Mauritius is a small island hidden away in the Southern Indian Ocean and is blessed with sparkling white sand that meets aquamarine waters. However, it is so much more than simply a tropical island paradise.
The descendants of European, African, Indian and Chinese immigrants have all influenced the culture and traditions of the island's heritage.
Explore the French colonial homes, visit rum distilleries or take an Indo-Mauritius cultural tour.
For the more active, go hiking in the Chamarel Mountains, canyoning in the Tamarind Falls or snorkelling and diving in the Indian Ocean.
When it comes to gastronomic experiences, the island offers its heritage and tradition on a plate.
Mauritius is a gem waiting to be discovered, and it's where you'll find the perfect hotel for a romantic holiday - Victoria for 2.
Victoria for 2 is part of the Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa complex.
Set in a superb location on the west coast of Mauritius between the Mauritian capital of Port Louis and vibrant Grand Baie, it's perfectly placed if you are looking to get out and explore the island.
Victoria for 2 is surrounded by tropical gardens and faces an unspoilt stretch of beach. It's a hotel that allows you to relax in a serene adults-only space whilst having the benefits of a larger resort close by!
The magnificent Morris Beef restaurant is reserved exclusively for Victoria for 2 guests. It serves delicious meat and seafood dishes and is the ideal setting for couples to watch spectacular sunsets overlooking the ocean.
You can take a refreshing dip in the pool direct from the terrace of one of the 17 exquisite swim-up rooms - the only ones in Mauritius - where guests can swim straight from their room to the Nautil café to enjoy a large selection of drinks and snacks.
There are also 23 ocean view rooms offering magnificent views across the sparkling lagoon and the beach beyond.
Victoria for 2 offers something for everyone.
Escape to the natural, serene environment of Victoria's Spa Beachcomber, and soothe your body and mind with indulgent treatments carried out by expertly trained therapists. Return home restored and refreshed after embarking on a bespoke journey of holistic therapies and rejuvenating experiences.
Victoria Beachcomber has floodlit tennis courts (hard court, Head tennis racket hire is complimentary however tennis balls will need to be purchased), table tennis, volley ball and bocciball - all of which are complimentary for guests. Mountain bikes are also available for hire.
The gymnasium, which has cardio training, weights and a variety of stretch and aerobic classes, is available to all guests.
The gentle, inviting waters make Mauritius a perfect destination for water activities - water skiing, windsurfing, sailing, glass bottom boat trips, snorkelling trips, kayaks and pedal boats are all free for guests.
In season, Mauritius offers superb deep sea fishing. There is a fishing charter company in Black River in the south west of the island that offers half and full day trips on fully equipped specialist fishing boats.
Victoria Beachcomber has an on-site PADI affiliated Dive Centre with a comprehensive diving programme. There are a number of decent dive sites within 20 minutes' boat ride of the hotel.
If all you want to do is relax, you can sit a while watching the spectacular sunsets from the three restaurants and sample exotic cocktails by the infinity pool.