Mauritius Honeymoons

Known to be the only habitat for the now extinct dodo bird, Mauritius has much to be recognized as a magnificent travel destination above all—and Mauritius honeymoons are totally amazing!

Mauritius Honeymoon

This multicultural island nation in the Indian ocean, just off the southeast coast of the African continent, is an absolute dream for newlyweds who make the journey on a Mauritius honeymoon. Once a sugar producing colony, there is a blend of African, Indian and European cultures making up the unique identity of this tropical island. French is mainly used although most speak English as well. Surrounded by beautiful sandy beaches and sheltered lagoons, it is also covered in jaw dropping volcanic mountain ranges. Couples who enjoy working up a sweat on a hike before hitting the beach bar for sunset cocktails will surely be delighted. Water sport enthusiasts will find their heart with anything from surfing the west coast to scuba diving one of the world’s longest unbroken coral reefs. Foodies can enjoy some of the many fine restaurants featuring classic Mauritian dishes as well as international inspired menus.

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When to Go

The best time to visit is between May and December. The weather gets hot and humid the rest of the year with a chance of cyclone between January and March. Strong winds hit the east coast in July and August.

Top Sights and Activities

  • Scuba diving the East Coast: You will likely spot dolphins, turtles, eagle rays and more.
  • Île aux Cerfs: Take a speed boat ride to this enchanting island for a day.
  • Tour local markets in Flacq: Find local produce and handmade gifts on Wednesday and Sunday.
  • Catamaran Cruise: During your Mauritius honeymoon, this is a romantic way to take in the sunset on Tamarin Bay.
  • Rum tasting at Chamarel: Sample this local distillery’s finest spirits.
  • Black River Gorges National Park: Make a day trip inland to see Mauritius’ wild side.
  • Le Mourne: Hike this UNESCO world heritage cultural landscape for amazing views of the island.
  • Helicopter tour: Fly with Air Mauritius for a breathtaking way to see the sights.
  • Learn to kite surf: For an exciting adrenaline rush that will leave lastingMauritius honeymoon memories.
  • Le Château de Bel Ombre: This fine dining experience with a pallet of local flavors.
  • Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens: Thirty three hectare garden featuring spices and giant lily pads.
  • Casela Nature Park: See cheetahs in their natural habitat with a trained handler escorting you.

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