Set in the heart of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is well-known for its breathtaking beaches, stunning scenery and its romantic charm. Although ideal for couples retreats, the island is also the perfect destination for a family break.
Holidays to Mauritius suits families of all ages and tastes. On land, activities range from mountain biking, safari trips and jungle hikes to days out to water parks and aquariums. Visitors can also make the most of the extensive range of water sports available: windsurfing and water-skiing are very popular, while deep-sea diving and snorkelling are great ways to explore the spectacular underwater world of one of the largest unbroken coral reefs.
Children are well catered for on the island, and many of the resorts have fantastic facilities to take advantage of, including some great supervised kids’ clubs. A babysitting service is also offered at many of the resorts, meaning that parents are able to spend some quality time together.
The St. Regis Resort is nestled among the silver sands of Le Morne beach and a turquoise lagoon. Each family villa has its own private decking which leads directly onto the beach. Children can join the Kite Flyers Club while parents enjoy some well-deserved pampering time at the Iridium spa.
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Another option is to have your very own Ocean suite at one the world’s most beautiful hotels. Boasting 60 acres of beaches, crystal-clear lagoons and exotic gardens is a true tropical paradise. Each suite has three secluded terraces, welcome gifts on arrival for all of the family, and personal butler service throughout your stay. The resort’s kids’ club has a pirate ship theme, and the daily programmes incorporate local nature, arts and crafts, games and much more.