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.
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.
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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