The Residence By Cenizaro | A Romantic Proposal

Get ready for dreamy romantic escapes at The Residence by Cenizaro’s three Indian Ocean properties in Mauritius, Zanzibar, and the Maldives.

White sand, turquoise seas and palm trees swaying in the ocean breeze – The Residence by Cenizaro’s three Indian Ocean properties in Mauritius, Zanzibar, and the Maldives are idyllically romantic. Now offering a guiding hand to those looking to win the heart of a loved one – a dedicated ‘Romance Concierge’ has been introduced at each of the hotels to help curate the perfect romantic break, whether this be the holiday that leads to the “I will” or simply an excuse to fall in love all over again.

The Residence Maldives

Following a brief consultation prior to arrival, the new dedicated members of the concierge team will create a bespoke itinerary combining timelessly romantic activities and unique local flavors. At The Residence Maldives, start your day with a sunrise yoga session – within the sanctuary of The Spa by Clarins, couples can reconnect and revive their senses on the yoga deck, one of the most serene spots on the island. Head back to the villa to enjoy a leisurely in-villa breakfast before taking to the waters and exploring some of the world’s best diving, right on the doorstep. Situated on the fringe of one of the Maldives’ deepest atolls, guests can see vibrant reefs, incredible corals, and a virtually untouched marine world.

Enjoy the perfect romantic setting and watch the colorful sunset with a couple’s stand-up paddle session. Experience the serenity of being on the water where guests may be lucky enough to spot the phosphorescent plankton illuminate the sea. Afterwards, enjoy an ocean-front table for two at The Dining Room – think classic flavors with a fresh, contemporary twist, all accompanied by the perfect bottle of chilled champagne.

The Residence Mauritius

Alternatively, for those who prefer their romance with a little more action, spend the morning at The Residence Mauritius exploring the variety of complimentary activities. Guests can challenge their partner to a game of tennis or volleyball, or take a kayak or pedal boat and explore the beautiful Mauritian coastline.

Known for its diverse landscape and stunning beaches, the Ile aux Aigrettes is a must – a conservation reserve just off the mainland where guests can meet giant ‘Aldabra’ Tortoises bred at the reserve. Head to the small village of Belle Mare afterward, followed by lunch for two at the market town of Centre de Flacq and the village of Poste de Flacq – the home of the beautiful floating Hindu Sagar Shiv Mandir Temple.

Wind down at the end of the day with an evening under the stars at the new oceanfront outdoor cinema. Freshly made popcorn, snacks, and drinks are available for guests whilst relaxing on bean bags, feeling the sand between their toes and listening to the ocean waves. Or for a livelier end to the night, enjoy the rhythms of traditional Sega performances and local entertainment as the team prepare a special dinner for you on a table for two at your favorite spot in the hotel.

The Residence Zanzibar

The romantic island of Zanzibar makes an early start worthwhile. Guests at The Residence Zanzibar can take a trip to explore historic Stone Town, a World Heritage Site in Zanzibar City’s old quarter. Stroll through the maze of twisting streets and bustling bazaars with its fascinating mix of buildings and intoxicating, romantic charm. Learn more about the legendary spices with a visit to a local spice plantation, or, for nature lovers, explore the Jozani Forest Reserve, home of the Red Colobus Monkeys.

Relax and reconnect with your partner on your return to the hotel with a tailored Couples Massage at The Spa by ila. A holistic treatment combining varied strokes and massage techniques, it uses jasmine, lavender and rose oil – an intoxicating combination. Follow this with a romantic afternoon on a private sandbank– start with snorkeling through the beautiful coral gardens followed by a private BBQ with delicious, fresh seafood beneath a beautiful cabana. Finish the day with a cocktail at The Dining Room Bar, watching the beautiful sunset.

United by inspiring settings across the Indian Ocean, yet each wonderfully unique with a strong sense of individual place, each of The Residence by Cenizaro hotels offers a true retreat – the perfect setting for romance.