For a tropical island getaway like no other, there’s only one honeymoon destination as far as we’re concerned. Mauritius has history, scenery, culture, critically acclaimed cuisine and a flawless reputation for setting the scene on countless unforgettable holidays. One of the most popular honeymoon destinations on the planet, Mauritius still manages to give the feeling of seclusion, remoteness and privacy – all the while providing supreme levels of luxury.
We spoke to online travel agents at Destination2.co.uk to find out what makes Mauritius the dream honeymoon destination.
Honeymoon in Mauritius
When you’re looking for R&R&R (rest, recuperation and romance) after the thrills and spills of your wedding, why should you choose Mauritius? If you’re looking to shut yourself off from the real world, escape to paradise and be pampered beyond belief, Mauritius should be at the top of the list. Loved by honeymooners, this idyll in the Indian Ocean is as close to heaven as you can get.
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From gliding kestrels to giant tortoises roaming free, Mauritius is unspoilt, remote but also home to the highest standards of comfort and luxury – the perfect combination for the ultimate holiday: your honeymoon.
What to do on your Mauritius honeymoon
While you may just want to stay within the grounds of your luxury hotel and relax on the private beach, there are lots of things to see and places to visit on your Mauritius honeymoon. The awe-inspiring Tamarind Falls, the sacred lake of Ganga Talao, the bustling Port Louis, deep sea fishing expeditions, dolphin and whale spotting are all must-dos.
Where to stay on your Mauritian honeymoon
One of the more difficult choices when planning your Mauritius honeymoon is picking where you want to stay. The island has hotels to suit everyone’s budget including countless luxury hotels and resorts. Beachfront retreats with private pool villas, boutique hotels and luxury wellness resorts welcome guests through their doors for a week or two of indulgence, impeccable service and unforgettable memories.
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If you want an alternative to the large resorts, Mauritius has some wonderful hideaways found on the little islands the surround the main island. Areas to look include Flic en Flac, Palmar and Le Morne - all beautiful places which make the perfect base for your stay on the island.
Why honeymooners love Mauritius so much
Mauritius, being one of only a few tropical islands free of monsoons, has a good year-round climate. With great weather in June, July and August, making it the perfect honeymoon destination for summer weddings. It is also a place where you can have any type of holiday – whether it’s staying on a cabana on the beach being handed cocktail on the hour every hour, trekking around the lush mountainsides and temples of the island, trailing around the spice markets and boutiques of the capital or enjoying the adrenaline-fuelled activities on the coast and mainland.
Making sure your honeymoon is the holiday of your dreams is so important. When real life sets in, you can think back to the magical moments you shared with your partner on this island paradise – and consider it the perfect beginning for the journey ahead.
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