Family holiday in Mauritius

Mauritius is an ideal family holiday destination and is great for kids of any age. The island offers great value for money on family holidays, with the choice of all-inclusive resorts and self-catering apartments and houses. Many resorts and hotels are child-friendly, offering children’s swimming pools and play areas, kids’ clubs and programmes packed with fun activities and services such as babysitting.

Whatever part of the island you’re in, you’re never far from a family-friendly activity: there’s snorkelling and diving just about everywhere, water sports such as water skiing, paddle boating, kayaking and kite surfing, and animal parks where kids can feed giant tortoises, as well as amazing natural attractions such as Black River Gorges National Park and Tamarind Falls where you can hike in beautiful forests, go abseiling and canyoning and swim in rivers.

Swimming with dolphins

While there are child-friendly resorts on each side of the island, the western coast of the island is particularly popular with families because of the sheltered calm ocean. Look out for special deals at resorts for families, where they offer discounted rates for kids under the age of 12.


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South Africa and Mauritius Island Holiday

day 1 to 3

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day 4

Welcome to the City of Gold!

day 5 to 11

Enjoy the Tropical Island!

day 12

End of Journey!

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Popular Mauritius Safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

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Mauritius and South Africa honeymoon safari

Start your trip in South Africa and finish in Mauritius. Experience the stunning beaches and the Big Five in the Phinda Private Game Reserve. ...

 | South Africa and Mauritius Island Holiday

South Africa and Mauritius Island Holiday

South Africa has so much to offer, from spotting the elusive leopard, to exploring Johannesburg's historical sites. Include the tropical island of Mauritius for an even more unforgettable vacation....

 | 15-day Kruger, Cape Town, Mauritius Bush and Beach safari

15-day Kruger, Cape Town, Mauritius Bush and Beach safari

Spend your days discovering the fine beaches of Cape Town, enjoying the remarkably untamed wilderness of the Kruger National Park and swimming the pristine beaches of Mauritius....

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