A member of the exclusive Indian Ocean Islands, Mauritius is famed throughout the world as a place where the fantasy of paradise meets reality. Boasting white sandy beaches, shimmering lagoons, warm tropical waters, and otherworldly luxury the island is the perfect place for a honeymoon getaway. The island's hotels promise to spoil newlyweds with all manner of romantic extras, from incredible spa sessions and dedicated service to discounted rates and a bottle of champagne waiting on arrival.
While you can lounge on the broad white beaches and soak up the sunlight you can also try your hand at a menagerie of honeymoon activities. Live a dream and swim with dolphins or walk alongside mighty lions, if you enjoy a round of golf then Mauritius features pleasant resorts with pleasing courses attached. There are also luxury spa sessions on offer, set to disperse any aches and pains with exclusive couples massages.
Enjoy a relaxing day cruise on a charming catamaran and find romance abound as you explore the island, before returning to your room to find champagne and flowers. Treat your taste buds to a sensual meal, either in a lavish restaurant, in your room or on the beach. Mauritius also offers helicopter rides, horse riding on the beach and speedboat rides, as well as the chance to commandeer a boat for sailing trips into the distant horizon. All activities and excursions mentioned above can be privatised for added intimacy and romance.
Aside from the island's natural beauty and abundance of activities, there is a unique ambience attached to this paradise, distilled from its distinct blend of cultures. African, French and Dutch influence amalgamates to form a pleasant balance of diversity, which can be seen in the range of cuisine and architecture found on the island. The people of Mauritius are known for their friendly natures and impeccable sense of hospitality. This is perhaps best displayed in the service found in any of the luxury five star resorts on offer, all of which cater graciously to the whims of honeymooners.
Mauritius is also an easy place to reach, with overnight flights from Europe, holding the promise of minimal jetlag, if any. There is also the added bonus of no visas or anti-malarial vaccinations being needed. Mauritius truly is the perfect escape for the perfect honeymoon. However, if you want to spice up the holiday of a lifetime with even more excitement then you could always combine Mauritius with a rip roaring safari in South Africa or nearby Kenya first. Weddings on the island are also a possibility, with many happy couples tying the knot, be it in one of the beautiful hotel gardens or barefoot on the beach, the choice is yours.
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