Valentine’s Day: Why Mauritius Should Be First On Your Mind

Valentine's Day
By Sewa Fabikun

It is the season of love, where we express affection for one another, be it in ordinary friendships and more intimate relationship. Saint Valentine is a holiday originated in the Roman festival of Lupercalia held in the mid February. Somewhere along the way, at the end of the 5th century, Pope Gelasius 1 forbade the celebration of Lupercalia and replaced it with St. Valentine’s Day which has since become a day for the celebration of romantic love on the 14th of February.

Valentine’s Day, a celebration of love and affection, is a special occasion embraced by people and couples around the world, where they celebrate their love for each other. However, there is no better place to ignite passion and create lifelong memories than in Mauritius. This tropical paradise is  situated in the Indian Ocean, this day holds significant importance, creating a delightful atmosphere filled with romance, special moments, and heartfelt gestures. Beyond its natural beauty, Mauritius is a culturally diverse destination, blending influences from Indian, African, Chinese, and European traditions.

Romantic Getaway

Imagine strolling hand in hand with your partner, along breathtaking white sandy beaches, with the crystal-clear turquoise waters as your backdrop. Couples can enjoy intimate moments on secluded beaches or private picnic. The island offers luxurious resorts and intimate boutique hotels that will ensure an outstanding experience for couples seeking privacy and relaxation.

 Fine Dinning Experience

In Mauritius, Valentine’s Day is always associated with delectable food experiences. For couples looking for a romantic meal, the island’s diverse cuisine, which is influenced by flavours from India, France, China, and Creole, it also provides an enticing range of options. Here are a few places worth visiting for an amazing fine dining experience:

Lux Grande Gaube: Valentine’s Day here is usually celebrated from the 14th -15th February packed with lots of activities, beach parties, candle lit dinner at the Turkish restaurant, couple retreat massages. There are four restaurants serving innovative cuisines with buffet.

Toi et Moi at Lakaz: This is a place that celebrates lovers and friendship in all forms.

Beachside Dinners:

On this special occasion, many restaurants and hotels in Mauritius arrange romantic candlelit dinners on the beaches, under the starlit sky. The sound of gentle waves and the soft glow of flashing candles create a truly magical ambiance. Couples can eat delicious Mauritian cuisine, indulge in exquisite wines, and enjoy live music, enhancing the romantic atmosphere.

Sunset Cruises:

What could be more romantic than cruising along the lovely coastline of Mauritius at sunset, hand in hand with your loved one? Numerous operators offer romantic boat trips during Valentine’s Day, allowing couples to witness the incredible colors of the sky as the sun comes down below the horizon. This experience provides an incredible opportunity for couples to create cherished memories while embracing the beauty of Mauritius.

Spa Treatments for Couples:

For those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation, Mauritius boasts world-class spa establishments offering luxurious treatments for couples. Indulge in a pampering session together with your partner, surrounded by serene settings and relieving smells. Spa treatments are an excellent way to unwind and enjoy quality time together, leaving you feeling refreshed and closer than ever before.

Adventure for Two

For adventurous couples, Mauritius offers a host of activities to create thrilling experiences. From snorkeling or diving in the crystal-clear waters, to exploring the island’s tropical forests and waterfalls, there is no shortage of opportunities for adventure-seeking couples to enjoy memorable moments together. These shared experiences can bring couples even closer and add excitement to their Valentine’s Day celebration.


Valentine’s Day in Mauritius remains an unforgettable romantic experience where couples create lifelong memories. With its stunning views, luxurious accommodations, delightful culinary experiences, and thrilling adventures, Mauritius provides a perfect setting for a truly amazing love’s celebration.


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