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Mauritius, a voyage of discovery….

Mauritius has something to offer everyone, from adventurous thrill-seekers to enthusiastic golfers or couples wanting some time out recharge, relax and renew. Your adventure begins now...

With eight of the finest resorts in Mauritius, none less than 4-star, The BeachTravel team is very proud to be one one of the top ten agencies in Southern Africa to represent Beachcomber brand in Mauritius.

A jewel in the Indian Ocean Islands, Mauritius is one of the top destinations for South African holidaymakers. This exotic destination never fails to delight newlyweds seeking a romantic honeymoon or families looking for a fun and sun filled holiday package. The ‘Kid’s Club’ was pioneered in Mauritius as well as the all-inclusive package which is very popular with the “leave-your-wallet-at-home” concept. It is still one of the most affordable destinations offering an array of four-star to luxurious five-star resorts to suit every taste and budget!

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Couples spoilt for choice at new ‘Victoria for Two’

Good things come in pairs, as the old saying goes. And it’s hard to imagine anything better than pairing up with your significant other to experience Victoria for Two - the amazing new adults-only accommodation offering at the Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa in Mauritius.

If you’re planning a honeymoon, a romantic getaway or a celebration with your better half the two new luxurious accommodation options at this award-winning resort need some serious consideration. And for good reason too!

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When it comes to tropical bliss, few destinations can compete with Mauritius honeymoons. Few besides Seychelles honeymoons that is, which tie very closely in the tropical paradise stakes. Both of these exotic destinations have all of the ingredients necessary for pure indulgence, balmy weather, warm blue waters, white sands and a sense of escaping it all.

While both of these beautiful islands have plenty to offer honeymooners, there are a few differences that make each destination unique. Depending on your budget and specific requirements for your first romantic escape as a married couple, each will provide you with just the right setting for tropical bliss.

Keep reading to see what makes each of these destinations an idyllic choice for tropical honeymoons.

Why Consider Mauritius Honeymoons?

Mauritius honeymoons take you to the Indian Ocean, about 2000 kilometres off the African coast. A short direct flight from most cities in South Africa, this island nation includes smaller islands as well as the island of Mauritius. It is characterised by ancient, dormant volcanoes, mountains, nature reserves, lagoons, rich marine life and wildlife, historical attractions and a diverse culture rich in French, Indian, Asian and British influences.

The island is known for its wide range of activities, with a large number of resorts to be found that offer everything from water sports to 4x4 excursions, paragliding, scuba diving and kids’ activities. Most resorts are all-inclusive as well, with tennis courts, entertainment facilities and other facilities to enjoy. Key highlights to enjoy include the capital city of Port Louis, which has a vibrant nightlife and much to see and do for those wanting a night out; Blue Bay, an iconic beach location; Chamarel, a village with a nature reserve and lots of other sights to take in and Black River Gorges, an incredible nature reserve that offers adventure activities and plenty of things to see and do.

With the wide variety of resorts available in Mauritius, there is a resort to suit every person, every budget and every desire. Quiet resorts with beautiful beaches, luxurious spas and complete privacy. Fun, vibrant resorts that offer every water sport, land sport and organised group class your heart desires. Resorts that pride themselves on their spectacular choice of restaurants and varied food choices - some so famous that repeat clients insist on booking around the buffet schedule. Resorts that are close to the main towns, giving you the opportunity to explore the local entertainment and cuisine offerings. All-Inclusive resorts that offer you everything you need in the same place, without having to think about taking out your credit card.

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Why Consider Seychelles Honeymoons?

Seychelles honeymoons meanwhile are also enjoyed within the Indian Ocean, taking you to an archipelago of 115 islands off East Africa. This destination also has a rich history, with French and British rule influencing its diversity before gaining independence. As the Seychelles are spread out over a larger area, many parts are remote and quiet, making this an ideal choice for couples wanting to escape to their own oasis of paradise.

While activities tend to veer more towards quieter pursuits such as island exploring, boat cruises and scuba diving, there is still plenty to do here. But relaxation takes precedence. With many unspoiled beaches, tranquil bays, nature reserves, spas and natural hotspots to enjoy, honeymoons here are all about unwinding and getting away from it all; island style. Highlights include Curieuse, one of the only islands where Coco-der-mer grows naturally; Sainte Anne Marine National Park, an untouched, beautiful park and scuba diving spot where dolphins and turtles are found and Anse Major, a secluded beach accessible from Mahe by hike or boat.

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Ultimately, deciding on which destination is best for you comes down to your personal choice, budget and tastes. Chatting to a Travel Expert can also help narrow the options down, so contact us today. Both Mauritius honeymoons and Seychelles honeymoons provide a quintessential tropical romantic holiday that is sure to be treasured forever!

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With an abundance of Seychelles honeymoon packages to be found out there, choosing one that is best suited to your budget and specific needs is not always the easiest task in the world. Some may seem to tick all of your boxes at first glance, but a closer look reveals hidden costs or exclusions that put you right back to the drawing board without getting any further in making your honeymoon plans.

It goes without saying that this beautiful island destination is synonymous with romance. For honeymoons, it brings to mind warm days lazing on white sandy beaches, taking a dip in clear azure waters, trying delicious island meals together as a couple, sipping brightly coloured cocktails watching the sunset and relishing balmy evenings in paradise. Just how close you get to actual paradise depends entirely on the type of Seychelles honeymoon package you choose.

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Everything You Should Know About Seychelles Honeymoon Packages

Some things to consider that will help you fine-tune your island honeymoon plans to perfection include the following:

·       Try and get as close to all-inclusive as possible. At the very least, the package should include accommodation, breakfasts and selected activities. Preferably, flights, other meals and transfers to and from airport and hotels should also be included. This can help bring down costs significantly, so the more that is included, the better. Also the more you can pay ahead of your trip, the less you need to worry about when you are in paradise.

 

·       Consider the time of year you will be travelling. Some packages are cheaper during certain times of year, with discounts during off-peak periods. From a practical point of view besides costs, it is also a good idea to know when you will be honeymooning. In Seychelles, the rainy season runs in summer, with monsoons and storms occurring especially from December to March. Prices are usually reduced during the less attractive weather periods, but know that as with any tropical destination, rain will very seldom fall for days on end. The weather changes quickly.

 

·       Always read the fine print. This sounds a bit obvious, but in all of the excitement of making honeymoon plans, it is easy to miss those sneaky exclusions, hidden costs and other information not made abundantly clear. Be 101% sure that you know exactly what the package entails – costs, inclusions, exclusions, terms, deposits and any other detail… no matter how small it may seem.

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Taking the time to plan and research your best options is a good way to get the best deals. Likewise, taking the time to choose a provider that gives you the best value for your money will help you further stretch out your honeymoon budget, giving you more funds for romantic activities such as spa trips, horse riding on the beach, snorkelling and wining and dining.

To learn more about our wide range of Seychelles honeymoon packages, contact us today and let us know how we can help your “Happily Ever After” dreams come true.

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