With its tropical climate, safe and clean beaches and a huge range of activities, Mauritius is perfect for families. Direct overnight flights mean minimal jetlag and with a time difference of just three hours, families can holiday without hassle.
Children of all ages will enjoy the golden sands and crystal clear waters found in Mauritius. Days fly by lounging on the beach and swimming in the sea. But Mauritius is an island made for exploring, perfect for adventurous youths. For an exhilarating way to take in the breath-taking surroundings and a magnificent view of the forest canopy, why not encourage your children to try ziplining? Mauritius actually boasts the longest zip lines in the Indian Ocean which is becoming an increasingly popular activity for families. Other adrenaline fuelled activities include Canyoning at Tamarin Falls or skydiving from 10,000 feet in Grand Baie.
Home to a huge variety of birds and animals, Mauritius offers outings where children are free to see, touch and learn about the assortment of creatures that live here, both big and small. 100 year old giant tortoises always prove popular with children as well as the species that are endemic to Mauritius including the Mauritian Kestrel and the Pink Pigeon. Walking in the Ebony Forest Reserve in Chamarel is a great way to see the animals in their natural habitat and to see monkeys make sure you visit the Black River Gorges National Park!
Hotels are constantly increasing their family offering, the majority of which offer free kids’ and teens clubs which run fun, educational activities. The newest innovations include family rooms, baby equipment, kids’ pools, menus and games consoles, along with junior sports academies.