With such an abundance of things to do for visitors of all ages, you will never have to wonder what to do in Mauritius with small children. This Indian Ocean island has been hailed as one of the most child-friendly destinations on earth, with countless activities, attractions, family resorts and dedicated play centres to be found across the island.
While it is hard to narrow down the list to just a few ideas, we’ve put together some of our top picks on what to do in Mauritius on your next family holiday.
Wondering What to Do in Mauritius With Little Ones?
Not quite sure what to do in Mauritius with the kids? Let’s have a look at some ideas to get you started…
- Île aux Aigrettes, Pointe d’Esny. Spanning across 26 hectares, this nature reserve lies on its own island, about 800m off the coast. Here, you will find incredibly rare remains of the ancient coastal forests of Mauritius, along with a diversity of wildlife and marine species.
- Casela World of Adventures, Flic en Flac. This 14 hectare nature park is home to big cats, rhinos, giraffes and assorted other wildlife, along with a wide range of fun activities ranging from ziplining, to canyoning and quad-bike safaris to name just a few of the things to do here.
- Mauritius Aquarium, Pointe aux Piments. The aquarium, located in a small relaxing village in the North West of Mauritius, is home to a large number of species including over 200 species of fish, invertebrates, live coral and sponges, originating from the waters around the island.
- The Curious Corner of Chamarel, Chamarel Village. The Seven Coloured Earths are also found here. After seeing these amazingly coloured rocks, you can head over to the Curious Corner. This quirky place is found on a windy hillside road, with plenty of wonders to be found inside.
- L’Aventure du Sucre Museum, Pamplemousses. After visiting the spectacular Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens, you can visit the sugar museum found near the gardens. The museum is open every day of the week, except over Christmas and New Year. This is a great place to learn more about the history of sugar production on the island.
- Vanilla Crocodile Park, Riviere des Anguilles. La Vanille Nature Park spans across 3.5 hectares of tropical paradise. You will have the chance to walk alongside huge captive-bred giant Aldabra tortoises, with over 1000 tortoises found here in addition to 2000 Nile crocodiles and various monkeys, iguanas, bats, deer, geckos, eels, wild boar and other creatures.
Dreaming about a family holiday in Mauritius? Get in touch with the Travel Break team to start planning your dream holiday today. We will help you find the perfect place to stay, and also give you even more tips on what to do in Mauritius during your travels.