With breath-taking beaches and surrounded by the beautiful Indian Ocean, the tropical island of Mauritius is a wonderful place for a family holiday. Of course, spending time on the picturesque beaches and playing in your hotels swimming pool will be a big part of your trip, but a Mauritius family holiday offers plenty of other activities too. It really pays to do some research before you travel to see what activities and excursions your family will enjoy ensuring you get the most out of your vacation.
You can appreciate the natural beauty of Mauritius and its stunning scenery and vegetation by just walking around. Adults can sail, play golf, or enjoy some rum tasting. If you’re travelling with children, you may want activities more tailored to their tastes and ages, but luckily there is plenty on offer for everyone. Plus, there are some wonderful national parks, nature trails, and waterfalls just waiting to be explored.
What to do in Mauritius with the whole family
Get to know the wildlife of Mauritius by taking the family to the Ile Aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve which is run by the Mauritius Wildlife Foundation. It’s a small island situated in the Mahebourg Bay. There are tours or you could hire a private guide, and children will enjoy seeing creatures such as giant tortoises and maybe even the rare pink pigeon if you’re lucky. Getting there will involve a short boat trip. If you’re kids love animals, why not visit the Mauritius Aquarium and discover the incredible aquatic animal world. Watch them feed the animals and learn about the conservation programmes.
Consider a boat trip off the West Coast to spot dolphins and you may even see a whale. Imagine your children’s reaction if a dolphin starts to race your boat. Just make sure you take plenty of water, sunscreen, and hats to protect everyone from the sun, and ensure everyone is wearing a life jacket to keep them safe. There are plenty of options available so you could join a scheduled departure or plan your very own private trip if you’d prefer.
It’s also quite affordable to hire a driver and choose your own route to explore the island, this way you can plan your day around your family, choosing exactly where you want to visit including seeing all the best beaches. Pack a picnic – or ask your hotel to help organise one – and plan a route with frequent stops for snacks, swims, and other activities your children will enjoy.
Show the younger members of the family some Mauritius culture and take them to a local market where they’ll see all kinds of produce that they don’t see at home. Choose a market with an excellent café or restaurant close by so if anyone gets too hot or tired, there is somewhere to retreat to for bathroom stops, a rest and snacks.
Depending on where you stay, many hotels and resorts in Mauritius also offer a range of kids’ clubs and entertainment to keep children happily occupied while parents take a well-deserved break. They can take part in games, meet new friends, and dance the night away at the mini disco.
Book your family holiday to Mauritius today
Whatever your budget, you will find wonderful Mauritius family holiday packages among the many options on offer here at Away Holidays. We have invested considerable time looking at what represents great value in a Mauritius holiday 2022 so we can present our valued customers with incredible holidays that give them memories to last a lifetime. Whether an all-inclusive Mauritius holiday would suit your family the best, or if you’re looking for a more luxurious option, we can help you book the perfect trip for you. Whichever Mauritius family holiday you choose, you will find this charming island to be magnificent and you will be blown away by the warmth and genuine hospitality that will greet you on arrival. To find out more, speak to an Away Holidays representative today.