If you are looking for a romantic getaway then look no further than Mauritius.
With beautiful scenery such as endless blue oceans, white sandy beaches and tropical vegetation there are not many more romantic places in the world. Mauritius is perfect for romantic getaways or celebrations such as honeymoons and anniversaries.
Where to Stay in Mauritius
One of the many resorts in Mauritius is ideal for romance. Look around for the best resorts to suit your needs, whether you want some privacy and seclusion, or the best beaches or diving areas, different parts of the island offer different experiences. All the resorts in Mauritius will offer fantastic accommodation with luxury details such as private villas, or private pools and Jacuzzis, some even offer a 24 hour butler service to make sure their guests are as relaxed as possible.
As Mauritius is nestled in the Indian Ocean, surrounded by many cultures and countries, the food is eclectic and unique. Many of the restaurants serve Mauritian, Indian, Asian and European cuisine or a fusion of these. Some of the best restaurants in the country that are really worth a visit are the romantic Le Château de Bel Ombre in south west Mauritius or Le Barachois which specialises in delicious seafood. If you fancy cooking your own romantic meal for your partner than head down to the local markets to indulge in exotic fresh fruit, vegetables and seafood.
Things to do on Your Romantic Holiday in Mauritius
Mauritius has all the fun activities of an island nation such as relaxing on the beach, fishing, water sports, and world class diving which is sure to keep visitors entertained. A great experience for couples is to head to some of the markets in Port Louis to experience the traditional way of life for a Mauritian. Another great aspect of Mauritius is the beautiful flora and fauna, and the sights of natural beauty such as the national botanical gardens Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens or Tamarind Falls. These sights of natural beauty are really romantic and offer a bit of variety from beaches. If you and your partner are particularly active people than sport is celebrated in Mauritius with lots of great golfing and water sports.
A romantic getaway to Mauritius offers couples fun, relaxation, beautiful scenery and is perfect to rekindle some romance.
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Although you cannot legally marry in the Maldives, you can have a wedding ceremony. This could be perfect if you’ve married recently and want to take a chilled out day with your partner to say your vows away from the stress and pressure of the wedding. It is also great as a way to renew your vows to commemorate your wedding day, celebrate a special wedding anniversary or just as an elaborate way to tell your partner how much you love them.
Choosing a Destination in the Maldives for your Wedding Ceremony
Many of the resorts in the Maldives offer wedding ceremony packages and different kinds of ceremonies. Choose from underwater weddings, sunset beach weddings, castaway island ceremonies and many more. By looking around you will find a package that has everything for you, and means that much of the organisation that usually go into these events will be taken care for you.
What to Expect at Your Maldives Wedding Ceremony
A typical resort marriage blessing ceremony in the Maldives includes a beautifully decorated ceremonial location, and a non- religious ceremony. Some resorts offer extras such as drummers, a professional photographer, champagne, a rings ritual and a coconut planting ritual. For the wedding evening a private dinner and the honeymoon suite transformed with chocolates and flowers. This is a typical wedding ceremony but each resort will offer slightly different packages so it is best to shop around to find the one which is best for you.
The Best Time to Visit Maldives for a Wedding Ceremony
The best time to visit the Maldives seasonally is December to April as the weather is usually better. Between May and November there is more chance of rain and humidity.
You will not be disappointed with a wedding vow renewal ceremony in the Maldives; it is intimate and romantic and will be a day that you will never forget.
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The Seychelles is a beautiful and idyllic place to get married. Forget the stresses of urban life back home and escape to the Seychelles for a relaxing and wonderful wedding. Here is a guide to getting married in the Seychelles so you know all the facts and so nothing can go wrong on your big day.
The Legal Stuff – Marrying in the Seychelles
In order for your day to go smoothly we recommend that you take seriously all the legal requirements for your big day so you are not disappointed that you can’t get married because something was overlooked. If you wish to get married in a church, then you must also have a civil ceremony so that your certificate is legal and you must have been in the Seychelles for at least two days before you can marry. It is recommended that you plan your wedding at least two months in advance and contact the relevant authorities in good time. However, a wedding can be planned last minute as long as the Civil Status Office know about your date of marriage at least 11 days before. A legal marriage in the Seychelles is recognised under EU law however you must bring the following documents and copies of these documents with you: birth certificate for both you and your partner, a decree of divorce if you are divorced and a death certificate if you are a widower, copies of your passports and a document to show that there is no impediment or lawful hindrance to the marriage.
Where to Get Married in the Seychelles
Many of the hotels and resorts around the Seychelles offer wedding packages and will take care of much of the planning so that you don’t have to worry about it. If you want a bigger part in your wedding, or getting wed at a resort doesn’t sound romantic enough, then perhaps get in touch with a wedding planner based in the Seychelles who can help you organise something more unique and special. Imagine your wedding on the beach, or on a yacht or a deserted tropical island!
The Best Time to Get Married in the Seychelles
The Seychelles experiences good weather most of the year round and enjoys a warm tropical climate. November, December and January tend to be the rainy season, with sorts bursts of monsoon rain which generally turn back to sunshine. The rest of the year is best with April being particularly good for weather. An important thing for couples wishing to marry in the Seychelles is to wear something light and comfortable on the big day to try and combat the heat, huge and heavy wedding dresses will cause discomfort.
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