Mauritius Honeymoon Travel Guide
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 consists 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.
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Mauritius offers an excellent choice of 5-star resorts that typically front a pristine white-sand beach, including the following…
Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita
Location: Beau Champ, Trou d'Eau Douce
Ave nightly price: AUD1,784 per room
Description: Surrounded by tropical lush gardens and the crystalline waters of the Indian Ocean, the Four Seasons Resort Mauritius includes 4 pools. It offers complimentary use of the golf course designed by Ernie Els. The Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita offers elegantly decorated villas with private gardens. They all come with a TV with DVD player and an iPod/iPhone docking station. Some include a private pool. The on-site restaurant offers a variety of dishes, mixing the local tradition and fresh fish with continental classics. Cooking classes with the resort’s chefs are also available. Guests can wake up and enjoy a relaxing yoga session, or head to the wellness centre for a massage or a beauty treatment. Daily snorkelling excursions are also organized by the staff.
Shangri-La's Le Touessrok Resort & Spa
Location: Coastal Road, Trou d'Eau Douce
Ave nightly price: AUD721 per room
Description: Located along the white sand, palm-fringed beach of Trou d’Eau Douce Bay, Shangri-La's Le Touessrok Resort & Spa is set in a tropical garden and offers a spa and wellness centre, 18-hole golf course and outdoor pool. The elegant rooms feature Mauritian style décor and offer views of the Indian Ocean. They come equipped with a flat-screen satellite TV, sofa and tea-and-coffee-making facilities. Shangri-La's Le Touessrok Resort & Spa resort features five restaurants and three bars provide a lively yet sophisticated offering, including Le Bazar restaurant, a dynamic food theatre featuring dishes from around the world, Safran, the internationally acclaimed Indian restaurant, Kushi a Japanese restaurant with sensational sea views and Yakiniku grills, and Republik Beach Club & Grill, a trendy beach club serving Mediterranean cuisine and barbecue grills. Shangri-La's Le Touessrok Resort & Spa also features a private island, Ilot Magenie, which is open exclusively to Shangri-La's guests and features a trendy beach club and on-island butlers The resort boasts an array of facilities and activities which guests can enjoy during their stay, including a fitness centre, sun terrace and bar, and golf and windsurfing. CHI, The Spa has a variety of massages and treatments. Free WiFi is available.
Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa
Ave nightly price: AUD554 per room
Description: This luxurious 5-star Hilton resort has a beachfront location 4 km from Flic en Flac. It offers on-site diving tuition, a choice of 4 restaurants and a lagoon-style swimming pool. The guest rooms at Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa are extremely spacious, and each has a luxury marble bathroom and a large terrace with views of the grounds or the Indian Ocean. The Hilton Mauritius restaurant options include beachside dining, freshly caught seafood and Thai specialties. The Vista Bar serves local rum and enjoys sunset views. Spa facilities at Hilton Mauritius include massage therapies and relaxing saunas. Recreational facilities include tennis courts, a water sports center and a golf putting green. The highlight of the resort is its long stretch of white-sand beach where you can swim or learn water sports.
Sands Suites Resort & Spa
Prices: from AUD523 per room
Description: Overlooking the lagoon at Tamarin Bay, Sands Suites Resort & Spa is situated on Flic-en-Flac Beach. The resort boasts a spa, a gym and 2 tennis courts. Free Water sport activities are available. With elegant decor, the bright and spacious rooms feature a balcony or terrace. They are equipped with a flat-screen TV, a telephone, a minibar and air conditioning. The bathroom has a separate bath and shower. You can enjoy sea and garden views. Sands Suites Resort has 3 restaurants. Tamarind Terrace serves International and local cuisine while guests can dine a la carte at Spices. The PinkPepperCorn is the resort's beach restaurant and specialises in romantic dinners. On selected days, the resort offers evening entertainment. Cocktails can be enjoyed at the bar. Guests can unwind at the spa, which offers 4 treatment rooms, a sauna, a steam room and a hair and beauty saloon. Complimentary water sports activities include wind surfing and snorkelling. Boat cruises and diving lessons can be arranged for a surcharge. Guests can also golf at a nearby 18-hole championship course.
Beachcomber Royal Palm Hotel
Location: Grand Baie
Ave nightly price: AUD1,198 per room
Description: Overlooking the Grand Bay, the hotel features a private beach, outdoor swimming pool, and tennis courts. It also has a spa centre, and offers a number of land and water sports to guests. All of the suites at the Beachcomber Royal Palm Hotel have a private patio with views of the tropical gardens and Grand Bay. They include free Wi-Fi, private bathrooms with double basins and separate baths and showers. The 3 à la carte restaurants include Le Bar Plage on the beach and La Goélette overlooking the bay. There is also a hotel bar with live music in the evenings. The Royal Palm offers guests a range of activities, including water-skiing, snorkelling, and glass-bottom boat tours. Transfers can be arranged on request, including via Rolls Royce Phantom and helicopter.
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Alternatively, rent a Mauritius honeymoon villa with your own private garden and pool – perfect for honeymoon couples.
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 (64°F) to 24°C (75°F).
Summer, from December to April, is hot, humid and wet, with an average temperature on the coast that ranges from 25°C (77°F) to 33°C (91°F).
For more climate info: Mauritius Weather Guide…
Latest update about Mauritius honeymoon destination: 10 April, 2017