Ocean-Villas

July 09, 2010 02:00 ET

Weddings Mauritius-Style Are Most Popular With Couples

GRAND BAIE, MAURITIUS--(Marketwire - July 9, 2010) - Couples getting ready to tie to the knot and searching for ultimate dream wedding locations are constantly met by the presence of Mauritius in top ten wedding destination lists. However, it was recently reported that weddings abroad are more popular than ever before due to the value for money and scaled down effect, with Mauritius weddings the top choice for the luxurious touch.

With recent reports also showing that the average wedding has a wallet-busting price tag of £20,000 - with a honeymoon averaging at £4000 of the cost - more couples are choosing to combine the two or hold back on wedding costs and splash out on the honeymoon.

Getting married abroad apparently lowers the costs significantly due to prices in the UK proving to be increasingly expensive and also guest lists are more than halved when only very close guests are invited to the big day. Mauritius is reported as the top luxury destination for couples who request travel vouchers as a wedding gift and save on costs by using this for their honeymoon.

Mauritius is hugely popular because it offers a touch of luxury, a paradise setting and a laidback feel for the guests. When it comes to weddings Mauritius is widely recognised as a top location for weddings and honeymoons with its stunning white sands, tropical weather and amazing wildlife. It is a breathtaking location and has been publicised most by holidaying celebrities, millionaires and the Royals. However, it retains a laidback and tranquil feel, ideal for weddings due to peaceful beaches and a gentle pace.

A spokesperson for Ocean Villas, run by Ocean Resorts, explains the appeal to couples: 'We are often thanked by people for making their dream wedding come true or for their amazing honeymoon because basically we are the perfect small hotel for those in search of an unhurried beach holiday on a secluded and private beach in Grand Baie, the top resort area of Mauritius'.

This encapsulates the attraction with Mauritius perfectly – there is no hurry during time spent on the island, meaning that special day lasts for the duration of your stay and therefore prolongs the magic of being newlyweds.

Ocean Villas is working hard to maintain this effect by adding new contemporary rooms in bungalows set in tropical gardens and overlooking the gardens, the new pool or on the beach. Mature indigenous trees, bougainvillea, hibiscus and other tropical plants flourish in the grounds, which also house three swimming pools and international cuisine and traditional sega shows are available.

The hotel also provides water sports and nightlife and other activities are nearby to ensure any Mauritius Honeymoons or weddings are even more memorable.

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