can say that Coquille Bonheur has provided us with an outstanding level of service. Mr Lefèvre is a committed and highly professional gentleman and it is a pleasure to be conducting business with him and his extremely talented team at Coquille Bonheur.

I can confidently recommend Coquille Bonheur to any organisation that would be considering doing business with them.

Shafique Cockar - Head of product & Marketing, Airworld Tours

Hi Chi just to let you know we have just returned home, and luckily got the return flight we were booked on too. First off, thank you so much for arranging our holiday and to thank you all the representatives of air world tours, especially Nathalie (from Coquille Bonheur) in Mauritius for taking care of us.

Everything you arranged went smoothly from the pick up at the airport to keeping us informed about volcanic ash problem and any events affecting us. We have put your in our address book and any overseas holidays we will certainly come back to you, and will advice any friends and family to use your office too.

Many thanks David and Christine Cunningham

Dear Sweta,

We would both like to thank you for one of the best holidays we have ever had.

Your service during the booking period was 1st class promptly answering any questions we had, your agents at Mauritius airport were very good also and we definitely use you again when we return sooner rather than later we hope to your wonderful island.

The Beau Rivage was a true 5 star. The location, food, rooms and the service were excellent and we came back feeling well and truly spoilt and pampered. We would recommend anyone staying here to do as we did and stay on the "Luxury Package" as this enables you to experience all of the great restaurants at this hotel and have no nasty bills for food or drink at the end of your stay. We can assure you that although this is expensive it is well worth the cost.

Once again Sweta thank you very much


John and Rita Swainson

Dear Tasneem,

We had a great holiday, thank you! Accommodation, hotel restaurants and activities were very good.

We were on half board but probably all inclusive would have been better because the price level of food and drinks was quite high in the hotel. Coquille-Bonheur had also excellent service. We took two day trips from then: one roundtrip around the island and one catamaran cruise. Both were very well organized and interesting

Best regards.

Laila Castren

Dear Tasneem.

Everything was perfect. Coquille Bonheur people were very friendly and helped me a lot when my bags didn't arrive. In fact, they came in the next flight, one hour later, and they took the group to the hotel and came back to take me and the bags.

The Shandrani is a very nice place and we had a wonderful time there

Thank you very much for your help and I hope we can arrange a new trip in the future.


Marcelo Monteiro

Dear Susie and Laine

Just to report back that the holiday was excellent. Hotel still up to its old standard, like returning to old family friends by now. Weather very much better than on our usual Jan/Feb visits, so we shall switch to November in future, but next time take in November 26 when the hotel celebrates its own birthday each year.

Your new agents Coquille Bonheur are a great improvement on White Sands. Very helpful on arrival but particularly helpful on departure. We did not check in online either going out or coming back. The CB man stayed with us all through the check in procedure, helping us overcome a few difficulties. We used them once to go to Chamarel and the diver/guide was excellent…..

Many thanks for the basket, already serving now as a bag for life, the rum and the telephone which we did use once or twice.

Thank you both for your help


John Richardson

Dear Sandrine,

Hope you are keeping well.

I wish to thank you for the high level of service you provided us during our All African SD Distributors Meeting which was held last week. Your service contributed to the success in the organization of the meeting.

My thanks go also to the Coquille Bonheur Team

Best regards,

Clive RENE - Head of Department Medical Consumables & Diagnostics Department, Ducray Lenoir Ltd

Hello Sandrine

I fell in love with your beautiful island and the Mauritians all over again. We arrived back in Johannesburg yesterday, just a little tired after the early start. Thank-you for a fabulous trip (we were spoilt) and sorting out the missing camera for us. We were in good hands with Thompsons. I also wish to extend my thanks to Goranah, our driver, for whisking us around the island and for being so accommodating and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for him. I will be in touch with John today to give him some feedback and the way forward.



Hi Christian,

I would like to thank you and the team of Coquille Bonheur for taking care of our trip from the minute we arrived until we left Mauritius. Everyone enjoyed the trip immensely and left Mauritius with the commitment to come back and the knowledge to sell the destination better. I have asked everyone to send me their final feedback and will then send you a summary of the most important points. Pls thank the team and particularly Eddy and Kevin for taking care of us so well.

Have a nice evening,


Hello Sandrine

Thank you to Cindy and Patrick who looked after us so well while we were on our wonderful holiday in Mauritius. Please let them know how much we appreciated their help in accessing the National Archive and in showing us around the north of the island.
Our thanks again

The Family Barnett, Brenda Barnett