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  This island truly is paradise - getting married in Mauritius is getting married in the perfect romantic wedding
 destination. With thickly wooded mountain peaks towering above a stunning coastline Mauritius have an air of
  sophistication and a unique blend of French, Indian, Chinese and Creole cultures. Mauritius is mountainous,
edged with stunning beaches and ringed with a coral reef, which you can experience close up through snorkeling
                          or diving. Boating and swimming are both popular off the coast.

Why Mauritius:
   •   Calm sea surrounding the Island (Lagoon) – making it an ideal place for watersports
   •   Value added extras without paying for it
   •   Wide range of accommodation (including self-catering options)
   •   Good entertainment at resorts
   •   Offer kids & teen clubs at most hotels
   •   Extensive Watersports on offer
   •   No Malaria
   •   Beautiful nature areas
   •   Golf courses

Package information:

Wedding at Paradise Cove Hotel & Spa
Price per ADULT        Plus airport taxes        TOTAL PER                                   Valid for:
       R17 665.00               R1 789.00           R19 454.00
                                                    R19 454.00                            1 – 30 Nov 09 / 15 Jan – 30 Apr/
                                                                                                   01 Sep – 31 Oct 2010
       R15 080.00               R1 789.00                869.00
                                                     R16 869.00                                        1 May – 31 Aug 10

Cost of wedding at Paradise Cove for couple: R5 592.00

INCLUDED in the package prices here above:
   •   Return economy airfare with SAA from Johannesburg to Mauritius Airport
           o INCLUDING SA airport taxes on your ticket
   •   Meet and greet at the airport
   •   Transfer from Mauritius airport to the North Coast
   •   7 Nights accommodation at the North Coast of the Island

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           o    Le Paradise Cove & Spa (see description below)
                        Pondichery room
                        Breakfast & Dinner daily
                        Upgrade to Standard All Inclusive option includes:
                             • Breakfast & Dinner at La Belle Creole Restaurant and Lunch at the Bikini Beach
                             • Beverages, snack lunch, afternoon tea & pancakes at the Cozy Bar
                             • Mini Bar: Local beers, locally bottled soft drinks, water and juices, Chips, Chocolate,
                                 Mint Sweets (1 refill per day)
                             • Beverages included: Locally bottled spirit (gin, vodka, rum, whisky) / Tropical cocktails
                                 with rum / Local beers / House wine by the glass during lunch and dinner / Locally
                                 bottled sparkling and mineral water / Soft drinks, juices bottled locally / Filter coffee and
                             • Activities included: Tennis / Fitness club / Pedal boat / Canoes / Glass bottom boat /
                                 Snorkeling trips / Water-skiing / Wind surfing / Mono sailing
                             • Catamaran cruise (1 outing per stay) - One Catamaran cruise with lunch and drinks on
           o Wedding package includes:
                        Administrative formalities including:
                             • Affidavit per couple
                             • Registrar / Civil officer
                             • Transportation to Port Louis, to the civil status office est.
                             • Apostille – to have the certificate to be recognized internationally
                        Wedding cake
                        Bottle of sparkling wine
                        Candlelight dinner
                        Flowers in the room / Tropical fruits in room
                        Decorated table for the ceremony
   •   Transfer from Hotel to Mauritius airport
   •   Free postage of documents to any PO Box or Postnet address
   •   Government taxes on accommodation
   •   Travel information pack

You need to take the following into consideration when you budget for your trip, as it is EXCLUDED in your
package price:
   •   Travel Insurance (Highly recommended)
   •   Meals & Beverages not specified
   •   Sightseeing
   •   All items of personal nature
   •   Gratuity

                                                      PLEASE NOTE:

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     •                         R8.00                    3..00    R1.00
          Exchange rate used: R8.00 to US$1.00 / Ms 3..00 for R1.00
     •    Price quoted is base on a cash (EFT) discounted price. For any other means of payment contact us for an updated price.
     •    Price quoted is base on 2 pax traveling together on the same dates and itinerary
     •    Price quoted is per person sharing
     •    SAA flight prices
               o Price quoted are base on T-Class seats, if these seats are booked the airfare will increase to the next fare level
     •    Flight Taxes quoted are current and subject to change
     •    Luggage allowance:
               o SAA – 20kg & one pierce of hand luggage not more than 7kg

Description on Hotels:
Paradise Cove Hotel and Spa (5*)

Paradise Cove Hotel and Spa is situated on the extreme North coast of the island; stretches around a stunning bay. The
rooms snuggle up in an award tropical garden and surround a secluded cove offering the guests a unique private beach. The
peninsula, with its private love nests for two, offers a spectacular and romantic sight on one of the widest lagoons of
Mauritius as well as on the five northern islands.
Highlights of the hotel
     • Typical Mauritian environment for a complete change of scenery
     • Sheltered cove and bay, very rare in Mauritius
     • An 'all seasons' hotel : the cove is protected from winter breezes whereas the peninsula is airy in summer
     • Refined gourmet cuisine
     • A promenade resort with varied scenery
     • Situated within 5 minutes from Grand Bay, ideal for shopping and night life
     • A peninsula with a panoramic view of the 5 northern islets
     • Dinner in a unique setting, on stilts
With only 67 rooms the Paradise Cove & Spa is the most secluded high-class resort in Mauritius.
There are 20 Pondichery rooms located on the ground and first floor level of the hotel. The style of the room will amaze
you with its elegance and exoticism. The colour scheme and decoration have been worked out to reflect the “pondichery”
style. The atmosphere of the room is highlighted with a combination of silk fabrics and furniture in precious woods. The
wall behind the bed is either turquoise with a violet lotus or green with a fuchsia lotus. These colour schemes really create
a relaxing ambiance.
There are 27 “A thousand and One Nights” rooms located on the 1st and 2nd floor with superb view on the sea and
ocean. These rooms are among the best romantic rooms. The room has been decorated to create a cocoon ambiance for
people who like romance. The curtain drop and the silk cushions obviously enhance the romantic atmosphere. The
furniture which is of precious wood and the mirrors on both sides of the bed will amaze you by its style. The Indian style
hanging lamp in the room also adds exoticism to the room. The crafts that have been used add details to the rooms and
remind people that it is sometimes the little details that make big difference. In fact this room blends elegance, style and
atmosphere to create the best romantic set up.

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There are 18 Junior Suites located on the ground floor and first floor is more spacious with a living room corner and has a
magnificent view. The suite is an elegant room and the living room corner provides the perfect set up for intimate
moments. The decoration will definitely remind you about the pondichery style. The wall behind the bed is orange with a
red lotus. The furniture which is made of precious wood reminds you of the craftsmanship of people from India. The
attention to details will impress you with its style. This room will definitely please people looking for an intimate, cosy and
romantic atmosphere.
There are 2 Senior Suites which are located on the ground floor. They have larger bathrooms, big living room, kitchenette
and two terraces offering a nice view over the cove and gardens. This suite has an elegant, rustic and colonial style with
furniture made of precious woods. The bed room has a four pillar bed which adds more exoticism to the room. This suite
will make you enjoy a relaxing moment while being in a spacious and very elegant atmosphere.
Facilities in the Rooms A balcony or terrace with a view over the ocean, beach & gardens / air-conditioning / Spacious
bathroom with dressing, bathtub, showers and separate toilets / Bath robes / Telephone / Internet access / Television with
satellite channels and radio / Minibar / Electronic safe / Hairdryer / Room service / Laundry / Coffee/tea facilities
The main restaurant, La Belle Creole is very friendly and divided into three dining rooms of Asian, Indian and
African/Creole inspiration. It overlooks the pool and turquoise blue cove, set in white sand and crowned by a magnificent
waterfall. The La Cocoteraie is decorated with lovely wooden furniture, in the shade of a straw hut or of coconut leaves.
These romantically inclined will be lulled by the murmur of the sea, in dining rooms for 2, built on stilts. Theme evenings
are earmarked for a seafood extravaganza. The Panoramic Restaurant is displayed over the peninsula, poised over the
ocean and its myriad blues, to reveal a stunning view of the 5 islets, bordering the coastline. The Cozy Corner is at heart of
the residence; the terrace of the cocktail bar opens onto the garden, the pool and the beach and offers snacks for lunch.
The dress code is smart casual in the evening and gentlemen are kindly requested to wear long trousers.
The Cinq Mondes spa was created to bring together the best beauty and well-being rituals in the world in a single place to
develop a genuine and contemporary art of fine living, free of all the stress and tensions of daily life. Today, the Paradise
Cove hotel and its tropical garden provide you with a marvellous showcase to offer you this array of treatments. Activities
free of charge Intimate cruise in a 12-seater catamaran, with a friendly crew (a nominal fee is required for lunch and
drinks) / 2 freshwater pools with overflow, including the Spa pool / Water skiing / Glass bottom boat / Snorkeling and gear /
Windsurf / Sailing / minisail / Pedalo / Single and double kayak / Fitness centre / 2 floodlit tennis courts / Games room with
billiard table
Activities at extra cost: Spa / Scuba diving / Parasailing / Safari in a submarine / Deep-sea fishing

The Wedding ceremony:
The ideal property in Mauritius to organise weddings because:
   • The rooms are specially designed for honeymooners
   • A peninsula with a romantic panoramic view where the ceremony can be held privately
   • Award winning gardens for nice photography
   • A romantic spa with well being packages for 2
   • A private cove and beach for intimacy
   • Original wedding packages like the typical Mauritian Indian wedding can be organised

Extras you can book for your wedding day:
                                           STANDARD PACKAGE
The wedding package in ZAR – Items you can add for the wedding.

Bridal bouquet                               Flower accessories
Andreanums                 R320     □                Hair flower (per unit)               R85      □
Roses                      R355     □                Comb                                 R159     □
Orchids                    R470     □                Garland/crown                        R205     □
Table centre               R205     □                Bangle                               R159     □

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Pressing of bouquet        R515     □                 Alice band                          R159    □

Button hole                                                                CD
                                                      Photos (with album & CD Rom)
Rose                       R85      □                 36 prints                           R2100 □
Orchid                     R85      □                 50 prints                           R2426 □

Beauty                                               CD Rom without album
Hair dressing            R560 □                      60 photos                            R1820 □
Make up                  R392 □
Pedicure                 R700     □
Manicure                 R700     □                  DVD (personalised)                   R3005 □
Supplement for pictures outside hotel (e.g. on sunset cruise/Nearby Church)               R560 □

                                             UPGRADED PACKAGES
     A unique moment of well being in the 'Pluie de fleurs' (Rain of Flowers) suite

     * The traditional 'Aromas and Tropical Flower bath' (30 min)
     * 1 Aromatic scrub massages (30 min)
     * Indian Ayurvedic massage with hot oil (A thousand-year-old massage, invigorating and muscular that is wonderful for
     loosening tension areas and providing energy and vitality (1 hour)

     Price: 2725 ZAR for the couple

2.        ROMANTIC
     Option 1
     The wedding couple will embark on our private catamaran and sail for 2 hours near the majestic Gunners Point isle
     while sipping champagne and savor canapés.
     Price: 2006 ZAR (for the couple)

     Option 2
     The wedding couple will embark on our private catamaran and sail for 2 hours near the majestic Gunners Point isle
     while sipping sparkling wine and savor canapés.
     Price: 1400 ZAR (for the couple)

     A full romantic Continental breakfast in the room with tropical fruits and 2 glass of champagne
     Price: 375 ZAR (for the couple)

     Price and details available on Request

     (Private set up / Maximum 40 people / from 19h30 to 23h30)

     Musical trio for 2 hrs – ZAR 1633
     Jazz Band for 2 hrs- ZAR 2200
     A 45 mins show (Sega or Indian) can be booked at ZAR 1775

     GALA MENU for guests

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    Option 1
    • Lobster Dinner at Euro ZAR 560 per person

    Option 2
    • Candlelit Dinner at Euro ZAR 375 per person

Legal Requirements for your Mauritius Wedding:
The following documents must be send to Mauritius 8 week prior to arrival – for the local authorities to be able to
process these in time for your wedding:
    • Passports of each spouse
    • Birth Certificates of each spouse
    • Divorce decree if any one of the spouse has been married before
    • Death certificate if any one of the spouse has been married before and has lost his/her partner
    • A former wedding certificate if any one of the spouse has been married before
    • Applicable for ALL Divorced women and Widows - Wedding can only be celebrated 300 days after divorce decree
         / from the date of death certificate of spouse or else the lady should be holder of a medical certificate stating no
         pregnancy – Please note that this pregnancy test needs to be done in Mauritius itself by a recognized local
         practitioner. If positive, wedding cannot be held.
    • Any official paper stating a change of name
    • ALL documents should be in either French or English otherwise they must be officially translated before sending to
         Mauritius. The authorities accept only these 2 languages.
    • Home Address – where wedding certificate can be sent.

When in Mauritius:
Formalities Date is when couple goes to Port-Louis (capital and business centre of the Island) for official formalities.
On Formalities Date the couple must apply for a license of Non-Citizenship at Chief Registrar Office. You will meet the
Chief Registrar Officer who will check your passports and your other original documents. He will give you an official paper
stating that you are non-residents of Mauritius.
You then need to go meet an Attorney for preparation of affidavits. The Attorney will read the common laws concerning
weddings in Mauritius. He will hand over to you a document with a summary of your status – the affidavits for each spouse.
The Affidavits must be sworn by both spouses, on the same day, before a judge in Chambers – in Port Louis as well.
You will then proceed to the Supreme Court to swear the affidavit – that is, to confirm all details on the documents in the
summary are correct.
Thereafter the couple will need to proceed to the Civil Status office of the region where the wedding ceremony will take
place. You will visit the Civil Status office near the hotel for the publication of the bans and meet with the Civil Officer who
will celebrate the wedding at the hotel.
Wedding can take place 24 hours AFTER publication of bans – couple must IMPERATIVELY wait for 24 hours.

The Wedding Certificate needs to be sent for ‘Apostille’ to the Prime Minister’s Office. The wedding officer will thereafter
recuperate the Apostille Wedding Certificate and give it back to the couple if still on the island. If couple already left, it can
be forwarded to by Registered Mail OR by Courier Service (cost for clients account). It is VERY IMPORTANT that the
couple gives their home address and specifies the mode of certificate delivery on Formalities Date itself.

What is Apostille?
This is the documentary device by which a government department authenticates a document as genuine, thereby legalizing
it for use in another member country under the Terms laid out in the Hague Convention of 1961. Once the document has
been apostilled, thereby providing official government authentication of the signatures and stamps appearing on it, it is
automatically deemed legalized for use in another member country. The Wedding certificate form part of the documents
that are deemed to be considered as public documents that need to be sent to the Apostille. It is the Prime Minister’s
office, which is responsible for the final authentication exercise that is, issuing the ‘Apostille’.

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After the wedding ceremony, we will organise to pick-up the wedding certificate at the Civil Status Office and the wedding
agent, will do the necessary for the Apostille. We will then forward the certificate to the couple.


 Best time to visit the Spice Island:
Mauritius is a year-round destination. The island enjoys a mild tropical climate with average temperatures varying between
20°C and 32°C. The western and northern regions are warmer and relatively drier than the East and the South.
Best time that we recommend to visit Mauritius ……. ANY TIME – just visit it!!!

How to get to Mauritius:
Air Mauritius & SAA has daily return flights to Mauritius. Direct flights with SAA are also available from Cape Town. British
Airways (BA) has return flights from Johannesburg on Saturdays.

Money matters:
Deposit requires: Ticket price+ 20% deposit (tickets needs to be issued within 7 days of booking)
Balance:          Outstanding amount on package price is payable 6 weeks prior to departure.

Method of payment:
Credit Cards:
Unfortunately eXplore Plus Travel & Tours do not offer credit card facilities.
Cash deposits:
Should you choose to deposit the amount through cash payment in our account, please note that you would also be
required to pay the bank handling charges levied to eXplore Plus Travel & Tours (charges available on request).

Passport, visa’s & inoculations:
Passport,          inoculations:
South African passport holders do not require visas or inoculations for travel to Mauritius. Visitors must have a passport
valid for at least 6 months from date of entry and must have 2 blank pages. It is to be noted that all visitors must hold valid
tickets and documents for their onward or return journey and must have an adequate funds for their intended stay.

Travel Insurance:
Adequate insurance cover must be taking out for the duration of your trip at all times. It’s advisable to arrange your
insurance with confirmation of your booking, as it will protect you against cancellation (due to illness) prior to departure or
during travel. We can arrange TIC travel insurance.

eXplore Plus Travel & Tours…
…discovering US is the first exciting step in planning your adventure through Mauritius. The reason we say this is because
we have travelled & explored Mauritius in ways that a normal tourist never do. We have done the popular “to do list” and
MUCH, MUCH MORE and therefore we are able to give you the best advice to make the most of your ‘get away’. It is like
they always say: “We‘ve been there, we’ve done that and we got the T-shirts’… we will advise you where!
We provide unique and tailor-made itineraries to suite your individual requirements and preferences. This includes advice
on accommodation; preferred locations on and around Mauritius (neighbouring islands), activities & what to do during your
time spend there.


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Seeing that Mauritius attracts more and more people from around the globe we would recommend that you book your ‘get
away’ well in advance to avoid being left behind.

  The eXplore Plus team thanks you for your enquiry. We hope to have the opportunity to share more of our Mauritius
 knowledge with you. We would like to put a special tailor-made package together that suites your specific needs. Please
          come and visit us so that we can have a Mauritius chat over a cup of coffee – we make good coffee!

Warmest regards,

Rika Groenewald / Mariska Griffin / Liezl Boshoff
NOTE: As your package is partly costed in US Dollars, all prices are subject to exchange rate fluctuations and are subject
to change without prior notice. The exchange rate on the date of final payment will be used as the basis of the cost of your
tour package.

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