Ideal Bride Magazine | December 2012 |
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Honeymoon Dreams: Mauritius
A serene mix of pristine beaches, sparkling waters and untouched coral reefs are nestled together to create the island of Mauritius, an exclusive hideaway situated in The Indian Ocean. A vast array of mainly five star hotels and traditional island retreats are scattered around the island, combined with cultural heritage and magnificent cuisine, Mauritius is one of the most beautiful honeymoon destinations on offer.
After the biggest day of your lives, comes the best holiday you can imagine. Dream like resorts and impeccable service come together to ensure your honeymoon in Mauritius is everything you imagined it to be. A 12 hour flight from the UK, with Honeymoon Dreams preferred partner Air Mauritius will take you to Port Louis.
Understated elegance is the theme of the island with local staff doing their upmost to ensure guests of the island are happy throughout their stay. May to December offer a drier and hotter atmosphere, with temperatures rarely falling below 24°C, even in the wetter season Mauritius offers a truly tropical climate.
Honeymoon Dreams suggest Long Beach, a contemporary resort based on Italian living. A private transfer will take around an hour to reach this exclusive resort. Since it opened in 2011, it has been featured on The Sunday Times Travel Magazines top 100 hotels in the world. Nestled along one of the largest, longest and largest beaches on the Island Long Beach is a state of the art, luxury hotel.
Designed with serenity and romance in mind, this unique hotel has eight diverse zones each creating a different atmosphere for guests. Long Beach offers guests a range of rooms and villas, each are tastefully designed with the tropics as inspiration.
For honeymooners we suggest the exclusive beachfront deluxe suites, placed on the oceans edge, facing a beautiful natural creek. The spacious suite features a king-size bed, mini bar and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Each suite has a large terrace with sun loungers and a parasol, creating a private beach haven for you and your newlywed; designed with honeymooners in mind this accommodation offers intimate island living. The centre of this resort is a lively urban piazza reflecting the Dolce Vita and true Italian living.
The romantic square features restaurants, bars and boutiques. Long Beach caters for all tastes with a wide range of restaurants serving many different cuisines.
Enjoy a romantic meal for two at Hasu, a fusion of Japanese and Italian flavours created by Michelin Starred chef Moreno Cedroni. Dishes are cooked in front of guest’s eyes from an authentic sushi or yakatori cooking station.
This magical restaurant lets guests enjoy their magnificent meal while watching the sunset from the terrace setting. Freshly caught seafood is a staple of the Mauritian diet, Long Beach’s signature beach restaurant Tides serves fresh produce and cosmopolitan spices together to create a diverse menu, guests enjoy this exquisite food while watching the sunset over the turquoise Indian Ocean.
Not only does Long Beach Mauritius have a fantastic range of restaurants for guests to choose from, three bars and a nightclub with a diverse choice of live bands and house DJ’s catering for all musical tastes.
Like many other Indian Ocean Islands, Mauritius is seeped in heritage and tradition. Outstanding scenery can be seen from the minute you leave your plane on arrival at the Island, coconut palm and lush gardens line the 100 miles of serene beaches Mauritius offers.
On the South West side of this small island sits the Mauritius Bird and Safari park, jump aboard a 4×4 and visit the captivating Lion Drive through. See the marvelous creatures, up close in their natural habitats; the enclosure has approximately 12 acres for lions to roam. A safari guide and driver are on hand throughout the journey to give guests facts and information on the lions and their behavior.
If relaxing by Long Beach’s sparkling lagoon and enjoying the resorts facilities sounds more like your type of honeymoon, then visit the luxurious Sea Spa; a calm and peaceful haven surrounded by shimmering Indian Ocean.
Tranquility is restored in the Sea Spa, situated away from the lively areas of the hotel ensures a peaceful experience is had by all. A luxurious escape for the senses is had from whatever treatment you choose, relax and revitalize your body during a complimentary Hamam and Duo massage.
For more information about honeymoon packages, speak to one of the honeymoon specialists who will be more than happy to tailor your Honeymoon to your requirements, contact the Honeymoon Dreams team at honeymoondreams.co.uk
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