Destination Weddings: Tie the Knot in Mauritius

by Sharon Maher

in Wedding Destinations, Wedding Detail, Wedding Venues

>Happily Married in Mauritius at the InterContinental

Today’s happy couples are a little bit in love with the idea of a destination wedding.  If you are looking for the ultra special place to tie the knot and say ‘I do’, where much of the stress is taken out of the wedding arrangements and everything is done for you then I would suggest the perfect destination wedding location is Mauritius.

The famous American writer Mark Twain once observed that “Mauritius was made first before heaven, and heaven was just a copy

You will find the island of Mauritius floating in the Indian Ocean 1,000 miles off the south eastern coast of Africa. It is an island of glitz and glamour, with fabulous hotels, restaurants, luxury spas, great golf courses, long white sandy beaches, fabulous unspoilt coral reefs, vast botanical gardens and a whole host of water sports and entertainment to keep everyone happy.

A long sandy beach at Baraclava Fort in Mauritius for  wedding

A top class Mauritius destination wedding resort is the InterContinental Mauritius Resort Balaclava Fort, located on a very long white sandy beach with the moody mountains beyond this fantastic property is InterContinental’s first resort in the Indian Ocean. Here you can exchange your wedding vows on your very own white sandy beach with palm trees waving in the distance and soothing waves gently lapping at your feet.

Everything can be organised for you from the wedding ceremony, catering, flowers, cake, and music, to even the pre-wedding hen and stag events, meaning the wedding party can relax and enjoy the time in paradise, safe in the knowledge that everything is in hand.

Newly Weds leave Sugar Island at the Baraclave Resort in Mauritius

The InterContinental Resort of Balaclava Fort has a relaxed, contemporary style, with a Mauritian feel. You can walk out of your room and enjoy a refreshing dip in the turquoise lagoon or amble over the bridge to its very own ‘Sugar Island’ for your wedding ceremony.  The fabulous hotel pool has a swim up bar for a relaxed cocktail. All the available water sports at the hotel are complimentary for guests.

Wedding Ceremony on Sugar Island at Baraclava Fort Mauritius

The hotel incorporates eight bars and restaurants, each one with a distinct style and different cuisine, influenced by Africa, India, Western Europe and the Far Eastern flavours and culture.

  • SENSO –  International buffet
  • PALMS –  Light meals, snacks
  • SEGALA – Mediterranean seafood on the beach
  • VEDA – Contemporary Indian garden
  • NOBLE HOUSE – Oriental fusion on the beach
  • TALIPOT LOUNGE – All day beverages and snacks
  • BARRACUDA BAR – Main bar with entertainment
  • SUGAR CANE BAR – All day beverages pool area

The Angsana Spa offers a wide range of treatments for your wedding guests.

You will find any wedding guests who bring along their children will not see them during their stay as they  enjoy their time at the free kids’ club, catering for children aged between 4-12.

For the evening entertainment there are three hotel bars to cater for all your wedding guests needs.

There are 210 stylish ocean view rooms, each with a spacious bathroom, including a freestanding stone bath and screen shower, each room has interactive TV, hi-speed internet and the deluxe rooms have a spacious balcony with an outdoor jacuzzi. A family suite can accommodate up to 4 adults.

View from InterContinental Baraclava Fort Hotel Mauritius

Plus there are great sunsets and nothing is too much trouble!

Wedding Notes for Mauritius:

Best time of year to go – with Mauritius having a subtropical climate, you will find the winter months May through to October  warm and dry, where as the summer months from November to April a little hot, with rainy spells.

Ceremonies - can be civil or religious.

Pre- wedding Residency
Civil 24 hours
Religious 15 days

You will need your birth certificate and a 10 year passport.

The Mauritius Resort will provide you with everything you need to do and where possible organise everything for you.

Photographs courtesy of InterContinental Mauritius Resort Balaclava Fort



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– who has written 21 posts on Norah Sleep Events.

Sharon Maher is a wedding and party planner, event venue stylist and also writes the blogs Norah Sleep Wedding Style, Norah Sleep Living Style and My Wedding Marquee about weddings, food, fashion, style and things that inspire her in life. Find her on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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