Mauritius is the perfect destination for a romantic city break, one of the most sought after for romantic holidays in Africa. Sitting off the eastern coast of southern Africa in the Indian Ocean, this beautiful volcanic island country will literally blow your mind. Mauritius is a jewel set between sapphire waters, idyllic beaches and luxury resorts, waiting to be discovered by lovers who dare lose themselves in its majestic luxuriant nature, tropical cultural offer and opulent gastronomy. Indulge in typical seafood or enjoy couple goals and honeymoon ideas. Explore places like Flic En Flac Beach or Grand Baie, or relax one of the many tropical oasis for swimming and sports in the country. Here is our selection of the most romantic destinations in Mauritius.
1. Flic En Flac Beach
This beach is located on the west coast of Mauritius and it is one of the most popular amongst both locals and visitors. With long stretch of a soft and calm blue lagoon with white sand beaches, Flic En Flac Beach is one of the perfect romantic escape in Mauritius. You and your lover can just enjoy the sun or take dips in the ocean, especially on workdays when there are much less people on the beach.
2. Port Louis
The island’s capital and largest city, as well as capital of culture a few years ago, Port Louis is also a top choice destination for foodies and shopaholics. This charming city will appeal to families as well as couples, architecture lovers, instagrammers, food addicts and shopping fans. Stroll through its magnificent Le Caudan Waterfront, discover the restaurants and cafes in offer, from bustling food courts to upscale seaside dining options. Port Louis is a destination to be discovered all year round. This year, discover one of the most beautiful destinations in Mauritius and treat your significant other to a romantic getaway mixing city break, nature, culture and gastronomy.
3. Tamarin Bay
This year have a holiday in one of the best Mauritian destinations, on one of the most beautiful places in the country. If surfing is one of your hobbies, then we recommend Tamarin beach. Situated on Tamarin Bay just past the black river village, this wonderful west coast beach will blow your mind. The pristine blue ocean and the black mountain ranges surrounding the area makes it a must-see destination.
4. Chamarel Village
This Mauritian village has an incredible charm. Chamarel is definetely one of Mauritius’ best hidden gems and one of the best destinations in Africa. Located south of Mauritius the small Chamarel Village is one of the most popular attractions in the country. The seven coloured surfaces of the village is a major attraction with a combination of red, yellow, purple, violet, green, blue, brown and orange with the surrounding lush green vegetation. It is known as the “The Seven Coloured Earth”. Must-See in Chamarel includes, Terres de 7 Couleurs and Rhumerie de Chamarel, and it’s the western gateway to Black River Gorges National Park and the gorgeous Chamarel Waterfall.
5. Poste de Flacq
Poste de Flacq is a matching frame for the many treasures of honeymoon ideas, and the surrounding area has abundance of 5-star hotels and resorts, some with direct access to the beach while others sit on stilts above lush mangroves. Poste de Flacq is an ideal destination for lovers and couples looking to discover luxury golf holiday on the Indian Ocean shoreline or make a romantic getaway to declare your love on the Mauritian beaches. Hundreds of experiences await you in Poste de Flacq.
6. Ile Aux Cerfs (Treasure Island)
Are you dreaming about a place where life is a beach and simple pleasure? If so, Ile Aux Cerfs should be on your travel wishlist as one of the most romantic places to visit in Mauritius. Popularly known as Treasure Island, this is one attraction you cannot afford to miss. This particular location is famous for its white sandy beaches, turquoise blue water and palm trees. Mix of sun, sea, gastronomy, nature, relaxation, Ile Aux Cerfs is exactly best romantic holiday destination you need. You and your lover can also go parasailing or even decide to prepare some barbecue. Pretty awesome!
7. Trou aux Biches Beach
Located north of Mauritius, this beach is another famous beach on the island country with quality sand, nice weather and very accessible beach facilities. Surrounded by coral reefs, this beautiful beach with its powdery sands. Famed for its beautiful sunsets, Trou aux Biches Beach is also a great location for lovers of watersports and snorkeling.
8. Grand Baie
Grand Baie is an incredible tourist destination. Destination for lovers, with world class beach resorts, culture, gastronomy, and fashion. This gorgeous stretch coast of Pointe aux Canonniers, is the destination of the heart of those lovers who are curious, who wander, who like to get lost in pristine nature.
9. Dinarobin Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa
With adult-only crescent suites, Dinarobin Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa is considered to be the most sought-after place for a romantic getaway in Mauritius. Sitting magnificently at the foot of the Morne Brabant, the resort is a set of six crescents with the sixth reserved for adults only. The elegant and air-conditioned suites are surrounded by luxurious tropical gardens, all the rooms have an ocean-view balcony or terrace. Being one of the most romantic destinations in the country, you definitely want to visit this insanely beautiful resort for the ultimate romantic experience!
Mauritius and its township of Curepipe enjoys permanent sunshine throughout the year. Making, Curepipe, Mauritius’ second biggest town, the right choice for a romantic getaway, relaxing, sunny holiday or for doing sports with your partner or family. Its Tamarind Falls is one of the top tourist attractions in the island country. The waterfall attracts a lot of visitors because of the 7 different falls seen here. The falls are also called the “Sept Cascades” and it is the major source of the popular Tamarin River. You can go on a hiking tour and explore the fascinating flora and fauna of the surrounding area. The water here has a green and blue mix to it probably due to the lush green forests that cover the area.
With Rochester Falls, Souillac is a perfect nature destination for families, sportspeople and lovers. Souillac is what you need if you are looking for large spaces, gorges and waterfalls. Rochester Falls is the widest fall in Mauritius. If you’re looking for calm and solitude with your partner, the waterfall is the perfect location to relax with nature. You can take a swim at the base of the falls where a natural pool forms and enjoy the scenic view of the luscious green waterfall flows over the edges.
Location: Rochester Falls, Mauritius
12. One&Only Le Saint Géran
Sparkling in warm Indian Ocean, One&Only Le St Géran is a luxury and dream destination awaits you for a safe and relaxing holiday in Mauritius. This resort is located on a sheltered sandspit in northeast Mauritius with a long stretch of white-sand beaches and 60 acres of gardens. The best boathouse on the island is located here on a calm lagoon, 3 infinity pools and Club One, with grand fitness facilities, classes and tennis courts. The service here is excellent and we highly recommend.
13. Mauritius Botanical Garden
For nature lovers we recommend Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden aka Mauritius National Botanical Garden, ranked among the most beautiful botanical gardens in Africa. Mauritius Botanical Garden is one of the oldest botanical gardens on the south of the equator. Take a romantic stroll in the gardens and its great variety of plants and flowers. History has it that some of these trees were planted by various notable world leaders like Nelson Mandela, Robert Mugabe, Indira Gandhi, Princess Margaret etc. It is probably one of the most beautiful places in the world and certainly one of the best places to visit in Mauritius.
Location: Pamplemousses, Mauritius
14. Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel
This is an adult only boutique hotel nicely tucked in a man-made cove on the lovely northern coast of Mauritius. From the delicate design, it is easy to notice that it was intentioned for memorable moments for visiting couples. There are small cushy love nests scattered around the tropical gardens and the 67 rooms and suites come with canopied four-poster beds. There is also the amazing clifftop infinity pool where you can also view the amazing turquoise lagoons.
Location: Royal Road Anse La Raie, Mauritius
15. Le Morne Brabant
The peninsula of Le Morne Brabant is a well-known tourist attraction in Mauritius, largely surrounded by a lagoon with one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Le Morne Beach located on the Le Morne Brabant peninsula is a top destination for beach holidays or best destinations for romantic and gastronomical escapades. It’s a great place to capture beautiful moments on camera with the stunning landscapes and shoreline. You can come here to relax, sight see, go scuba diving or kayaking.
Location: Le Morne Public Beach
16. Black River Gorges National Park
This place is a national treasure of Mauritius. The Black River Gorges National Park is one of the best romantic destinations in Mauritius. It is the perfect destination for a honeymoon holiday in the sun combining nature, outdoor sports and history. With excellent views of hilly rain forests and amazing gorges, this national park is home to variety of a great many flora and fauna that will blow your mind. You can also bird watch here as the park is also home to a variety of endangered bird species in their natural habitat. Black River Gorges National Park is a great location for sightseeing and hiking, so come prepared and have the time of your life.
17. The St Regis Mauritius Resort
Perfect for a romantic luxury holidays, the St. Regis Mauritius Resort is a stunning beachfront getaway surrounded by a turquoise lagoon overlooking the Indian Ocean. The Le Morne Brabant can be seen from here and you can also visit the nearby Black River Gorge National Park or book a dolphin safari. The suites are excellent with an array of diverse delicacies. You’ll definitely enjoy your time here.