Rightly called as the Paradise Island, the gorgeous side of Mauritius unveils with powdery white sands on ethereal beaches. The unbelievably romantic places to visit in Mauritius make it the go-to destination for newlyweds. From enjoying your sweet private time to exploring the adventures together, things to do in Mauritius and places to visit there, has a ton of both. It is not very hard to imagine a romantic time over crystal blue lagoons, coral islets and unspoiled beaches right? However there’s more to Mauritius than just its tropical beauty. You can enjoy an unparalleled time experiencing world famous water sports, trendy bars, restaurants and clubs. From a romantic walk in the gardens to a relaxing day at the spa, Mauritius will be full of pleasant choices. So without further ado, here’s our top 10 list of must do’s
Planning a honeymoon trip? Read on for things you can do on your honeymoon in Mauritius
1. Beaches: Typical sweetness
Mauritius honeymoon is incomplete without a mid-night candle-light date on one of the endless white beaches or a blissful time soaking up the sun with your partner. Island’s finest beaches like Grand Bay, Pereybere, Belle Mare, and Blue Bay give you all the excuse to cuddle with your partner on the cool sand. Naughty adventure on your mind? Try holding her through a parasailing session or taking her on a fun-filled ski ride.
The best time to visit Mauritius beaches is between April-June and September-December. This lets you skip the abundant rainfall that shows up during February and March.
2. Hire a car: Be your own master
Renting a car is definitely one of the top things to do in Mauritius. The island has an extensive motorway and widespread coastal roads. While taxis could be expensive and time consuming, a car is at your disposal 24/7. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to wind through sugarcane plantations, city centre, and markets all at your free will. Take a romantic scenic drive from Pamplemousse towards Pieter Both or down south to Chemin Grenier and Le More. Nothing compares the freedom of driving around with your partner to explore the whole island.
3. Go shopping : Go local
Being on a honeymoon is all the more reason to go shopping on this exotic island. The island is a shopping paradise with reasonable prices, quality products and amazing range. Some of the places to visit in Mauritius for shopping include Grand Baie Bazar, Goodlands, Quatre Bornes and so on. Take advantage of the situation and buy that seductive dress you always wanted to wear while out with him!
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4. Food Indulgence : From streets to fine dine
The Mauritian land offers a unique mix of Creole, African, Indian and Chinese influences. Make sure you experience both: street food as well as a romantic fine dinner. The must try from the Mauritian streets is dholl puri served with hot chili paste. The best places to try these are at Dewa & Sons on Rose Hill and Chapeau La Paille in Port Louis. On the other hand some of the top Mauritius hotels and resorts like Oberoi offer in house set up to enjoy a private romantic dinner with your loved one. This saves you the effort of stepping out to look for a romantic reservation.
5. Chamarel Village : Home to the Seven Colored Earth
The little village of Chamarel in South Mauritius is one of the most famous Mauritius attractions. This village is famous for its colored surfaces (result of some geological locchaa) with a mix of purples, yellows, oranges, and reds. The uneven volcanic surface is also home to the highest waterfall in Mauritius. These natural beauties are usually visited as part of a combined trip popularly known as the visit to “Seven Colored Earth”. Keep this on the top of your list of “Places to visit in Mauritius” during your Mauritius honeymoon.
Tip: This could be a great place to propose your better-half all over again and make them fall for you!
6. Ile aux Cerfs : Treasure Island
A Mauritius attraction you just cannot afford to miss during your Mauritius honeymoon is the Ile aux Cerfs, an island located off the East coast. Popularly known as the Treasure Island, this picturesque getaway is famous for its spectacular white sandy beaches, palm trees and turquoise blue water. You can relax on the beach, prepare a barbeque with your partner, and go parasailing. With array of restaurants on the island such as the Chez Tino offering the view of the harbor from its terrace, you can as well indulge in some sinful exotic flavors over a romantic meal.
7. Relish Mauritian Spas
You simply can’t run short of things to do in Mauritius, and relishing a spa treatment definitely tops the chart. The Spa at Four Season Resort Mauritius at Anahita is one place where you will find a mix of Indian, African, Chinese and European therapeutic spas. You and your partner would love to be buffed with their signature Mauritian fusion spas and massage. It’s a two – three hour soothing experience that’ll get you started for the forthcoming nights on your Mauritius honeymoon!
8. Pamplemousses Botanical Garden : A Scenic Treat
The southern hemisphere of the island houses one of the oldest of its kind botanical garden. The lush landscape is certainly one of the best places to visit in Mauritius. Explore the variations in species with more than 85 varieties of palm trees and other flora. Apart from the greenery, the fish ponds laid beautifully inside are worth visiting on your Mauritius honeymoon.
9. Grand Bassin : it’s a lake thing
High up in the mountains, almost 1800 feet above sea level, lies a breathtaking lake. The Grand basin is also considered as a sacred lake as per Hindu beliefs. This interesting legend must make a part of your places to visit in Mauritius as it is believed that the waters inside the crater communicates with the waters of holy Ganges of India. Indian connection, yahan bhi?!
10. Sky dive : experience the thrill
If you and your partner are heading to Mauritius during summers and enjoy extreme sports then Skydiving has to be one of the things to do in Mauritius. Head to the north east side of the island to experience the spectacular aerial view with approximately 10,000 sq ft skydive. The 360º view of Mauritius will leave you with an unforgettable experience for a lifetime! Not much can be said about this one, it’s the experience that will count!
Your travel checklist will include:
Tip: Don’t forget to click the most bizarre selfies with your love at the Curious Corner of Chamarel.
Mauritius Visa: Indian nationals get a maximum 60-day visa upon arrival to Mauritius. However, you must fulfil the following criteria for this:
- a confirmed accommodation booking in Mauritius
- a sponsorship letter
- a confirmed return flight ticket
- enough funds to last during their stay in Mauritius (minimum of USD 100 per day)
You can find more details about the eligibility criteria and others details on the IATA website.
Flight Charges: The one-way ticket to Mauritius starts from Rs. 63,000 per person during peak season. However, if you are booking a few months in advance, you will easily get a ticket between Rs. 30,000 and Rs. 35, 000 per person. You can book a ticket for the date of your choice on the Air Mauritius site
Mauritius Honeymoon Package: It is best to avail a package deal. You can find several packages listed here. The basic package starts from INR 58,000/- (per person for 6 nights) and goes up to as high as INR 1,14,000/-
A Romantic Stay in Mauritius
Living in Mauritius is all about luxury. The island has some of the best luxury residences you’ll find anywhere in the world. Here we list top 5 romantic hotels and resorts in Mauritius:
- One&Only Le Saint Geran
- Constance Belle Mare Plage
- Lux Belle Mare
- Four Seasons Resort Anahita
- The Sands Resort
Mauritius Weather: During the summers, from November to May, Mauritius weather is hot, humid and wet. The average temperature ranges between 20° C and 28° C. And if you are near the coast, it may well touch a scorching 30 degrees. Winters though are a bit of a relief. The temperature falls, but not drastically, and you get the much-required relief from the humidity. This makes Mauritius a great winter escape.
So hurry up, pack your bags and head for a trip full of romance.