Mauritius is one of the world’s top luxury tourism destinations as it possesses a wide range of natural and man-made attractions, enjoys a sub-tropical climate with clear warm sea waters, lapped up by attractive beaches, tropical fauna and flora and complemented by a multi-ethnic and cultural population that is warm and hospitable. So, get on board the Mauritius Honeymoon Package, engulfed in matrimonial bliss!
A fascinating, world-in-one-island slice of paradise, the very thought of which conjures up images of tropical glory and stupendous extravagance. While in many destinations, famed for cobalt-blue seas, white sandy beaches and elite hotels, you may eventually find yourself wishing for something to do besides sunbathing and swimming, in such a mysterious and intriguing panorama! The island is loaded with historic sights, cultural diversity, geographic variation and almost limitless activities to distract you from the daily grind of beach and pool, though perhaps its single biggest asset is the relaxed charm of its inhabitants.
Move towards the north and it has orchards, botanical gardens and discotheques, the south, such as Gris Gris has high cliffs, offering spectacular views of the ocean waves crashing against rocks. It is also rich in archaeological heritage, forests and wildlife. The best surfing spots lie in the south-west behind Morne Brabant, while Le Morne is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Adventure enthusiasts are bound to head for the “blue safari” sub-scooter or submarine, an “undersea walk” for non-scuba divers or a semi-submersible boat ride for an unforgettable undersea voyage, with your beloved spouse. There is thrill at every step and you may pursue activities such as sailing, scuba-diving, kite-surfing, deep-sea fishing, windsurfing, water-skiing, yachting, mountain biking, trekking, horse riding, abseiling or rappelling and zip-lining……very popular with the tourist crowds!
When you open your eyes to the blue sea, you could find yourselves at the Ile Aux Cerfs Island, also known as Deer Island. Near the east coast, this is one of the best islands in Mauritius with miles of sandy beaches, and a beautiful lagoon. There are several fine restaurants, for the honeymooners to wine and dine on a moonlit night or a sunny afternoon, or perhaps just enjoy the sun rise or sunset, around the waters! This island is famous for its sandy beaches, beautiful lagoon and a big selection of activities and facilities and the couples are sure to have a day of relaxation and fun on one of the picture postcard beaches, discovering each other in this stunning locale! Tourists can enjoy parasailing, water-skiing, swimming, snorkeling golfing, which are optional of course, or just relax by the beach, making this amazing paradise island the perfect setting for a relaxing day of sun worship while enjoying various water sports or other beach activities. You will find many restaurants that cater to almost every palate and it would be worthwhile to try some of the local cuisine, just to give that adventurous risk to the taste buds! In addition, there is a big selection of water sports kiosks along certain parts offering water skiing, banana and glass bottom boats for a cruise in the shining waters!! Some of the best beaches can be found on the east coast, including Blue Bay and its marine reserve and the delightful swathes of sand that exist around Belle Mare, where the honeymooners will want to spend hours basking in the sun, lazing in the sight of the long white, powdery stretch!!! You may also find the Trou d’Eau Douce, the main jumping off point for the islet Île aux Cerfs. The entire coastline comprises of exquisite coves and emerald lagoons, permanently enhanced by a cool sea breeze, as life goes by at a slow pace in the east, whether you are a member of the fishing community or a holidaymaker. Situated between the mountains and the sea, the east is characterised by charming little villages with poetic names like Petite Julie, Mare d’Australia and Queen Victoria, showing you the tranquil side and upholding its picturesque dignity!
One of the main `green’ attractions is the Black River Gorges National Park which extends over several acres encompassing the Pamplemousses Gardens with innumerable local and exotic plant, thus providing a haven to highly endangered native plants and animals, endemic flowering plants and birds that can only be found in Mauritius. Also, the newlyweds would get to notice strikingly beautiful different Coloured Earths of Chamarel, which are clusters of earthy mounds which are so undulating, as these dune-like knolls vary so wildly in colour, and some say the seven shades of earth were formed from volcanic ash deposits that cooled at different temperatures. Others believe that the colours of the mounds can be attributed to the differing quantity of metal oxide they each contain. These are especially breathtaking first thing in the morning, when the sun is at its brightest and the colours at their deepest.
Owing to the exceptionally high level of sunshine over the district, you could visit the Tamarin Bay which has become the heart of salt production in Mauritius. The Salt Pans make an interesting diversion if you happen to be in the area………on your Mauritius Honeymoon Package!
Enter Port Louis, which is the business and administrative capital of Mauritius, packed with office-workers during the day, and quickly quietening down after office-hours, allowing visitors to enjoy a night out along the famous Caudan Waterfront. Those arriving during daylight hours should head for the bustling Central Market or Champ de Mars, the oldest racecourse in the Indian Ocean region. The historical centre of the city, the Place D’Armes is the main, palm-lined square that links the capital’s port to the Government House. Fort Adelaide on a hill overlooking the city and the harbour, is a citadel-like structure and today, it hosts shows and concerts from both local and visiting artists from all over the world. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Aapravasi Ghat, or ‘immigration depot’ in Hindi, pays tribute to the thousands of indentured labourers who arrived in Mauritius from India after the abolition of slavery and eventually settled in the country. Coast of the island that provides some fine beaches, a great range of accommodation and restaurants, world-class watersports facilities, wonderful shopping opportunities and entertainment. It was one of the first spots in the country to welcome holidaymakers, thereby showcasing itself as an ideal destination for honeymooners! Grand Baie, in the city, has an abundance of restaurants and discotheques. If you like to party to the sound of good music, you will find plenty of options to choose from here, where you can sway and celebrate your romance on your honeymoon! The north isn’t only about night life, however. It also boasts of some of the best-loved sights, including the charming red-roofed church that overlooks the lagoon at Cap Malheureux There is more to Pamplemousses than its delightful botanical gardens, as this northern town has a rich historical past.