A honeymoon to Mauritius is the perfect choice for couples who want to spend their first few weeks of marriage in a real-life paradise. Famed for its luxury hotels on powder white beaches, there’s much more to a Mauritius honeymoon than sipping cocktails from your poolside cabana.
Though absolutely breath-taking and the perfect place to relax, a honeymoon to Mauritius requires some planning and research. Where in Mauritius is best for a honeymoon? What is there to do on a Mauritius honeymoon? What are the best hotels in Mauritius and do they have honeymoon packages?
Luckily for you, we’ve done all of the research so you don’t have to. As well as using our own expert travel knowledge, we’ve sought advice from the experts at Kuoni and Turquoise Holidays to ensure our Mauritius honeymoon guide has everything you need to know about planning the most memorable and romantic honeymoon.
Honeymoon to Mauritius: The Ultimate Guide to a Romantic Mauritius Honeymoon
From five star luxury resorts to Mauritius honeymoon packages in some sensational all-inclusive hotels, we have the lowdown on where to stay, what to do and even insight into how much a honeymoon in Mauritius costs.
As well as housing some of the best honeymoon suites, outside of your hotel you can expect so much more from a honeymoon in Mauritius including French colonial houses, Indian temples, animal parks, zip-lining, horseback riding and more.
- Where is Mauritius and What Are the Different Areas?
- Is Mauritius a Good Honeymoon Destination?
- Where in Mauritius is Good for a Honeymoon?
- When is the Best Time to Travel to Mauritius for a Honeymoon?
- What To Do on a Honeymoon in Mauritius?
- How Much Does a Honeymoon in Mauritius Cost?
- The Best Hotels in Mauritius for a Honeymoon
Where is Mauritius and What Are the Different Areas?
Located in the Indian Ocean, the subtropical island country of Mauritius is a complete aquamarine paradise. It’s situated just over 1,100 kilometres east of Madagascar which sits on the south-eastern coast of Africa.
This gorgeous country’s plot is below the equator and though it’s in waters between Africa and Asia, it’s widely considered to be part of Africa.
There are seven islands and archipelagos in Mauritius, the main island of Mauritius is the largest of the islands and the others are Chagos Archipelago, Tromelin, Saint Brandon, Rodrugues and Agalega.
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East Coast of Mauritius
Couples who are after a quieter area of Mauritius to spend their honeymoon will love the east coast. Luxurious and relaxing, this part of Mauritius is brimming with exclusive high-end hotels and resorts with some of the country’s most picturesque beaches and bays for you to explore.
Because of the geographical positioning, this particular honeymoon spot is privy to a refreshing breeze making those scorching summer days that little bit cooler. There’s plenty of day trips to be had off the east coast to neighbouring islands and villages.
If you fancy escaping the luxury five star treatment of your hotel, local markets and restaurants will welcome you with open arms. Bursting with charm, you’ll never be short of things to do on a Mauritius honeymoon on the east coast.
West Coast of Mauritius
Slightly more built up and buzzier than the east coast, the coastline on the west is home to busier towns and beach resorts. Couples who want a bit of vibrancy and bustle on their honeymoon in Mauritius will love the lively neighbourhoods in this part of the island.
The waters are calm, picturesque and home to some of the most beautiful coral reefs ready for you to explore. The capital has a buzzing atmosphere and there are a number of activities you can do here from daring water sports and food tastings to newlywed shopping trips and fun nights out. For an exciting Mauritius honeymoon, the west coast is where it’s at.
Inland and Mainland in Mauritius
If historic landmarks and sights are something you and your partner love to explore, the mainland of Mauritius will not disappoint.
The mainland is brimming with cultural diversity and natural beauties. From the breath-taking waterfall at Tamarin Falls to the vast wildlife and lush greenery in the Black River Gorges national park - there is so much to explore, you could stay all year!
Is Mauritius a Good Honeymoon Destination?
James Bell at Turquoise Holidays says “Mauritius is truly heaven on Earth and a great place for honeymooners. There are beautiful hotels dotted along the coastlines, all of which are decorated with power white sand and coral reefs. From the aquamarine lagoons which are perfect for water sports, to the lush greenery and mountains surrounded by greenery and rock pools - there is so much for couples to explore on a honeymoon in Mauritius.”
Rachel O’Reilly from travel experts Kuoni agrees, explaining: “Mauritius is a brilliant honeymoon choice and is one of our most popular destinations for newlyweds right now. For couples that are looking for beautiful beaches, turquoise lagoons and natural beauty won’t be disappointed.
"Mauritius also offers great value for all-inclusive resorts, which lots of couples like as it’s a great way to make your honeymoon budget go further. There’s also plenty to do beyond the beach with activities such as whale and dolphin watching and hiking up the stunning mountains.
"You can also plan a twin honeymoon with nearby Reunion Island which is a really lush, mountainous island and a great contrast with beach stays in Mauritius.”
It's safe to say that Mauritius is easily one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world!
Where in Mauritius is Good for a Honeymoon?
The tourist area is centred around Grand Baie and Trou Aux Biches in the north, where you’ll find luxury hotels, amazing seafood, and more catamaran trips than you’ll be able to squeeze in.
The capital Port Louis on the west of the island has lots to see and do including the botanic gardens and Eureka plantation. But if a more wild experience is what you’re after, the south of the island is home to their most famous national park and the UNESCO world heritage site of Le Morne Brabant, which you can hike up.
The experts at Turquoise explain that there really isn’t a bad spot in Mauritius: “When it comes to honeymoons in Mauritius, every location has something different to offer and it depends what kind of honeymoon you’re after.
"The best beaches are up on the East coast, the West coast gives better protection from the prevailing winds and the South coast has the beauty of Morne mountain as well as great Kitesurfing opportunities. If time permits we would recommend a twin centre honeymoon in Mauritius, combining a mountainous stay with a beach stay.
When is the Best Time to Travel to Mauritius for a Honeymoon?
Mauritius is a year-round destination, thanks to its delightfully warm tropical climate. Peak season is from October to April and, of these, October is a prime time to go. It’s beautifully sunny but not sticky and humid like the later winter months can be.
What to Do on a Honeymoon in Mauritius?
Biodiversity and sustainability are directing the tourism industry in Mauritius at the moment. For a chance to see some of their famed rare wildlife, try a nature walk in the Black River Gorges National Park or visit the Casela conservation eco-park.
You can swim with dolphins, take a camel safari ride, feed giraffes and meet lions. Just off the coast is the island of Ile aux Aigrettes; an untamed coastal forest isle you’ll need a guide to explore.
If you’re after something a little different, you won’t regret a tasting at the artisanal rum distillery of Rhumerie de Chamarel. This area is famous for the Seven Coloured Earths, a natural phenomenon well worth a visit. Here are some of our top picks for tours and guides around this stunning island.
Hike Le Morne Brabant (UNESCO World Heritage Site) - From £48.02pp
For the most incredible views the island has to offer, hiking Le Morne Brabant is an absolute must on your honeymoon to Mauritius. Located in the southwestern tip of Mauritius, this thrilling voyage to the tip of a UNESCO World Heritage Site will give you memories to last a lifetime.
The hike, though exciting, requires no previous rock climbing experience and in total, lasts between three and four hours. Sweeping views of the Indian Ocean await you…
Volcanic Wonders, Wild Dolphin Swimming and Geopark Tour - From £107.72pp
Whilst on honeymoon in Mauritius, it would be criminal not to take part in one of the island’s most famous activities. You and your partner can enjoy an all-day guided trip which includes travelling to Tamarin Bay to swim with wild dolphins in their natural habitat as well as trying your hand at snorkelling.
After that, it’s time to venture to the top of the Trou aux Cerf volcano to enjoy the sensational views. Finally, you will be taken to visit the sacred Grand Bassin crater lake and the geographic wonder of Charamel and its seven coloured dunes. This tour encompasses all the beauty that Mauritius has to offer and it’s a little over £100 per person.
Black River Gorges National Park - From £42.85pp
If you’re up for a once in a lifetime hike, consider a hiking tour in the Black River Gorges National Park whilst on your honeymoon to Mauritius. You’ll travel through the rain forest with a private guide and spend the day hiking to various stunning viewpoints - make sure you take your camera!
You’ll climb to over 400 metres above sea level to admire the breath-taking views of the ocean, mountains and neighbouring villages.
Casela World of Adventures - From £29.67pp
Guarantee you and your partner entrance to one of the most sought after attractions in Mauritius - Casela World of Adventures nature park. The amusement and nature park has attractions and activities that’ll keep you busy all day long including a safari tour, camel rides, a zipline to ride and the chance to see a number of animals native only to Mauritius.
Ile Aux Aigrettes and Tea Route Tour - From £103.59pp
Located 800m from the south east coast, newlyweds on honeymoon in Mauritius can explore the greener side of this island. Tour the nature reserve of Ile Aux Aigrettes where you’ll find endemic and endangered wild species in their natural habitat. You can then stop off at a tea factory and museum, a stop followed by a gorgeous local lunch at Saint Aubin Colonial house.
How Much Does a Honeymoon in Mauritius Cost?
Rachel O’Reilly shared that for Kuoni, the average cost of a 10 night honeymoon in Mauritius is around £5,790 per couple. Whilst this is the average spend, there are more budget-friendly honeymoon options as well as the option to stay for a shorter period and go half board as opposed to all-inclusive.
At the other end of the scale, there are a number of luxurious, high-end options for all inclusive and extravagant holidays when it comes to honeymoons in Mauritius if you’re willing to spend that little bit more.
Where to Stay: The 11 Best Honeymoon Hotels in Mauritius
Constance Prince Maurice
Located in a secluded part of the island, Constance Prince Maurice is the perfect spot to honeymoon in Mauritius. This exclusive hotel is part of the Leading Hotels of the World group and has a range of state-of-the-art facilities including a spa and wellness centre, tennis courts, water sport facilities and six restaurants, one of which is a floating bar!
Seapoint Boutique Hotel
Located just a five minute walk from the beach, Seapoint Boutique Hotel is a seriously luxurious spot for honeymooners. The boutique hotel is nestled on the coastline of one of Mauritius’s most peaceful coastlines and offers exquisite accommodation with a multitude of facilities as well as being just two and a half miles from the stunning sights at Grand Baie.
Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort
Offering a full all-inclusive option to guests, the Heritage Awali Golf and Spa Resort is a truly stunning option for Mauritius honeymooners. The resort has a relaxed and luxurious vibe as well as a full range of features and amenities. The Awali Spa Hotel itself has six restaurants, and the nearby Domaine Golf Club has a further six giving you a different place to dine every night.
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Hotel 20 Degres Sud - Relais & Chateaux
Hotel 20 Degres Sud is a palace of complete luxury with breath-taking surroundings and stunning accommodation. The hotel is just over half a mile from Pointe aux Canonniers and a 20 minute drive from the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens. As well as the nearby landmarks, the hotel itself has three massage rooms, a Turkish bath and spa as well as three tempting restaurants.
Four Seasons Resort at Anahita
Located within the gorgeous Anahita Wilderness Sanctuary, the Four Seasons Resort at Anahita really is in the middle of paradise. The award-winning resort is located on an 11-acre island which overlooks a sheltered lagoon. The resort has three beaches for couples to enjoy as well as an 18-hole golf course for those who fancy a round or two.
Veranda Paul et Virginie Hotel & Spa
Just a one minute walk from the beach, the Veranda Paul et Virginie Hotel & Spa is an adults only hotel with panoramic lagoon views. A honeymoon to Mauritius ought to be luxurious and relaxing - something that won’t be a problem at this hotel and spa. Nothing is too much trouble for the 24-hour staff whether you’re after organised tours, water sports or are just in need of *another* cocktail.
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Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel
The Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel is located on the island’s north coast in a secluded and romantic spot. Living up to its name, the surroundings at the Paradise Cove Hotel are unbeatable, making your honeymoon to Mauritius the ultimate trip of a lifetime.
From infinity pools and pool bars to luxe décor and a multitude of eateries - there’s nothing not to love about this incredible hotel.
Bubble Lodge Bois Cheri Plantation
You don’t know glamping until you’ve done it at Bubble Lodge. These transparent eco-bubbles on a tea plantation are actually very luxurious and high-tech, including an app that allows you to see the constellations from bed. Dinner is fine dining Mauritius-style.
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The Oberoi Beach Resort
With an unrivalled position on the shores of Turtle Bay, The Oberoi is blessed with magnificent sunsets on one side and mountain views on the other. The hotel can specially curate a romantic honeymoon holiday for you, including waterfall treks and beach barbecues.
Zilwa means “islander” in Creole and is unique among the luxury Mauritian hotels for giving guests a real taste of the local life. Packed with authentic experiences and seven restaurants including a Creole one, you’ll feel like one of the islanders in no time.
Angsana Balaclava Mauritius
Romance exudes from the very volcanic lava walls here. By the team behind Banyan Tree – so you know the spa will be world-class – this is unashamedly couples-orientated. You can dine by yourselves on a deserted beach or take a private catamaran ride. It’s all possible at Angsana Balaclava.