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Introducing Mauritius

The tropical island paradise of Mauritius – known as ‘The Pearl of the Indian Ocean’ – is an exceptional location for celebrating a honeymoon or romantic getaway.

Famous for its outstanding natural beauty, Mauritius lies east of Madagascar and just south of the equator, and offers a selection of seemingly endless tropical white beaches that are just perfect for enjoying the warm sea and soaking up the sun with your partner.

Author Mark Twain was quoted as saying: “Mauritius was made first, then heaven was copied from it.” Mauritius is made up of four main islands and 22 largely uninhabited islands.


What to do and see in Mauritius

Should you tire of lazing around the pool or sunbathing on the beach, there’s an almost endless range of activities to choose from and sights to visit.

Explore Black River Gorges National Park on a walking tour, visit The Seven Coloured Earths (Terres des Sept Couleurs) in the Chamarel Plain and try to count the more than 300 species of plants and nine species of bird that are unique to Mauritius.

Hike to the summit of Montagne du Lion at Grand Port for great views, cool off with a swim at Tamarind Falls, go water skiing or parasailing on Ile aux Cerfs, snorkel the coral reefs or dive deep to spot black-tip reef sharks off Ile Pate.

Hook a blue marlin on a game fishing charter, try on a diving helmet with piped air and walk underwater at Belle Mare. Cruise around Grand Baie in a submarine and remember to take a horse-drawn carriage ride around the sugar estate at Domaine les Pailles.

Le Touessrok

Where to stay

Mauritius offers an excellent choice of 5-star resorts that typically front a pristine white-sand beach. Try the exclusive 5-star Touessrok Hotel on the small island of Ile aux Cerfs or succumb to the romance of the all-villa Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, an exclusive haven of solitude and luxury at Flic en Flac. Or rent a Mauritius honeymoon villa with your own private garden and pool – perfect for honeymoon couples.

Best months to visit Mauritius

The best months to honeymoon in Mauritius are from May to early December when the climate is warm and dry with an average temperature of 18°C to 24°C. Summer, from December to April, is hot, humid and wet, with an average temperature on the coast that ranges from 25°C to 33°C.

Getting there

Mauritius lies in the Indian Ocean, just off the southeast coast of Africa, due east of Madagascar.

International flights land at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, which is located 47km southeast of Port Louis. Taxis are available to the city while arriving guests are usually met by courtesy transport from the respective hotels and resorts.

Latest update about this honeymoon destination: 14 March, 2017


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