Family Holidays in Mauritius
Tips for a family holiday in Mauritius
While many think of Mauritius as a romantic getaway or honeymoon destination (and indeed it is), it is also a fantastic place to bring the whole family. Find out more about which hotels are good for families to stay at, how Mauritius Trips’ children rates work as well as great activities the whole family will love.
Mauritius Trips’ top hotels for families
Of course you love spending time with your children, but every parent understands that sometimes time apart is also good. Whether you like to get dressed up and spend a quiet meal alone with your partner, read your book in peace by the pool, or set off on a game fishing adventure, how well your hotel is equipped to take care of your precious children is important. They’ll have a great time keeping busy with all the fun activities at the hotels Kids’ Club, and at the end of the day, you’ll get to hear about each other’s adventures.
Exceptional hotels to bring your children to:
- 4* Mauricia – Perfectly situated in Grand Baie
- 4* Canonnier- Great for Families
- 4*+Victoria- A South African firm favourite
- 5* Shandrani- The best 5* All inclusive on the island!
- 5* Troux Aux Biches- One of the Prettiest Resorts on the Island with exquisite sun sets!
- 5* Paradis – A great 5 star property based in the South
Special kids’ rates
You’ll be pleased to know that infants (between 0 and 2 years old) usually only pay 10% of full airfare rates, while older children (between the ages of 2- and 12-years old) only pay 75% on airfare prices. That’s a massive savings to have your darlings with you for the experience of a lifetime.
Accommodation rates varying depending on the hotel, however, and can depend on whether you are paying per room or for an extra bed, for example.
There is a huge choice of kid-friendly activities to keep you and the kids occupied and having fun.
Learn about nature
There is so much more to Mauritius than its perfect, white sandy beaches. Take a tour of the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden(it’s a mouthful!) to discover tropical plants from all over the world. The kids will be amazed by the giant Amazonian lilly pads. If you travel south to La Vanille Nature Parkyou’ll have a grand time checking out beady-eyed crocodile and giant tortoises, as well as monkeys, bats and other fun critters. Don’t forget about the Mauritius Aquariumin the north of the island. It’s good for about 90 minutes of exploration and a perfect activity if it’s raining.
Go on an adventure
When you’re down south and feeling brave, tackle the 500m zipline at Vallée des Couleurs reserve. It’s quite a thrill as you whizz over fields and treetops, with the most fantastic views. There are also great hiking trails in the area.
Venture beneath the waves and discover an underwater world of beautiful coral and marine life inside a miniature submarineor gaze through a glass-bottomed boatfrom above. These are not to be missed activities!
To book your next family holiday to Mauritius or any other destination, contact Checkout Travel for details.
Giles opened up Checkout Travel (Club Travel Fourways in those days) in 2003. He has travelled around the world, worked and operated in different facets of the travel industry and is passionate about researching and implementing new products and technologies. He completed his MBA in 2020 and is currently studying for an MA in Mindfulness. He is an avid cyclist, loves camping with his family and this adventure junkie’s best travel destination is South-East Asia. The next tick on his bucket list is to complete a journey across Bolivia’s remarkable salt flats. Giles heads up the sales and marketing of Checkout Travel.
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