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What could be a better place for a perfect honeymoon than the heavenly aura of the Indian Ocean? Choosing among the many islands in the majestic ocean can be pretty hard.  Our pick for an unforgettable honeymoon compel you to book your trip straight away. Pairs are made in heaven but are celebrated pompously on Earth. Weeks’ of stress, anxiety and fatigue are put to an end on the D-Day. Vows are not merely recitals at the tip of the tongue but urge the couple to fulfill their promises made to each other. The step to actualizing those oaths is to plan the perfect honeymoon in an amazing location.

Seychelles - La Digue - Grande Anse

Honeymoon in Mauritius

In midst of the big turquoise ocean lies a small tropical island known as the star and key of the Indian Ocean. Mauritius is set in a panoramic location. What intensifies its beauty is the arresting blend of its people and cultures. While some fulfill their dream of getting married on the cozy Mauritian beach, others prefer it as their honeymoon haven.

A romantic honeymoon is defined by the presence of your significant other and being showered constantly with love and kisses in an exotic setting. Our hotels in Mauritius make sure of that. Many hotels provide honeymooners a room facing the ocean. During the day, you are guided through the island visiting the famous tourist destinations.

mauritius reunion seychelles

 

The southern part of Mauritius attracts many people for its endemic flora and fauna, cool climate, historical places and attractions’ parks where people can participate in numerous activities.Visits to the local rhumerie and across the green sugarcane fields are also planned. Shopping for the local artisanal crafts and clothes is also the much preferred activity of many honeymooners. Le Saint Geran Hotel and Four Seasons Resort among many others offer honeymooners an erotic time together with a couple spa therapy.

Another feature included in the services is a romantic dinner on a private part of the beach in the twilight. Just imagine this: a table set on the glistening sand, the saltine breeze fanning you, toasting a glass of champagne to the setting sun and to your undying love and being greeted by the twinkling stars.

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After dinner you may as well take a romantic walk along the coast. When you reach your starting point, a wigwam surrounded by fairy lights and candles awaits you. The sound of the gushing waves may act as a lullaby while spending the night under the warmth of a replica of the Indian native tent on the beach. Now this is something to look forward to with your better half.

Honeymoon in Seychelles

The Seychelles archipelago consists of many islands that may be sorted into the most private to the least private one. Large islands like Mahé in Seychelles are quite reserved for couples who prefer a crowded and noisy environment. They may go for shopping while exploring the attractive spots on the island. While there, it is recommended to experience the Seychellois nightlife: beach parties, clubs and roaming through the main cities.

Couples desiring more privacy and comfort are recommended to book their stay at the resorts in Praslin or La Digue which are  in secluded but safe islets.

anse-lazio-praslin

 

On such islands, couples are offered an individual villa with a private pool respectively. All the villas stand facing the azure ocean. Couples are free to spend time with each other on their undisturbed part of the beach. Though the island is constantly monitored by security officers, it is not frequented by any other personnel of the staff. Hence, couples do not feel awkward by the presence of housekeeping staff. They may set themselves a romantic dinner on the beach.

 

Anse-Source-dArgent-La-Digue-Seychelles

Most couples like to explore the depths of the calm lagoon or sunbathe on the beach. The pool is also available for a night swim in each other’s arms under the umbrella of millions of stars. Doesn’t all seem to be a romantic scene from a movie? Just visualize it. This may be you cherishing every moment of your moment with your husband or wife. You may have to loosen your wallet a bit but it is all worth it as it promises that million dollar smile on your life-partner’s face.

So honeymooners, plan your trip to one of these islands (or maybe both) and ravish the presence of each other in your life.

Mauritius

When it comes to spending holidays in Mauritius, visitors can easily get confused with so many things to see. In fact the tropical island of Mauritius has everything to offer etched in mind holidays, a multi-destination island! The beaches of the island draw luxurious hotels and high class villas proposing top-notch services. Mauritius is world known for its legendary hospitality and it is clear that many tourists spend most of their time in hotels or chilling out on the hotel front beaches. But, the island isn’t just about beaches and deluxe resorts; there is an assortment of places to visit. In fact, it was quite a task to shrink down our list of the 10 places not to miss in Mauritius.

1. Port Louis

Located in the northeast of the island, Port-Louis is the capital city and main administrative centre of Mauritius. It is by far the most visited town of the island, probably because it is in Port Louis that you will observe the abundance of the Mauritian culture. The town is a living museum of Mauritius and its cultural diversity, like the crowded Port Louis market which provides a wide choice of local cuisine, street foods and scents. As your taxi driver would, we suggest that you taste the “Dholl Puri” and why not an “Alouda” also! The chances are that you will most likely go back to Port Louis and its market again; because it’s there that you will find unique Mauritian souvenirs!

Port Louis
Port Louis

2. Pamplemousses Botanical Garden

Just 20 minutes away from the capital, the botanical garden also known as the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden is an Eden 37ha regrouping many plants and spices (including endemic ones) beautifully set in romantic pathways. The main attraction of the botanical garden is undoubtedly the famous Water Lilly of Mauritius. You will redefine fauna and flora with this garden’s lakes, birds, giant tortoises and its wide variety of trees and foliage.  If you like plants, flowers and dreamy walks, this garden will definitely make your holiday!

SSR Botanical Garden Pamplemousses

3. Grand Bay

The small touristic village of Grand Bay is undoubtedly the main attraction of the north of Mauritius. Its public beach is considered by locals and tourists to be amongst the very best in Mauritius. Indeed, the beach of Grand Bay sets apart with its line of palm trees, fine milky white sand and a warm turquoise lagoon. With its constantly rising number of visitors, Grand Bay saw a lot of changes these last years. It is the first place in Mauritius that experienced a tourism boom and as a result, the small village now has several hotels and shopping centers. Grand Bay is permanently active with the numerous beach restaurants, bars and clubs and it is definitely the place to be to enjoy nightlife in Mauritius.

Grand-Baie-Aerial-View
Grand Baie Aerial View

4. Cap Malheureux

Cap Malheureux stands for ‘Cape of Misfortune’ and was named after the many shipwrecks which occurred there. The village is rather quiet but very famous for its pretty beach, its romantic red roof church and the magical view over Gunner’s point locally known as Coin de Mire.

Chapelle Notre Dame Auxiliatrice Cap Malheureux

5. Ile aux Cerfs

Ile aux Cerfs is a small paradise island of 87 hectares of luxuriant vegetation and exotic nature. The island is surrounded by sheltered emerald waters and pure white pristine beaches. The island is accessible by taxi boats or speedboat operators who operate on the Trou-d’Eau Douce public beach. Ile aux Cerf Island has a world-class hotel, a lush green golf course, and several restaurants. Whether you are visiting the island on family holidays or honeymoon, you will never get bored, there are many activities to enjoy like snorkelling, glass bottom, water skiing and many more water sports.

ile aux cerfs mauritius

6. Chamarel

Chamarel a small village located in the south has one of the most breathtaking views of the island. The Chamarel Falls is a range of quite a few waterfalls close to each other and the highest of them falls down to 100 meters. The viewpoint is reachable by taking the stairs and it is the perfect spot to selfie with Mother Nature! The village of Chamarel is also famous for its seven colored earth. This phenomenon is explained by the cooling at different temperatures of volcanic rocks, resulting in dunes of seven distinct colors. There is also an adventure park with intermediate challenges in the middle of natural sceneries, ideal for youngsters and group holidays!

Chamarel Seven colored Earth

7. Rochester Falls

Located in the south of the island, Rochester Falls is quite a unique place to visit in Mauritius. The waterfall is famous for its rare lava cliffs refined by years and years of erosion. When visiting the south of Mauritius, Rochester Falls is really worth a photo-stop. Each day, locals and tourists come see this amazing scenery and some even have a refreshing swim. The water is clear and calm, but swimming is not advised for beginners.

rochester falls souillac

8. Black River National Park

Also known as the Black River Gorge, this park spreads over 6574 ha of lush forest and wildlife. The park draws the most adventurous in search of wilderness in Mauritius. Hiking the park will get you carried away by a set of panoramic views as well as stunning landscapes, peaks and waterfalls. The National Park is the habitat of rare endemic bird species like the Green Echo Parakeet, the Mauritius Kestrel and the famous Pink Pigeon of Mauritius. Nature lovers will definitely love the Black River National Park and its long hiking trails.

Black River Gorges Nature Park

9. Le Morne

Though being a sad place by in a historical point of view, Le Morne is one of the most beautiful villages of Mauritius. The village is home to the “Morne Brabant” a single peak mountain encapsulating so much of Mauritius’ history in it. The place has been classified since 2008 as a UNESCO World Heritage site and it can be visited by trekking, the final view overlooking the Indian Ocean is quite astonishing. The locality also possesses the best beach of the south of Mauritius, Le Morne public beach. The beach is characterized by pure crystal water, comfortable white sand, rows of Casuarina trees and the “Morne Brabant” as background.

Le morne Brabant beach

10. Flic en Flac

Flic-en-Flac-Mauritius

Located just 20 minutes away from Port Louis and other cities in Mauritius, Flic en Flac is the best place to stay on the island. Flic en Flac is a village of several kilometers facing a continuously stretching white sand beach. With a water temperature of 27 degrees, a lapis Lazuli lagoon and a rich coral reef, Flic en Flac stands as one of the best beaches of Mauritius (if not already the best). Each year the village welcomes hundreds of thousand visitors and amongst them, many diving amateurs as Flic en Flac has the best spots for diving in Mauritius. Flic en Flac portrays the best sunsets in Mauritius and several big name hotels like the Pearle Beach Resorts and Villa Caroline lie along the coast of this beach.

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