Paved with spectacular coral reefs and alluring white sand clapped by crystal clear waters, Mauritius is no doubt the coveted getaway island solely made to enchant honeymooners. The island of Mauritius is rich in diverse mix of cultures and traditions that are reflected in both the architecture and cuisine. The island is not all sunsets and beaches although those are pretty amazing. There is also a lot to see and do during your honeymoon, if you can tear yourselves away from sun lounger or each other.
Set in the sparkling Indian Ocean this wonderful island has something for everyone, be it an adventure lover, water enthusiast or a shopaholic. Your honeymoon in Mauritius could be the experience of a lifetime as you and your spouse engage in delightful waters, sports, biking and safari adventures. If you want a quiet time, be rest assured that the abundance of less crowded beaches will give you all the time you need.
Mauritius: Things to do
Yes, it is your honeymoon or wedding anniversary and yes you want to cherish every moment together but going to Mauritius without experiencing the beautiful flora and fauna is like going to an aquarium without seeing the sea creatures. So don’t spend your honeymoon in your hotel or resort taking selfies and sharing post wedding jokes. Mauritius is not called the Paradise Island for nothing. Here are some of the things you can do in Mauritius:
Meet the locals: Don’t take our word for it when we say the natives of Mauritius are as warm and welcoming as the island, get out there and see for yourselves. You don’t need your GPS to locate a particular place, if you have the locals around you. You will be amazed at the level of generosity when a coconut seller will refuse to collect money just because you smiled and said a heartfelt thank you. In Mauritius, there are huge smiles everywhere you go.
Quad biking: For those, who do not know what a quad bike is, you are in luck because you will find out and even ride one in Mauritius. Quad bike is a four-wheel vehicle that travels well on sandy and rough roads and is quite easy to learn. It is a fun adrenaline-pumping way to tour the lush country-side.
Chamarel waterfall: Chamarel is the highest waterfall in Mauritius at 100 metres. This is the perfect spot to take that couple selfie and make your friends jealous. Climb the stairs to the viewing platform at the top and take a look at the breathtaking waterfall as it hits the pool 100 meters below.
You can also combine this trip with a visit to the “seven coloured Earth” a world wonder made up of sand dunes of different distinct colours including browns, reds and purples created as a result of cooled volcanic rocks.
The street food: Mauritius street food is said to be amongst the best in the world. Discover a unique mix of Creole, African, Indian and Chinese influence offered with a burst of spices, flavours, colours that forms an astonishing cuisine.
Also try the sugar cane. Mauritius has a history of sugar cane production dating back 400 years. Take a tour of the sugarcane museum/factory to learn a little bit of sugar processing and share a sugar cane treat with your spouse.
Swim with the dolphins: Enjoy the time of your lives as you swim with the friendly dolphins in the crystal clear water. Explore the spectacular lives of these adorable mammals in their aquatic habitat. Come face to face with the dolphins and appreciate the strikingly beautiful scenery, unspoiled landscapes and wonderful animals. Don’t forget to take pictures.
Take a hike: Hold hands with your spouse as you trek around Mauritius with its abundance of mountains and forests. You can hike on the plateau as you gaze at the magnificent formation of this beautiful island.
Sky-dive Mauritius: This is the ultimate adrenaline sport. If you are looking for that thrilling twist during your honeymoon vacation, jump out of a plane, with a parachute of course. For first timers, skydiving is an unforgettable experience that will stay in your memory forever. Imagine flying higher than the birds looking over the paradise island with its lush green forests and turquoise blue water.
Remember to send us pictures of your awesome honeymoon vacation and tell us what you think about Mauritius. Mauritius is the popular honeymoon destination and a luxury hotspot. It is one closest places to paradise on earth. Experience Mauritius like never before.
The island of Mauritius is home to beautiful resorts and hotels where the services are five star and also affordable.
Intercontinental Resort (5*) – from $339.91/night
Verande Palmer Beach Hotel (3*)- from $174/night
La Palmeraie Boutique Hotel (4*) – from $191/night
Merville Beach by Lux (3*) – from $263/night
20 Degres Sud Hotel (4*) – from $351/night
Airlines that fly to Mauritius from Nigeria include South Africa Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates, Arik, Air France, Iberia, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and British Airways. There are no direct flights from Lagos or Abuja. You will have to make stopovers at places like Dubai, Paris, Addis Ababa, Accra and Johannesburg. You can make the most out of your vacation by enjoying your detour to these stopovers and taking a picture or two.
Nationals of Nigeria can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 2 weeks.
Visitors are required to hold proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay (min. of USD 100.-, per day), confirmed hotel reservation and documents required for their next destination. The maximum stay granted for tourists is 180 days within one calendar year.
Dialling code: +230
Currency : Mauritian Rupee (I MUR- 5.35 Naira)
ATM cards: Visa or MasterCard
Driving: People in Mauritius drive on the left-hand side of the road and give way to the right