All you need is love—these luxurious hotels take care of the rest. A good hotel, much like a good relationship, provides that perfect alchemy of comfort and excitement, intrigue and indulgence. The trick is in finding your match. The islands in the Indian Ocean – Mauritius, Seychelles and Reunion – have so much to offer to you love birds. Here are the top romantic hotels in those wonderful piece of paradise scattered in the wonderful Indian Ocean!
Top Romantic Hotels in the Seychelles!
Mauritius and Reunion are both islands with white beaches lapped by warm shimmering waves. But the Seychelles is sexy. The tropical air is filled with powerful scents and the sensuously shaped boulders free the visitor to indulge the senses like never before. Giant Coco-de-Mer palm trees have become a symbol of these 115 islands floating in the middle of the Indian Ocean. For mere mortals, the islands offer unparalleled glorious natural beauty, clear seas and a vibrant creole culture. Here are the most romantic places to stay if you’ve chosen the Seychelles for your Valentines Holiday:
Domaine de L’Orangeraie, La Digue
La Digue, the traffic-free island, has a distinctively romantic atmosphere. The overwhelming majority of the visitors being couples confirm how ideal the island remains for lovers. Domaine de L’Orangeraie has a French ambience, and honeymooners should take the villas de charme (hillside rooms) in preference to the garden villas. Made of wood and snuggled into the boulders the villas look out to sea and have a unique tree house, although luxurious, feel. A short walk down to the elegant pool terrace takes you to a setting that wouldn’t be out of place on the Cote d’Azure. Do not forget to enjoy an Ox Cart ride to visit this beautiful island where time seems to have stopped.
La Reserve, Praslin
La Reserve sits directly on Anse Petite Coeur on Praslin, Seychelles’ second largest island. Praslin boasts the unique and erotic Coco-de-Mer forest and there are several offshore island excursions available that show off the best of the archipelago’s nature. With only 40 rooms the resort is designed for couples – ‘colonial villas’ are the best. You will definitely enjoy the perfect Valentines day in this beautiful hotel.
Frégate has just 16 large, very private villas each with its own pool. The island houses seven beaches – all of them gorgeous and you also have the opportunity to reserve one of those for private use each day with meals and drinks transported by the staff at the time of your choice. The real attraction of the island is its granite outcrops and resident turtles, tortoises, flying foxes and the feeling of being immersed in a tropical dream.
Cousine covers more than 60 acres but allows only a maximum of eight guests. The owners have dedicated the island to nature and encouraged breeding populations of sooty and fairy terns, and critically endangered magpie robins as well as green and hawksbill turtle nests. Well, if you are planning on something unique for your loved one, you can hire the whole island just for you tow. Even though it might be small, it doesn’t mean the island is basic – there is a spa, a fabulous pool and panoramic views of distant islands all around.
The emphasis is on putting the guests in touch with the archipelago’s natural beauty – and induce a sense of natural balance with nature. The 11 villas comprising of a presidential one have all been carefully styled to Fabulous views of nearby Silhouette Island and long, brilliant white beaches, indeed, make it the perfect spot for people in love.
Four Seasons Resort Seychelles, Mahé
Suspended precipitously on the lavish slopes of Mahé, the resort overlooks one of the finest swimming beaches in all of Seychelles. Villas are designed to ensure privacy, with exquisite plunge pools and spectacular bathrooms. Everything is perfectly appointed and blending with other guests is optional. Many guests simply never feel the need to leave the resort which means hugs all the day with your loved one!
Desroches Island, Amirantes
Desroches is 280 km south of Mahé in the Amirantes group. Exploring the island paths by bicycle is a favourite activity while snorkelling and kayaking are easy from the beach in front of the villas which have an elegant outdoor-indoor appeal. On this island, you will enjoy spending time together doing some activities while enjoying your Valentines day. The island is easily big enough to find a secluded spot to enjoy the endless vista of the ocean.
Top Romantic Hotels in Mauritius
Mauritius, with its miles of beautiful white-sand beaches, backed by sumptuous forests and dramatic volcanic peaks, is made for romance, with some of the best luxury hotels in the Indian Ocean. Private plunge pools, butlers and helicopter transfers are on offer, along with some of the best gourmet restaurants in the region and top-notch spas. It’s no surprise that Mauritius regularly tops lists of the world’s most romantic holiday islands. There’s also plenty to do and see away from the beach, from visiting colourful markets, riotous temples and colonial houses to the thrill of riding the longest zip-line ride in the world or a tandem skydive from 10,000ft. Well, here is a list of hotels where you can fancy spending your Valentines day:
Villas Caroline Hotel
Nestled on one of the most enchanting spots in Mauritius, Villas Caroline Hotel invites you lovers to enjoy Valentines day in the privacy of its bungalows merely steps from the crystalline waters. Take a romantic dip or snorkel anytime right from your private cocoon. Dine on your very own terrace, accompanied only by a surreal setting sun without leaving the comfort of your bungalow. Their suites are elegantly furnished, relaxed and spacious with incredible views of the Indian Ocean.
Le Touessrok brings tropical elegance in a heavenly setting and was voted ‘Best Hotel in Africa and the Indian Ocean’ three years running in The Daily Telegraph’s Ultra travel Awards. With its various fabulous facilities, a beautiful location on a private cape and its outstanding service, Le Touessrok’s two offshore islands make it stand out from the leading hotels.
Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort
A dynamic yet intimate five-star, colonial-style resort which can be found on a quiet but narrow stretch of sandy beach offering good watersports, including its own kitesurfing school, Heritage Le Telfair has it all to conquer you lovers. It remains one of the few colonial-style hotels on the island, it is a two storeys high, old-fashioned, “French village” with classically elegant rooms in white painted wooden buildings and old-fashioned signs.
St Regis Mauritius Resort
Located on the southwestern side of the island, the soft white sands of Le Morne Beach, the St. Regis Mauritius Resort is a five star luxury resort with 172 guest rooms and suites with breathtaking views over the Indian Ocean waters. When you reach there, you’re made to feel a house guest, with a butler on standby. The resort made of basalt and wood, painted a tranquil taupe with muslin-draped sun loungers by the pool, invoke a past times glamour, whereas the Iridium spa is daringly modern.
Lakaz Chamarel Exclusive Lodge
Nestled in flower-filled tropical gardens, nothing is as beautiful as this spot found in the middle of the island. It has a welcoming, bohemian vibe with gravels inscribed with inspirational words, statues of deities in the lovely garden, and a fresh sugar cane body scrub room gift.
The eco-lodges and suites are hidden discreetly among mango trees, frangipani and hibiscus and suites have generous private pools and stupendous coastal views. Cookery lessons, yoga and meditation, on a platform overlooking a labyrinth, are also available on request. Isn’t that the best place to celebrate your love and spend a good time together?
Top Romantic Hotels in Reunion
The French Island, Reunion, is an island of true contrasts, and remains unknown to many of the world’s travelers. That’s unfortunate! This unique island in the middle of the Indian Ocean is simply one of the most captivating spots on earth.
Reunion Island is located in the middle of Indian ocean, and offers unparalleled vacation opportunities for you lovers. If you’re looking for a place to chill out, then without any doubt travel Reunion Island. You will definitely enjoy a great romantic vacation doing plenty of stuff with your loved one!
Hotel Les Creoles
Situated in dreamlike location in the heart of the seaside resort of l’Ermitage, close to the port of Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Hotel Les Creoles remains an ideal place for you lovers to spend holidays. Having in its vicinity casino, sports clubs, the lagoon (100meters by footpath), cinema, restaurants, night clubs and the Mail de Rodrigues comprising of about twenty retailers, you will definitely have a lot to do together while visiting the beautiful island of Reunion.
Featuring a swimming pool surrounded by sun loungers and palm trees, the Archipel Residence is located 1.9 km from the beach of Roches Noires, on the northwest coast of the island of Reunion and is indeed another great spot for lovers to spend some time together.
Hotel Le St-Pierre
Located in the heart of the city of Saint-Pierre on the southwest coast of the beautiful volcanic island, Hotel Le Saint-Pierre proudly overlooks with its modern architecture a shimmering expanse of water surrounded by a marina sheltering ships and catamarans.
A privileged location in the famous Golden square of Saint-Pierre. Le Saint-Pierre is perfectly integrated into the lifestyle of the metropolitan city. A city under the wind, the sun and the blue sky perfect as romantic getaway,
LUX have won awards for ‘Most Romantic Hotel’ various times, and LUX Ile de la Réunion faces a sparkling stretch of aqua-blue waters, fringed by a stretch of perfect sands. In this well-appointed hotel you can renew your vows on the beach, or enjoy a couples massage under a garden bower facing the sea.
Well do not forget…. For lovers…. It’s valentines day everyday!
Happy Valentines Day Lovers <3