Mauritius honeymoons

Mauritius - Paradise Found

Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean, is the perfect setting for a tropical beach holiday. With palm-fringed beaches, coral reefs, clear blue waters, dramatic mountains, lush vegetation and renowned resort hotels, the island is ideal for a wedding or honeymoon. Mauritius has a cosmopolitan population, the legacy of its position on the route to India. Mauritian history is reflected in the wide range of Indian, Chinese, Creole and European dishes in its cuisine, in the architecture, and in the variety of festivals celebrated in Mauritius.

Getting there

Mauritius can easily be reached by a number of superb airlines including Air Mauritius, Virgin, British Airways and Emirates. The flying time is around 11½ hours which to be honest is a long time on a plane but rest assured it is all worthwhile when you get there!

Visas

British and Irish citizens do not require a visa. Please let us know if you have any other passport and we will advise you on the visa requirements.

Time Zone GMT +4

Visitor Attractions

Mauritius honeymoons

Pamplemousses Botanical Garden

The jewel of the crown! The gardens are known to naturalists throughout the world for their countless species of in indigenous and exotic plants, including the giant Victorial Regia water lilies, and the talipot palm, said to flower once every sixty years and then die. The garden was created by Pierre Poivre in 1767 in the Estate of the French Governor Mahe de Labourdonnais. The latter’s Chateau de Mon Plaisir, built in 1735, can still be seen there.

Swimming with Dolphins

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A group of wild dolphins have chosen Tamarin Bay on the west coast as their natural habitat. They can often be seen in the morning and in the late afternoons. Dolphin Watching can be done either on our deluxe Catamarans with other people of you can hire a speedboat with experienced crew which allows a closer approach to the dolphins. Combine time with the dolphins with snorkeling in some amazing places and having lunch on a deserted island.

Coloured Earths of Chamarel

Coloured Earths of Chamarel

Among the oddest sites of the island are the seven-coloured dunes at Chamarel, believed to result from the weathering of volcanic rocks. These undulating and vividly contrasted layers of earth are a short drive away from the beautiful Chamarel waterfalls.

Casela Bird Park

Set in a magnificent site between Bambous and Tamarin in the Rivière Noire district, the Casela Bird Park hosts some 140 varieties of birds from around the world. The main attraction remains the Mauritian Pink Pigeon, one of the rarest birds in the world, still fighting to avoid the fate of the Dodo. One of the giant tortoises is 150 years old. Walking with lions is an experience to never to be forgotten, Jonny from Chaka Travel was simply blown away by the experience.

Ile aux Cerfs

There are no stags (cerfs) remaining on this small island which and attracts large numbers of holiday-makers on the east coast. The ferry runs several times each hour between 9 am and 4pm. What you get when you step off the ferry is a sheltered, crowded beach and lagoon for water sports or sunbathing, restaurants and several souvenir stalls. On the island, there is a boat house where you can hire water skis, pedalos, sailboards, surfcats, Laser dinghies and canoes. Two-hour boat trips are offered to the Grande Rivière Sud-Est waterfall; and there’s also a tour around Ile aux Cerfs.

Domaine Les Pailles

Ten minutes south of Port-Louis lies the nature park of Domaine Les Pailles, stretching over 3,000 acres at the foot of the Moka mountain range. You can choose between touring the park in a Land-Rover, riding in a horse-drawn carriage or in a train. The gardens also feature a replica of an ancient sugarmill, an “alambic” - the apparatus formerly used in distilling rum, a spice garden and a natural spring.

Aquarium

Situated between Pointe-aux-Piments and Trou-aux-Biches, hosts some 200 species of indigenous fish, invertebrates, coral and sponges, providing the visitor with a unique opportunity of admiring the fauna and flora of the Indian Ocean.

Domaine du Chasseur

Domaine du Chasseur

Situated in the south-east of the island, near Mahébourg, in the heart of abundant greenery, Le Domaine du Chasseur covers about 1,950 acres. It is an exciting natural hunting ground with its herds of some 1,000 deer and hundreds of wild boar. Lovers of leafy walks can choose between 3 and 10 miles long, allowing them to admire rare kinds of trees and protected species, such as the famous windhover kestrel. A panoramic restaurant with a very good typically Mauritian menu completes the attactions of this unusual trip, which has become a must for hunters, walkers and... gourmets.

Le Val Nature Park

Situated in the South-east of the island at Cluny, Le Val offers a view of the natural aquatic life of shrimps, eels and freshwater fish. The park also hosts anthurium green-houses, watercress ponds, deer parks, as well as monkeys and various bird species.

Vanilla Crocodile & Tortoise Park

Enter this glittering forest and discover a haven of luscious tropical flora: find a variety of endemic and exotic plants. In these lush green surroundings where banana and palm trees as well as giant bambous grow, more than a thousand Nile crocodiles are bred. On a guided tour, you will meet these animals in their breeding ponds, in perfect safety.

DIVE IN A SUBMARINE

Blue Safari Submarine is the only operator of real submarines in the Indian Ocean. At 35 metres deep, your dream comes true as you discover the magic of the marine life. You will enjoy a rare and unforgettable experience during the 40 minutes dive amongst multicoloured fish and corals and who knows what surprise awaits you ! Viewing the wreck of the “Star Hope” and its numerous inhabitants, is always a magical moment...Discover another world!

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Customer Comments

wedding was simply amazing....

Wedding at Le Canonnier


Out of this world!....

D&A H, Wedding at Belle Mare Plage



Honeymoon of our dreams!!....

The Heritage Awali in July


Truly stunning!....

H&I W, Honeymoon at the Belle Mare Plage


Customer Comments

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