14 reasons to visit Mauritius for your wedding or honeymoon

Let's face it, we only really need the sea and sun to be convinced, but there's EVEN more to the gorgeous island of Mauritius than that...


With year-round sunshine, clean and safe seas and plenty to explore, Mauritius has become hugely popular as a honeymoon and wedding destination for romance-seeking couples. Not least on the list of reasons to visit are the overnight flights, minimal jet lag with only three to four hours’ time difference, and luxury all-inclusive hotels.


Mauritius beach weddings are elegant, intimate and beautiful. If you want to be surrounded by nature Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens is overflowing with exotic flowers and plants. Alternatively set sail on a romantic sunset catamaran cruise to exchange vows. The Holiday Place can do it all, and have been creating memorable holiday experiences, honeymoons and weddings for almost 30 years.

Their experts make it as easy and convenient as possible to create packages that suit all budgets and requirements. Whether you want to say “I do” on an idyllic beach, in a beautiful resort setting or in a chapel, their experienced reservations team offer professional and personalised service to ensure that your special day is perfect. Magical, romantic and unforgettable, they provide it all. They have earned the respect and recognition from industry professionals and are proud to be British Travel Award winners four years in a row, winning Best Independent Travel Agency and Best All-Inclusive Tour Operator.

For more information on weddings and honeymoons in Mauritius, please contact The Holiday Place team

Here’s why you should get booking… 


1. There’s basically no bad time to visit… The summer months of November to April are warm and dry with temperatures of 23-33 degrees Celsius. The winter months of May to October are cooler, at around 17-23 degrees Celsius, with the wettest months being December to March. 

2. Mauritius is 2,000km off the south-east coast of the African continent, near Madagascar, which means you can easily tie the knot here and enjoy a week of beach fun before arranging an adventurous safari honeymoon. 

3. In the multi-ethnic culture of Mauritius, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism co-exists peacefully.  

4. With bi-weekly direct flights from London to Mauritius with Air Mauritius, British Airways and Emirates, the honeymoon destination is perfect for anyone looking to avoid a tiresome long haul journey. 


5. The island’s white-sand beaches are protected by a beautiful coral reef on the northern side, and dramatic cliffs on the south. 

6. Located in the south of Mauritius is Chamarel Seven Coloured Earth, considered both a magical sight and a geological curiosity. The striking landscape tucked within Chamarel’s forest has been formed by volcanic rocks that cooled at different temperatures, creating a spectacular array of patterns and colours on the hillsides. Now turned to sand, the hills’ shades of red, brown, grey and purple attract visitors all year round.


7. The Black River Gorges is the national park of Mauritius and a magnificent area to spot the island’s native species. The reserve hosts an incredible 300 species of flowering plants, nine endemic species of bird and an overwhelming population of fruit bats. As well as this, endangered species such as Mauritius kestrel, the echo parakeet and the pink pigeon all roam freely here. Among other opportunities for sightings are the wild boar, macaque monkeys and deer. 

8. The beach town of Flic en Flac is bustling with shops, restaurants and nightlife. The annual carnival through July is a popular time to visit, with the beachside barbecues and creative floats. 


9. There are numerous newly-refurbished and erected hotels across Mauritius, including Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok, Royal Palm Mauritius and The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa. A luxury resort spanning 68.5 hectares is also due to be opened by the Jumeirah group in 2018. 

10. Visitors can get a sense of multi-faith Mauritius by gazing over the churches, mosques and temples from the Citadel above the capital, Port Louis, where the world’s first colonial stamp is enshrined at The Blue Penny Museum while the Natural History Museum displays a unique dodo skeleton. 


11. Mauritius has a long history in spa and wellness and is now recognised as a world leader inwellbeing. The wide breadth of treatments and therapies available reflect the mosaic of cultures that have influenced the island over the years. 

12. La Vallée de Ferney offer fantastic opportunities for hiking and experiencing some of the island’s unique flora and fauna. Horse riding is becoming increasingly popular, and there are exciting rides available along the beach at Riambel, through the Mont Choisy Sugar Estate, and up to the summit of Le Morne Brabant. 


13. Mauritians gourmet experience reflect its rich fusion of Indian, French, Creole and Chinese influences. While all-inclusive packages and fantastic restaurants encourage guests to stay within the resorts, heading out to experience the local entertainment will yield a richer understanding of this special country and its people 

14. In 2014, Mauritius welcomed 115,326 arrivals from the UK and 2015 looks to have been 15% more popular than this over the year so far. So what are you waiting for?


With unique properties to choose from, Attitude Hotels offer the perfect setting for your special day. Our dedicated wedding coordinators will help you create the wedding of your dreams with the help of our experienced teams. What’s more, we guarantee one wedding a day only at all our hotels. Say your vows feet buried in the sand at Recif Attitude or tie the knot on our private islet at Zilwa Attitude… however you choose to, say “I do” in beautiful surroundings, and make your wedding day an unforgettable experience with Attitude Hotels.

For more information about your honeymoon or wedding in Mauritius, see here.

You can also look at the family brochure to see even more activities and offers. 


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