Although known to the Arabs as early as the 10th century, Mauritius was officially ‘discovered’ in 1505 by navigator Pedro Mascarenhas. The island has a rich multicultural history, with sugar mills and plantation houses once occupied by the Dutch, French and British during the colonial era dotted across the countryside. Sugar is the main commercial export from the island, and the latest exhibition, The Sugar Adventure, shows the both the history and the personal story of this important trade commodity. The island also boasts rich art traditions, both abstract and realist, and galleries are plentiful and well worth a visit.

As you approach the beautiful Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d stepped into Never-Never Land, such is the richness of its location. Situated on a private island within a protected sanctuary on the east coast of Mauritius, the resort boasts breathtaking views across anextensive lagoon and promises visitors tropical seclusion at its best.

With three white sandy beaches, an Ernie Els designed championship golf course and a choice of regionally inspired treatments at the overwater spa, there are plenty of pastimes to suit every interest. The list of on-site and off-site activities is extensive, with sports from deep-sea fishing to skydiving available for the more adventurous guest. Famed for offering romantic tranquillity for couples on a grand scale, every villa features its own plunge pool, indoor and outdoor showers, as well as a private garden; and if you don’t fancy venturing out to one of the resort’s four restaurants, in-villa dining is also available around the clock, seven days a week, so you and your guests can dine in privacy without ever having to set foot outside.

Emirates Bride has teamed up with the Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita to offer you and your loved one a three-night stay, including breakfast, a couples’ massage and a romantic candlelit dinner under the stars.

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