5 Reasons Why Mauritius is Great for a Family Holiday

Thinking about a family break in Mauritius? The Indian Ocean Island is a famed honeymoon destination thanks to its picture-perfect landscape, beautiful white beaches and abundance of luxury hotels. But the tropical paradise isn’t only for adults, as there’s plenty to see and do beyond sitting by the pool, for both children and big kids alike! Below are just some of the reasons we think a Mauritius family holiday ticks all the boxes…

  1. There’s plenty of fun for all the family

It’s not easy to plan a trip that will suit travel companions of all ages – from kids to teens and grandparents – but there are an abundance of family-friendly activities in Mauritius to keep even the pickiest of holidaymakers happy. Visit Casela World of Adventures to get up close to a range of wildlife – from zebra to rhinos, giraffes and giant tortoises – in the park and reserve, with options for camel riding, quad biking and Segway safaris. For more of a marine focus, see sharks and exotic fish galore at the Mauritius Aquarium, where there is a family ticket option available.

Away from wildlife, there are a number of museums dotted across the island, as well as intriguing reminders of its colonial past, meaning there is plenty to do on a rare rainy day. Stop at L’Aventure du Sucre, a sugar museum housed in a former factory that features a gift shop and chance to taste local products as well as activities for kids. Alternatively, get silly at The Curious Corner of Chamarel – a collection of optical illusion rooms where you can shrink, grow or find yourself upside down.

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  1. The island is one large outdoor playground

Unsurprisingly, some of the best things to do in Mauritius revolve around its natural wonders. Where you find miles and miles of mesmerising white beaches and turquoise ocean, you’ll undoubtedly find water sports. As well as water skiing, windsurfing and scuba that will attract older children, you can delight your younger family members with snorkelling, whale watching and dolphin swimming – so everyone gets to dip a toe in.

The tropical terrain also provides endless opportunity for adventure, with hikes and walks for both little legs and large at Black River Gorges National Park. Other options for day trips to keep kids entertained include the stunning Chamarel Waterfall, Terres de 7 Couleurs – an area of strikingly coloured sand, and Trou aux Cerfs – a dormant, overgrown volcano with a deep crater.

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  1. You can squeeze in a city break

Take a break from the beach and visit Port Louis, Mauritius’ small but quirky capital. From street food to museums and colourful markets, exploring the city will give you more of an insight into island life. Stroll around the Le Caudan Waterfront, an area surrounded by restaurants, shops and even a playground. When you’ve had your fill of culture, retreat to Jardins de la Compagnie – a historic and handy park ideal for a picnic spot, and one which can provide shade and a place to cool off for kids and grandparents.

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  1. Kids are welcome

Take your pick of kid-friendly hotels and resorts in Mauritius. It’s important that you can relax in the knowledge that your holiday haven has been designed with your youngest family members in mind too – from welcoming staff to safe swimming facilities, suitable dining options, evening entertainment and family living areas. Many Mauritius hotels, such as Zilwa Attitude, offer a dedicated kids’ club and baby-sitting services, meaning you can top-up your tan, soak in the spa or enjoy a romantic dinner while the kids have a chance to socialise too. With activities such as boat trips, supervised swimming and treasure hunts on offer, you may even feel a pang of envy!

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  1. It’s a year-round destination

It can be difficult to fit a family holiday in with work commitments and school timetables – but Mauritius is considered to be a year-round destination, providing much flexibility. The hottest temperatures tend to arrive in January, December and February. While, June to August are usually cooler and widely believed to be the best time for surfing.

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