Why Mauritius Tops As a Haven for Romance and Adventure?

by Sara Smith I am a Traveller

Powdery sands with turquoise seas and swaying palms, a view like this is just amazing and comes with a price. Once you get a taste of these brochure-perfect vistas, there is no looking back. Well, that's the scintillating Indian Ocean for you with uncountable islands, baffling you with choices to get away from your routine life.


Yes, there are several 5-star resorts on the island for ravishing budget holidays. Some are pricey and some are affordable keeping in mind the luxurious elements to treat every visitor the same.

We have briefed about a few hand-picked island destinations perfect for families on a budget and how to reach these heavenly atolls without breaking the bank.


Mauritius – The Dew Drop of Heaven


Unquestionably, Mauritius tops as the prime honeymooning destination in the UK. While this is only reserved for couples and luxury holidaymakers, something unique lurks at the other side of the island. Don't be startled if a local walks towards the beach with ten bottles of rum and a plate of piping hot samosas. That's how it goes when you enjoy holidays in Mauritius.


Flying directly with Air Mauritius can lessen the flying cost. However, once you are on the islands, enjoyment will be vibrant and endless, and your expenses low.


With French past and amiable locals, Mauritius holidays are truly amazing for kids. The public buses are reliable and convenient for moving around the island. You can also hire a car at a peanut price and enjoy the dramatic setup of the islands.


Food is under budget, which helps you to save much. Continental dishes can be savoured at the hotels. With an amalgamation of African, French and Asian treats, visitors will surely have a gala time.


Top things to do in Mauritius

  • Explore Belle Mare Beach, the hidden La Cuvette beach and the rugged Le Morne Beach
  • Explore Chamarel
  • Visit Tea Plantations
  • Drive Around
  • Relish Street Food


Not far from Mauritius, lies Seychelles, approximately 1,086 miles away. Seychelles is another sinful indulgence as the next Indian Ocean haven, boasting its charms and treasures, all-in-one island that can be explored with flights to Africa. The Seychelles has been tagged as an all-in-one getaway with several alternatives. The accommodation is quite varied and affordable at the islands.


Shifting your focus from these, it's the beaches and the 115 islands that pull people from all over. Many of the beaches are dotted with gigantic granite boulders. With several nature reserves and rainforests, tourists do not wish to leave the sun-lounger on the islands.



Top things to do in the Seychelles:

  • Rock climb and zipline
  • Scuba dive and discover the local marine life
  • Enjoy Island hopping
  • Tour Victoria (capital of the largest island of Mahe)
  • Enjoy every sunrise and sunset


The flights are as usual expensive as the other islands. Well, you can bag some cost-effective deals from Fly Africa while looking for holidays to Seychelles. The climate is fairly balmy and the tropical atmosphere is highly alluring.

With affordable hotel tariffs and spectacular spots, one can rent a car and explore the islands leisurely. Be careful with left-hand drive and keep your eyes on the signposts. You'll see driving is a piece of cake. The Seychelles, altogether, is an overwhelming adventure, no doubt.


Eating out with the sunset backdrop on one of the hidden beaches, under a thatched roof is a- dream-come-true. Dishes with coconut curries, spices and seafood will make you crave for more.


Off to Sri Lanka from Mauritius


With plenty of enchanting, secluded beaches, whale spotting, quaint fishing villages and wild surfers, holidays to Sri Lanka is not only a treat to the eyes, but also to the soul. Almost 2416 miles from Mauritius, international tourists do not mind paying more to get into this tiny nation. Be it ancient ruins at Sigiriya, adventurous activities, festivals and gastronomic delights, you can enjoy them all with daily Heathrow-Colombo flight services.


To travel within Sri Lanka, trains are cheap and best but buses are cheaper. Before boarding a taxi, make sure it's metered. For a shorter trip, the tuk-tuks do cost less, and they are available everywhere.

With huge stay options - from basic homes to lavish hotels, you will be spoilt for choices. At the edge of Kandy and Mirissa, you can opt for the one that suits you the best.


Top things to do in Sri Lanka:

  • Sailing in Bentota in Sri Lanka
  • Blue Whale Watching
  • Luxury Camp Safari
  • Mountain Biking
  • Dive Course in Colombo


Sri Lankan's tend to relish their food and anyone visiting this country, will definitely eat well. Curry and rice is the staple dish, along with pickles and various chutneys. If something is prolific, it's got to be street food. Pamper your taste-buds with a delectable main course at a mid-range restaurant or at a food court in any shopping mall.






The Maldives


Being 1941 miles from Mauritius, holidays to Maldives are amazing for families; purely idyllic for budget travellers and solo travellers. With limitless beach resort options and facilities, you can call your accommodation 'your home'. Get to the islands by a seaplane right from Male and cherish long-lasting memories of the blue. Book London to Africa flights with Air Africa 3 months prior to your departure.




The Indian Ocean is a ‘whatnot’ of powdery beaches, palm trees, turquoise waters and oceans speckled with coral islands that can be explored with budget holidays. Mauritius is the perfect dew drop in the Indian Ocean that allures visitors from all over.


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About Sara Smith Innovator   I am a Traveller

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