They say marriages are made in heaven. So, our honeymoon should feel like one too. This is why we chose to travel to Mauritius for our romantic escapade. It is beautiful, it has picturesque islands and waterfalls, and it is abundant with flora and fauna; all the heavenly settings you would want from a honeymoon destination. Once we had zeroed in on our honeymoon place, we booked our trip from TravelTriangle. Those 5 days in Mauritius on our honeymoon were blissful and exciting. We had the best time on the island and covered almost everything this island is famous for.
Trip Details of our 5 Days in Mauritius
Trip Type: Honeymoon
Trip Duration: 5N/6D
Trip Cost: INR 180,000
Inclusions: Airfare, Transfers, Meals except for lunch, visa, shared cab, sightseeing
Exclusions: Travel Insurance, Lunch
Trip Itinerary Of Mauritius Honeymoon
Here is how we spent 5 days in Mauritius. Each day was truly splendid and we got enough time to cover major attractions and also have ample time to ourselves.
Day 1: Hello, Mauritius!
We arrived in Mauritius and were picked by our representative at the airport. We checked in our hotel. We spent the rest of the day settling in and wandering around.
Day 2: Ile aux Cerfs
We enjoyed a full-day excursion to Ile Aux Cerfs, an emerald lagoon on the east coast. We were stumped by the beauty of its sandy beaches and beautiful lagoon. There was a wide range of facilities and activities. It was one of the best highlights of our 5 days in Mauritius. We even enjoyed water sports activities on our island tour.
Day 3: Port Louis
We drove to Port Louis for sightseeing. Our first stop was the Citadel & its surrounding area. Then we visited the Champ de Mars racecourse. It was inaugurated in 1812 making it the oldest horse-racing club in the Southern Hemisphere, and one of the oldest in the world too. Afterward, we drove to Le Caudan, the beautiful Waterfront where there were some 170 shops and restaurants. It is a must-visit if you like shopping and fine-dining experience.
Day 4: Chameral Village & Trous aux Cerfs
On this day of our 5 days in Mauritius, we visited the ship-making factory in Curepipe and enjoyed shopping at the duty-free shops in Floreal. The views of the scenic town of Curepipe & its surroundings from the extinct crater of Trou aux Cerfs were astounding. In the afternoon, we drove through the nature park of Black River & Plaine Champagne to Chamarel village. We also made a stop at Grand Bassin Sacred Lake and laid our eyes on the stunning 108 feet statue of “Mangal Mahadev”. The next stop was Chamarel, the unusual 7 colored earth created by volcanic rocks. The views of the Chamarel waterfalls were startling.
Day 5: Casela Bird Park
We went to Casela Bird park since we had the whole day to ourselves. We watched so many birds in this park and even saw a huge turtle. Walking with the lions was also an enthralling experience. The best experience, however, was safari quad biking in the park.
Day 6: Hasta la Vista, Mauritius
After breakfast, we checked out of our hotel and left for the airport to catch our flight back to Chennai.
Accommodation For 5 Days In Mauritius
During the entire course of our trip, we stayed at Long Beach Golf Resort & Spa. it was one of the top properties in Belle Mare that came with 3 plunge outdoor pools and a luxury spa facility. The resort even had a 5-star restaurant where we dined for all nights in Mauritius. The rooms were lavish and had all kinds of facilities to make our stay comfortable.
Do’s & Don’ts In Mauritius
Here are a few do’s and don’ts that we gathered from our experience. We hope it will help you to make your vacation hassle-free.
- Use public transportation wherever you can
- Carry a first aid kit with medicine to keep seasickness at bay if you are not used to traveling by sea.
- Choose your stay on the basis of good reviews to enjoy a comfortable stay.
- Don’t spend the entire time on the beach.
- Don’t go out after dark.
- Don’t consume non-vegetarian food near religious places.
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Restaurants In Mauritius
Apart from the 5-star restaurant at the resort where we were staying, we visited many roadside restaurants in Mauritius. The food was cheap but it was not liking to the taste of us Tamilians.
Common Questions Asked By Travelers
Is Mauritius expensive?
The flights and accommodation are responsible for 80% of the expenses on your vacation. The rest is spent on food and shopping. If you are wiser about your choices, you can plan a trip to Mauritius on budget.
Do you tip in Mauritius?
Though the service charge is already included in your bill, you may tip out of gratitude if you feel like. You should tip 10-15% of the total amount of your bill.
Is Mauritius safe at night?
Yes, there is nothing to worry as such except pickpocketing and theft which are pretty common issues in any travel destination. However, you should avoid going to secluded areas after dark if you do not want to get robbed or molested.
What is Mauritius famous for?
Mauritius is famous for rum, dodo souvenirs, and colored earth that you can shop to bring back as souvenirs. It is famous for the island tours to Ile aux Cerfs and Trou aux Cerfs as these islands are replete with natural beauty
What currency is used in Mauritius?
Mauritian Rupee (MUR) is the currency of Mauritius. US dollar to MUR is the popular exchange rate.
Were you satisfied with the budget for your holiday?
Yes, I was very much satisfied with my budget. We did not feel like we missed out on anything. We covered all the bases in 5 days in Mauritius.
How was your overall experience with TravelTriangle and its agent?
It was an awesome experience. Everything for our honeymoon was planned very well and the execution was seamless. We could not have asked for better.
Just like Ranjith, you could too spend fabulous 5 days in Mauritius with your loving partner and forget about all the worries in the world. All you need to do is plan your trip to Mauritius and have a relaxing time on the island. Mauritius may seem expensive but if you plan it well, you could do it on a budget too.