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What to Pack for Your Honeymoon in Mauritius

April 10 2018

One of the best parts about a wedding—apart from the obvious, of course—is the honeymoon at the end of it all. Let’s be honest; wedding planning, as exciting as it is, can be stressful. And while it’s an incredibly special time having something to look forward to, to get you through the slight disagreements about the seating plan and whether the rose gold cutlery will really look better than the gold, makes all the difference (especially when it’s somewhere as exotic and phenomenal as Mauritius). But with everything else going on before the wedding, how do you ensure that you have the presence of mind to pack everything you could possibly want or need for the ultimate honeymoon in Mauritius? The good news is, you’ll probably be spending most of your time in your swimsuit so you really shouldn’t need much (and no one wants to lug a heavy suitcase around with them on honeymoon anyway!), but keep in mind you may want slightly nicer items for fancy romantic dinners or the right clothes to wear for excursions.To make your life exponentially easier during this sometimes stressful time, here’s a list of what to pack for your honeymoon in Mauritius:

couple lying on the beach during their honeymoon in sugar beach mauritius

 

The Essentials

When you are preparing for your honeymoon in Mauritius, there are some absolute essentials that you just can’t leave the house without and these should be the first things you pack (you really don’t want to miss your flight because one of you left your passports at home!). These include:

  • Your passports, visas (if you happen to be coming from a country which requires a visa to travel to Mauritius) and driver’s license (if necessary)
  • Airline tickets
  • Credit cards (take only the ones that you need)
  • Some cash
  • Printed copies of your passport, driver’s licence, travel insurance, medical prescriptions and any reservation confirmations for “just in case”
  • Emergency contact list (which should be written down and not just stored on your phone)
  • Prescription medicine (including birth control)
  • Your phone
  • A camera (if you are taking one)
  • Charger cables
  • Plug converters 

 

Must-haves for her (based on a week in Mauritius)

Packing for your honeymoon in Mauritius when you have so much going on can often mean that something pretty important gets forgotten. We want to help you avoid that scenario! Here’s what we recommend packing for your honeymoon in Mauritius (based on one week so tweak according to the duration of your honeymoon):

  • 1x pair of long comfortable trousers or jeans (specifically for when are on the plane)
  • 1x light jacket or jumper
  • 2x sundress (unless you love your dresses in which case swap out a few pairs of shorts for dresses)
  • 2x elegant evening dress or little black dresses
  • 1x cardigan (for breezy evenings or chilly restaurants)
  • 2x beach cover-ups
  • 4x casual shirts
  • 3x shorts
  • 2x swimsuits (consider packing a bikini for the beach and a one-piece for water sports)
  • 1x pair of trainers (for the adventurous couple who is looking to hike and explore the island)
  • 1x flip-flops
  • 1x sandals
  • 1x closed shoes/pumps
  • 1x clutch bag or purse
  • Honeymoon lingerie
  • Bras, underwear and socks (enough for the duration of your stay)
  • Sleepwear
  • Accessories such as:
  • Sunhat, scarves, sunglasses and jewellery (but don’t take your very best jewellery items)

 

Must-haves for him (based on one week)

Many men just aren’t as concerned as women about what they wear or what they pack (it’s a generalisation, of course), and with everything going on it might just be handy to give them a helping hand. Here’s what we recommend your betrothed packs for your honeymoon in Mauritius:

  • 1x pair of jeans
  • 1x pyjama/pyjama pants
  • 1x pair of slacks
  • 1x light jacket
  • 5 x casual shirts
  • 2 x pairs of shorts
  • 2x collared shirts (they can be short sleeve but it’s nice to have something slightly more sophisticated for dinners)
  • 2x swimsuit
  • 1x pair trainers (for outdoor activities)
  • 1x pair flip-flops
  • 1x lace-ups
  • Socks and underwear (enough for the duration of your stay)
  • 1x sunglasses
  • 1x cap

 

Things to bring from home

Once you have the basics in place and have sorted out your main luggage, here are some of the items to pack for your honeymoon in Mauritius that will make your trip all the more comfortable, special and enjoyable. We advise that these things are bought in your home country so that you know and trust the brands (but keep in mind if you really need to, many of these items are available in Mauritius):

  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Aloe vera or aftersun
  • A small first aid kit with disinfectant, aspirin, antihistamine, diarrhoea medicine (you really don’t want tummy trouble to interfere with your honeymoon in Mauritius), motion sickness medicine
  • Female hygiene products
  • Books/Kindle
  • Guidebook/phrasebook
  • Deck of cards
  • Beach bag/canvas bag
  • Massage oils
  • Candles
  • Bath bombs/foam bath
  • A honeymoon playlist/CD
  • A journal to write down your memories (if this is your kind of thing)

 

The hygiene essentials

Stay fresh and smelling gorgeous on your honeymoon in Mauritius with these bathroom basics (many of these are definitely the types of things you can get in Mauritius if needs be):

  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Perfume and cologne
  • Deodorant
  • Makeup
  • Makeup remover
  • Brush
  • Hair gel/hairspray
  • Razors
  • Hair bands/clips
  • Things like shampoo, body lotion, earbuds, cotton wool, hand cream, conditioner and hair dryers are optional as most hotels offer these as complimentary items in your room

 

honeymooners having breakfast at sugarbeach mauritius

 

Handy extras

While these items are totally optional, they may just make for easier travel or a more comfortable stay if the need for any of these items come up. Here are our handy extras for a honeymoon in Mauritius:

  • Ziplock bags (great for travelling with your shampoo and conditioner, perfect to hold a liquid you don’t want spilling all over your bag in the event it leaks and great for wet swimsuits)
  • Earplugs
  • A backpack (or two) for day trips and excursions
  • Wet wipes
  • Waterless hand cleanser
  • Sewing kit
  • Workout gear if you and your beloved plan on hitting the hotel gym
  • Eye drops
  • A travel umbrella

 

What to leave at home

No, we aren’t going to tell you that packing in all of your sundresses or seven bikinis is not a good idea—that’s totally up to you! But there are a few things that are really wise to leave at home with friends or family—for just in case. None of us likes to think that we might be on a trip of a lifetime and that something may go wrong, but it’s important to plan for it nonetheless. These are a few of the things to leave behind with family:

  • A sealed envelope with your travel insurance policy, life insurance policy, any important financial information and your will
  • Your full itinerary with hotel phone numbers (and a list of emergency numbers in Mauritius)
  • Photocopies of your travel documents (such as passports) and credit cards

 

If you have your heart set on Mauritius but still haven’t locked down your accommodation, then have a look at the phenomenal four- and five-star Sun Resorts. Each of these hotels offers unparalleled service and signature offerings in unique and absolutely stunning settings. Let them know it’s your honeymoon or book one of the honeymoon specials and you can be sure that any of the Sun Resorts will go above and beyond to make your once-in-a-lifetime holiday absolutely extraordinary and totally unforgettable.

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