Dodo may be off the menu permanently, but what Mauritius does still have is a beautiful coastline with a dozen or so top class beach resorts boasting some of the best children’s facilities anywhere in the world. The huge range of activities catering for children of all ages makes Mauritius the perfect family destination.
The best resorts (in our humble opinion) are
those which have prime beachfront locations. The beautiful white
sand beaches and warm, sheltered waters protected by offshore reefs
are perfect for families, and mean there is wide range of
activities for adults and youngsters. Watersports obviously feature
strongly, with windsurfing, sailing, waterskiing, kayaking,
snorkelling and diving among the aquatic options. Deep-sea fishing
and speedboat or sailing boat rentals are also available, while
land-based activities include floodlit tennis courts, volleyball
Many resorts are extremely
well set up for families, with separate children's pools to keep
the energetic, splashy youngsters, away from the chilled out
honeymooners. The kids clubs offer all kinds of activities, from
treasure hunts and body painting to picnics, glass-bottomed boat
tours, pony rides and sports coaching.
Parents will feel equally
pampered at the resorts' excellent spas, bars and restaurants. In
addition, Le Touessrok has an 18-hole golf course and a private
island where you can really get away from it all.
Other possible excursions
include quad-biking safaris in the hills, boat trips along the
coast, a visit to a crocodile park and even a submarine adventure
in a mini-sub to see shipwrecks and marine life.