The beautiful island of Mauritius, with its gorgeous sandy beaches, lush landscapes and romantic waterfalls, is a dream spot for honeymooners. Our personal travel expert Garry recently visited the Indian Ocean destination and visited some of the nation’s finest hotels. Here’s his top pick of the resorts for loved-up newlyweds…
4.5* Preskil Island Resort
Only just reopened following a complete refurbishment, this secluded resort is perfect for couples who want to get away from it all for a relaxing honeymoon. Located on its own private peninsula, you’ll feel worlds away from work and wedmin! Torchlit dinners on the beach are a romantic highlight and Garry was impressed with the property’s fabulous spa. Opt for a Junior Suite for the dreamy four-poster bed and breathtaking views of beautiful islands and the famous Lion Mountain.
4.5* C Mauritius
This boutique hotel has a rustic-chic style and was one of Garry’s favourite resorts on the island. With a more laid-back, informal atmosphere than some properties, the hotel sits on a lovely stretch of golden sands and locally crafted, natural materials form the core of the aesthetic. Rooms are bright and airy, with colour schemes that bring the ocean in. Choose a room with glass doors opening out onto your own terrace for perfect honeymoon moments.
5* Oberoi Beach Resort
If you want to be completely pampered on your honeymoon, then this is the choice for you. At this elegant five-star resort every guest need is anticipated and catered for. The huge king-size beds are to die for, and the beautiful bathrooms complete with a bath and double shower are what honeymoon dreams are made of. Dotted with sculptures and water features, the hotel grounds are imbued with a wonderful sense of serenity and enriching experiences such as stargazing, wine-tasting and guided nature walks will add that extra special something to your holiday.
3.5* Récif Attitude
Many couples are on a tight budget when it comes to honeymoon, and if that’s the case there’s no need to rule Mauritius out. This simple adults-only resort set on a small sandy beach is a fantastic value option for honeymooners. Splash out on a beachfront room for superb views of the lagoon and enjoy fresh seafood cooked on the beach or local Mauritian specialities served at restaurant Kot Nou. With a friendly and inclusive atmosphere, Récif Attitude would be ideal for more sociable couples.
BONUS: Head over to out Just Back From… blog to read about Veranda Paul et Virgine, another romantic retreat on Mauritius’ northeast coast.
Adventurous couples would love combining their Mauritius honeymoon with a trip to the incredible volcanic island of La Reunion. Find out what our honeymoon expert Danielle discovered in her time there!
Garry would love to talk to you about your honeymoon plans. Feel free to give him a call on 0191 285 9321 for more recommendations. Check out the tips and advice on our honeymoon page and make an appointment to start creating the trip of your dreams!