5 Reasons to Visit Mauritius
Couples are forever drawn to Mauritius for its melting pot of culture, adventure and natural beauty. Find out what makes it so special for honeymoons with Beachcomber Tours...
Let the colourful sights and sounds of Mauritius entice you to book the ultimate Indian Ocean honeymoon. With its multicultural roots spanning Europe, India, Asia and Africa, Mauritius is one of the most unique countries on earth. From vivid festivals and delicious cuisine to pristine beaches and ample sunshine throughout the year, it’s no surprise why the American writer Mark Twain famously said that “Mauritius was made first, and then heaven, and that heaven was copied after Mauritius.” Here are our five top reasons to visit this heavenly island nation.
1. Explore its Cultural Haven
Mauritius is a melting pot of cultures, where a multitude of different histories and faiths are woven together in harmony. One day you could be wandering through the bustling local markets and China Town in Port Louis, the next you could be touring a rum distillery or exploring a restored plantation house. Reflecting the rich diversity of Mauritian culture, the native Creole language is also a mix of French language with African, Asian and English vocabulary. Our top tip is to time your honeymoon with one of their many vibrant festivals, including Chinese New Year, Maha Shivaratri, Holi and Diwali!
2. Discover its Natural Paradise
The island is blessed by Mother Nature in so many ways, so if you’re looking for an eco escape or a revitalising dose of vitamin D, Mauritius has it all. With only two seasons, Mauritius offers up temperatures between 22 and 30+ degrees making it an ideal year-round honeymoon destination. The wildlife is another highlight, with Aldabra giant tortoises, rare Pink Pigeons and wild dolphins calling Mauritius their home. Combining cascading waterfalls and lush rainforest with volcanic mountain scenery and miles of white sand beaches, Mauritius is a natural paradise where you can kick back in newlywed bliss.
3. Partake in Endless Adventure
When it comes to adventure, Mauritius is an island full of endless possibilities. Whether you’d like to whizz across the longest zip line in the Indian Ocean, hike to the summit of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Le Morne Brabant, or take a helicopter flight to catch a bird’s eye view of the spectacular Underwater Waterfall illusion off the southwestern coast, there’s so much to see and do. If you are into water sports, you’ll also be spoilt for choice. From kayaking, SUP and snorkelling to wakeboarding, water skiing, diving, fishing and catamaran sailing, Mauritius offers so many ways to experience the beauty of the Indian Ocean.
4. Dine on Fabulous Food & Drink
Mauritian cuisine mirrors the island’s eclectic fusion of cultures, offering you a total feast for the senses. You’ll find popular dishes such as a classic Provençal Daube chicken stew, a Bengali fish curry called Kalia, or the island’s Babonne fish is a Mauritian delicacy. We also recommend trying the typical street food snack of Dholl Puri as it is the national food of Mauritius. The flatbread is stuffed with ground yellow split peas and if you’re feeling brave, try it with a dab of Mazavaroo, a chilli paste with a spicy kick. Top it all off with a Ti-Punch, a rum-based cocktail while watching a legendary Mauritian sunset.
5. Stay at Romantic Resorts
Honeymooners continually fall in love with Mauritius, given its perfect combination of culture, climate and fun activities. Adding to this list is the spellbinding range of romantic hotels with warm and welcoming hospitality. Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels were the very first hotel group to establish on the island, setting them apart as a leader in destination weddings and luxury honeymoon retreats. With the best beachfront locations, spas, championship golf courses, varied dining options and an unrivalled choice of land and water sports, their eight hotels across the island will guarantee you an unforgettable wedding celebration and honeymoon in Mauritius.
Find out more at beachcombertours.uk/destinations/mauritius/
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