Honeymooners will revel in this secluded, luxurious island off the coast of Madagascar.
If your honeymoon dream revolves around palm-fringed beaches, lazy sunshine-filled days and warm, starry evenings, Mauritius, a magnificent island located just off the coast of Madagascar, is the perfect honeymoon destination for you and your new husband or wife.
Deciding to honeymoon in Mauritius is a decision you and your partner will never regret. In fact, after reading this article, you may very well be tempted to head straight to the airport and purchase a one-way ticket to the literal piece of paradise that is Mauritius for you and your partner.
Here are some of the top reasons why Mauritius is a great honeymoon destination, and why it should be at the very top of every soon-to-be-married couple and newlywed couple’s honeymoon destination bucket list.
Mauritius is pure paradise!
A honeymoon to Mauritius is the perfect choice for couples who want to spend their first few weeks of wedded bliss in a real-life paradise. From its stunning year-round sunny weather, dazzling powder white beaches, warm Indian Ocean waters, and exceptional array of world-class hotels and romantic escapes in beyond breath-taking locations, the island of sugar and spice has been delivering flawless honeymoons for decades.
Your Mauritius honeymoon begins the moment you step off the plane to be met with warm and welcoming smiles, a lovely laid-back ‘no problem’ attitude, the smell of pure ocean bliss in the air, and spectacular sweep-you-right-off-your-feet views absolutely everywhere you look. Kick off your shoes, slip into something comfortable and newlywed paradise chic as you sit back, relax, and soak up every second of your spectacular surroundings and scenery.
Feel free to put that wallet away too – many hotels in Mauritius offer all-inclusive options as well as specials for honeymooners so you don’t have to worry about the bill at the end of your stay.
Mauritius is the ultimate beach honeymoon escape
The magical and magnificent Mauritius is the ultimate beach paradise honeymoon destination. Home to several of the most beautiful beaches in the world, each one as unique and stunning as the next, the crystal-clear ocean, soft white sand, warm Indian Ocean waters, and picture-perfect coastline of Mauritius is simply unmatched. You can’t help but want to spend the day sipping beachfront cocktails and soaking up the sunshine.
There truly is nothing like being sun-kissed, sandy-toed, salty-haired, and beached-blissed newly-weds on your unforgettable Mauritius honeymoon.
However, Mauritius is certainly not all about showcasing its drop-dead-gorgeous beach stunners but offers honeymooners so much more to explore and experience.
One of the best things about Mauritius is that it’s amazing array of scenic beaches are not only ideal for relaxing, soaking up the sun, sunbathing, and unwinding with a cocktail in hand, all while admiring a sensational ocean view, but offers newly-weds an exciting variety of thrilling adventure activities and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
From scuba diving, snorkelling, and swimming to water skiing, parasailing, and sea kayaking, there is an ocean adventure for every newlywed couple to enjoy. Not to mention you get to tick some truly exhilarating experiences off your bucket-list with the love of your life right by your side!
**Tip: A few of the finest beaches on the island include, Belle Mare, Grand Bay, Pereybere, and Blue Bay.
Glorious Tropical Climate
Another top reason (one of many of course) why the island of Mauritius is deemed one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world is due to its absolutely incredible year-round sunny weather and wonderful tropical climate.
Enclosed within the warm and soothing waters of the Indian Ocean, this island experiences pleasant weather right throughout the year. This means newlywed couples have their pick of 12 glorious months when planning their ultimate Mauritius honeymoon. Plus, the great thing is, there is NO wrong choice whatsoever.
Summer in Mauritius is not only stunning, but exceptionally hot, making it ideal for sunny beach days and ocean adventures. While still boasting exceptional weather, you can plan your honeymoon during its winter months, from May to December, to space the heat of Europe or Asia. All the months in between are absolutely amazing – in fact, its often referred to as Mauritius’ best kept secret. With fewer people, no crowds, ques, or multiple guests and travelers flocking to the island’s most sought-after attractions and sights, it will feel like you’ve escaped to your very own piece of wedded bliss paradise.
What more could you possibly ask for?
Myriad of Activities, Adventures & Experiences To Indulge In
Diverse and dynamic, there is SO much more to the picturesque island paradise of Mauritius than what first meets the eye. Beyond being one of the most renowned and highly sought-after honeymoon beach escapes, a Mauritius honeymoon is just as perfect for couples who are eager to do more than just lounge by the beach and sunbathe.
If you’re looking to combine the very best of both – serene beaches and adrenaline-inducing thrills – make your way to the Northern parts of the island. The main tourist area is centered around Grand Baie and Trou Aux Biches in the north. Here you’ll find pristine luxury hotels, indulgent seafood, and more catamaran trips than you’ll be able to squeeze in. But that’s definitely not all this side of the island has to offer.
Besides breath-taking beaches, the northern part of Mauritius offers travelers and honeymooners an exciting variety of thrill-inducing adventure experiences. Some of these bucket-list worthy experiences and activities include skydiving (giving you the remarkable opportunity to see paradise island from a bird’s-eye view), helicopter tours, private seaplane flights, invigorating catamaran trips, boat rides, sunset ocean cruises, water skiing, sea kayaking, parasailing, windsurfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, epic off-road buggy rides, quad biking, bike rides, and horseback riding. With so much to do, see, and experience it promises to be a truly memorable honeymoon experience.
The capital Port Louis on the western side of the island boasts an amazing and exciting variety of things to see and do including the prestigious Botanic Gardens and Eureka Plantation. However, if you’re eager to experience something slightly wilder, the south side of the island is home to Mauritius’s most famous National Park as well as the UNESCO world heritage site of Le Morne Brabant, which you can hike up.
As the island is a tropical paradise with several mountains, valleys, and hills covered with green trees, the most beautiful sights, tons of secret spots, and hidden treasures, discovering and exploring everything it has to offer is a real thrill! One of the best ways to do just that is by going on a fun and exciting hiking adventure with your partner. There are several great options for added thrills (and definitely some ‘chills’ too) along the island’s various hiking routes and tracks, such as wooden ladders and zip lines – Taking this exotic and adventurous journey of discovery to a whole new level!
This definitely makes visiting and exploring the western and southern parts of Mauritius ideal for any and all nature lovers, avid hikers, adrenalin junkies, and outdoor enthusiasts.
The best beaches are up on the East coast, whereas the West coast provides better protection from the prevailing winds. The South coast on the other hand has the beauty of Morne Mountain as well as is a great Kitesurfing destination.
If time permits we highly recommend a twin center honeymoon in Mauritius, combining a mountainous stay with a beach stay. With that being said, there is absolutely no way you could go wrong with any of Mauritius’s incredible destinations, each of which has something unique, exciting, beautiful, and bucket-list worthy to offer.
Every honeymoon place / destination in Mauritius has its beauty and adventure. If you are an adrenaline junkie, there are amazing water adventures and experiences, beach games, and even wildlife exploration. On the flip side, if you need a break to cherish all your romantic newlywed moments and memories together, there are endless options and opportunities to plan a perfect date. Go on a cruise or enjoy dining under the open sky, enjoy the food, shop together, and make every moment count.
One thing is for certain, it promises to be a honeymoon you’ll NEVER forget!
Luxury Honeymoon Hotels & Resorts
Another undeniable factor that makes Mauritius a great honeymoon destination is its various luxury honeymoon hotels and resorts.
The beautiful island of Mauritius boasts a vast and equally lavish selection of honeymoon accommodation options ranging from activity-packed resorts to exclusive, tucked-away honeymoon suites.
You can expect opulent landscapes, sensational views, premium quality, superlative service on every level, ocean-edge dining, and all the privacy, exclusivity, and serenity you desire. That’s merely scratching the surface of what you can expect from Mauritius’s range of premium hotels and resorts.
With a wide variety of options to choose from, it is essential to that you choose the perfect accommodation for you and your new husband or wife on your Mauritius honeymoon in order to experience every leisure and luxury you desire.
Most hotels and resorts have an in-house spa or wellness center for massages and pampering treatments, along with several other premium services. There are even hotels that offer a private beach and pool. The options are truly endless & the choice is all yours!
As an extra bonus, many (if not all) of the hotels and resorts in Mauritius offer all-inclusive options as well as specials for honeymooners. Just another reason why Mauritius should be on your newlywed honeymoon destination bucket-list.
Rich History & Culture
If you ever need to take a break from the beach or adventure activities, you should most definitely try a dose of Mauritius’s rich history and eclectic culture. Did you know that there are several historical sites and highlights scattered around / across the island, all of which serve as a reminder of the rich religious heritage of the island?
An absolute ‘must do’ when travelling to Mauritius is to take a drive to one of the nearest temples. You can pick and choose from more than fifty of them. As the main religion in the country is Hinduism, several ornate and impressive buildings are erected around the island, either as a place to pray or in honor of the Gods.
The main attraction is the Grand Bassin, or Ganga Talao, which is a crater lake in the heart of Mauritius. This is considered to be the most sacred Hindu place in Mauritius whereas the main attraction is the temple dedicated to Shiva, Lakshmi, Hanuman and more. Explore the area and see the ornate buildings including the large statue of Shiva, a true piece of art.