Honeymoons in Mauritius
If you're looking for a romantic idyll on which to spend time with your loved one, then Mauritius could be the perfect honeymoon location for you. Whether it's mountains you want to trek or stunning beaches to laze around on, then Mauritius can supply both. There's also some fascinating culture and heritage to enjoy with lots of interesting attractions to visit.
Mauritius provides a great mix of relaxation and adventure and there is plenty to see and do. With easy flights from South Africa you could be strolling round the capital, Port Louis in around 6 hours. This is an interesting city as there are lots of remnants of its colonial past to see. La Citadelle is an interesting fortification to visit and you get a superb view of the rest of the city's architecture. Whilst you're in Port Louis you could always go to a horse race at the Port Louis racecourse, which is the oldest race course in the Indian Ocean. The longest village in Mauritius, the Triolet Shivala is also worth visiting and here you can see the temple of Maheshwarnath which is dedicated to several Gods, including Krishna, Brahma and Vishnu. Whilst you're in the northern region you could hike or take a bike round some of the stunning mountain scenery. To cool off, in the inland region, it's very refreshing to visit the Tamarind Falls where there's not one but seven waterfalls surrounded by lush green mountains. You can splash around in the pools at the foot of the falls. However you spend your time, a honeymoon in Mauritius will be truly memorable.
If you're wanting a honeymoon where you can relax and unwind after weeks of hectic planning then Mauritius could be the perfect honeymoon location for you. With gorgeous white beaches on which to relax and crystal clear waters to swim or dive, you'll soon be enjoying the laid back pace of life that this island offers. Why not stay in one of the stunning hotel resorts and experience all that this island has to offer.
Most couples start their adventures in Mauritius from Port Louis, the capital, and with regular flights from Toronto, you'll soon be exploring the city. Port Louis gets its name from the French ruler, King Louis XV, and was a stopping place before setting off round the Cape of Good Hope. There's plenty of interesting colonial buildings to see including Fort Adelaide (also known as La Citadelle) which the British built in 1835. For this site, you'll get a great view of the other architecture of the city. The Grand Bay located in the north of the island is a fabulous place for shopping and relaxation. La Cuvette beach is well worth a trip and you can take a catamaran ride to lle Gabriel which has some of the best beaches on the island and clear waters for snorkelling. The Flacq Market is also a spot worth visiting. Located in the East it's a colourful and lively market which attracts large crowds. Blue Bay, aptly named because of the colour of its waters, is a small island in the south east and one of the highlights of a trip here is a ride in a glass bottomed boat where you can see amazing marine flora and fauna. In such pretty surroundings, your honeymoon in Mauritius will be really romantic.
Key Facts for Mauritius
Currency: Mauritian Rupee
Capital: Port Louis
Flight time: 18 hours from Toronto
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Mauritius enjoys a sub-tropical climate. The best time to visit is September to December when the weather is warmest and humidity is lower
Mauritius is approx 12 hours from London with direct flights operated by British Airways and Air Mauritius
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Getting Married in Mauritius
If you're dreaming of getting married on a tropical island with sun drenched beaches and crystal blue waters then you might like to consider Mauritius. Located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, this volcanic island has a wide diversity and if you can tear yourself away from the beaches you'll find tropical forests, mountains, fast flowing streams and remnants of its colonial past. With plenty of stunning venues offering amazing natural backdrops for your wedding photos, weddings abroad in Mauritius can suit the most discerning of couples. With plenty to see and do it also doubles as a fantastic honeymoon location too.
A couple wishing to marry in Mauritius need to send all their documents at least 6 weeks before their intended date of travel. They need to send photocopies of valid 10 year passports, birth certificates, a sheet detailing their full names, address and occupation and well as divorce papers (if applicable) and if one of them is widowed, then documents to that effect. For more information visit http://bit.ly/qViA4X
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