Want to visit Mauritius or you have heard so much about it? Let this Nigerian couple transport us to the paradise Island country that is on everyone’s travel wish list, to show and tell us what the place is truly like. You’ll get to see Mauritius from the eyes of Mr. and Mrs. Nnani as they tell us the story of their fun and beautiful honeymoon (see the video down below).
There is a lot of hype about Mauritius, a country that has long been voted as a top honeymoon destination, and one of the best vacation spots in the World. It is often described as a ‘heaven on earth’. We’ll find out if that claim is a myth or reality. If you’re in the middle of deciding where to go for your honeymoon or vacation, would you just believe the hype and book the next available flight right away? What’s a better way than to first hear from couples who have visited Mauritius for honeymoon or holiday? I bet you’ll want to know what Mauritius looks like, what the food is like, what the weather is like, what the hotels and travel experience is like and how accommodating their people are? Wouldn’t you also want to know some more? Keep reading (video is below).
In this post, Akah Nnani and his pretty wife Claire, will take us through their Mauritius honeymoon experience – the good, the bad and the ugly. You’ll get to see Mauritius from their eyes. Their story will help you decide whether Mauritius is right for you – whether for honeymoon or for a family vacation. Now, watch the video below for the Nnanis story of their honeymoon in Mauritius.
If you’re considering a tropical Island honeymoon, Mauritius is a top candidate. Hopefully, Akah and Claire’s story of what a honeymoon in Mauritius is really like has given you a clear picture on which to base your decision.
Summary: Akah and Claire’s Mauritius Honeymoon Story
If you prefer reading to watching videos, below is a summary of the Nnani’s honeymoon experience in beautiful Mauritius:
The Travel Experience From Nigeria: They recounted that it was a long flight and a stressful journey. From the Mauritius airport, the trip was super-stressful, due to their government having entry restrictions to Nigerians (because some Nigerians have given the entire country a bad reputation; some Nigerians had been either their country with [email protected] dr#gs. Some came to permanently stay and disappeared with just a tourist visa). Akah and his wife were delayed for 35 minutes before being allowed to go get their boarding passes. The airport staff had to first call the hotel they booked to confirm if they really booked and paid for the place. You need to watch this part of the video to hear the details of how they were scrutinized. Generally, they recounted that their travel to and from was stressful. All that was soon forgotten when they touched down at beautiful Mauritius, as you’ll find out below. By the way, they gave a thumbs-up to the Kenyan airline, saying that it was a pleasant flying experience with them.
Were they Asked for a Proof of Vaccination (Yellow Card)? Akah and Claire let us know that the Mauritius airport authourity personnel demanded to see their yellow cards, and didn’t find it funny when both their cards lacked some things they expected. [Lesson for you: ensure to have your vaccinations taken and get the new version of the Nigerian yellow card, the e-yellow card. Also have the vaccination taken in advance before your trip, not some days before. If you already have a yellow card, confirm that it has not expired].
How Much Money Do You Need to Stay in Mauritius? The country requires that you prove that you have enough money for your stay in Mauritius. Their government requires that everyone entering Mauritius show proof of $100 cash (One Hundred United States dollars) for each day you plan to spend there, for each traveler. This money is aside from your flight money, which you should have paid. They’re not going to take the money from you – it’s just their way of proving that you’ll not enter the country and be stranded.
What’s Mauritius Food Like? Akah and Claire recounted that the food was good and that Mauritius watermelons were very tasty, and they looked forward to it every day. They loved the food and fruits there.
What was the Hotel Like? Mr. and Mrs. Nnani swooned about the hotel they stayed in. They described the gorgeous views they caught from their hotel room. They said their hotel was so beautiful and worth it that it canceled all the troubles they encountered at the airport.
What the Weather was Like? There was on and off rains and sunshine, but that did not detract from the fun and the fact that the country was super beautiful. Their trip fell into the winter season of Mauritius which had more rains and not the best time for sunshine-loving Nigerians to travel there. [Lesson for you: Before traveling, ensure to research the internet for the months with the best weather in that country. Also, confirm what the weather would be like the week/ month of your travel, to get an idea of types of clothes to pack].
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What they Did in Mauritius [Entertainment & Nightlife]: Akah and his wife, Claire, made sure to have a taste of the clubbing in that country. The duo partied and danced at a Mauritius night club and also got treated to Nigerian songs by the DJ, and it was Claire’s first-ever night club experience. They also played in the blue waters of Mauritius – they both ‘swam’ with the dolphins, Akah snorkeled in the Indian ocean. They visited the other Islands in Mauritius and also saw went to see the amazing crystal rock. They sure had so much memories to bring back to Nigeria, and they had photo snaps to keep those memories for their future children to see.
Their Advice for Couples and Anyone Traveling from Nigeria to Mauritius: Due to the long delay for checking and scrutiny at the Mauritius airport, Mr. and Mrs. Nnani stressed the importance of having a good travel agent do your travel and hotel booking. It is important that you have a local Mauritius travel agent who would be there to take the call from the airport staff, and also confirm your bookings. In addition, the Nnani’s stated that it is important that you have strong proof of your employment back in Nigeria, to prove that you are not in Mauritius to stay forever.
What the Nnani’s Thought About Mauritius? After their stay in Mauritius, Akah and Claire concluded that the hype about Mauritius is real. They agreed that Mauritius was truly beautiful in every way.
Did the Nnanis think Having a Honeymoon is Necessary or Waste of Money? In the video, Akah and Claire recounted the stress they encountered while planning the wedding, and also the overwhelm of setting up and furnishing their new apartment after the wedding. Their honeymoon provided the needed escape for them to unwind, refresh and reset for the start of a new marriage. This couple’s honeymoon story was proof that you should make honeymoon a priority. We always advise making room for honeymoon expenses when making your wedding budget. Akah’s wife, Claire was very wise to let her husband know that she had two priorities for their wedding and they were quality photography and a honeymoon. You’d think she read our article where we advised couples to make quality wedding photography a top priority and not be cheap about it – because that’s all you’ll have left after your one-day wedding party.
Be sure to watch the video for the nitty bits tips for traveling to Mauritius from Nigeria, as well as enjoy the sights and sounds of the beautiful Island country of Mauritius.
It’s been fun seeing Mauritius from the eyes of Mr. and Mrs. Nnani as they shared the story of their beautiful honeymoon in Mauritius. I hope you enjoyed all of it.
There you have it on the Nnani’s Mauritius honeymoon story. Let me know what you think. Have you ever been there? If so, comment below to tell me what the highlight of your trip was and if you also experienced any difficulty at the airport? Also, tell us which city and hotel you stayed in and what the accommodation was like (good or bad?), what the food was like for you and how long you spent in Mauritius. If you want us to tell your honeymoon story and see it published on this blog, just click here to send us your story and pictures.
If you’re presently planning your honeymoon, do you think it is going to be Mauritius? Did this post and Akah and Claire’s honeymoon story help you make up your mind? Let me know in the comment section down below and let’s get the discussion popping!