South Africa, Turkey, and the Maldives were all runners-up, but after lots of deliberation, and googling, and tripadvisoring, we discovered Maradiva Villas Resort in Mauritius. Mauritius is a small, tropical island in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa, near Madagascar, known for its playas. And the villas at Maradiva were exactly what we were looking for.
We spent a week in Mauritius and it was well worth the 10 month wait (or nearly 8 year wait, if you want to count from the very beginning). It was...perfecto!
After driving from Puerto to Sevilla, flying from Sevilla to Paris, a layover in Paris, and then a long, but direct, flight to Mauritius, we were greeted at the airport by a driver (complete with sign greeting us). We were given cold towels, bottled agua, and then whisked away to paradise (otherwise known as Maradiva).
Morning, breakfast, beach:
|Poached eggs - yum.|
|The beach on Tamarin Bay.|
|Cold towels (again!) and agua brought to us on the beach.|
|Every day around 1 o'clock, fresh fruit was brought around on a tray.|
|Where we spent most of our day.|
|Looking out on the Indian Ocean.|
|Guess which book belongs to who...|
Afternoon, villa, pool:
|Note: This picture looks more risqué than it actually is - Meghann is wearing a strapless bathing suit. Moms, sorry for the implied nudity.|
|The little beach bar.|
|Travel tip - If you are staying at a resort, and you know you're going to want to have an evening cocktail or pop some bottles, pick up your favorite beverages in duty free at the airport.|
|Dessert trio. The little glass is mango with black pepper - amazing flavor combination.|
We had an amazing time - Mauritius was a perfect honeymoon destination! And we have some more pictures to share, but we'll do that in another post. Tell us about one of your favorite trips, your honeymoon, or a dream vacation, even if it's just a dream for now.