Mauritius is the ideal destination for a family trip because parents do not have to sacrifice quality for convenience here. The warm Mauritian welcome and the island's safe beaches and gentle seas make the destination a great place for a family getaway.
Mauritius has something for everyone.
Children will enjoy
The interactive exhibits at L'Aventure du Sucre.
Over-sized water lilies, deer and tortoises at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (SSR) Botanical Garden.
Giant tortoises and crocodiles at La Vanille Reserve des Mascareignes.
Exploring science and technology at the Rajiv Gandhi Centre.
Horse-riding, quad-biking and either horse-drawn carriage or train rides through the beautiful estate of Domaines Les Pailles.
4 x 4 off road-trips at Espace Adventure.
Watching dolphins from a catamaran launched at Tamarin.
A day with birds, monkeys and lions at Casela Bird Park.
The variety of marine life at the Aquarium at Pointe aux Biches
A fun day out at Caudan Waterfront in Port Louis, with its train ride, children's park and multiple games.
A day at Trou aux Cerfs to view a dormant volcano crater.
A day with the lions at Safari Adventures.
Endless days on the beach.
Things to consider
Take night flights, if possible, when traveling with children. This will help avoid jet-lag.
Take plenty of sunscreen and a suitable child mosquito spray for the evenings.
Most hotels provide a kid's club where children can pop in and out throughout the day.
Upon request, babysitting is also available.
Teen clubs are becoming increasingly available, enabling slightly older kids of the same age group to hang out together, learn new skills such as water-skiing, or join in team-games.
Special children pools are available in many hotels.
Remember that children will enjoy making sand castles on the beach.