Mauritius is the perfect option for a family holiday in paradise! Located in the Indian Ocean, the island is home to a welcoming multi-cultural community, pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters -not to forget the world class hotels! We bring you our 5 reasons why you should to visit Mauritius…
Yes, it is a long flight, but a direct service with Air Mauritius is very convenient in economy. An overnight 12-hour flight from London Heathrow really is the beginning of a holiday to paradise. On arrival, you will be met by a private car which will whisk you off to your chosen hotel. Car seats can be arranged where necessary and a boot big enough for your cases. Feel free to chat to your friendly driver who will be pointing out sights en route.
Along a 330km coastline, with palm trees dotted in-between gorgeous beaches, you will find a mixture of quiet boutique hotels and glamourous five-star resorts. Mauritius has a hotel to suit any family! With any hotel comes immaculate service, delicious cuisine and a wonderfully safe environment boasting natural beauty. With spacious suites, idyllic interconnecting rooms and private pool villas, many hotels in Mauritius are totally set up for families of all ages. Kids clubs may be a completely new phenomenon to some of you, or the everyday holiday go-to for others. Well, Mauritius hotels are home to some of the friendliest staff, innovative games and caring culture for children. The younger ones can take their pick from any number of enterprising activities such as a kids golf academy, a kids spa, cooking classes and teenage discos. It really is holiday bliss for the whole family! Our top pick family hotels are Anahita Golf & Spa Resort for the superb facilities, Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita for pool villa paradise and One & Only Le Saint Geran for one of the best beaches in Mauritius.
Most hotels in Mauritius offer complimentary water sports which include water skiing, banana boating and many more. But if you are looking for some adventure outside of your hotel then there are a wide variety of excursions. For those keen exercise bunnies, cycling, horse riding and zip lining are available and highly recommended. Whilst those looking for some culture may like to visit the Pamplemousse Botanical Gardens, lively Grand Baie or the markets and sites of Port Louis to get deep into the history of the island.
The best thing about the beaches in Mauritius is that you won’t have to go far to find one! Pick a point on your compass and a beach will be there waiting for you. Whether it be flat as glass bays, or surf-perfected waves Mauritius beaches really are the business. The island of Mauritius is surrounded by coral reefs which have created big lagoons all around. These lagoons are stunning in themselves but also provide very calm and safe swimming conditions for the whole family.
If you enjoy spices and curries be sure to try some of the local dishes on offer at all of the hotels. If chilli flavours are not your thing then fear not -there are plenty of other choices on offer, all of which are of an extremely high standard. At breakfast many of the tropical fruits on offer will be locally sourced and delicious! If you get the chance to try some local fish, that is an absolute must!