Mauritius greeted us with the perfect weather and scenery as we sped towards our stay...excited about the days to come.
We chose Mauritius for our honeymoon for 2 main reasons- First, it promised to be the right mix of relaxation and adventure. It was neither filled with hopping from one place to another on a packed itinerary, nor was it a D-I-Y vacation where you just lounge around your resort and chill. The second reason was free visa on arrival, as we were in no mood to bear with visa hassles.
The short itinerary which we followed was:-
Day 1: Reaching & rest at the hotel. Explore hotel.
Day 2: Water sports at Belle Mare beach in the morning. Later speedboat transfer to Ile aux cerfs...boasting the quintessential blue-green waters of Mauritius and clean sandy beaches. A speedboat ride to GRSE waterfalls
Day 3: At leisure. We tried the complimentary massage and kayaking that our hotel provided, and also went cycling in the country.
Day 4: A day long Catamaran cruise, with all the food and drinks provided on the boat.
Day 5: A visit to Port Louis, the capital city of Mauritius
Day 6: Exploring the south of the island
We got it organized through Travel Triangle, and it was a fairly good itinerary with some improvisations by us.
Flights & Visa
Our trip was for 5 nights and 6 days from Delhi. Air Mauritius/Air India operate direct flights from Delhi to Mauritius three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. And direct return flights to Delhi are on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The round trip cost of flights from Delhi will be in the range of 45k. The Air Mauritius flights are quite comfortable. Mauritius offers free visa on arrival. You just need to fill a form and deposit it at the immigration counter. People are advised to carry 2 photographs and proof of funds, but we were not asked anything except the purpose and duration of our stay.