The ocean has a calming effect on our senses and brings us closer to the raw power of nature. Beach holidays are ideal for sun seekers, lovers of water sports and die hard romantics. Mauritius is a hotspot for island holiday addicts! Located in the warm Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa, this pristine tropical island gives rise to some of the most spectacular scenery. Bright blue oceans spill onto the shores of powder white sand framed by swaying palm trees. Manicured golf courses, five star resorts, lush vegetation covering mountainous regions ideal for trekking, and a culture heavily influenced by a mix of French and Mauritian Creole; it’s no surprise that Mauritius is a sought after destination for honeymooners.
For sightseers there are two UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Aapravasi Ghat and Le Morne Cultural Landscape), botanical gardens, mountain trekking and a variety of world-renown golf courses. The island, although a luxury destination, is not overcrowded with resorts and tourism; and still remains affordable. There’s still something respectful, untouched, real and authentic about Mauritius.
Come golden hour, you will be floored at the exquisite colours possessing the sky above turquoise waters. You’ll find yourself faced with an array of activities. From snorkelling to windsurfing, water skiing and sailing; there’s plenty to do right on your doorstep. A water sport enthusiast’s dream and a beach goer’s heaven.
We’ve created 2 Mauritius honeymoon itineraries specifically catered towards honeymoon couples wanting to visit the island of love, and we’ve also showcased two of our favourite hotels.
The Sands is a hideaway located in west Mauritius, and is the ideal destination for a host of water-sports. If you’d prefer to relax instead of engaging in anything too active, there’s also a deluxe spa venue on site. When evening time slowly rolls around, you have the choice of three restaurants offering a heady mix of cuisine. The delightful Dolphin bar has an extensive range of local rums and is the perfect place to idle away the time.
Here are a few of activities on offer at the Sands Resort and Spa :
• Glass-bottom boat
• Kayaks – single and double
• Water skiing
Not your vibe? Then just relax on that sugar-white beach with a Pina Colada in hand.
North Mauritius is the place to “live the high life”. Shopping, restaurants and unwinding on exquisite beaches is the order of the day in this part of Mauritius.
The Oberoi is hugged by lush, sub-tropical gardens and is located RIGHT on the shores of Turtle Bay. Turtle Bay is a marine park complete with a coral reef. The bonus? The Oberai has access to its own stretch of six hundred metre beach. This is the perfect spot to watch sunsets and bask in the glow of golden hour. Nothing screams honeymoon destination like a sunset and pristine beach.
Here are our top choice of two resort hotels suggestions for those honeymooning in Mauritius.
Shandrani Resort, East Coast of Mauritius
Located on the east coast of Mauritius, the Shandrani Resort is a leading 5 star resort for both families and honeymoon couples. There’s a host of both land and water sports, restaurants, bars and facilities. There are three beaches waiting to be explored. Surrounded by the Blue Bay Marine Park, the Shandrani is also ideally located on a private peninsula. Paradise found!
Constance Le Prince Maurice
A remote and intimate place in a secluded setting – this is the order of the day at Constance Le Prince Maurice. Surrounded by sea, natural reserves and tropical greenery, this truly is a gem of Mauritius. Our favourite rooms? Well, those would have to be the island huts that appear to be floating in the middle ocean.