You’ve survived the stag and hen parties, managed to coordinate months of planning and finally made it down the aisle, so where better to savour your first week or two as newly weds than Mauritius?
Although it may seem like there’s white sand beaches and sapphire water wherever you turn, the island’s forested and mountainous interior is richly diverse, while coastal villages are home to Indian temples and French colonial houses that have stood the test of time. So, whether you’re a couple who love culture or a pair of sun worshippers, Mauritius is the ultimate honeymoon destination.
With everything from sumptuous spas and world-class wellness centres, to exclusive powder-soft beachfronts and even exclusive private islands offshore, choosing the resort that’ll be your romantic retreat can be challenging. Thankfully, we’ve rounded up the best luxury resorts in Mauritius for your honeymoon — you may still find it difficult to choose just the one!
Is Mauritius good for Honeymoon?
If you love white sand beaches, brilliantly blue water and the island breeze blowing in your hair, Mauritius is the perfect destination for your honeymoon. There’s abundant attractions for every type of traveller — from quad-bike safaris through a national park, to fascinating underwater adventures — along with gourmet restaurants and glorious golf courses.
In even better news, Mauritius is a year-round destination when it comes to weather! Although most people consider this country an easy escape for winter sun, the wonderfully warm tropical climate means you can plan your honeymoon here for any month of the year!
How many days are enough for Mauritius?
How many days you decide to stay in Mauritius depends on how adventurous you want to be! For most people, a dreamy five to seven nights provides the perfect balance of sightseeing and relaxation before it’s time to return home. However, to give yourself plenty of time for a round of golf, exciting excursions and perhaps a quick trip to a postcard-perfect private island, it’s easy to spend up to fourteen nights exploring this sun-drenched idyll on your honeymoon.
The 9 Best Luxury Resorts For Your Mauritius Honeymoon
Dinarobin Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa
Sitting on Mauritus’ scenic sandy shoreline, overlooked by the looming Le Morne, all-suite luxury resort Dinarobin Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa is all about the allure of the outdoors. While all accommodation is beautifully bordered by tropical gardens, exotic palms and seemingly endless white sand, couples on their honeymoon in Mauritius will fall in love with the resort’s Zen zone. This adults-only crescent doesn’t just feature 34 ultra-secluded suites; there’s also a quiet, private beach area with comfy loungers, boasting on-the-sand Wi-Fi and the service of an attentive beach concierge.
Date night will look different each evening, with a new culinary journey to experience every day — will you be tempted by the aromas of L’Harmonie’s live cooking stations, or would you prefer food with your feet in the sand at La Plage? If you’re ready to leave wedding stress far behind, spend a few hours at Dinarobin’s spa, inhaling the unique blend of essentials oils as you’re spoilt with a range of soothing body treatments. Alternatively, for those who’d prefer to perfect their swing, the resort’s privileged access to the nearby Paradis golf course means you can tee off on fairways backed by majestic mountains and seemingly endless turquoise waters whenever you desire
The St. Regis Mauritius Resort
Inspired by the country’s colonial past, The St. Regis Mauritius Resort is one of the best resorts for romance in Mauritius. Set directly on a sheltered stretch of white sand in front of UNESCO World Heritage Site Le Morne Brabant, couples honeymooning here will feel more like they’re staying at a residence than a hotel; arrive from the airport by private car, take a trip to the well-stocked library and watch secluded screenings in the private movie theatre. Of course, your dedicated St Regis butler will be waiting in the wings at all times too.
When it comes to dining, let your taste buds be tantalized in six romantic settings – from the French fare of Le Manoir to Michelin Star-inspired eating at The Indian Room – or indulge in life’s simpler pleasures with drinks and snacks delivered to your sun lounger! Of course, it would be foolish not to take advantage of having the Indian Ocean on your doorstep, whether it’s learning to kitesurf with personalised tuition or savouring the sights below the surface with a complimentary glass-bottom boat trip. For an extra special honeymoon experience, charter a catamaran and depart the coast for Benitiers Island, taking your pre-packed picnic with you whilst looking out for dolphins, often spotted frolicking in the nearby waters.
LUX* Grand Gaube
The recently revamped LUX* Grand Gaube on Mauritus’ north coast is the perfect place for a romantic retreat. Featuring esteemed design by Kelly Hoppen with a fashionable African influence, geometric fabrics and vintage furnishings can be found in every one of the super-chic villas, while graffiti by street artist Jace adorns the walls for modern day detail. For lovers of food and drink, the resort’s six restaurants host some of the hottest tables of the island — The Palm Court will take you on a culinary journey around the world without leaving Mauritius, enhanced by interactive cooking stations to fully fuel the senses.
The informal and intimate atmosphere encourages you to truly kick back and relax together on your honeymoon, indulging in facilities including two swimming pools, tennis courts, a golf course and the gorgeous LUX* Me Spa, proudly boasting the Essie nail bar and Murdock London barbershop. As day turns to dusk, relish romantic evenings watching local musicians and dancers entertain the crowd as the sun disappears, or head out to Grand Baie to experience the undoubtedly vibrant nightlife and bustling beach clubs, known to attract free-spirited travellers to the island’s blue-hued coast.
Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa
A privately owned all-villa resort, waterfront wonder Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa instantly instils a sense of space for couples on their Mauritius honeymoon. Shady palm trees and seemingly endless sand will make you feel like you’re in a world of your own, whether you seek the wet and wild thrills of water sports or a fresh rum cocktail with a view. Draped in Hermès décor, the sixty-five villas are discreetly luxurious with outdoor living space and private pools, while the seamless service of a twenty-four-hour butler is also available should you need it. Looking for something even more luxurious on your honeymoon? Head out on a chauffeured sightseeing tour in the resort’s Rolls-Royce Phantom, stopping to enjoy a delicious picnic prepared by the Chef in the midst of Mauritius’ most beautiful scenery.
You wouldn’t be blamed for being enticed by the crystal-clear lagoons and coral reef on Maradiva’s doorstep, with kayaking, windsurfing and snorkelling available at The Boathouse. If you’d prefer to stay dry, discover the art of Mauritian cooking with a ninety-minute class in the resort’s organic garden, or join a mellow meditation class to seek inner peace together. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, choose from a variety of chic and casual fine dining settings, including Mediterranean favourites at Coast2Coast and incredible Indian gastronomy at Cilantro. Before calling it a night, toast your newly made vows with Champagne at Breakers Bar, watching the sun slowly set over the Indian Ocean.
Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort
A Mauritian resort with touches of Asian hospitality, Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort is the ultimate choice for couples seeking a blissfully beach-orientated honeymoon. The resort’s five perfectly white beaches – sprawling over four kilometres – are the island’s most private, letting couples experience their own personal paradise. Just offshore, honeymooners here can explore two private island retreats. While the renowned, Bernhard Langer-designed golf course on Ile aux Cerfs may tempt many travellers, Ilôt Mangénie is exclusively reserved for Shangri-La’s guests. This haven of natural beauty – just ten minutes away by boat – features butler-serviced beach cabanas, a barefoot restaurant and enchanting natural scenery, and with idyllic island spa treatments to enjoy between the swaying palms, you’ll feel utterly renewed.
Back on the main island, over 200 ocean-facing rooms and suites feature sparkling marble floors and astonishing artwork, but the height of luxury is the Shangri-La Three-Bedroom Beach Villa. Boasting a private entrance, furnished outdoor terrace, infinity swimming pool and direct access to the beach, this 4,500-square-foot residence provides plenty of space for those planning an extra-special honeymoon in Mauritius.
Around the resort, the adults-only pool in the palm grove is the perfect spot for an afternoon cocktail or two, or you can escape to the ayurvedic gardens to mix your own oils, before relaxing with a rejuvenating couples’ massage. By night, head to Republik for an evening of live music with the ocean as your backdrop.
The Westin Mauritius Turtle Bay Resort and Spa
Overlooking the protected Turtle Bay Reserve with a natural reef of multicoloured marine life, The Westin Mauritius Turtle Bay Resort and Spa provides the perfect balance of indoor/outdoor living — after all, honeymoons should always be sun soaked! Two tennis courts and a botanical jogging trail promise to keep even the most active couples busy, while hammocks hang peacefully in the Turtle Garden for a quiet afternoon snooze. Further serenity can be sought at the Heavenly Spa at The Westin; from a ‘sleep improvement’ massage to body firming rituals, this paradise of purity is the healing catalyst for mind, body and spirit.
Finding the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation on your Mauritius honeymoon couldn’t be easier at The Westin. The coastal village of Grand Baie and capital Port Louis are perfect for cultural immersions, while a day trip to explore Black River Gorges National Park will leave you awe-struck by the island’s unspoilt natural beauty. Foodie favourites here will keep you fuelled all day, including American-style breakfasts at the oceanside restaurant and the catch of the day at the rustic-chic Beach Grill. For sundowners, the Mystique lounge is said to boast Mauritius’ most expansive menu of martinis — it would be rude not to sample them all, right?
20 Degrees Sud
If you’d prefer your post-wedding getaway somewhere more intimate, Relais & Châteaux member 20 Degrees Sud couldn’t be more suited. An adults-only, boutique bolthole hidden in a coconut grove, just 29 air-conditioned rooms and suites are individually decorated and adorned with antiques, with more exclusive room categories also boasting Nespresso coffee machines, plunge pools and four-poster beds. There’s no need to leave this secluded spot for dinner either; overlook the waves as you dine at the oceanfront restaurant, or get even closer to the Indian Ocean waters by chartering the island’s oldest motorboat, M/S Lady Lisbeth, for an unforgettable dinner cruise that promises to be the pinnacle of your honeymoon in Mauritius.
Service is as personable as the setting at 20 Degrees Sud, with private yoga teachers and personal trainers available for one-to-one sessions, whilst every staff member is consciously committed to perfecting your romantic getaway. Poolside, you’re free to relax in palm-shaded seclusion, or wander down to the water for a variety of watersports and boat excursions around the coast. The height of honeymoon romance can be found at 20 Degrees Secret Spa; more than 40 treatments include body scrubs with Mother of Pearl and mud wraps with royal jelly, but why not truly pamper your partner by giving them a muscle-relieving massage as part of the Lovers Retreat ritual?
Set on Mauritius’ unspoilt south coast, Shanti Maurice sits upon one of the best natural beachfronts on the island, close to the majestic mountain of Le Morne. Featuring generously sized suites and luxury villas with panoramic views and private pools, it’s easy to seclude yourself in amongst the tropical foliage, or you can let you spirit soar and embrace the endless list of activities available; there’s twin tennis courts, cooking classes with a private chef, nature walks and countless island excursions, including dreamy day trips to Ile Aux Cerfs and dolphin cruises across the beautifully blue bay.
Featuring fresh produce from the herb and vegetable gardens, every one of Shanti’s restaurants shares the same passion for authentic cuisine. Romantic restaurant Stars celebrates the bounty of the Indian Ocean in a sophisticated setting, while La Kaze Mama is all about traditional Mauritian home cooking, inviting you to experience Grandma’s Kitchen and the Herb Garden Barbecue. Post-dining, head to the rustic Rum Shed where you can sample 180 types of rum, or settle down to watch one of your favourite blockbuster films at the resort’s private cinema, rounding off another unforgettable evening of your Mauritius honeymoon.
Seapoint Boutique Hotel
The cosy, yet characterful Seapoint Boutique Hotel lies on a peaceful peninsula near Grand Baie, boasting a chic beach house design that’s perfect for contemporary couples. Less than thirty Mauritian-style rooms, suites and villas make the hotel incredibly intimate, with the first floor’s Royal Suite said to be the place for romance. The intimacy continues into the resort’s dining scene, where the input of a three-Michelin-starred Chef has made the menus exceptional. Le Hublot — translating to The Port Hole — serves a fusion of French-Mauritian foodie favourites, whilst the main restaurant conjures up the catch of the day alongside innumerable international dishes.
It’s easy to while away the days of your luxury Mauritius honeymoon at this slice of paradise; take a refreshing dip in the small but perfectly formed infinity pool, explore the Indian Ocean shoreline by kayak or paddleboard, experience English quintessence with daily afternoon tea or flee to the fairways of Mount Choisy 18-hole golf course. Slower paced afternoons are best spent at spa, treating yourself to Thalgo facials and soothing massages, before retiring to the Beach Bar to chill out with a Namaste cocktail, made with the freshest tropical fruits.
So, how much does a honeymoon in Mauritius cost?
The cost of a luxury honeymoon in Mauritius depends on which resort you choose, whether you stay room-only or full board, and how much you spend on those all-important special details. However, choosing an all-inclusive option usually provides the best value for money at most resorts! With the package often covering food, drink and sometimes activities, it leave more money for you to spend on unforgettable honeymoon experiences, whether it’s a scenic helicopter flight over the island, or a private candlelight dining experience with your toes sunk into the sand.
Whichever option you choose, expect prices to creep up in peak season — from November to April — when the temperatures climb to their highest and the water is calm and clear for snorkelling.
What to know before you go to Mauritius
- Flight time – If you’re flying from the United Kingdom, the flight time is approximately 12 hours direct. Although there’s a GMT +4 hour time difference, many experience no form of jet lag!
- Currency – The island’s currency is the Mauritian rupee (MUR). If you want to be savvy about saving on your honeymoon, it’s best to exchange you money in Mauritius where you’ll get a better rate.
- Language – Although there isn’t any official language, the island’s heritage means French is the most spoken language here, followed by English. So, it may be worth learning a little more than bonjour!