Our Honeymoon in Mauritius

We booked our honeymoon about 18 months in advance and as soon as the deposit was paid we were extremely excited about going to paradise for a week. We had always had our eyes on either Mauritius or the Maldives and settled on Mauritius purely for the price and the ability to book well in advance but, I am so glad we what we picked and it was worth every penny.

We travelled from London Gatwick with Thomson Airways on the 25th October 2015 and as we paid for Premium Economy (something I would recommend on such a long flight) we got to relax in the Premium lounge before take off and also had the luxury of premium check in and security. Normally I wouldn’t talk about a plane but I have been on a few and this plane had the quietest engines. Because we were in the Premium Cabin we got a complimentary glass of champagne or orange juice before take off and on our outbound flight we had a 4 course dinner consisting of a starter, main, dessert and cheese and crackers. There was also a small box of 2 chocolates and drinks and snacks throughout the flight until they turned the cabin lights down as it was an overnight flight. We woke up to a cooked breakfast and a hot drink before landing. Mauritius airport is small but well organised and someone was there after we collected our luggage to show us towards the coach transfers. As we were staying quite near the airport our transfer took just over an hour but it didn’t feel like that as we were busy taking in the views. They drive on the same side of the road as us so we did think we could have easily rented a car as all signs are in English also.

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Our hotel was the Heritage Awali Golf & Spa 5* resort, which is located on the south of the island. When we got to the hotel we were greater with a glass of water with some lemongrass in it which was lovely and refreshing after our long flight and the heat was really stating to pick up as we got to the hotel at around 7:30am and the sun was already blazing. We were informed that we had been upgraded to their sister hotel which is a 5*+ hotel, this hotel is next door to the Awali resort and is called the Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa resort. Because we had been upgraded we were still allowed to eat at the Awali resort if we chose and could use the facilities on both the resorts. Food included breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks at 3pm-6pm and if you are heading out on a trip the hotel will provide a picnic basket for you if you give 48 hours notice. We were able to have one session free at the spa and because we went to another hotel for 2 nights we actually had a free session at both hotels.

Both resorts are all inclusive and here is a breakdown of what each of the resorts has to offer.

Awali All Inclusive:

  • 3 Pools
  • 5 Resturants
  • 2 Bars
  • Complimentary land and sea activities
  • Wellness Spa
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Room Service is free except for the tray charge

Our Room at the Awali:

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Our view from our Oceanview room

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Food at the Awali:

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Views around the hotel at the Awali:

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Le Telfair:

  • 2 pools
  • 3 Restuants
  • 2 Bars
  • Complimentary land and seas activities
  • Wellness Spa
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Room Service is free except for the tray charge

Our Room at the Le Telfair:

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Food at Le Telfair:

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View around the hotel at Le Telfair:

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With both hotels you can have access to the C beach club which is a bar/restaurant with a pool and offers a club experience at night. There are also kids activity clubs and babysitting services. You can find out everything on their website here. We also went on a glass bottom boat ride which is included in the all inclusive package.

Some views form the boat ride of the coast of the island:

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The food, the service, the location, everything was so amazing and totally worth the money we paid. It wasn’t cheap by any means and because we went in October it was just tuning to summer while we were there so we went at quite an expensive time. As the country is mainly English speaking there isn’t any awkward conversations with staff members. There are other activities part of the packages for each hotel such as a tour of a Chateau and a wilderness trial. There is a concierge service at both hotels if there are other activities you may be interested in. Personally we just stayed on the beach all day everyday. This was literally the best holiday I have ever been on. The Hotels that we stayed at were both fantastic and we are more than happy to forego other holidays and save up to go again and next time we are going for longer than a week. If you are thinking of a holiday to Mauritius I really cannot recommend this resort enough.

We had a little delay on the way home but the Pilot managed to make up some time and we were only half an hour late landing. I do also recommend trying out a Dreamliner aeroplane at some point as they are huge but the quietness and smoothness of the plane is pretty amazing. We booked our holiday through Thomson Online and were able to online check in for both the outbound and inbound flight a week before we took off which my obsessive planing really enjoyed.

What and where has your best holiday been?

Thanks for reading 🙂

xxx

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