Weddings And Honeymoons In Mauritius

by : Ben Cartwright

There can be few places more romantic than the Indian Ocean for your dream honeymoon or wedding in Mauritius. Mauritius in particular combines the magnificent scenery and beautiful beaches with luxury resorts inclusive of all the facilities you would expect from a five star destination. Beachcomber is a Mauritian owned hotel company, and as a result they have chosen the best spots on the island for each of their eight hotels and resorts. Each is as individual as you are, and offers a unique experience of this stunning, long haul destination.

Mauritius itself is located in the Southern Hemisphere, just on the Tropic of Capricorn, surrounded by unstoppable views of the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. The island itself is small, with a journey from top to bottom taking no longer than 2 hours. The capital is the vibrant Port Louis on the north west coast, with the main business district being Curepipe in the centre of the island. Temperatures are warm year round, dropping to around 24 degrees in June/July, and creeping up to the low 30's in January/February. Rainfall is lowest in June, July, and only up to about 9 inches for January/February...... all in all a year round destination.

Weddings at Beachcomber Hotels are popular with around 300 every year taking place, in one of the 8 hotels. They guarantee only one wedding each day in any one hotel, so you can rest assured that on your special day you will have the undivided attention from all the hotel staff! They offer expertise and unrivaled attention to detail, in a wonderful location. You will also meet your own personal wedding coordinator, who will take care of everything from matching bouquets and button holes, to arrange witnesses for your ceremony if required. You are free to choose where you get married within the resort, whether it is in the stunning gardens, by a pool or on the beach, the flexibility and choice really is yours.

All of the hotels in the Beachcomber group are suitable for weddings and honeymoons, and choosing will really depend on your particular requirements. If undiluted luxury in a small, boutique, Leading Hotel of the World is what you are looking for, then the Royal Palm is a must. This is arguably the premier hotel on Mauritius, with the finest discrete service, first class accommodation, and an unrivalled location, on a stunning beach, close to Grand Baie.

If you are looking for relaxed, barefoot romance in understated accommodation, with a choice of fine dining then the Trou Aux Biches hotel is a must. Located on one of the best beaches on the island, the Trou Aux Biches is one of the most popular choices for weddings and honeymoons in the Indian Ocean. The friendly relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere makes a stay here one you will savour and want to repeat.

If you are are looking for some activity during your honeymoon, then the Shandrani hotel comes highly recommended. It is a superb five star all inclusive hotel with a unique combination of superb accommodation and facilities, with a fully inclusive service. Not only are all your meals and drinks included, but so are some spa treatments, and most of the sporting activities including scuba diving.

Paradis and Dinarobin Hotels are located on the stunning south west peninsula of the island, with Le Morne Mountain as a backdrop to the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. These hotels offer spacious resorts, with elegant and luxurious accommodation. Paradis is the more vibrant of the two, with more rooms, restaurants, pools and a beach. The Dinarobin is the more elegant of the two, with all suite accommodation and a stunning spa. Whichever you choose to stay at, the facilities of the others are available for your use.

Finally the three other hotels, Le Victoria, Le Canonnier and Le Mauricia. These are the most vibrant of the Beachcomber hotels, and offer excellent value for money. Le Victoria is particularly suitable for families, and is offered on a half board basis. It's located close to Port Louis, and Grande Baie, so if you get itchy feet then it's well worth considering. Both Le Canonnier and Le Mauricia are fantastic value, both are inclusive hotels and great if you have a lively group for a wedding. They are located on the north west of the island. Le Canonnier is on the old Cannon Point, one of the most spectacular locations, with uninterrupted views of the Ocean in more than one direction! Le Mauricia is closer to Grand Baie, and strolls along the beach in the evening for pre dinner drinks or a wonder around the shops are well recommended.

In all a honeymoon or wedding in Mauritius won't disappoint. The attention to detail for your wedding, with personal wedding co-ordinators, and the guarantee of only one wedding a day ensures that the day is as perfect as you planned. The choice of hotels, accommodations, dining options and locations will guarantee you can find a perfect location for the honeymoon of your dreams.