What is the ideal honeymoon destination? It is somewhere where you can make memories with your new spouse and relax after the stress of planning a wedding. It’s romantic, luxurious, a little bit exotic, and somewhere you might not have chosen to visit otherwise. Mauritius ticks all of those boxes and this honeymoon guide to Mauritius will show you exactly how to plan a Mauritius honeymoon.
Mauritius is known for being a very remote African island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. It’s known for its unique blend of French, Creole, Indian and African cultures. This island is also known for its incredible resorts, stunning natural landscapes and delicious local cuisine. These are all essential qualities in all great honeymoon destinations!
Due to the island’s location, it also has a unique climate and only two discernible seasons; summer and winter though the winter seasons are still pleasant. Summer lasts from October to April and Winter from April to October.
Book your romantic Mauritius honeymoon from April to June or from September to December to avoid the highest peak seasons. Heavy rainfall is usually forecast from February to March and you don’t want your honeymoon to be a washout!
This is the ultimate Mauritius honeymoon guide that will help you plan your once-in-a-lifetime trip to Mauritius with your partner. It includes the best neighbourhoods in Mauritius, the best hotels in Mauritius for honeymoon trips, and the best romantic activities. This Mauritius honeymoon guide also includes the best tours, day trips, and places to eat so you have a honeymoon you will never forget.
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Where To Go in Mauritius on Your Honeymoon
Mauritius consists of nine districts from north to south: Rivière du Rempart, Pamplemousses, Port Louis (the capital), Flacq, Moka, Black River, Plaines Wilhems, Grand Port and Savanne.
If you’re looking for Mauritius honeymoon all-inclusive resorts and luxury places to stay, there are three neighbourhoods in three different districts that stand out.
Grand Bay (Grand Baie)
This neighbourhood is in the Pamplemousses district and is the northernmost neighbourhood on this list. It’s a bustling seaside city which is ideal for honeymooners who cannot sit still and love visiting restaurants, bars, clubs, beaches, shops, and everything in between.
Lots of luxury resorts line the promenade so you won’t have any problems finding hotels with sea views. Just don’t expect a relaxing or peaceful honeymoon here!
If a secluded and serene honeymoon is your goal, stay in Belle Mare instead. It’s in the Flaq district on the western coast and it’s known for having the most epic Mauritius honeymoon private villas and hotels, a beautiful coastline for sailing and the quietest beaches.
Flic en Flac
Based in the Black River district on the eastern coast below the capital of Port Louis, Flic en Flac is ideal for honeymooners who love natural beauty.
It also has world-class, five-star resorts (most of the best neighbourhoods in Mauritius do!) but it also has a pristine 8km-long beach and is close to all of Mauritius’s natural wonders in the south of the island.
Important information on Mauritius for Your Honeymoon
Unless you have an African or Middle Eastern passport, you should be able to travel to Mauritius visa-free for 90 days. Double-check with your government before booking your honeymoon. Always purchase travel insurance before any trip, especially one outside of your home country.
Mauritius has clean and safe drinking water so you don’t have to buy bottled water here. Most of the food is delicious and safe to eat but always take extra care when eating new spicy foods or buying food from street vendors.
Mauritius’s currency is the Mauritian Rupee. 50 Rupees is worth approximately €1 at the time of writing. You can use credit cards in establishments like hotels and fancier restaurants but you will need cash for market stalls, tipping, and other small payments.
English is the official language of Mauritius. The locals also speak a mixture of French, French-Creole, Mauritian-Creole, and many south Asian languages like Hindi and Tamil.
If you want to travel short distances on your honeymoon in Mauritius, the most convenient transport is taxis. Book them through your hotel or resort so that you know how much the journey will cost and what reputable companies to use. Take a card so you can use the same company on your return journey.
You can also hire scooters, a car, or bicycles to explore the island at your own pace. Private tours and drivers are also an option if you have the cash to splash.
Wondering about the Mauritius honeymoon cost? Expect to pay up to €600 per night for the very best resorts in peak season. Return flights from Europe to Mauritius can cost anything from €500 – €1,000. Luckily, other costs are quite reasonable in Mauritius with car rentals starting from €25 per day and €40 for a multi-course meal.
Where To Stay in Mauritius on Your Honeymoon/Best Hotels for Your Honeymoon in Mauritius
Seapoint Boutique Hotel in Grand Bay (Grand Baie)
From only €250 per night, you won’t believe how affordable Seapoint Boutique Hotel in Grand Bay is for what you get.
This relaxed beachfront hotel with nautical decor offers guests a private terrace, spa, and great dining options that will make you feel like you’re on a deserted island.
Constance Belle Mare Plage Hotel in Belle Mare
With its own private beach access, Constance Belle Mare Plage Hotel in Belle Mare will ensure you swim more than you walk.
This five-star resort starts from around €200 per night and boasts a ton of onsite bars and restaurants, a huge pool with a poolside bar and rooms that open straight onto the beach.
Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa in Flic en Flac
With rates starting from €250 per night, the Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa in Flic en Flac is less like a five-star hotel and more like its own village.
You won’t have to leave the complex for anything! It’s based right on the beach but is surrounded by lush woodland which makes it feel more secluded and private.
Hotel 20 Degrés Sud – Relais & Châteaux in Grand Bay (Grand Baie)
If you prefer uber luxurious and modern hotels with all the bells and whistles and amenities you could possibly need, check out Hotel 20 Degrés Sud – Relais & Châteaux in Grand Bay.
Room rates at this high-class establishment start from around €350 per night. They have everything you could possibly want including several pools, spas, restaurants, bars and a terrace that opens right onto the sand.
The Residence Mauritius in Belle Mare
Starting from around €230 per night, this five-star resort in Belle Mare has colonial-style architecture and palm trees making it an idyllic choice for a luxurious honeymoon escape.
They also have a spa and even onsite tennis courts if you want to hit a few rackets before swimming in the sea mere metres outside the door of your room.
Sofitel Mauritius L’Impérial Resort & Spa in Flic en Flac
The Sofitel Mauritius L’Impérial Resort & Spa is the perfect getaway for honeymooners looking for an exotic hotel. With room rates starting from around €250, their decor is a perfect blend between modern minimalism and East Asian intricate design.
Also surrounded by palm trees on the beachfront, this five-star resort is a fantastic place to base yourself during your trip of a lifetime.
Things To Do in Mauritius While on Your Honeymoon
Grand Bay (Grand Baie)
Stroll Around Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden
Nothing screams ‘honeymoon’ more than taking a stroll hand-in-hand next to colourful flowerbeds and picturesque lakes. The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden in Grand Bay offers 60 acres of exotic plants and woodland paths where you can while away the hours.
Lounge on Pereybere Beach
Pereybere Beach is, without a doubt, one of the best beaches in Mauritius let alone Grand Bay. With palm trees to shade the white sand, pull up a deck chair and spend the day sunbathing in absolute bliss. You can always go swimming or kayaking in the sea if you want to do something fun together.
Book a Honeymoon Photoshoot With Clique Photography Mauritius
Not only is Belle Mare a fantastic neighbourhood in Mauritius for honeymooners, but it’s also where lots of couples get married. That means there are lots of stellar wedding photographers based in Belle Mare who you can also hire for a honeymoon photoshoot.
You’ll be looking back over your honeymoon photos for the rest of your life so it’s a good idea to get some great ones! Photographers know where all the photogenic and Instagrammable spots are too.
Play a Round of Golf at The Links
Want to test your teamwork as a newly married couple? Hire some clubs and head off for a round of golf at The Links in Belle Mare. There’s also a fantastic course at the Constance Belle Mare Plage Mauritius so if you want to play golf a lot then you could stay there.
Flic en Flac
Watch the Sunset on Flic en Flac Beach
One of the best things about booking an island honeymoon in Mauritius is the opportunity to watch sunsets. Sunsets famously set in the west, so head to Flic en Flac beach to watch the sky dance with colours of blue, orange and purple every night.
Get a Couples Massage at Pascale (Nuyou) Massage Spa
Nothing is as relaxing as getting a couples massage together. The Pascale (Nuyou) Massage Spa in Flic en Flac offers local Mauritian treatments but the Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita also offers a fantastic couples spa experience.
Romantic Places To Eat on Your Honeymoon in Mauritius
La Kaza in Grand Bay (Grand Baie)
Overlooking the ocean, La Kaza in Grand Bay is a Cajun and Creole restaurant that mostly serves seafood. If you eat on the outside terrace, you’ll be able to eat your delicious meal and drink cocktails as you watch the sunset over the harbour.
Hasu in Belle Mare
Eating local cuisine is always a good idea but if you’re on your honeymoon, you should seek out the best restaurants no matter what! Hasu is an upmarket Japanese restaurant in Belle Mare that serves some of the best sushi and sashimi that you’ve ever eaten, anywhere.
Pakbo in Flic en Flac
Pakbo is another Cajun and Creole restaurant in Flic en Flac that you’ll find down an unassuming side street. Don’t be fooled by the casual exterior, once you get inside you’ll see that the mood lighting, simple wooden decor and delicious food all make for a very romantic setting.
Tours To Do in Mauritius on Your Honeymoon
Walks along the beach and five-course meals are romantic, but nothing makes you feel closer to your loved ones than sharing an awe-inspiring experience together.
Going on a whale-watching tour during your honeymoon to Mauritius will do exactly that.
While humpback whales off the coast of Mauritius are seasonal, there is the potential to spot sperm whales year-round. Not only might you spot these beautiful creatures but food and drinks are included on this tour too.
Hike to Tamarind Falls
Waterfalls are one of the most romantic natural wonders on earth and Tamarind Falls are some of the most beautiful in Mauritius.
Book this guided hike to the waterfalls in South Mauritius and reward your efforts by swimming in the plunge pool afterwards.
Scuba Diving Experience
Why not start your new life together by picking up a new skill or hobby that you can do again on future trips?
Both of you are sure to catch the bug for scuba diving on this trip. You’ll witness hundreds of colourful fish, corals, and more.
Day Trips in Mauritius on Your Honeymoon
Catamaran Cruise to Île aux Cerfs
Can you really travel thousands of miles to an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean on your honeymoon without going on a sailing trip?
Book this full-day catamaran cruise around Île aux Cerfs (with lunch included) so you can see Mauritius’s crystal clear turquoise waters up close and personal.
Port Louis might not have enough five-star luxury resorts and amenities for you to stay there on your honeymoon, but you should definitely visit!
Take a day trip to the cultural heart of the country and eat street food, visit the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, the markets, and the Aapravasi Ghat UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Most of Mauritius’s impressive natural beauty is packed into the southern part of the island. By taking a day trip, you can visit all the top places in one go so you can spend the rest of your honeymoon relaxing on a beach.
This day trip packs in the Black River Gorges National Park, the Morne Brabant Mountain (also a UNESCO site!), the Grand Bassin and Chamarel Seven-Coloured Earth Geopark.
Phew. It’s a big trip, but it will be a fantastic experience to see so much beauty with your new spouse.
Recommended tours in Mauritius
- Hiking Le Morne Brabant
- Mauritius Full day tour of the South west
- Lydia Boat Dolphin Encounter/Private boat tour in le morne/Crystal Rock/BBQ/Navy
- Port-Louis Street Food Tour
- Whale Dream Mauritius – Ethical Private Tour – Dolphin and Whale watching
- Hiking Sept Cascades (Tamarind Falls) – Half Day
- Ebony Forest Reserve Chamarel – Take a Hike Tour
- Entrance Ticket for Chamarel 7 Coloured Earth Geopark
- Visit of Ile aux cerfs, Grse Waterfall, Lighthouse island, snorkeling and lunch
- Private North Day Tour: Botanical Garden, Sugar Museum, Rum Tasting, Port Louis
- Exploring the Magnificent East of Mauritius: Full-day incl Blue Bay Marine Park
- Beach wedding unforgettable dream coming true