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Off the eastern coast of Madagascar is one of the true gems of the Indian Ocean: Mauritius. Its spectacular landscapes captivated Mark Twain himself, who claimed that paradise had been inspired by this island. If you decide to have a honeymoon in Mauritius, you’ll discover just how right he was.
In this environment, luxury resorts exist in perfect harmony with nature, taking refinement to its highest level. Other details that will make your honeymoon in Mauritius simply perfect include spectacular villas overlooking the sea, spas for indulging yourself, world-class restaurants and impeccable service.
Your honeymoon in Mauritius could also be the ideal time to try out new activities together. The lagoon, with its calm waters and constant winds, is perfect for trying your hand at windsurfing or kitesurfing. The east coast of the island, known as the Côte Sauvage, is a quieter and more private natural paradise that is proud to offer some of the most beautiful beaches in Mauritius.
If you prefer to put on your fins, an incredible seabed awaits you in Mauritius, inhabited by multi-coloured fish that hide in the coral reefs, along with impressive underwater caves such as those of “The Cathedral”. Another alternative is to go for an “underwater walk”. You can literally walk on the sea floor, with the help of a helmet, to get an up-close look at the barracudas, manta rays, moray eels and the intriguing lionfish.
Besides the idyllic beaches, you can find many other things to do in Mauritius on honeymoon. You can find native Mauritius species in the Black River Gorges National Park and climb to the peak of the Pitón de la Rivière Noire, the highest mountain on the island, offering breath-taking views.
No less impressive is the Trou aux Cerfs, a 100 metres-deep crater protected by lush vegetation, although the best-known is the Grand Bassin, now covered by water.
This is a sacred site, so you can also visit the temple dedicated to Shiva and other Hindu gods, where you will be welcomed by two gigantic statues over 30 metres tall.
A more relaxing experience awaits you at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden. Throughout its 33 hectares, you can snap some of the most colourful photos of your entire honeymoon in Mauritius, among orchids, hibiscus, anthuriums, giant water lilies and lotus flowers.
You can start in Chamarel, a mountain village where you will find the most frequently photographed waterfall on the island.
Discover an area of dunes formed by erosion and the accumulation of minerals, where colours range from ochre to more reddish tones.
Take a look at the native species such as the pink pigeon and the Mauritius kestrel
From dhal puri to rougaille, Mauritian cuisine is the perfect example of the UN’s epithet defining Mauritius: the most multicultural island in the Indian Ocean. Rice is the base of dishes that stimulate the senses with exotic spices, while the freshness comes from delicious tropical fruits, often mixed with rum to create unique cocktails.
The gourmet cuisine of the Mauritius honeymoon resorts is derived from different influences to give the island’s fresh products an original flavour that satisfies and astonishes even the most demanding palates.
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