1. Riding into the sunset on Riambel Beach
Known as one of the best beaches of the European South Coast, the Riambel Beach is perfect for you if you enjoy the wind in your hair and the sun in your eyes. The best time to visit the beach is during the late afternoon when you can enjoy the sunset. There are few other joys in the world that can even come close to riding a horse side by side, peacefully into the majestic and picturesque sunset, with your significant other!
2. The shipwrecked Cape Malheureux
Popularly known as “Cape Misfortune” because of its history of shipwreck occurrences, there is nothing particularly unfortunate about the locale as such. This stunning spot is actually the island’s northernmost tip. Known to be one of the most picturesque places in Mauritius, Cape Malheureux is a fishing village located just north of the Grand Baie. Its quaint and serene location makes it the perfect place for a romantic stroll or even a nice little picnic lunch surrounded by the most magnificent views of the neighboring islands – “Coin de Mire,” “Ile Ronde,” and “Ile Plate.” There is also a really quaint and beautiful little red-roofed church known as the “Notre Dame Auxiliatrice,” which you can visit.
3. A taste of romantic wilderness at Ile aux Aigrettes
This is an enchanting island of corals at the southeastern end of Mauritius and is managed by the country’s Wildlife Foundation. Ile aux Aigrettes is a romance lover’s paradise, and the lucky ones have often spotted rare pink pigeons and giant Aldabra Tortoises here. For couples, there are many marked trails in the dense ebony forests that lead to observation points, from where you can enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of the ocean and the Mahebourg Bay.
4. In nature’s lap at the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden
The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden of Mauritius is the oldest botanical garden in the southern hemisphere. This magical space offers a not-to-be-missed opportunity for couples to just get lost in the lush greenery across all of its vast 37 hectares. Add to that more than 650 species of plants and trees, and you are sure to never want to leave!
5. Ile D’ambre, the Amber Island
This is the perfect place for some exciting couple kayaking. Enjoy a long serene trip with your significant other as you slide in and out of the many shady inlets and look out for unique endemic butterflies. You can even stop in between for some sunbathing or snorkeling – the lagoons are known to be safe and offer plenty of solitude.
6. Enjoy the serenity of Le Morne Brabant
Located in the southern area of Mauritius, this is one of the very scarcely inhabited locales. Surrounded mostly by hotels, couples here can visit the famous Le Morne Mountain which is a World Heritage Site. This one mountain, as the local people will tell you, has a lot of Mauritius’ history encapsulated in it. Couples can also enjoy the many different viewpoints overlooking the western coast.
7. Enjoy sweet nectar at the Sugar Museum and Factory
One of the most significant crops in Mauritius is sugarcane. The country has a varied history that dates back more than four centuries. Couples can enjoy learning more about this in the Sugar Museum and Factory with the help of an interactive display and enjoy some fresh-from-the-farm sugarcane juice while they are at it.
8. Sense and serenity at the Grand Bassin
Located on a mighty mountain, the Grand Bassin Lake is not only calm and peaceful, but it is also the most sacred Hindu location in Mauritius with its Lord Shiva Temple. The locals here believe that the lake is filled with waters from the River Ganga in India. This place has a legendary 108-feet-high statue of Lord Shiva and is the perfect place to renew your vows as you spend some quality time with your better half.
9. Let your hair down at the Chamarel Waterfall
At a height of 100 meters, this is the highest waterfall of the country. Also one of the most breathtaking photography spots of Mauritius, the Chamarel Waterfall is known to be a magnificent sight when waters hit the pool below. The distinct sand dunes here only add to its natural beauty and make it the perfect spot to sit back and whisper sweet nothings to each other.
10. Pamper yourself at Four Seasons, Anahita
The spa at this luxury hotel is famous for its Chinese, African, and even Indian therapies and treatments apart from regular European offerings. Aptly named the Sugar & Spice Couple’s Ritual, this therapy begins in a private suite starting with the Mauritian Fusion massage. Next up is the exfoliating scrub made specifically for this purpose from local sugar along with ylang-ylang massage oil. This is followed by a refreshing lime mojito or a wild berry daiquiri, which completes the amazingly rejuvenating 3-hour experience!