Travel: Our Honeymoon - Heritage Le Telfair in Mauritius

I've finally gotten around to writing up about our incredible honeymoon to Mauritius! We got married last August and went on a minimoon straight after, and then booked our honeymoon for November. I'm really glad we did this as it was so nice to have it to look forward to after the wedding excitement had died down.

We originally booked the Maldives for our honeymoon, however once we started researching the zika virus we realised that it wasn't the best idea with us wanting to start a family soon after (my Maldives dream still lives on!). Luckily we were able to re-book at the beautiful recently renovated Heritage Le Telfair, which is located in the south of Mauritius and we were all set to go for 9 days in paradise!

A must-have for Chris (the husband) was flying direct so we went direct with British Airways. The flight is about 12 hours (night flights both there and back) so was my longest flight to date. Amazingly on the way there we had a spare seat next to us so I could actually lie down to sleep - hoorah! The flights were actually fine and I ended up sleeping for the majority of it, both ways. I didn't watch any films which is very unlike me. Have to say - Virgin are so much better in my opinion and we were on quite an old plane which wasn't the best, but overall it was fine and flying direct was ace.

As Mauritius is a tropical island it comes with a tropical climate and so when we arrived they had had two weeks of rain! Luckily it rained on our first day and then cleared up for the rest of the honeymoon - the weather was beautiful. Hot and sunny but with a much-needed breeze.

We arrived in the early morning and got a taxi straight to our hotel in the south of the island. It was raining at this point so wasn't the beautiful sunny arrival we'd imagined but oh my gosh, it was still breathtaking. We were warmly greeted, our bags whisked away and told to relax on the sofas in their lobby - we were given a cold drink and flannels which were so gratefully received! We were then told about a little blip with our room as the one we wanted was overbooked, but it was all handled really well and worked out nicely in the end as we got to try two different rooms, and also got lots of freebies throughout our stay!

The hotel is absolutely gorgeous - we felt so spoilt the whole time. It has a beautiful spa and we had a wonderful couple's massage whilst we were there. The surroundings are colonial-style and so well kept with lots of greenery and space. It never felt crowded, but there was always a lovely relaxed vibe with lots of friendly faces. They have a private beach and there was never any stress or rush to get a beach lounger. For the first 3 nights we were in a junior suite, however we then moved to our sea view junior suite which was incredible - you can see from the photos that you could walk out and were straight on the beach! I can't describe how blissful this was. We also had an outdoor shower and a four poster bed so it was just dreamy all round.

The beach was stunning, as you'd expect from a tropical paradise. The sea was clear blue and easy to get into (I always struggle getting into the sea!) and the sand was white. Each morning we'd go on a quiet beach walk before breakfast, and then most of our day was spent our beach loungers. There were always waiters walking by who would get you drinks and food, and fresh fruit was readily handed out. We also loved the Coco Shack with swings as seats and which provided fresh coconuts - I don't like coconut water but these were amazing!

We went for their Gourmet Bliss package which meant that all food was included, with a few supplements for more expensive dishes like lobster, or certain wines. Breakfast is at their buffet restaurant, Annabella's and there are fresh juices, and lots of gorgeous food to choose from. For lunch and dinner, we could eat in any of the 12 restaurants on the Domaine de Bel Ombre (there are two hotels, and you can also eat at the Chateau which is a gorgeous manor house) and we really took advantage! We ate so much food over our 9 days. It was all delicious. Our favourite was Gin'Ja - a pan-asian fusion restaurant right on the beach, and for lunch we loved Le Palmier which again, is right on the beach. We also loved the Cavendish Bar and would regularly go after dinner for a cocktail, or a whisky for Chris.

I'll be honest, we didn't leave the area of our resort and enjoyed 9 days of total relaxation, with one day where we ventured out quad biking! There was plenty to do in the resort if you wanted to with lots of water sports. We went on the glass bottomed boat, tried out a pedalo (slightly stressful with a strong current!) and played pool and table tennis but most of our time was spent eating, reading and relaxing.

We had the most amazing honeymoon and were so impressed by the staff, and how spoilt we felt. I realised that I hadn't felt irritated or annoyed for the whole time (unusual for me, haha!). It was absolute bliss and I'd go back in a heartbeat!

Daisy x

1 comment

  1. Wow, incredible photos! I've found that BA aren't as good as virgin, especially for drinks and food. I'm flying with Norwegian Air in April and I haven't heard good things! xx


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