With white-sand beaches, lush forests, sweeping sugar cane fields and sparkling lagoons, it’s no wonder so many people travel to Mauritius year after year.Better yet, this spectacular island is extremely family-friendly – offering the best landscapes for enjoying the sun, sea and sand, as well as fantastic child-friendly restaurants, and hotels that know how to bring in the fun. Here’s our reasons why Mauritius is such a hit with families.You’ll certainly catch a glimpse of blue marlin, yellow fun tuna and wahoo, but lucky guests may even spot dolphins or white fin sharks too.
If you’re looking for gorgeous sunshine and warm temperatures for your family beach holiday, you’ll have come to the right place.
The weather in Mauritius is great all year round, offering pleasant 30 degree sunshine and a nice breeze to keep young children cool.
For a family holiday that oozes luxury, Constance Le Prince Maurice offers Family Suites with beautiful thatched roofs, lovely views and comfortable bedding, as well as the complimentary Constance Kid’s Club offering a plethora of activities and adventures.
From face painting and movies, to pool games and cooking lessons, you’ll never hear “I’m bored” when visiting this lively hotel.
The sugar estate of Domaine de Bel Air is a popular choice for wildlife spotting too – after taking a scenic train ride through the vegetation and vanilla plantations of Paradise Valley, you’ll be met with groups of ostriches, guinea fowl and elegant Java deer.
Visiting a dormant volcanic crater will be an incredible experience for the whole family, and something you won’t forget.
For a lovely family picnic in the sunshine, as well as tranquil hikes through native forest, be sure to check out Black River Gorges National Park.
This luscious landscape is full of rarely-seen animals, including the Mauritian pink pigeon, echo parakeets, macaque monkeys and the Mauritian flying fox, as well as the exhilarating opportunity for adults and teens to abseil the canyon walls.
There are plenty of family-friendly hotels in Mauritius that cater for little ones and teenagers, including the gorgeous Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort with its Timomo & Friends club, entertaining 2-11 year olds with fun cultural activities like crab searching, Mauritian games, and creating traditional musical instruments.
As for the teens, they won’t complain about horse-riding, mountain biking and the hip beach parties whilst staying here, as well as the Cool Teens Club with game consoles and Wi Fi - their Facebook status needs to be updated with photos of their exciting activities, duh.
In between a day of exploring the surrounding waters and discovering its pristine beaches, head to one of the fresh seafood restaurants for a decadent fish BBQ.