Planning a holiday in Mauritius with kids is far easier than you may have thought. This Indian Ocean island nation is a haven for families, offering a diverse range of beaches, nature reserves, towns, villages, attractions and activities that are sure to appeal to even the fussiest of kids.
To help you start planning your holiday, we have put together a guide that will help you experience a Mauritius holiday with kids. Keep reading to get our expert tips on what to see, where to stay, when to go and what to expect.
The Ultimate Guide to Mauritius With Kids
Some of our top tips for parents planning to discover Mauritius with kids include the following:
Mauritius is known for its wide variety of family-friendly attractions, activities, resorts and towns. With so much to offer kids and adults alike, you will be able to enjoy a relaxing holiday without having to worry about keeping the little ones entertained. From coast to coast, this island nation is warm, inviting, fun and rewarding. It’s also affordable and easy to get to – especially for South Africans.
What to do
With so much to offer, on land and water, the real question is what CAN’T you do here. In our guide to things to do in Mauritius with kids, we list some of the top activities and attractions. These include Casela World of Adventures in Flic en Flac, L’Aventure du Sucre Museum in Pamplemousses, The Curious Corner of Chamarel and Seven Coloured Earths in Chamarel Village and many others. Whether enjoying boat trips, hikes, wildlife experiences, snorkelling, beaches, markets or landmarks, there is something for everyone here.
When to go
Mauritius has two seasons: the wet season and the dry season. The wet season runs from November to April, with hot, humid weather and increased chance of tropical storms. The dry season runs from May to October, bringing dry, warm weather. To get a better idea of each season and find out how it may affect your stay, read our guide to the best time to visit Mauritius.
Where to stay
As a family-friendly destination, it comes as no surprise that there are many great resorts to be found here that cater to families. Our top picks include the four-star Veranda Pointe Aux Biches near Grand Bay; Mauricia Beachcomber Resort & Spa, a four-star resort also in Grand Bay; the four-star Canonnier Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa in Pointe aux Canonniers; the four-star Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa in Pointe Aux Piments; and Sugar Beach Hotel, a five-star resort in Flic en Flac.
Start planning your dream family holiday today, and you will soon see just how much there is to see, do and experience in Mauritius with kids.