If you are in search of the perfect destination for honeymoons, look no further than the beautiful island of Mauritius.
This exotic island was voted the World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination 2013 at the World Travel Awards held in Doha, Qatar on November 30.
This was the second year in a row Mauritius scooped up the accolade.The World Travel Awards are a prestigious industry scheme, having operated for 20 years and acknowledged worldwide.
Guests from all over the globe travelled to be a part of the awards and being labelled a winner is a true accomplishment.
So why did Mauritius make the cut for this year’s leading honeymoon destination?
Located off the southeast coast of the African continent, there is a huge variety of culture and scenery at your fingertips. Rife with volcanic peaks, lush green valleys, colourful ocean life and ethereal inland rivers, you will never run out of things to gaze at in wonder.
Remnants of French colonial days give the island a true melting pot feel, with a mix of African and Indian architecture, art, food and culture on the streets as well as a dash of the European.
Upon arrival, couples are instantly enchanted by this island oasis. Untainted by huge crowds, vast expanses of turquoise ocean stretch before couples ambling along the beach, toes dipped in fine white sand.
From luxury accommodation to a host of cultural activities on offer – not to mention high quality service wherever you go – Mauritius offers the idyllic honeymoon experience. It truly is a unique location where you can truly escape the realities of life for a week or two.
Spend your days lazing hand-in-hand on the beaches, splashing about in the shallows or perhaps getting a little adventurous and heading for a dive, where slippery clownfish are likely to swim up beside you and plant you with a smooch, too.
Or, head to Port Louis, the bustling capital of the island where you can spend a day rifling through the Central Market. At night you can savour the Caudan Waterfront, sampling the various delectable cuisine on offer.
There are also many World Heritage sites that will leave you breathless with their beauty, such as Le Morne Cultural Landscape, a stunning mountain also significant for its links to slavery in the 18th and 19th century. Runaway slaves would hide here, protected by the rugged natural landscape.
If you want to appreciate this landscape for longer, stay at the Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa. It’s placed at the base of a mountain – tranquil, sheltered and private – the perfect spot for your newlywed getaway. You can easily explore the rich history and landscape around you, or simply to stay back and enjoy the top quality facilities available.
The Trou Aux Biches offers yet another slice of luxury, and is located close to Port Louis, so you can easily enjoy city life or the relaxed, resort lifestyle. Enjoy a beachfront suite with a private terrace and pool and be sure to spend a night exuding glam at the hotel’s casino.
The Centara Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa Mauritius is yet another glorious accommodation option on this island, with its serene tropical surroundings and indulgent spa facilities.
There’s all this to discover and more on this island rich in history, cultural background and sheer natural wonder, providing honeymooners with idyllic experiences.
Whether you want to soak in some sun on the beach, lounge by the poolside or explore your surroundings, Mauritius is an unforgettable honeymoon destination.