If you’ve just got married or simply looking for the best, fairytale destination for your honeymoon, then look no further than Mauritius.
While you may be tempted to spend your honeymoon days within the walls of the resort, Mauritius has lots of places to see and visit. Along with its paradisiacal and breathtaking scenic locations, Mauritius will leave no stone unturned in making your honeymoon an ideal one.
Romantic Parks and Gardens in Mauritius
Mauritius has plenty of green spaces and parks for you to spend some time with your loved one. Slow down and take a walk with your partner amidst forests, where you can marvel at the natural beauty surrounding you. From gardens with hundred of species of plants to natural wonders – if you love the outdoors, then you are sure to find something for the nature-love within.
The Botanical Garden at Pamplemousses Mauritius
The Botanical Garden, located at Pamplemousses, is also known as Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden. This Botanical Garden is one of the most popular tourist attractions where you can spend quality time with your loved one. Stroll along the paths, hand-in-hand as you discover the fauna of Mauritius, in this beautiful setting. This garden hosts around 650 different varieties of plants, where the most famous ones are the giant water lilies, baobabs, sugarcane and the symbolic flower of Mauritius, the Trochetia, among others. In order to learn more about the surroundings, you can hire a guide.
Chamarel Park – The Seven Coloured Earth
The astonishing “Seven Coloured Earth” of Chamarel is a unique place with incredible sand dunes of seven different colours – red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple, and yellow. These eye-catching colours are a phenomenal sight, especially on a sunny day, when the beauty of the entire landscape will be highlighted. While here, it is also worth visiting the giant tortoises and catching a breathtaking view of the Chamarel Waterfalls.
Ebony Forest of Chamarel
Ebony Forest Chamarel is one of the bests preserved forests on the island. Discover the once abundant ebony trees in a green space of over 50 hectares. You can choose to explore the forest at your own pace or with a guide, as you discover the native fauna of Mauritius. The mid-canopy walkways offer you a surreal experience through the forest. For a breathtaking view of Le Morne Brabant, head to the Sublime Point. If you are an avid birdwatcher, then you can even opt for a birdwatching hike where you can catch sight of several endemic birds such as the Mauritian Echo Parakeet, Pink Pigeon and Mauritian Flycatcher. There is also a museum where you can learn of the islands history and the animals and plants that once inhabited this island.
Beautiful Beaches to visit in Mauritius
A beach honeymoon is the perfect escape post-wedding to help you relax and recover from the hectic months of planning. White sands, turquoise waters and warm weather- the perfect island getaway. Famed not only as a dream romantic destination, Mauritius is also famous for its picturesque beaches. Relax on the sandy shores, take a dip in the waters or snorkel in the lagoon.
Le Morne Beach
With a picture-perfect of the white coral sands and turquoise waters of the Ocean, Le Morne Beach situated in the West coast, is one of the beautiful beach that can be found in Mauritius. It is a well preferred destination for kitesurfing and windsurfing. Le Morne beach has an amazing view with the casuarina trees along with the white sand dunes as well as Le Morne Mountain in the backdrop. This leaves a mind-blowing scenery of Le Morne Beach. It can be assured that you will definitely love to spend time there, either by experiencing surfing or by relaxing and watching the professional surfers doing so.
Tamarin Beach is situated on the West Coast peninsula of Mauritius. It is one of the astounding beach, having the Tamarin Bay and the Black River Mountain range in the background. This beach is known for its shallow waters which is also safe for swimming and sunbathing. If you are visiting Mauritius, then Tamarin Beach must definitely be visited.
Trou aux Biches Beach
Trou aux Biches Beach, which is located in the North of Mauritius is one of the most famous beach in here. This well- known beach is famous for its sand quality, weather conditions and is accessible with several facilities. You can also engage yourself in watersports like snorkeling while spending a memorable time with your spouse during your honeymoon journey. Also, you can get enthralled with the most brilliant sunsets you will ever find in Mauritius.
Activities for Adventure and Nature Lovers
Though many associate a honeymoon in Mauritius with lazing on the beach or relaxing in a resort, Mauritius is also an ideal destination for adventurous couples. Simply venture off the beaten path to find a variety of activities full of adventure. Why not spend a day discovering the hidden waterfalls of the island or hiking up the Mauritian peaks?
Majestic Waterfalls in Mauritius
Grand River South East
The Grand River South East Waterfall, is a wonderful location to visit during your stay in Mauritius for your honeymoon. It is situated on the south eastern coast of Mauritius, and surrounded with basaltic rocks which renders the gushing of water even more attractive. The visit of the waterfalls is usually combined with a trip to Ile aux Cerfs, another popular tourist attraction in Mauritius.
The majestic Rochester Falls, situated in the Savanne District, is considered as one of the widest waterfalls of Mauritius. This place offers opportunities like swimming, climbing, taking a jump from a height or simply relaxing in the tranquil atmosphere by listening to the flowing of water. Besides being a nature-lover’s haven, its secluded location also makes it a romantic place.
The Tamarind Falls, also known as the ‘Sept Cascades’, is one of the natural wonders of Mauritius where seven stepped waterfalls stream down into a pool. A hike down each fall will allow you to discover unique scenery due to its height and water flow. It is recommended to have an experienced guide during your trip since some of the tracks can be challenging, though you don’t need to have any previous hiking experience. The hiking trips range from half day hikes through the forest and river to canyoning down the falls.
Hiking in Mauritius
Black River Gorges National Park
Hosting a variety of flora and fauna, Black River Gorges National Park is one of the most stunning natural treasures of Mauritius. This park is famous for hiking and sightseeing with some amazing views of hilly rainforests and striking gorges. It has over 50 km of hiking trails and a quaint picnic area, where you can stop and take in the nature, whilst dining with your loved on. You will also get to discover many endangered species of birds, which have their natural habitat in this national park.
Le Pouce Mountain
Le Pouce Mountain, named after its thumb-shaped peak, is one of the most famous mountains in Mauritius. This mountain is clearly visible from Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius, and is also well known for hiking activities. Though not the most challenging hike, this trail preferred by nature-lovers, especially those of beginner levels. It is advised to hire a professional guide though not necessarily needed since the pathways are relatively easy to find, but guides can offer some insight on Mauritian wildlife. Once at the peak, take in the panoramic view of the island- from the little islets, to the docks, neighbouring mountains, highlands and the West coast.
Le Morne Brabant
One of the most iconic hiking trails in Mauritius is Le Morne Brabant, situated on the Southwest coast of Mauritius. This gorgeous beauty of the island is a rugged mountain cutting into the Indian Ocean, offering stunning views once at the top of the peninsula. The mountain is declared as UNESCO World Heritage site and it was once used as a shelter by the runaway slaves during the late 18th and 19th century. It also shelters a wide variety of endemic species of plants and birds.