Honeymoon in the Maldives or Mauritius? I should say so
Surely one of the many perks of getting married is your honeymoon – what an excuse for a relaxing retreat in paradise. But where to start?
Planning a honeymoon can become a very tiring experience with so many different destinations at your fingertips. Why not go to island heaven in the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean to completely relax and unwind after the busy run up to your bid day. Both Mauritius and the Maldives are the epitome of that exotic, romantic, sun-drenched paradise that you’ve all been dreaming of.
Scattered across the equator in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the 1,100 gem-like islands of the Maldives have palm-fringed sparkling white beaches, turquoise lagoons, clear warm waters and coral reefs; a picture-perfect paradise. For the ultimate over-water luxury honeymoon experience, luxury tour operators Scott Dunn and Luxury Trips feature the resort island of Soneva Gili in their portfolios (really good for diving), which combines bare-foot luxury with sophistication. Ideal for honeymooners, all villas are totally private, some accessed by walkways, others only by boat. Its peacefulness and sophistication tends to appeal to those wanting a truly relaxing Maldives honeymoon.
Across the waters in Mauritius, where you’ll find white sandy beaches coupled with crystal clear blue seas, is another idyllic spot for your honeymoon, and for those who are active, Mauritius is great for snorkelling and diving. The chic and luxurious resort Constance Le Prince Maurice is another good choice as an isolated peninsula surrounded by beaches and a calm lagoon – ideal for a Mauritius honeymoon. Luxury tour operators Seasons In Style and Sovereign have some great early booking offers.