Tips For Booking A Mauritius Honeymoon

As the current economic climate continues to hold its vice like grip on our bank accounts it’s becoming increasingly important to save money and spend thriftily where possible. Travel budgets are no exception and newlyweds are looking to tighten up their honeymoon spending in favour of local destinations. While this may seem like sound logic, a South African honeymoon isn’t necessarily cheaper than travelling to an overseas destination.

Mauritius Honeymoon Tips

Mauritius honeymoon packages are the best way to start your lives together

While Mauritius is over 3000km away from Johannesburg and even further from Cape Town, there are plenty of affordable honeymoon packages to the Indian Ocean Island that can be booked through reputable travel agents in South Africa. Below are some tips you should consider when booking your Mauritius honeymoon on a budget.

The All Inclusive Mauritius Honeymoon Package

A Mauritius honeymoon that’s all inclusive can go a long way in taking the stress out of post nuptial holiday planning by planning itself.

Your best bet is to be on the lookout for all-inclusive Mauritius honeymoon packages that offer flights, airport transfers, accommodation, breakfast & dinner daily as well as value added services like a private dinner table and complimentary champagne. These packages are generally better value for money as the agents are able to get hold of ‘special’ airfares and better than usual accommodation rates. In addition to this, booking a holiday package saves you the cost and time of purchasing all the components of travel separately.

Cap Malheureux Mauritius

Be wary of: Travel companies that quote prices without taxes as you could get smacked with a whopping purchase price when you’re ready to commit.

The Paul & Virginie Hotel & Spa in Mauritius is located on the island’s idyllic northeast coast and is well equipped to accommodate honeymooning couples. Some of the value added services offered to the bride & groom by this Mauritius hotel include; fruit platters in room, special romantic dinners and boat trips.

Paul & Virginie Hotel Spa Mauritius

The Paul & Virginie Hotel Spa in Grande Gaube, Mauritius

The DIY Mauritian Honeymoon

The Do-It-Yourself Mauritius honeymoon is perfect if you’re looking to engage your adventurous side. Look at what’s on offer in terms of self-catering accommodation and be ready to book your own flights to Mauritius and other travel extras.

While the DIY honeymoon can be a fun option, the element of surprise will be harder to pull off as your ‘paper trail’ makes it harder to avoid disclosing your honeymoon plans to your spouse. As a general rule, the DIY honeymoon is probably better suited to couples that have made a mutual decision on Mauritius as a honeymoon destination while the honeymoon package will be easier to pull off if you want it to be an awesome surprise.

Remember it’s your honeymoon and the chance to relax in the sun with life’s little luxuries shouldn’t be forfeited in favour of turning your honeymoon into an itinerary-less muddle.

Romantic Mauritius Getaway

Mauritius Honeymoon Tips

  • Plan 6-8 months in advance. Mauritius is a popular holiday destination for honeymooning couples and holidaymakers
  • It’s a Visa free destination for South Africans
  • Look for all inclusive Mauritius Honeymoon Packages
  • Check what’s included in the package and what kind of value added services (preferably with a romantic twist) are offered
  • Some resorts will offer the bride a half price rate. Enquire about this when booking
  • If you’re going at it on your own then find the cheapest flights to Mauritius from South Africa using a flight comparison website
  • Check whether or not your hotel has a honeymoon suite
  • Do thorough research and book online
  • Contact Travelbar for zero obligation advice on putting together a custom Mauritius honeymoon

Remember to: Have your marriage certificate on hand when booking your Mauritian honeymoon. Many hotels and resorts require your marriage certificate to be no more than 12 months old in order to qualify for the honeymoon package. It’s worth keeping the certificate with you throughout your travels as many establishments will require it when checking in.

Low Season or High Season

Deciding on a honeymoon destination is one thing, but confirming a travel date can be even trickier. Thankfully Mauritius’ pleasant subtropical climate makes it an all year round honeymoon destination.

Travelling in the low season has its advantages – flights & accommodation can be cheaper and your destination can be a whole lot less crowded. Of course there are disadvantages you leave yourself open to with travelling in the low season – many facilities are seasonal and will be closed in the low season.

Mauritius’ off season is often named as such because your destination experiences bad weather at this time. The cyclone season runs from January until the end of February and coincides with the off peak holiday period when the island is frequently lashed by gale force winds and rain.

Mauritian Honeymoons

Honeymoon Accommodation in Mauritius

Honeymoon accommodation in Mauritius is plentiful with most hotels and resorts offering delightful packages for newlyweds. With so many options it can be overwhelming to choose the perfect venue so narrow your choices by asking yourself:

Where on the island would you like to stay?

While Mauritius is a small(ish) island, the landscape and commercial offerings differ as you travel between various sides. Obviously coastal locations are prime choice for newlyweds looking to start their lives in the sun, but even the coastal areas differ so where to base yourselves? Mauritius’ North West is popular for its pristine beaches and tourist focused facilities. The southern parts of the island are a little wilder and lend themselves to adventure seeking ‘just marrieds’. Surfing couples will love Tamarin Bay on Mauritius’ south west coast where self-catering units are available.

Paul and Virginie Mauritius

Cheap Flights to Mauritius

Ah flights – for some the bane of our existence and for others part of the excitement of getting there. No matter which way you look at it they’re a necessary evil and probably the single biggest cost getting in the way of you and your Mauritius honeymoon.

Contact Travelbar for quotes or check out our flight booking engine to find flights to Mauritius from South Africa.

Our Readers Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful information with us

  2. Great straitfoward advice, you guys rock!

  3. Those are indeed useful tips. I had been to Mauritius in December 2011 for my honeymoon and had wonderful time there. Our stay was at Calodyne Sur Mer resort. Newly married couples are definetly adviced to visit this place.

  4. hi would like to go on honey moon to mauritius on the 17/012014

  5. GETTING MARRIED ON THE 25TH OCTOBER AND WOULD LIKE A HONEYMOON TO MAURITIUS,BUT SOMETHING NOT TO PRICEY AS THE WEDDING IS TAKING UP LOTS OF CASH

  6. Awesome honeymoon destinations with wonderful packages.

  7. Am looking for a honeymoon to Mauritius in April 2015 .am from Zimbabwe .do I need a visa

    • Hi Elina,

      Great to hear from you.

      Honeymoon to Mauritius, sounds fabulous 🙂

      A Zimbabwean passport holder wanting to travel to Mauritius does not require a visa if they are staying less then 90 days.

      I would suggest contacting Rose (Republic of Excellence) as this could have changed at anytime, and they would be able to provide the more up to date information.

      Johannesburg Regional Office

      Tel: 0100015060
      Email: jean@visaservice.co.za
      MainWeb: http://www.visaservice.co.za

      Should you wish receive a quote, we have a team of Travel Experts that would love to help. You can contact Travelbar by calling 021 468 4300 (Monday – Friday) or by sending an email to travelbar@travelstart.com with all you details and they will get back to you with 2 working days!

  8. Getting married in december next year just want some quotes on packages on a december mounth.

    • Hi Jaco,

      Congratulations and all the best with the wedding planning.

      Should you wish to receive a quote, we have a team of Travel Experts that would love to help. You can contact Travelbar by calling 021 468 4300 (Monday – Friday) or by sending an email to travelbar@travelstart.com and they will get back to you with 2 working days!

      Please send all your details, exact dates of travel, where you need to depart from, what country you are thinking of traveling too and your budget.

      Looking forward to receiving your e-mail

  9. Mauritius is beauty of nature and i like this place very much and i suggest to everyone to make their honeymoon destination at Mauritius.

  10. Good post and the tips are given above in this post is wonderful for newly married couples.

  11. Making honeymoon at this place is a memorable thing.

  12. Mauritius is a very beautiful place for honeymoon. i like this place very much

  13. Getting married in march next year just want some quotes on packages on a march month.

    • Hi Kaily,

      Thanks for getting in touch and congratulations 🙂

      Should you request a quote for March next year you welcome to contact our Travelbar department on: travelbar@travelstart.com where one of our Travel Experts would love to assist with a Honeymoon Package.

      When e-mailing them your request please give all details including exact dates of travel, where you would like to depart from and fly to and number of passengers.

      Alternatively you are welcome to contact them on 021 468 4300 (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm) or Saturday 9am – 1pm and speak to a Travel Consultants. (Our lines are closed for quotes on public holidays)

  14. V r gttng married in dis December nd want 2 plan honeymoon 2 Mauritius in January cn u plz send me details
    reply plz

    • Hi Vidhi,

      Thanks for getting in touch, and all the best for the special day.

      Should you request a quote you welcome to contact our direct sales team on: travelbar@travelstart.com where one of our Travel Experts would love to assist.

      When e-mailing them your request please give all details including exact dates of travel, where you would like to depart from and fly to, number of passengers and budget.

      Alternatively you are welcome to contact them on 021 468 4300 (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm) or Saturday 9am – 1pm and speak to a Travel Consultants. (Our lines are closed for quotes on public holidays)

  15. Thanks to sharing a very important information to us and its very helpful.It’s nice to see some interesting info in this blog and i learn from this blog that how to use fresh content.

  16. thank you so much for the tips,i am from swaziland and will be getting married in november to a south african and we would like to have our honeymoon in mauritius in 2016,do we need visas and which months are the best

    • Hi Sibiya,

      I’m afraid I won’t be able to advise you on the requirements for Swazi passport holders as we specialise in South African travellers.

      The best time to visit Mauritius is from May to December when the weather is cool, dry and sunny. The island has a classic tropical climate with warm weather year-round. Even in winter, from May to October, the temperature drops from hot to balmy. During summer, from November to April, the days are hot and humid.We don’t recommend visiting Mauritius during the wet cyclone season, from January to March, and avoid the east coast in July and August, when the wind is at its strongest.

  17. thank you for the information,looking forward to visiting the island

  18. Guys i will b getting married on 3rd jan 2016 and m planning to visit mauritius on 6th jan 2016 for honeymoon
    How will b whether at that time?
    I want our honeymoon to b special without any rain disturbance

    • Hi Paresh,

      Thanks for getting in touch and all the best for your wedding in 2016.

      The best time to visit Mauritius is from May to December when the weather is cool, dry and sunny. Expect some of Africa’s best beaches, fresh seafood and long, sundrenched days on a Mauritius holiday. The island has a classic tropical climate with warm weather year-round. Even in winter, from May to October, the temperature drops from hot to balmy. During summer, from November to April, the days are hot and humid. It’s not recommend visiting Mauritius during the wet cyclone season, from January to March, and avoid the east coast in July and August, when the wind is at its strongest.

  19. Thank you for the good information provided above. I am Namibian and planning to visit Mauritius for our honeymoon next year,can you recommend the best beaches of Mauritius.

    • Hi Tulonga,

      Thanks for contacting us.

      Mauritius Beaches are sorted by region: North Coast Beaches, East Coast Beaches, South Coast and
      West Coast Beaches of Mauritius

      The most popular beaches of the North region of Mauritius are: Trou aux Biches, Mont Choisy, La Cuvette, Grand Bay Public Beach, Pereybere.

      The most popular beaches of the East region of Mauritius are: Blue Bay, Belle Mare and the beaches of the Ile aux Cerfs Island.

      The most popular beaches of the South region of Mauritius are: St Félix, Riviere des Galets and Gris Gris.

      The most popular beaches of the West region of Mauritius are: Flic en Flac, Tamarin and Le Morne.

      Should you request a quote you welcome to contact our Travelbar team on: travelbar@travelstart.com where one of our Travel Experts would love to assist.

      When e-mailing them your request please give all details including exact dates of travel, where you would like to depart from and fly to and number of passengers.

      Alternatively you are welcome to contact them on 021 468 4300 (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm) or Saturday 9am – 1pm and speak to a Travel Consultants. (Our lines are closed for quotes on public holidays)

  20. This is really awesome and very helpful for me.Thank you so much for sharing such a great blog.

  21. @ Russell Jarvis

    i am from USA and will be getting married in August to a Los Angeles and we would like to have our honeymoon in mauritius in 2015.

    Regards
    Jessica

    • Hi Jessica,

      Thanks for getting in touch.

      We do sell Honeymoon packages to Mauritius. Should you request a quote you welcome to contact our Travelbar team on: travelbar@travelstart.com where one of our Travel Experts would love to assist.

      When e-mailing them your request please give all details including exact dates of travel, where you would like to depart from and fly to and number of passengers.

      Alternatively you are welcome to contact them on 021 468 4300 (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm) or Saturday 9am – 1pm and speak to a Travel Consultants. (Our lines are closed for quotes on public holidays)

  22. @ Russell Jarvis

    Wow best place for honeymoon nera sea looking very romantic. i am going to marry in jan 2016 month after that i would like my honeymoon in mauritius.

    • Hi Rosy,

      O yes, Mauritius is a fabulous Honeymoon destination and very romantic.

      Added bonus is one can get some really great all Inclusive Mauritius Honeymoon Packages deals.

      You welcome to contact our direct sales team for a quote on: travelbar@travelstart.com where one of our Travel Experts would love to assist.

      When e-mailing them your request please give all details including exact dates of travel, where you would like to depart from and fly to and number of passengers.

      Alternatively you are welcome to contact them on 021 468 4300 (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm) or Saturday 9am – 1pm and speak to a Travel Consultants. (Our lines are closed for quotes on public holidays)

  23. @russelljarvis

    Thanks for sharing this information. This is really awesome and very helpful for me.

    regard
    raj

  24. Which place in Mauritius is best for honey moon and activities – North or South?

    • Hi Atiti

      Thanks for contacting us.

      Beaches in the North and West are busier, where as the beaches on the South and East tend to be quieter. It really depends on what you are looking for.

      The north of Mauritius has a lot of energy. There is a great selection of water sports to choose from and is the island’s only resort town.

      The South of the island is known for its spectacular mountain scenery is more rugged than the rest of the island and has towering cliffs which make it quite dramatic.

      Should you wish to get a quote, you welcome to contact one of our Travel Experts at travelbar@travelstart.com who would love to assist. Please send all details: exact dates of travel, where you are wanting to depart from and budget.

      An agent will get back to you within 2 working day.

  25. This is really a nice piece of information for Luxury honeymoon hotels.Thanks for sharing.

  26. Thanks, for sharing such an amazing and useful post. This will definitely be helpful to me in my Mauritius trip.

    • Hi Adam,

      Glad you enjoyed the read and happy to hear it will come in handy.

      Have an amazing time in Mauritius.

  27. @Marcelle Fenix
    wow it’s looking really amazing and romantic place for honeymoon.

    Regards
    shahid

  28. i am from malaysia and will be getting married in August 2016 and we would like to have our honeymoon in mauritius 28/8/16 and just want some quotes on packages on a march month.

    • Hi Rajamullai,

      Thanks for contacting us.

      Should you request a quote you welcome to contact our Travelbar team on: travelbar@travelstart.com where one of our Travel Experts would love to assist.

      When e-mailing them your request please give all details including exact dates of travel, where you would like to depart from and fly to and number of passengers.

      Alternatively you are welcome to contact them on 021 468 4300 (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm) or Saturday 9am – 1pm and speak to a Travel Consultants. (Our lines are closed for quotes on public holidays)

  29. wow it’s looking truly astonishing and sentimental spot for special first night.

  30. wow it’s looking really amazing and romantic place for honeymoon so i am excited for visit in this area thanks for sharing this post.

  31. I think you hit it on the head, mauritius is one of the most amazing and affordable places to have your honeymoon. Thanks for sharing this post

  32. This post is awesome for those wanting to get to Mauritius for their honeymoon. It’s also good to note that hotels may want to see or have proof of the marriage certificate when booking a holiday package.

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  33. The most beautiful and unique places on this planet earth ! thanks for sharing with us your awesome blog post it’s very helpful for travelers. if someone planning to visit mauritius he’s definitely go there.

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