Honeymoon Guide | Mauritius
Mauritius, a magical beach destination
Is what it‚Äôs all about
Situated in The Indian Ocean, approximately 900 km east of Madagascar and 2000 kilometers off the southeastern coast of Africa.
Why choose Mauritius as your honeymoon destination?
Ivory coastline and lush tropical forests, it‚Äôs perfect
With its tropical climate, the island of Mauritius offers newlyweds favourable weather all year round. Over 177 km of ivory coastline and lush tropical forests provide the perfect honeymoon backdrop. Spend time lazing on white beaches, swimming in blue lagoons and sipping on Strawberry Daiquiri‚Äôs. After a long day on the beach, share an authentic Creole meal before you snuggle up in your luxury hotel room or seaside villa.
When to go
To be, or not to be in doors.
The wetter summer months of December to March tend to be quite hot and humid with temperatures reaching as high as 35¬∞C. The perfect time to visit is in the months of June to September which offer less rain and more comfortable temperatures of 18-25¬∞C.
What your Rupee is worth
The Mauritian Rupee. 1 rupee=100 cents.
Communication is the key
The most commonly spoken languages are English, French and Creole.
Keep it real
Crime levels in Mauritius are low, however tourists are advised to use common sense. Hang onto personal belongings and take care when withdrawing money. Stick to well lit, populated areas and avoid the beaches at night. A tourist police service is operational.
You‚Äôll be spoilt for choice
- Belle Mare Plage Hotel (East Coast)
- Hilton Mauritius Resort and Spa (West Coast)
- Le Tousserok Resort (East Coast)
- One & Only Le Saint Geran (East Coast)
- Pointe Aux Canonniers (North Coast)
- Royal Palm Hotel (North-West Coast)
- Sugar Beach Resort (West Coast)
- Trau Aux Biches (North-West Coast)
What to see and do
Depending on how busy you want to be
Endless days of swimming and sunbathing top the honeymoon to-do list in Mauritius. In Mauritius most activities centre around the warm, turquoise waters and almost every kind of water sport is on offer from fishing and sailing to surfing and scuba diving. The flat waters are perfect for waterskiing, windsurfing or taking a romantic kayak trip. Abundant coral reefs provide ideal snorkeling and scuba diving conditions and most hotels can organise equipment. If your spouse enjoys surfing, the best conditions are between June and August. Golf enthusiasts will not be disappointed as Mauritius offers some well-designed golf courses with beautiful scenery. The more active honeymooner can enjoy horse-riding, hiking or tennis during the day and can then dance the night away at one of the local clubs or casinos when the sun goes down!
Flying time from SA
A hop, skip and a jump away
Approximately 4 hours from Johannesburg
Vaccinations or medication necessary?
Hakunamatata- which means no worries, but take precautions
A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travelers coming from an area classified as an endemic zone by the World Health Organisation.