If you are looking for a romantic honeymoon destination that offers a mix of enchanting nature, vivid culture and thrilling adventure as well as epicurean delight, we suggest a honeymoon in Mauritius. Cradled by the Indian Ocean, the island nation of Mauritius is almost completely encircled by the world’s third largest coral reef. It has a more than 200-mile long coastline and the white sandy beaches house numerous honeymoon resorts. Whether you are looking for a cosy honeymoon at a luxury resort or a cheap romantic honeymoon hotel, Mauritius suits all your needs.
Honeymoon in a paradise called Mauritius
Unspoilt beaches stretching for miles, a quiet turquoise sea, emerald lagoons, tropical forests, enchanting mountains, swaying sugar cane fields and rumbling waterfalls—Mauritius is a country where nature shows off its various beautiful facets at every step. The tropical climate is moderate, with temperature fluctuating between 20 and 35°C across the year. No wonder, it is the most popular romantic honeymoon destination throughout the year.
Be a water-baby on your honeymoon
But that’s not all! Mauritius has some great water sport destinations, where you can enjoy water sports such as banana boat ride, parasailing, snorkelling, scuba diving and undersea walking. Grand Bay (or Grand Baie) is a shoppers’ paradise with its big fashion stores as well as traditional craft shops. Grand Bay also has a great nightlife and adventure activities. Port Louis, the capital, offers various options: experience the excitement of horse racing, visit the botanical garden, explore the museums or simply soak in the fragrances of spices and tea leaves wafting from numerous road-side stalls.
A honeymoon with a dash of culture
The population of Mauritius consists of Creole, Chinese, Europeans, Hindus and Muslims, and the culture is a mix of all. Diwali, Holi, Ganesh Chaturthi, Ugadi, Eid and Chinese Spring Festival—all are celebrated with equal enthusiasm. Churches, pagodas, temples and mosques dot the country, and coming from India, you’ll feel much at home.
Packages that make your honeymoon perfect
Most hotels and resorts in Mauritius have special honeymoon packages on offer and you will get huge discounts for the bride’s accommodation. Tariff for a honeymoon package is often inclusive of water sports and romantic dinners. Imagine a candle-light dinner under a starlit sky on a beach that glows seemingly endlessly with its white sand!
Mauritius has a tourist-friendly visa policy, and citizens of many nations (including Indians) require no visa. All you need is a valid passport and a confirmed exit ticket. Mauritius is also well-connected with India. You can book a flight to Mauritius from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai. With such ease of travel, Mauritius has fast emerged as one of the top honeymoon destinations for newlyweds from India.