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Mauritius Family Holidays

Fun filled family holiday to and island paradise

Mauritius isn’t just for honeymooners; there’s plenty for the whole family. Swim with dolphins, visit a dormant volcano and enjoy a range of watersports for unforgettable family memories.

An unforgettable luxury holiday awaits you and your family in Mauritius. Friendly locals, safe beaches, breath-taking scenery and a safe, tropical environment make this an ideal family destination. What’s more, Mauritius now has direct flights available from many UK airports; plus, with just a four hour time difference, there's no jet lag to contend with. 

Situated in the emerald waters of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius has an intoxicating island scene and is a rainbow nation where churches, mosques and temples peacefully co-exist. This colourful blend of Creole, Dutch, Indian, French and Chinese heritage is a melting pot of cultures whose sunny disposition puts you at ease the moment you arrive.

Mauritius also has a plethora of shallow lagoons with safe beaches where children can enjoy water sports such as snorkelling, kayaking or merely splashing in the gentle waves. Resorts such as the One&Only Le Saint Geran are a prime example; resting on a private peninsular on the northern tip of famous Belle Mare. Re-opening from a year long refurbishment, this classic, contemporary and luxurious resort opens its new ClubOne, the active hub of the resort and home to Kids Only club and One Tribe for teens. Arts, crafts, activities on land and over water, parties with a resident DJ and movie nights will tick all the boxes. 

Long Beach Resort & Spa has been transformed and not only is the look changing but for kids who don't want to miss out, family holidays have never been made easier. DJ lessons for adults and kids, mixology fun - without the alcohol of course and a painting class toes in the sand. Younger guests at Constance Belle Mare Plage can expect little surprises in their room, slippers, small umbrella and even a welcome teddy bear. The hotels restaurants have carefully designed menus to suit their younger guests. For those travelling with infants, then don't forget baby sitting services are available at most hotels. 

The lush scenery of Mauritius is also a factor with its bucolic landscapes, forest clad mountains, botanic gardens, palm groves and plantations and nature walks for guests of all ages to discover.  Why not embark upon an adventure to Trou aux Cerfs to see a dormant volcano? There are tours to spot dolphins out to sea or opportunities to spend an afternoon among the birds and monkeys at nature reserves such as Casela Bird Park. 

Mauritian culture is famed for its friendly attitude toward children, encouraging young ones to enjoy the white sandy beaches and lush tropical groves. Kid’s and Teen Clubs at resorts such as The Ravenala Attitude All-Suite Hotel mean there are always supervised activities to keep young ones occupied. Here, caring ‘Family Members’ provide outdoor cinemas, treasure hunts, cookery classes and face painting plus so much more. 

With supervised and well-run activities for children allowing adults to find time to unwind in the spa, the Shangri-La's Le Touessrok  offers a harmonious atmosphere while providing activities from 9am-10pm daily. 

Call our Destination Specialists for advice on family holidays in Mauritius. Our experts will be able to give first hand advice to ensure your family holiday will be packed with colourful memories they will never forget. 

Top Tips from our Experts


Destination Specialist

"It's important that all guests use their getaway to relax. Many of the hotels off a spa menu specifically for children, to enjoy quality time with their parents while getting a manicure, pedicure or facial treatments".