Sample Trip

5-Night Mauritius Escape for Honeymooners and Couples

“The ultimate resort destination for romantic beach time and pampering ideal for honeymooners and couples”
Budget level: All Budgets
When to Go
All year
5 Nights
Safari Type
Northern Mauritius, Western Mauritius

Washed by the sparkling blue waters of the Indian Ocean, sculpted by volcanoes, with around 330 kilometres of coastlines sheltered almost entirely by coral reef, Mauritius is a paradise island and is rightly called the pearl of the Indian Ocean, just perfect for special ‘you & me’ time!

Itinerary in Brief

Mauritius is home to world class beach resorts and the warm and friendly local people provides a special service that the resorts are famous for! The resorts are luxurious and most incorporate a wellness centre and spa for some serious downtime. There are a few intimate ‘adults only’ resorts just perfect for honeymooners and couples. All resorts offer an amazing array of water activities and guests can decide to laze on the beach and just do nothing or get busy and explore the island above and under water.

Mauritius has miles of palm-fringed sandy beaches, almost entirely encircled by coral reefs, offering sanctuary for those who want to spend days lounging on the beach. The crystal-clear waters are perfect for diving, snorkelling, swimming, kayaking and that’s just the beginning. Nature is everywhere in Mauritius, so whether you’re hiking up a mountain, taking a stroll in the botanical garden or simply admiring the view, you’re sure to see incredible sights. Make sure to also visit the capital Port Louis during your stay.

Couples looking for a bit of nightlife (and shopping!) should consider staying in northern Mauritius close to Grand Baie. Dubbed the Creole Cote D’Azur, and with more sandy beaches and sunshine than anywhere else on the island, the north is understandably popular. Grand Baie is the centre of the action, situated on a horseshoe-shaped sheltered bay around an emerald lagoon on the northwest coast. It has hotels aplenty, shopping and the island’s best nightlife – around 50 restaurants line the coastal road to Pereybère!

The breezy east coast is the Mauritius of the posters and undoubtedly one of the island’s most beautiful coastlines set alongside emerald-coloured lagoons. Punctuated with numerous luxurious hotels and authentic villages, the several kilometres long Belle Mare beach is its main attraction. Ile aux Cerfs – a water sports paradise – is must-see. Complete with a lively boathouse, long beaches as well as a tortoise farm, this unique island can be reached by speedboat, pirogue, glass bottom boat, catamaran or even by pirate ship.

Those that prefer more quiet nature-based time consider southern Mauritius. The wildest and most beautiful landscapes of the island are in the south. Sandy beaches bordered by cliffs carved by waves, rocky shores, sugar cane fields as far as the eye can see, and mountainous terrains offering magnificent panoramas.

Mauritius truly is honeymoon paradise; the choice is yours to just relax on the beach sipping away at cocktails or be active on and under the warm water of the Indian Ocean. Your time here can be romantic, peaceful, energetic, contemplative, simple, gastronomic, sparkling, unexpected but will always be privileged.

Make the most of them, they are precious ‘You & Me’ moments for couples!

PS: Couples looking for real adventure and a remote experience consider Rodrigues Island with the following accommodation options.

Detailed itinerary

5 Nights Mid-Range: Anelia Resort and Spa

Anelia Resort & Spa on the west coast with a room capacity of 150 offers a range of accommodation options from individual villas set in an authentic “village creole”, guest rooms in typical Mauritian architecture, to the new superior rooms designed in modern and contemporary style.

True to the resort concept, guests can discover a myriad of flavours across a range of restaurants through their diverse cuisines. Experience the exquisite tastes in the main restaurant where guests are entertained with a themed dinner every night or indulge into the lavish seafood grills on the beach esplanade, there is something for everyone’s palate.

A wide range of water and land activities awaits you at Anelia Resort & Spa. There will surely be something for everyone like yoga or bocce ball for the laid-back guest, or scuba diving for the adventure-loving active ones. A bundle of sports and leisure activities are on offer to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Unwind and soothe your cares away, at the Garden Spa & Wellness Centre which promises you a delightful and appreciating plate of spa treatments and relaxation massages. Be nurtured by the highly trained therapists who will take care to listen and tailor treatments suited to your needs. After your spa experience, you are invited to relax at the outdoor Jacuzzi situated in the midst of a beautifully created and well-manicured garden to avail of the Hamman and Sauna facilities at your ease and convenience.

5 Nights High-End: Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel

Paradise Cove Hotel & Spa, a 5-star adults only boutique hotel on the north coast with its secluded white sandy beach sheltered by a rocky peninsula. The latter, with its love nests for two, offers a panoramic view over the ocean and the five islets of the island’s north coast. The lively village of Grand Baie is situated 10 minutes away by car and the authentic fishermen’s village of Cap Malheureux only 2.5 km away.

The romantic calling of this 5-star intimate hotel of 67 double rooms, nestled in a tropical garden with bushes of orangey and red Ixoras, multicoloured hibiscus and bougainvillea’s, fragrant frangipani and flowery creepers along its pergolas, reveals itself as a haven of peace in an Indian atmosphere subtly brightened up with Mauritian exoticism. The hotel also offers live unplugged music every evening and a Sega show once a week.

There are four restaurants allowing the guests to be initiated to Mauritian cuisine… local products, exotic spices, surprising flavours plus a local recipe to take home and impress family and friends! The 3 bars share that warm, cocoon, relaxed atmosphere. At sunset, live acoustic music and piano-bar are an absolute guarantee of a nice evening within a sparkling and bubbling atmosphere. The Rum Gallery and S’Cellar remain Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel’s favourite of the connoisseurs and lovers of wine and rum.

At the far end of the resort the Peninsula overlooks the turquoise lagoon and offers a spectacular view on the northern islands, it has been totally rethought and creates the surprise WOW factor. In the midst of coconut trees, bougainvillea, wood and thatch, the wooden deck and its’ various lounges to laze and tan contribute to that indoor-outdoor experience. The colours are earthy, the feel is organic. The infinity pool almost overflows in the sea. The atmosphere is always trendy and sparkling with a friendly bar and a lunch and dinner restaurant it is undoubtedly a special place within a place!

Along the path leading to the Peninsula, between latania and palm trees, hidden from prying eyes… here are the love nests. A place to relax and unwind, lulled by the birdsong and the murmur of the waves. Fill your lungs with fresh Indian Ocean air, enjoy the view and catch a glimpse of the northern islands. Nose up, look for the white tropicbird with its long tail wheeling in the sky… your secrets will be well kept!

Behind a beautiful wooden door, the enlarged Spa under its majestic tree with its tones of green, tropical prints, wood and rattan is a haven of wellness; a dreamy setting to indulge and unwind while feeling the closeness to nature. An invitation to discover “Beauty Rituals of the World” of the famous French brand “Cinq Mondes” offering a large choice facials and massage, tropical aroma and flower baths and hammam… there is even a double massage kiosk overlooking the sea. Treat yourself to a special outdoor and customized couples’ massage…

World Travel Awards has rewarded Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel several times, with its latest prize being the Indian Ocean’s Leading Boutique Hotel in 2018. Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel also won the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice 2019, in the Top 10 Best Romantic Hotels in Mauritius.

5 Nights Top-End: Relais et Chateaux Hotel 20 Degrés Sud

20 Degrés Sud is set in a coconut grove and is an adults-only boutique resort. It offers 36 colonial-style rooms and suites by a quiet beach, with some just steps from the water’s edge. The hotel’s informal and intimate style, with bookshelf-lined lounges and there-when-you-need-them staff, lets you daydream that you’re in your own island home.

The 5-star hotel is located on the beach near Grand Baie, on the north coast of Mauritius. This boutique hotel inspired by a Mauritian Creole style is decorated entirely by the prestigious Belgian decorator, Flamant. Member of “Relais et Chateaux”, the hotel 20 ° Sud is recommended for adults and does not admit children under 12 years old. Everything is done to make your stay in Grand Baie particularly pleasant …

You will be staying in one of the 36 rooms and suites at this intimate and discreet hotel. Unique and personalized by theme, they are distributed in one-storey buildings and face the lagoon. Some of them even have a hot tub or a small relaxation pool for added privacy.

The kitchen at 20 Degrés Sud is run by the talented Mauritian chef Sanjeev Purahoo, his cuisine caters to all tastes, moods and occasions. During the day, guests tend to prefer comfortable clothing such as jeans, shorts and T-shirts and in the evenings the dress code is “casual chic”.

To enrich your stay in Mauritius and discover the treasures of the island, the 20 Degrés Sud offers a wide choice of water and land activities. They offer you multiple activities through the boat house including snorkelling twice a day, Hobie cat, kayak, paddle, windsurfing… also enjoy the two pools, the main one and one in the spa. Thanks to various partners of the hotel you can discover the underwater riches of Mauritius during diving sessions or excursions to the southern & east islands aboard catamaran or speedboat. For the more adventurous go for big game fishing or scuba diving.

The hotel also offers land activities that will allow you to fill your memories in another way, helicopter, horse riding, quad biking, hiking and more are waiting. For example discover the treasures of Mauritian gastronomy with Taste Buddies and stroll through the streets of Port Louis or Mahébourg.

At 20 Degrés Secret Spa they do not only take care of your skin but they also do take care of the person and make your inner beauty be revealed by the magic hands of the therapists together with their branded products of Comfort Zone. A coach is also available to welcome you for yoga, stretching or aqua gym sessions.

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