One of the most precious times in the lives of any newlywed couple is their honeymoon. It is an exciting time in which the couple get a chance to really relax after the frenetic activity leading up to the wedding day. In order to ensure this is the case, selecting the right honeymoon destination is vitally important – it should provide the perfect mix of beauty, romance, and fun.
A honeymoon destination should be a place in which a couple can create memories to treasure for a lifetime. Though Mauritius is remote, it is easily accessible by several major airlines including Air France.
It is no wonder Mauritius is a favorite among honeymooners with its rich and diverse mix of cultures, good weather, and relaxed atmosphere. The palm-fringed beaches alone are enough to draw honeymooners, but it doesn’t stop there; this cosmopolitan island offers luxury resorts, fine dining, and private beaches against the backdrop of dramatic mountains and romantic sunsets. And while it is perfectly fine to spend the days soaking up the sun together, the island offers plenty of attractions and activities for couples that want to explore.
Shop to your heart’s content
Nothing starts a new life off better than making a few first-time purchases together, and in Mauritius couples will find those one-of-a-kind items that they will cherish forever. Visit the fishing village of Mahebourg in the southeast for some of the most popular markets on the island, which are held every Monday – and don’t forget to take in the beauty of the Grand Port Bay between shopping. Another great place to pick up local trinkets to take home is Curepipe, which is home to a number of unique shops offering handmade collectibles and rare pieces. While there, be sure to take a look at Trou aux Cerfs, an extinct volcano.
Watch for the dolphins
There is something magical about catching a glimpse of a pod of dolphins frolicking in the beautiful blue waters. Enjoy a boat cruise specifically designed for dolphin watching and sneak a peek at both spinner and bottlenose dolphins that have made their home off the western shores of Mauritius. Best seen in the morning and late afternoon, dolphins are gracious creatures that symbolize playfulness, contentment, and harmony – perfect for honeymooners enjoying their new life together.
Enjoy long walks on the beach
A honeymoon on Mauritius would be incomplete without a leisurely stroll along a golden beach of the island, holding each other’s hands, so take the opportunity as Mauritius has some of the best beaches in the world. Sunsets watched from the island are particularly romantic, with the crimson sky overhead and the warm Indian Ocean lapping at the shore. Who could ask for more on their honeymoon?
FCO’s travel advice for Mauritius: