Family Mauritius

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 and cycling.

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.

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Where to go

Aerial view of Mauritius


This tiny Indian Ocean island has long set the standard for tropical luxury holidays.

Where to stay

The Residence Mauritius

The Residence Mauritius

Inspired by turn-of–the-century colonial plantation houses, The Residence overlooks a breathtaking half-mile white sandy beach and reef-enclosed lagoon.

Four Seasons at Anahita

Four Seasons at Anahita

Bordering one of the largest lagoons in Mauritius, the Four Seasons occupies its own stretch of coastline and extends across wooden bridges to an 11-acre private island, Ile aux Chats.

Anahita Golf and Spa Resort

Anahita Golf and Spa Resort

A resort style hotel, Anahita Golf and Spa Resort caters for all and yet is still the epitome of luxury – and set in over 500 acres, there is more than enough space for everyone.

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