Indian Ocean Honeymoon & Weddings
Fancy getting hitched in one of the world’s most heavenly regions? Consider exchanging vows during a secluded, impossibly exotic Indian Ocean ceremony. Say “I do” beneath the tropical sun, in an idyllic island haven, with a powdery bone-white beach lapped by dazzling turquoise lagoon-style water as your setting.
With gentle breezes and fragrant flowers and swaying palms completing the scene, it’s hard to think of a more romantic part of the world in which to tie the knot.
Have your dream Indian Ocean nuptials in Sri Lanka, Mauritius, the Seychelles or the Maldives (for vow renewals and marriage blessings.) Have as many or as few guests with you as you like, or make it an intimate occasion for two.
The Indian Ocean is known for its outstanding water sports and scuba diving, pampering spa retreats and endless stretches of white sand beaches.
Here on these gems of islands, you’ll also find a laid-back vibe, the warmest of welcomes and the luxuries of some of the world’s finest hotels.
For a blissed-out honeymoon, you could remain on your island paradise of choice, or perhaps move islands if you are in the Seychelles or Maldives. Equally, for example, if you are in Sri Lanka you could explore the country’s historic sites, statues and temples, or visit the beautiful, hilly tea-growing region.
Take in the capital Colombo, the ancient city of Kandy, climb Sigiriya Rock and see its fortress, and be charmed by the famous Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage.
Alternatively, in the Seychelles you’ll find a string of tiny islands where you can stroll hand in hand along a deserted beach, enjoying the intimacy of some delightful boutique hotels. Tie the knot at a top hotel or on board a yacht at sunset. Whatever you choose, you’ll be thoroughly enchanted.
The Maldives are just as beautiful, and the ideal honeymoon and marriage blessing location. Enjoy a sunset ceremony on the beach with torches burning, followed by a candlelit dinner for two of freshly caught seafood.
Finally, Mauritius is another favourite and picture-perfect overseas wedding destination, with lush greenery and beaches of powdery white sand. Have your marriage on the beachfront, at the end of a pier, on an open-top roof, in picturesque hotel grounds or in a pretty church. Some hotels will only hold wedding each day, making yours feel extra special.