Honeymoons in Mauritius

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Mauritius Overview

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.

Key Facts for Mauritius

Currency: Mauritian Rupee

Capital: Port Louis

Language: English

Flight time: 5 hours from Johannesburg

When to Honeymoon in Mauritius

When to go:
– Late Autumn to Mid Spring is the best time to visit. It's slightly cooler, less chance of rain and still plenty of sunshine.

Flight information:

– Multiple carriers operate between Canada and South Africa and South African Airways operate a flight from Johannesburg which stops at Madagascar before arriving in Mauritius in 6 hours 55 minutes.


– Rupee

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Getting Married in Mauritius

If you're looking for a really romantic island on which to get married, that isn't too far away either, then why not consider Mauritius. Loved by Royalty and celebrities, this charming island has volcanoes, powder white sandy beaches, lush forests and coral reefed crystal blue waters. With such stunning natural backdrops for the wedding photos, it's little wonder that weddings abroad in Mauritius are so popular. With a myriad of stunning hotel resorts, or beach front hotels, or even the beach, on which to exchange you vows, Mauritius caters for all tastes, and with lots of things to do and see, it also doubles up as a great honeymoon location too.

Marriage Requirements


A couple will need to post photocopies of their documents to arrive in Mauritius at least 6 weeks before they are intending to travel. Documents include birth certificates, valid 10 year passports, details of their full names, professions and address. In addition if either of them is divorced or widowed, certificates to that effect also need to be sent. For more information visit http://bit.ly/qViA4X

Samantha & Robert Mauritius on 09 Mar 2013
Thembi & David Mauritius on 05 May 2014

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