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Preskil Beach Resort, Mauritius

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Set within 3.5 hectares of lush tropical Mauritius gardens on a secluded peninsula with beautiful white sandy beaches, Preskil Beach Resort offers exceptional privacy and intimacy.

View our Half Board Offer from £1,389

Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort, Mauritius

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Imagine a resort ideally located between sea and mountain in the midst of lush vegetation and with a stunning unspoilt beach with a 300 metre frontage.

View our All Inclusive Offer from £1,815

Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

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Situated on one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, the 5 Star Constance Belle Mare Plage provides the ultimate in self-indulgence.

Say Yes... to Mauritius from £1,695

LUX* Grand Gaube, Mauritius

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A romantic hideaway in a quiet fishing village on the north coast of Mauritius, LUX* Grand Gaube is a tranquil retreat close to the bustling markets of Goodlands.

View our Summer 2018 Offer from £1,535

The Residence, Mauritius

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In the serenity of the east of Mauritius lies The Residence. Rediscover the island’s plantation heritage and be carefree on a secluded beach, fringed by the uninterrupted sea.

View our Half Board Offer from £1,419

Long Beach Golf & Spa Resort | Sun Resorts, Mauritius

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A chic and contemporary resort, the luxurious Long Beach Golf & Spa Resort brings carefree piazza-style living to the longest and widest stretch of white-sand coastline of any Mauritian resort.

Say Yes... to Mauritius from £1,699

Reef Villas and Spa, Sri Lanka

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Set amongst a landscape of tropical gardens, palm fringed pavilions and reflection pools that echo both the romance and the grandeur of Sri Lanka, Reef is the perfect romantic retreat.

4 night stay from £1,723 per person

The Oberoi, Mauritius

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Capturing the spirit of the idyllic island of Mauritius, with its unspoilt beaches and azure waters, The Oberoi combines natural beauty with refined luxury.

7 night stay from £2,095 per person

Vivanta by Taj, Sri Lanka

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Retreat, feast and invigorate at Vivanta by Taj, perched on one of the finest beaches on Sri Lanka’s southwest coast.

7 night stay from £1,170 per person

Saman Villas, Sri Lanka

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Saman Villas, an exclusive boutique hotel, located on the southwest coast of the island, is the perfect romantic escape.

7 night stay from £2,025 per person

Le Méridien Fisherman's Cove, Seychelles

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Tucked away at the southern tip of the beautiful Beau Vallon Beach lies Le Méridien Fisherman's Cove. Tropical gardens and 3km of ivory sands create an inspiring atmosphere and make this resort the perfect choice for a romantic retreat.

7 night stay from £1,695 per person

Jetwing Lighthouse, Sri Lanka

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As member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Jetwing Lighthouse occupies a majestic location a mere stones throw from Galle with its Fort and surrounding ramparts.

7 night stay from £1,340 per person

Hilton Northolme Resort & Spa, Seychelles

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Combining idyllic barefoot luxury with refined relaxation, first class facilities, quality service, fine dining and an array of activities, Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort and Spa is a secluded hideaway, nestled amidst the small beach coves of Beau Vallon Bay.

7 night stay from £1,849 per person

Veranda Pointe aux Biches Hotel, Mauritius

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Veranda Pointe aux Biches Hotel invites guests to enjoy the unspoiled tropical surroundings in barefoot bliss.

7 night stay from £1,395 per person

Banyan Tree Seychelles, Seychelles

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Surrounded by sandy white beaches and lush tropical forest, Banyan Tree Seychelles is a private sanctuary where exotic beauty takes centre stage.

7 night stay from £2,915 per person

Veranda Paul & Virginie Hotel & Spa, Mauritius

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Time stands still and romance hangs in the air like an expensive perfume at the enchanting, Veranda Paul & Virginie Hotel & Spa.

7 night stay from £1,395 per person

La Pirogue Resort & Spa | Sun Resorts, Mauritius

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Fringed by an immaculate white-sand beach and graced by the most glorious sunsets, La Pirogue Resort & Spa is home to a delightfully relaxed atmosphere in a heavenly setting.

7 night stay from £1,515 per person

Denis Private Island, Seychelles

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Approaching by air, Denis Private Island sparkles like a rare jewel in a sapphire sea. Fringed by coral reefs, sparkling white sands and coconut palms, the resort represents an unspoilt paradise for those wishing to escape from the daily stresses of life.

7 night stay from £3,475 per person

The Shore at Katathani, Thailand

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Snuggled on the stunning secluded cove of Kata Noi Beach in Phuket, The Shore at Katathani brings the ultimate in luxury to Thailand.

8 night stay from £1,945 per person

Coin de Mire Attitude, Mauritius

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Situated at the northern tip of Mauritius, between the fishermen’s village of Cap Malheureux and the lively village of Grand Baie, lies Coin de Mire Attitude.

7 night stay from £1,149 per person

Sands Suites Resort & Spa, Mauritius

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A romantic hideaway on the west coast of Mauritius, Sands Suites Resort & Spa is perfect for those seeking tranquility, comfort and personalised service in a luxurious setting.

7 night stay from £1,489 per person

Sugar Beach Resort & Spa | Sun Resorts, Mauritius

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At the heart of 12 acres of tropical gardens, the luxurious Sugar Beach Resort & Spa extends along a vast white sandy beach, bordered by the sparkling turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

7 night stay from £1,597 per person

Tamassa, Mauritius

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Bordering a long sandy beach and sparkling turquoise lagoon, Tamassa, An All Inclusive Resort is a vibrant resort nestled within 9 hectares of tropical gardens.

7 night stay from £1,575 per person

Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa, Mauritius

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Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa is an exclusive haven of luxury, spread over 27 scenic acres with 750m of pristine beach.

7 night stay from £2,349 per person

DoublePool Villas by Banyan Tree, Thailand

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A secret hideaway cocooned by the Andaman Sea, DoublePool Villas by Banyan Tree is an intimate and serene environment, perfect for those seeking premium exclusivity.

7 night stay from £2,795 per person

Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort, Mauritius

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Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort immerses its guests in a very special atmosphere, embodying charm and romanticism.

7 night stay from £1,465 per person

Blue Water Hotel & Spa, Sri Lanka

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Nestled amongst the wild coconut groves of Wadduwa, Blue Water Hotel & Spa is a laid back paradise with stunning views of the Indian Ocean.

7 night stay from £1,384 per person

Hotel L'Archipel, Seychelles

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Located on the northeast of Praslin, the second largest island in the Seychelles, the elegant Hotel L'Archipel is nestled amongst lush gardens and coconut trees, whilst being surrounded by beautiful beaches and coral reefs.

7 night stay from £1,879 per person

Constance Ephélia, Seychelles

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Two of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Mahé are home to Constance Ephélia. Overlooking the marine national park of Port Launay, the hotel enjoys a unique location set within 120 hectares of land, full of luxuriant and rare vegetation.

7 night stay from £2,195 per person

Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa, Seychelles

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Nestled between the pristine shoreline and a dense tropical forest, Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa is a luxury resort on Silhouette Island that offers guests a romantic and relaxing getaway.

7 night stay from £1,689 per person

Maritim Resort & Spa, Mauritius

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Encircled by the dazzling white sandy beaches and surrounded by the turquoise depths of the Indian Ocean, the Maritim Hotel provides an elegant background for a sophisticated, yet relaxing, holiday.

7 night stay from £1,819 per person

Coco De Mer Hotel & Black Parrot Suites, Seychelles

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Named after the unique palm trees of the tropical forest that surround it, the Coco de Mer Hotel is situated in over two hundred acres of natural beauty on the quiet southwest coast of Praslin.

7 night stay from £1,865 per person

LUX* Belle Mare, Mauritius

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Tucked away in lush tropical gardens, LUX* Belle Mare enjoys breathtaking views of white beaches and the sparkling lagoon; island living at its very best.

7 night stay from £1,535 per person

The Fortress, Sri Lanka

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A modern, boutique resort on the southern shores of Sri Lanka, The Fortress is an island paradise styled after Galle’s powerful ancient Dutch Fort.

7 night stay from £1,352 per person

Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel, Mauritius

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Nestled in a beautiful, tropical garden around a cosy sheltered cove, Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel offers a unique and innovative concept, you&me moments, perfect for honeymooners or couples looking to escape to paradise.

7 night stay from £1,655 per person

LUX* Le Morne, Mauritius

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Poised at the very edge of the Indian Ocean and and sheltered at the foot of a dramatic mountain, LUX* Le Morne is well known for its spectacular sunsets.

7 night stay from £1,535 per person

Shangri-La's Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius

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Lying on a beautiful stretch of sandy coast, overlooking the tranquil Trou D’Eau Douce Bay, Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa is 5 Star luxury at its best and the perfect holiday setting for couples and families.

7 night stay from £1,799 per person

Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita, Mauritius

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In the heart of the Indian Ocean, Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita welcomes guests to a luxurious tropical sanctuary, where greetings of warm smiles and gentle lagoon breezes fill each day.

7 night stay from £2,329 per person

One&Only Le Saint Géran, Mauritius

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One&Only Le Saint Géran nestles peacefully in its own private peninsula on the coast of Mauritius, fringed by over a mile of white sand beaches.

7 night stay from £2,115 per person

Paradise Sun, Seychelles

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Set in lush gardens fringed by the soft, white beaches of the Côte d'Or, Paradise Sun is located on the north-east coast of Praslin.

7 night stay from £2,859 per person

Constance Lémuria, Seychelles

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This exclusive, 5 Star hotel enjoys a superb location on the northwest of Praslin and boasts the only 18-hole Championship golf course in the Seychelles.

7 night stay from £2,555 per person

Tropical Attitude, Mauritius

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Time stands still at Tropical Attitude, only interrupted by outings in the lagoon and siestas under the coconut trees.

7 night stay from £1,299 per person

Merville Beach, Mauritius

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The lush Merville Beach in Mauritius is an oasis of calm within easy walking distance of the trendy seaside village of Grand Baie, renowned for its bustling nightlife, restaurants and shopping attractions.

7 night stay from £1,169 per person

La Palmeraie, Mauritius

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Bringing elegant and serene Moorish styling to the natural beauty of the Belle Mare Lagoon, the boutique resort of La Palmeraie is a charming haven set in palm-filled gardens.

7 night stay from £1,305 per person

Pimalai Resort & Spa, Thailand

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The boutique beach resort of Pimalai Resort & Spa occupies 100 acres of tropical vegetation with direct access to a 900m stretch of pristine sandy beach.

7 night stay from £1,369 per person

Ammatara Pura, Pool Villa, Thailand

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Ammatara Pura is loftily located on unspoiled Lamai Beach on the South East coast of the idyllic island of Koh Samui, famously known as the “Emerald Island” due to its crystal clear sea water which resembles an emerald.

7 night stay from £1,959 per person

The Wedding Experience

MLE Shangi La Villingil bouquetImagine one of the most important days of your life surrounded by complete paradise and absolute luxury - it is a dream shared by most.

Tie the knot surrounded by powdery white sand beaches, crystal clear water and lush palm trees, with weather that can be counted on to enrich the photographs that will be with you for a lifetime.

From the tropical islands of Mauritius and the Seychelles to the unique cultural experience of Sri Lanka and Thailand, let If Only... take the stress out of organising your day. We are experts in arranging weddings abroad and can advise on all of the legal and cultural requirements involved and may even be able to offer attractive group discounts.

 

a-couple-on-the-beach---sunset cropCall the If Only... wedding & honeymoon team today with your questions, our friendly specialists' expertise is at your disposal and we will gladly attend to all of the formalities on your behalf, making your special day stress free.

We will also be delighted to organise the travel arrangements of accompanying family or friends, leaving you free to attend to your own preparations.

We will be able to advise on such matters as:
Registrar Fees • Marriage Certificates • Legal Requirements • Affidavits
Venue Selection • Flowers • Champagne and wedding cake

MRU Heritage Le telfair Wedding Couple on beach cropOrganising Your Overseas Wedding

The 'Bride & Groom' Wedding Experience icon on each of our hotel web pages indicates if that resort is suitable for weddings.  The Weddings/Honeymoons tab will illustrate a sample package of the type of Wedding that can be arranged.  As well as taking the stress out of the arrangements it is generally more cost effective to arrange all of the details before you arrive in the resort as local costs may vary.

 

All Inclusive Luxury Honeymoons

For those people who prefer to have their wedding in Ireland and then honeymoon in one of our exotic locations, many of our featured resorts and hotels have special offers for honeymooners - our reservations team will be able to give you details. A 'Renewal of Vows' ceremony is also available in a number of the destinations featured on our website for those incurable romantics.

MRU TAMassa wedding flowers web cropThe Finishing Touches

Your wedding is a once in a lifetime event, a day to remember forever, to feel special and be treated like royalty. Take the opportunity to completely indulge yourselves and allow us to suggest options to make your wedding in paradise truly bespoke and magical.

Upgrade to Business Class and take advantage of airport lounge access, flat beds onboard and upgraded cuisine, allowing you both to arrive relaxed and refreshed. Arrive at your hotel like the rich and famous by choosing a private limo for your transfer to your hotel.

Whilst most of the hotels If Only... feature are luxury properties, there is always the opportunity to really push the boat out and opt for a higher room category - some rooms and villas have private pools, whirlpool baths, sumptuous décor, outdoor dining areas, butler service or even their own private beaches.

Allow If Only... to help you make the most of your time away. Indulge in a romantic sunset cruise, pre book your Spa treatments, escape for the day with your own convertible Mini Cooper, or even charter your own catamaran or speedboat.

MRU Couple on boatRenewal of Vows

A renewal of wedding vows ceremony can be a meaningful and touching ceremony for you and your children, family and friends. As a married couple, it is a time to pause and reflect on where you have been and where you are going.

Some couples may choose to do this around a special anniversary, others may opt to renew their vows as a celebration of the end of a difficult period, illness or overcoming of adversity. Others, who may not have had the original wedding of their dreams may now wish to indulge themselves. The ceremony can be as creative and personal as you wish and should reflect both your personalities and your memories together.

What better way to reaffirm the strength of your enduring love than in a romantic and tropical setting. Please ask for details of our Renewal of Vows packages.

Family and Friends

Understandably, you may wish for your family and friends to join you for your special day and If Only...will be only too happy to make their arrangements and we may be able to offer a special group rate. We appreciate that family and friends may wish to stay at an alternative hotel, either for budgetary reasons or to give you more privacy - please refer to our main brochure or website for hotel options.

Additionally, for those of you with children, some hotels offer interconnecting rooms and suites allowing couples privacy and tranquillity, safe in the knowledge that your children are not far away.

To relax and enjoy the time before your wedding why not take the opportunity to join with family and friends in a luxurious spa day or a challenging round of golf or two? Celebrate your special day with a group dinner on the terrace, in your villa or by the sea or arrange a private room with musicians to party on through the night..

MLE Const Halaveli couple served lunch on beachRelax, we've thought of everything! These are the answers to some questions you may have...

We've set our date - what happens next?

It's simple, leave it in our capable hands and one of our wedding specialists will call you to confirm your wedding date. If your chosen date is not available, we will contact you with the nearest available date. Thereafter, a confirmation will follow. A 10% deposit plus a wedding deposit of 150 pounds or euros per couple is required at time of booking. You should then collect all photocopies of the required documents and send them to If Only...

What about the wedding legalities?

The If Only...team have years of experience in arranging weddings and we can advise on all of the legalities and procedures in our various destinations. Call our wedding specialists for help and advice.

Which airline will we fly with?

If Only... use only scheduled airlines with the option of flying directly to many of our destinations. Alternatively, using regional departures to connect through London, Paris, Istanbul, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha or Singapore can provide exciting stopover options for any wedding or honeymoon trip.

How do we carry the wedding dress?

Due to the limited space in the cabin, the airlines recommend that the dress should be checked-in together with your luggage or put in the overhead compartment.

What is the maximum weight we can carry?

Luggage allowances vary from airline to airline and these can be advised at the time of booking. As a general guideline however, the standard maximum weight in Economy is 20kg + 6kg of hand luggage. If you are travelling in First or Club class, the weight limit is 30kg plus 9kg of hand luggage. Emirates have a more generous allowance of 30kgs in Economy Class. (subject to change by the airlines). There may be more restrictive allowances for ongoing domestic connections (particularly when using seaplane transfers in the Maldives).

What is the minimum stay before we can be married?

Minimum duration in Mauritius is 3 working days.

Do we need to carry all the documents with us?

It is vital that you take all the ORIGINAL documents with you. Mauritius legalities have changed recently (July 2013) and Birth Certificates must be new documents issued no more than 3 months prior to the wedding date.

Can I choose the colour of my bouquet before we go?

As they are tropical flowers, we recommend that you choose the flowers and colours on arrival as colours and variety of flowers differ from season to season.

Can we choose the music for the ceremony?

Yes, either you can opt to have a band play or you can take along a CD/MP3 of the music you wish to be played.

Can I have my hair and make up done on the day?

Yes, all of the hotels featured in this brochure have beauty salons where they will help you to look your best for the day. You can even book a spa treatment or two.

What kind of ceremony will it be?

It's a civil ceremony, similar to one in a registry office and is legal under British law.

Can our family and friends come?

Of course. Some of the hotels will offer special deals for groups and depending on how many people are travelling, the bride often stays free. Our wedding specialists will be happy to make the arrangements for your family and friends.

It is just going to be the two of us - what about witnesses?

Legally there has to be two witnesses so either the hotel wedding planner will arrange for two witnesses to come along, or, you may wish to invite two people you have met whilst on holiday.

How long will the ceremony last?

Around 45 minutes to one hour.

Is it necessary to register the wedding once we come back?

No, you have already entered in to a legal wedding and have a certified legal wedding certificate.

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