The Residence Mauritius is the epitome of everything romantic and magical that the island has to offer.

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Not many places on earth evoke luxury and romance quite like Mauritius. The glistening, lush teardrop island ringed by coral reefs – and famed for its clear waters, rugged cliffs, ancient jungles as well as beautiful beach resorts – exceeds expectations and the most vivid of imaginations.

On its east coast is Belle Mare Beach, home to The Residence Mauritius. Voted the best hotel on the island in 2009 by UK Conde Nast Traveler magazine’s Readers’ Travel Awards, the resort evokes the tropical glamour and formal service reminiscent of its colonial past.

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Indulge in the breathtaking beauty of this beachfront paradise set, which exudes old-world elegance and serene calmness, along with the lingering charm of an elegant Mauritian plantation from the past.

The resort offers 135 guest rooms and 28 suites – with their own private balcony or verandah overlooking the shimmering Indian Ocean, or elegant landscaped gardens with flowering tropical plants. All are decked out in creamy hues with touches of burnished browns, gilt accents, luxe furnishings and fittings that herald back to the era of grand plantation manors and houses by the beach.

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With beautiful scenic venues, warm service and wonderful amenities, The Residence Mauritius also promises an unforgettable experience for couples planning an intimate wedding affair or a lavish ceremony and reception with family and friends. Plus, with the help of its experienced event planners, wedidng packages can be customised to your preferences. These include the Exquisite or Classic Wedding Packages with perks like musicians for your solemnisation, a candlelit dinner for two, wedding photography services, couple spa massages and even a manicure and pedicure before the ceremony.

This article was originally published in Female Brides Lookbook 9.