You just vowed ‘Yes I Do’ and you are planning to celebrate honeymoon on a romantic island? Choose Mauritius.  Here’s why:

The island of Mauritius is one of the world’s most romantic travel destinations. In fact, Mauritius won the World Travel Award of World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination for the past three years.

World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination 2014: Mauritius

World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination 2013: Mauritius

World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination 2012: Mauritius

Mauritius: a love nest

Honeymoon in Mauritius

Famous for its emerald-carpeted lagoons and pristine beaches, Mauritius is the most visited island of the Indian Ocean. Upon arrival at the International airport and hotel, romance is in the air. Newlyweds are welcomed with natural flower garland, romantic dinner, free wine and much more.

The island of Mauritius offer an embarrassment of romantic riches to its visitors. Between the romantic beach hotels (Mauritius Hotels) to the dreamy catamaran cruises, Mauritius invites for amorousness. The island has numerous places of attractions to match all honeymooner’s whims.  Here are some romantic places in Mauritius for newlyweds:

Flic en Flac

Flic-enFlac-Mauritius-Sunset

The small touristic village of Flic en Flac has one of the most romantic beaches in Mauritius. Couples can enjoy the sublime pristine beach and the numerous activities like, diving, snorkeling, parasailing, surfing, and swim with dolphins.

Most hotels of Flic en Flac offer exclusive honeymoon packages already including the activities. Along the main road of the village, you will have the choice between beach restaurants, spas, pubs, nightclubs and casinos to spend your free time.

SSR Botanical Garden

SSR Botanical Garden Mauritius

Also known as the Pamplemousses botanical garden, this park designed by the famous French governor Mahé de Labourdonnais stretches over 37 hectares. The garden shelters the largest palm tree collection of Mauritius and other endemic species.

The garden is famed for its giant water lilies and its romantic alleys. During a stroll of two hours, you will discover the most aromatic plants of the island and some exotic birds and the giant tortoise of Mauritius.

Ile aux Cerfs

Parasailing Ile Aux Cerfs

Located inside the east lagoon of Mauritius, Ile aux Cerfs is a paradise within paradise. The small island of nearly 100 ha is almost completely surrounded with pristine white sand beaches, a must-see for every visitor, especially honeymooners

With its small private beaches, absolute turquoise waters and luxurious flora, Ile aux Cerfs is bliss for newlyweds and couples. Besides the natural attractions, Ile aux Cerfs has several beach restaurants, a golf course and many watersport activities like parasailing and waterski.

The South

le morne plage

Blessed with wild beaches, lush hillsides, and glittering waterfalls, the southern region of Mauritius offers a lot of natural places to visit. Beach side, the south of Mauritius offers a variety of beaches, from rock cliffs to white sand beaches.

The best place to start your trip to the south is Le Morne, a beautiful village blessed with the finest beach of Mauritius and a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You can also trip to Chamarel, Snorkel at Blue Bay and halt at Gris Gris.

The Church of Notre Dame de l’Auxiliatrice in Cap Malheureux

Chapelle Notre Dame Auxiliatrice Cap Malheureux

If you are looking for a romantic photo in Mauritius, visit the northern village of Cap Malheureux. Its red roofed church with Gunner’s Coin Island as backdrop is represent a perfect shot for couples and honeymooners.

The church is located right on the beach of Cap Malheureux and given the region’s peaceful atmosphere, you can stroll the beach and impregnate its warm lagoon. Cap Malheureux is not a touristic village, rather a fishing village. You will find some small but unique restaurants few metres from the beach.

Hotels

Your honeymoon in Mauritius deserves an unforgettable gift, a magical atmosphere with the beach at your footsteps. We have compiled for you two of the best hotels for honeymoon in Mauritius:

Villa Caroline Hotel

Villa Caroline

Though a 4 star hotel, Villa Caroline Hotel & Spa Mauritius has the ideal setting for honeymoon in Mauritius. The hotel and its separate villas is located right on the beach of Flic en Flac. The hotel offers a variety of accommodation but reserves its best beach villas for newlyweds.

Its deluxe rooms and sea view bungalows are decorated as a love nest for honeymooners. The hotel also offers many facilities for couples, basket of exotic fruit, 1 bottle or sparkling wine, romantic beach dinner, free spa sessions and 1 Pareo for the bride.

Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius

Located in the east, Shangri-La’s Resort is a landmark of elegance in Mauritius. Its exclusive suites and rooms are decorated with beautiful antique furniture and are located on the beachfront, offering uninterrupted views over the dazzling beach of Trou d’Eau Douce.

The contemporary style mixed with a tropical outdoor create a beautiful and chic atmosphere to transport you during your honeymoon in Mauritius on a cloud of romance and intimacy.

Tips

  • Do not hesitate to declare that you are newlyweds. Sometimes you might be surprised. It can be free champagne from your airline or a taxi driver suggesting you a romantic location.
  • Organization is key! Plan your post wedding trip accordingly to the destination. For example, the best time to visit the island of Mauritius for honeymoon is November.
  • Read reviews on TripAdvisor, Booking or Trivago concerning the hotel you are about to book. Check the photos on the front beach and the neighbouring activities.
  • You fantasized years on this idyllic trip, do not lose time queuing for money change or pigeonhole trips. Instead, foresee some local currency, credit card.
  • Rent a car, or a scooter and make your way to Mauritius at your own pace. Be free!
  •  Bring your camera and spare memory cards, that’s a way to immortalize your honeymoon in Mauritius.

If you have further question relating to honeymoon and wedding in Mauritius, do not hesitate to leave us a comment.

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