Mauritius - A Romantic Escape

21 September 2012

Thinking of romance? Consider escaping to Mauritius, the Indian Ocean's tropical island paradise, synonymous with romance, privacy and natural beauty. The ideal location for a wedding, honeymoon or a quiet, romantic getaway, Mauritius is a destination designed to spoil couples. Mauritius offers beautifully appointed resort accommodation, fine dining, day spas and leisure activities that include golf facilities and water sports. Indulge in world-class beauty and wellness treatments or spend the days diving, snorkelling and strolling along white sandy beaches. Stay a world away from reality and enjoy a holiday together that will be locked into your memories forever.

 Romantic Mauritiu

Spectacular Scenery
Mauritius is a unique tropical holiday destination for couples. Spectacular scenery, from coral reefs to mountain ranges, will take your breath away. From Belle Mare beach on the east coast, walk together to beautiful Blue Bay and the lush Valley de Ferney. Enjoy Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens and Domain Les Pails, the nature reserve outside Port Louis. Visit Black River Gorges National Park in the southwest and venture into the crater of a volcano to view the natural lake at Grand Bassin.

Luxurious Resorts
In an idyllic island paradise you would expect nothing less than five star treatment. Consider staying at Oberoi or Le Saint Geran. The more discerning couple will want to experience the world famous Le Touessrok Resort. In the south, try Heritage Le Telfair Golf and Spa Resort, with the foothills of Plaine Champagne Mountain dropping away on one side and the vast Indian Ocean stretching out on the other. The tropical Bel Ombre region offers more secluded accommodation options.

Shopping and Dining
Port Louis boasts vibrant markets and exceptional shopping options, including the world's largest concentration of Ralph Lauren outlets so you can spoil the love of your life with souvenirs to remind you of the holiday of a lifetime. For handmade model ships, jewellery and collectibles check out the shops in Curepipe. Dine out on fresh seafood, traditional Creole cuisine or choose from Chinese, Indian, African or European fare in cosmopolitan Grand Baie.

Unparalleled Pampering
Surprise your partner by booking a couples' indulgent day spa experience. Book a private treatment room and enjoy the decadence and intimacy of spa, sauna and pool facilities that are second to none. Enjoy the bliss of Givenchy well-being rituals at Le Touessrok Resort or opt for full body beauty treatments for two at Sugar and Spice Couple's Spa Ritual, or Rituals at Fond du Sac. Choose from a 3-hour Sensual Ritual or add champagne and delicacies to an incredible 5-hour Lovers' Retreat.

Leisure Activities
Take a luxurious air-conditioned, catered cruise around Mauritius and design your own desert island itinerary. Enjoy kayaking, snorkelling or scuba diving. Swim with dolphins in Tamarind Bay and catch some waves together at Tamarin. Head inland for a swim at Tamarin Falls and enjoy a game of golf in an 18-hole championship golf course on the edge of the Indian Ocean. Dine out and together dance the night away.

Xanthe Coward

Xanthe's favourite travel destinations are the Greek Islands, Indonesia, Fiji and Vanuatu. With a background in performing arts, fine food, wine and good times, Xanthe enjoys travel that brings her close to the locals and their leisure activities. Being a theatre reviewer means that Xanthe will always do dinner and a show before checking out the late night city scene and still be up early to find the markets and a decent pot of chai.