Begin married life in style with this brand new honeymoon experience that will be sure to excite and delight as you discover the island gems of the Indian Ocean like never before. For a luxury beach holiday with a twist explore the undiscovered adventure playground that is Réunion Island, where active volcanoes, stretches of pristine sandy beaches, and towering peaks are the perfect setting for newlyweds to discover new explorations, before getting acquainted with the bleached white sands and endless azure waters of Mauritius for what surely will be the most romantic start to matrimonial bliss.
Touch down on Réunion Island, and as soon as you step off the plane you’ll be met with stunning views over the lush green hills and soaring escarpments. Once you have picked up your vehicle, strike out through this tropical Eden (we recommend taking a pit stop in St Denis, the island’s capital, where you can wander the palm-tree-lined boulevards tasting local delicacies and soaking up the distinct French flavour) to the paradisiacal surrounds of LUX* Ile de La Réunion, where beach meets chic in this luxurious setting. Spend your days lazing under swaying palm trees and, as the sun sinks below the horizon, dine by candlelight as you gaze out to the ocean flecked with the reflection of the star filled sky. It doesn’t get more romantic than this.
Today you’ll drive to the East of the island, a stunning region known for its rugged landscapes that are peppered with waterfalls and rivers. With so much to see, we recommend embarking on an aqua-hike where you can explore waterfalls, slip down natural water slides, or simply go for a paddle a deux in the gently flowing cooling waters of the island. After your aqua-hike it’s back to your hotel to spend some time by the pool overlooking the vast Indian Ocean to soak up the rays and work on your tan.
Turning up the heat
For a fiery addition to your trip of a lifetime make your way up the Piton de la Fournaise Volcano – translated, literally as ‘Furnace Peak’. Situated in the southeast corner of Réunion, this peak stands at a staggering 2,631 meters and is one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Arrive at your destination just as the sun is creeping over the horizon, the perfect light to capture a picture worthy of a National Geographic cover. As soon as you reach the main crater you’re met with startling views over the island which you can delight over whilst consuming your romantic pre-prepared picnic lunch.
After a restful night’s sleep, it’s time for an exhilarating trip where you’ll soar over the island beneath a para-glider. All you have to do is sit back as your expert guide steers you higher and you take in the natural beauty and see the island in all its glory where you can bask in the high life, literally, before heading back to earth for some quality beach time with your partner in the neighbouring island of Mauritius.
Mauritian beach bliss
After all that invigorating adventure on Réunion it’s time for some R&R on the nearby island of Mauritius – the perfect sandy spot to idly laze away the sun-drenched days and enjoy some ‘we’ time in the ultra-luxe, ultra-inspiring surrounds of LUX* Le Morne.
Surely the ultimate honeymoon spot, you will arrive at this jaw-dropping island retreat and be greeted by the magnificent Le Morne Mountain which provides a majestic backdrop to your honeymoon setting, protectively towering over the tranquil setting of LUX* Le Morne and looking over you throughout your stay. Enchantingly set on the peaceful south west corner of Mauritius, this luxurious beach retreat is the perfect private escape to make real even the most exacting of honeymoon fantasies. Home to low-slung peaked huts which contain within exquisite marble bathrooms and sink-in beds, the quietly cool interiors seamlessly blend in with the pristine beach setting outside to create a sumptuous feeling of outdoor-in.
After an afternoon spent wandering along the sun-dappled shore, wind your way back through the richly manicured paths and become enveloped in the heady scent of the herb gardens that fragrance the air and enter into the tranquil LUX* Me Spa. Lie back and be pampered in this tranquil space and as Mr and Mrs indulge in a signature Island Light Massage for two, with this unique experience fusing together a variety of massage techniques to leave you feeling deeply relaxed yet wholly invigorated.
For a magical night that makes the most of your pristine beach location, sample LUX* Le Morne’s take on alfresco dining with a meal to remember under the stars. Take a moonlit beach walk to find your secluded patch of sand which, encircled by flickering ornate lanterns, will be lovingly furnished with comfortable camp-side seating, colourful drapes and a ready-made bonfire to provide a warming glow to your private party for two. With a basket full of logs ready to keep the fire burning and a personalised pre-ordered hamper filled with the freshest of fish, meat and vegetables the night is yours to enjoy.
Spend your days on the pristine palm fringed beaches, or hop on a catamaran and take to the cobalt blue seas for afternoon on the ocean. Pure paradise, the perfect end to your Indian Ocean discovery and the perfect start to the rest of your life together.