How to do Date Nights in Mauritius

Published Date: 15 Dec 2017

When you think of “Date Night” back home, usually it’s a romantic dinner or a night out at the movies that come to mind. When in Mauritius, however, there is so much more to enjoy (and even when you do enjoy a romantic dinner or movies… they’re indescribable when compared to what you can enjoy back home).

First, kick the notion of “Date Night” to the curb. Why limit yourself to evenings when you’re on a gorgeous island? Now that we’ve got that out of the way… here are our top romantic adventures and activities to enjoy as a couple.

  1. Hire a Babysitter
    First things first, if you have little ones who demand attention, hire a babysitter. Almost all of our Mauritian resorts offer a babysitting service at a small fee (and some even offer it free of charge). If you’re looking to enjoy a day together rather than an evening, you likely won’t even have to worry about a babysitter as you can leave the little ones to have an adventure of their own at the resort Kids Clubs.
  2. Movies… Under the Stars
    Sugar BeachThe Residence and Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok are just some of the resorts that offer the stunning option of enjoying a movie under the stars. While you won’t see the latest releases you’ll find on circuit back home, you will be able to enjoy classic movies in the incredible atmosphere on the beach with buttery popcorn and refreshing drinks to accompany the film, offering you a truly magical movie experience.
  3. In-room Dining
    Just as you can enjoy a twist on a classic date to the movies, so you can enjoy a twist on a romantic dinner! While all of our resorts boast scrumptious dining options, nothing comes close to the pleasure of in-room or in-villa dining. Either you can order from an exquisite menu, or at some resorts you can request any meal of your choice (the only difficulty then is deciding what to have when there are so many options!) We can recommend anything that has seafood in it, along with famous Creole curries.
  4. Exquisite Tastings and Pairings
    Keeping to the theme of delectable dates… why not enjoy a pairing? Whether you’d like an authentic Mauritian experience complete with a rum tasting, or something few people can resist, a wine pairing, your tastebuds will tingle with delight as you explore the expertly-selected pairings of select beverages with your main meal.
  5. Exciting Excursions
    If you’re staying at any of our Sun Resorts, or somewhere near Port Louis, you need to read all about the incredible excursions and tours you can enjoy in our Travel News section. Highlights include a trip to a Mauritian Rum Distillery that still cultivates its own sugar cane, a tour of a tea and sugar factory, the breathtaking sight of the Seven Coloured Earth, and gorgeous museums and botanical gardens aching to be explored.
  6. Spend the Day Together at the Spa
    Whether you decide to enjoy a couple’s treatment together, or simply visit the spa together to enjoy your own treatments separately with the knowledge that you’re both unwinding, a trip to the spa is a must! Not only is it restorative and rejuvenating, but it sets the perfect tone for an afternoon or evening spent relaxing in one another's company, far from the stresses of everyday life.
  7. Sunset Cruises and Sundowners
    Nothing sets the mood quite like a sunset cruise and some delicious cocktails to see you into the evening. These cruises often come complete with the unforgettable experience of seeing dolphins as they jump through the waves and alongside your boat.
  8. Explore the Surf, Sand and Sea
    There are three exciting ways to explore the surf, sand and sea. You can explore the surf with exciting watersports that include windsurfing, kitesurfing, stand-up paddle-boarding, kayaking and more. Sea adventures include diving and snorkelling, where you’ll see incredible underwater creatures and coral reefs. Explore the sand with exciting land activities that include volleyball, tennis and, of course, lounging the day away on the beach. Enjoy all of these activities with your partner and you’ll have the most exciting date night, date day or even date week in paradise!