Planning your dream honeymoon is like crafting the opening chapter of your fairytale love story. But with so many breathtaking destinations to choose from, how do you pick the one that perfectly matches your unique love story? Enter the ultimate honeymoon dilemma: Mauritius vs Maldives? These gems offer their own distinct flavours of paradise, each a masterpiece in its own right.
To make your decision-making journey a little more playful (and a lot more enlightening), we’ve crafted a quiz to help you decide which honeymoon destination is destined to be yours.
a) We’re all about that tropical heat and sunshine!
b) We prefer a milder and more temperate climate, but still warm enough for swimsuits all day.
a) Snorkelling, diving, and underwater explorations are what pique our interests.
b) Exploring charming towns, trying local cuisines, and cultural experiences alongside lounging by the pool is for us.
a) Lounging by the crystal-clear waters, maybe some water sports too!
b) Strolling through lush landscapes, immersing in local markets, and scenic hikes sounds just dreamy.
a) Money is no object; we’re looking for pure luxury!
b) We’d like a balance between quality and affordability.
a) Overwater bungalows with endless ocean views.
b) Soft sandy beaches against a backdrop of rolling hills.
a) Relaxation – we’re there to unwind and be pampered.
b) Adventure – we want to explore and try new things together.
a) Private candlelit dinners by the ocean, strolls along the beach, and lounging on our private balcony.
b) Enjoying the local nightlife and entertainment, eating at delicious restaurants, and taking in more sights and sounds.
a) Waking up to the sound of waves and diving into the ocean.
b) Enjoy a leisurely breakfast followed by a spa session.
a) Underwater restaurant – dining beneath the waves sounds magical.
b) Vibrant local market – we love exploring new cultures through food and shopping.
Mostly A’s: Congratulations! The Maldives is calling your names. Get ready for an experience surrounded by unparalleled beauty and aquatic adventures.
Mostly B’s: Incredible! Your dream honeymoon destination is Mauritius. Get ready to dive into its diverse culture and stunning landscapes – the perfect blend of relaxation and exploration.
If your journey through the quiz led you to the enchanting shores of the Maldives, get ready to step into a world of unparalleled luxury and natural beauty.
Imagine waking up in an overwater bungalow, where the azure waters are your backyard and the underwater wonders are at your doorstep. Dive into the crystal waters to explore vibrant coral gardens or indulge in a couples’ spa treatment, every moment here is a celebration of love and serenity. Bask in the warm tropical sun, savour world-class cuisine, and let the Maldives paint your honeymoon with unforgettable shades of blue.
If you’re travelling from South Africa, your flight to the Maldives will be upwards of 12 hours. For that reason alone, we recommend spending upwards of 5 to 7 days to get the most out of your trip.
The best time to visit will depend on what you want from your trip.
That depends on what you want. There are just so many places to choose from in the Maldives! 7 nights at a 3-star resort can start at about R35 000 per person sharing, and can range up to around R45 000 per person sharing.
On the higher end is Club Med Kani, but it’s a truly incredible spot to enjoy your honeymoon. Located on a paradise island garden in the Maldives with a magnificent lagoon in the north of Malé Atoll, Club Med Kani is a quiet and unique resort, ideal for couples. With a private beach, two restaurants, bars and spa, among many other amazing facilities, Club Med Kani is definitely worth the splurge!
If Mauritius is what your heart wanted, get ready for a honeymoon that blends romance, culture, and exploration in perfect harmony. This Indian Ocean gem welcomes you with its diverse landscapes, from emerald-green mountains to turquoise lagoons.
Mauritius is more than just a destination; it’s a mosaic of experiences waiting to be savoured. Meander through bustling markets, indulge in the island’s rich blend of Creole, Indian, and French cuisines, hike through lush forests, chase waterfalls, and find hidden coves along the coastline. Mauritius invites you to create a honeymoon story that’s as diverse and captivating as the island itself.
Mauritius is just a 4-hour flight from Johannesburg – what a dream! Why spend a full day travelling to your location, when you can get there before lunch? Mauritius is also more than just an island paradise – there’s a vibrant culture, interesting towns, beautiful villages, and incredible markets. Enjoy the sparkling nightlife, sample the variety of flavours in the many restaurants, and wallow in the warm waters.
Cost really depends on what you’re looking for. 7-nights self-catering on Mauritius starts at about R15 000 per person sharing, and runs up to about R25 000 per person sharing at a 4-start resort. Take a look at our exclusive Mauritius packages.
Remember, no matter which destination you choose, your honeymoon is sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience filled with love, joy, and unforgettable moments!
Thank you for being part of our journey... and choosing us to be part of yours.