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Honeymoon in Mauritius

Why not start your new life in paradise?

Mauritius is among the top five best places to get married and take a honeymoon, thanks to its stunning scenery, warm tropical climate and the natural hospitality of the Mauritian people. Most hotels offer extensive wedding and honeymoon packages and have their own experienced wedding coordinator who will organise every last detail according to your wishes.

Places to Get Married

Saying ‘I do’ many metres below the Indian Ocean in a submersible is likely to enhance every aspect of the day, and will certainly make the wedding photographs stand out.

wedding-gazebo

For those couples searching for a more traditional location, however, there are several options available, including:

  • In the grounds of their hotel, either on the beach, in the beautiful gardens or in a specially-decorated wedding gazebo.
  • On a private island just off the coast of Mauritius. Options include the beautiful Île des Deux Cocos – a location so beautiful that it is guaranteed to make the wedding extra special.
  • In an old colonial house, where a friendly Creole mama will help prepare the bride for her big moment, following age-old traditions.
  • In a very cultural way, inside an Indian temple where the bride and groom will be led through the service by a pundit. Or in the hotel where the bride can choose to wear a sari and be decorated with henna tattoos.
  • In one of the island’s ancient cathedrals.
  • On any public beach in Mauritius.
  • On-board a gleaming white catamaran whilst cruising to a small private beach for the wedding breakfast and optional Sega show.

Catholics wishing to get married in Mauritius should contact the Port Louis Dioceses at tel: +230 208 3068.

Where to visit?

Port Louis, Capital of Mauritius

Port Louis , the capital of Mauritius, was founded by the French governor and colonist Bertrand-François Mahé de La Bourdonnais in 1735.

Situated on the north-west coast, Port Louis is the business and administrative capital of Mauritius. Packed with office-workers during the day, it quickly quietens down after office-hours – allowing visitors to enjoy a night out along the famous Caudan Waterfront.

Those arriving during daylight hours should head for the bustling Central Market or Champ de Mars: the oldest racecourse in the Indian Ocean region.

The North

The northern coast of the island is the place where the most development has taken place in recent years. Thanks to this work, Grand Baie has an abundance of restaurants and discotheques. If you like to party to the sound of good music, you will find plenty of options to choose from here.

The north isn’t only about night life, however. It also boasts some of Mauritius’ best-loved sights, including the charming red-roofed church that overlooks the lagoon at Cap Malheureux.

South & South-East

The south reveals a dramatically different landscape from the rest of the island: one typified by high cliffs – in places – that are battered by waves. These are created where the protective barrier of coral reef that surrounds Mauritius falls away on the seabed, so leaving the coastline exposed to a punishing Indian Ocean.

But the south is not singularly about cliffs and rough waters. Further round the coastline, heading westwards, are an array of beautiful beaches and top-rate hotels and resorts, in up-and-coming areas

West & South-West

Off Tamarin Bay or Flic en Flac, heading in the direction of Île aux Benitiers, you can see the dolphins that come to these waters to rest and breed. The Morne Mountain, with its historical links to slavery, can also be found in this region –as well as some fine hotels known for their wide choice of watersports.

Slightly inland, in the hills around Chamarel, is the rum distillery that bears the name of the village. Here, you can learn about rum production and taste some of the delightful produce.

East - The Jewel in Mauritius' Crown

A coastline comprised of exquisite coves and emerald lagoons, permanently enhanced by a cool sea breeze: life goes by at a slow pace in the east – whether you’re a member of the fishing community or a holidaymaker.

Situated between the mountains and the sea, the east is characterised by charming little villages with poetic names like Petite Julie, Mare d’Australia and Queen Victoria. It also plays home to some of the country’s best beaches, including Belle Mare, where you will want to spend hours basking in the sun, glorying in the sight of the long stretch of white sand.

Inland & Central Plateau

inlandIn the ‘highlands’ you will discover the island’s four other towns. In Quatre Bornes, head for the local market if you want to do some bargain-hunting. In Curepipe, where it is generally cooler than elsewhere on the island, try visiting the botanical gardens.

In the early evening the gardens of the Plaza – the municipal theatre of the town of Rose Hill – fill up with families who come to relax and enjoy an ice–cream. This is a heart-warming sight definitely worth beholding!

Vacoas, meanwhile, is most renowned for its Gymkhana Golf Club – the oldest in the southern hemisphere.

Things to Consider for Your Wedding in Mauritius

Clothes

Due to Mauritius’ tropical weather, it is advisable that brides and grooms choose outfits and accessories that will make their day much more enjoyable.

Packing

Brides carrying a bridal dress should pack it carefully in tissue in a suitcase or box marked ‘fragile’. This should then be stored in the fragile container on the aircraft.

Lighter gowns, can be packed in a cardboard box and placed in the overhead storage container of the plane.

Independent Couples

Guests not staying at hotels can easily contact a freelance wedding coordinator. Local ground handlers can also assist with wedding arrangements for independent travellers.

Source: www.tourism-mauritius.mu

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