Mauritius for families
Mauritius isn’t just for honeymooners there’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy - from soft white sands and clear blue seas to a rich and vibrant culture.
Soft white sands lapped gently by turquoise waters, friendly locals, shallow lagoons and an intoxicating island culture, Mauritius isn’t just for honeymooners there’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy. Spend time relaxing together on the beach or step outside your resort to explore the tropical jungle-covered mountains and delicious fusion of cuisine that awaits.
With direct flights available from many major UK airports, just a four-hour time difference and no jet lag to worry about, this destination is fantastic for families dreaming of discovering their own slice of paradise. Here, The Travel Professionals in Cobham give us three great reasons for putting Mauritius high on your family holiday wish list.
1. Staying there
Offering unrivalled beachfront locations, superb service and family friendly facilities, there is no need to compromise on luxury for your Mauritius family holiday with the Beachcomber properties. All eight hotels have stunning beachfront locations and complimentary kids clubs with action packed activity programmes to keep the little ones entertained and provide an insight into local Mauritian culture. Three of the Beachcomber hotels also offer a complimentary teens club providing older children with a safe environment to make new friends and keep boredom at bay.
Ideal for families looking to embrace tropical life, the new kids club at Canonnier Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa is set within a series of safari styled tents. There’s even a nine-hole mini golf course at the resort. But, if you feel like taking your golf up a gear, the challenging Paradis Golf course and Mont Choisy Golf course offer exceptional facilities.
If you fancy enjoying some ‘me time’ whilst the little ones enjoy the kids’ club activities, you can escape to one of the Beachcomber Spas. Or maybe you’d like to take the kids? Bespoke treatments are offered for children who would like to enjoy a pampering experience with their parents.
The family accommodation options with Beachcomber Hotels range from private villas and apartments to suites and interconnecting rooms.
Looking for excellent value for money? Look no further than the sensational Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa home to the most generous all-inclusive package on Mauritius, an experience that starts from the moment you arrive to the second you leave. Including meals, snacks and champagne by the glass from 6pm so you can sit back and relax.
2. Eating there
Blending Chinese, Indian, Creole and French flavours, Mauritian cuisine is a real treat for the taste buds. Sample exquisite fine dining dishes at the Beachcomber Hotels, where young guests can also enjoy early dining options, gourmet purees and tailored kid friendly menus. Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury runs a weekly cooking class, where children can discover the secrets of cake-baking under the supervision of a professional chef.
To truly experience the magic of Mauritius, plan some time away from the resorts to meet locals and try tantalising street food. Embark on a street-food tour to sample spicy bites, dhal puri roti and pineapples smothered in chilli sauce a great way to expand your culinary repertoire!
It’s not just the food that’s worth exploring though, Mauritius has a rich history and vibrant culture. Visit the age-old biscuit factory in Mahebourg to learn about the traditional baking methods and enjoy tasty treats straight from the oven or delight your senses with the scents and sights of olden Mauritius in the Bois Cheri tea plantation region.
3. Visiting there
Full of natural wonders, Mauritius is a large outdoor playground of picturesque white beaches, striking coloured sands and warm Indian Ocean waters for families to explore.
At the Beachcomber Hotels, the extensive choice of complimentary land and water sport activities offer something for all ages to enjoy. Watch their eyes light up in delight as the magnificent underwater world of bright corals and vibrant marine animals come to life with a snorkelling adventure. Or make the most of the opportunity to learn a new sport together as a family from kite surfing to water-skiing.
If you can tear your little ones away from the kids’ club and the beach, there are plenty of adventure fuelled excursions you can take together as a family. Head to Casela World of Adventures where your little ones can unleash their inner dare devil with thrilling quad bike and zip line adventures before feeding giraffes and meeting a wide range of animals from fruit bats to monkeys. Admire the spectacular landscapes and enjoy up close encounters with the rare Mauritian pink pigeon as you explore the wild rolling landscapes of the Black River Gorges National Park.