Bond over the sun, sea, and sand in Mauritius

Mauritius the exotic island in the Indian Ocean, which has mastered the art of romance for newlyweds for decades, offers a range of experiences for every kind of couple — from water sports and under-sea activities to vibrant coral reefs, adventures like para-sailing, paragliding, and treks, romantic cruises and dinners on a boat or white, virgin beaches to couple rejuvenation activities like spas, massages, and meditation!

The honeymoon is a magical, golden time in a marriage when a couple celebrates their new love by sharing exciting, exotic experiences to bond over that they will fondly reminisce about years later. The honeymoon destination, therefore, has to be chosen with a lot of care! 

Mauritius, has mild temperatures throughout the year, crystal-clear turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, sugarcane plantations, and lush forests, and ranks as one of the world’s top wedding and honeymoon destinations for several reasons.

This tropical paradise ensures that different types of couples – be it nature lovers, beach and watersports lovers, adventure or leisure seekers, foodies, art appreciators,  or hard-core romantics get the best of immersive experiences. This can range from gold-tinged sunsets, private couples dinners on the beach, under the stars, and star gazing – takes back a lifetime of memories that will reignite the spark in their marriage for years to come!

Couples can choose from a variety of accommodations such as sea-facing,   five-star hotels and luxury villas on the island’s many beaches, In Port Louis, sample local delicacies and shop for traditional crafts at the  Central market, marvel at the city’s colonial architecture, or take a stroll along the waterfront promenade.

Couples can enjoy long romantic walks through the island’s beautiful stretch of beaches around the coast – whether in the north South East or West. , hike tits Unesco World Heritage Le Morne Mountain as well as other Mountains like Le Pouce and Lion Mountains.  or explore waterfalls like 7 cascades Chamarel and Rochester Falls Adventure-loving couples and the party-lovers can head to the North which is also popular for its water activities like a catamaran, dolphin watching or snorkeling in the Balaclava Marine Park. The Blue Safari submarine is ideal for those who do not swim or dive yet want to catch a glimpse of the underwater world. Grand Bay is known for its pulsating nightlife and couples can go pub and bar-hopping at its several nightclubs.

Honeymooners can also connect with nature by spending time in Mauritius’s several forests and nature reserves. The Black River Gorges National Park is a popular choice with its marked trails. Go zip-lining, skydiving, or just get on a helicopter ride for the best aerial views of the island, which also offers innumerable romantic settings for a lunch or dinner date.

Mauritius has only two seasons – Summer  (October – April) and Winter (May – September). Under the island’s winter sky, couples can stargaze and watch the Perseids, the annual meteor shower that occurs in August.

Its miles of palm-fringed sandy beaches,  almost entirely encircled by coral reefs, offer sanctuary for those who want to spend days lounging on the beach. The crystal clear waters are perfect for diving, snorkeling, swimming, and kayaking and that’s just the beginning.

What makes Mauritius different is that it has so much to offer beyond the beach. Whether it’s skydiving out of a plane, hiking through the mountains and National Parks, or soaking up the culture, this is truly a destination with something for everyone.

Mauritius’s diverse cultural heritage is reflected in the variety of cuisines one can enjoy here but the island is best known for its variety of seafood and spicy curries, The warmth and hospitality offered by the melting pot of cultures will add an extra dash of TLC to your romantic holiday, elevating your experience at the island beyond your wildest dreams.

The islands’ Dutch, French, and British legacies are reflected in colonial mansions and botanical gardens, while hospitable locals of African, Indian, and Chinese heritage give the island an authentic feel, with colourful markets and temples, fusion cuisine, and the sashaying séga.

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