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 (12 days)

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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Mauritius in August

Climate August is one of the driest months in Mauritius. Combined with mild temperatures, the lack of rain this month means it’s a perfect time to travel if you want sunny days without intense heat. Nights are cool, so bring along some warmer clothing for evenings. Highlights of the month/disadvantage + advantages It’s best to stay on the west or north coast in August where the…

Mauritius in November

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Grand Gaube

At the northern end of Mauritius, just to the east of Grand Baie, Grand Gaube is a lovely little fishing village with a good beach, rocky bays and a few upscale resorts – the perfect place to stay if you’re looking for beach time without the crowds. Resorts offer a smorgasbord of water sport activities such as scuba diving, kite surfing, boat and catamaran cruises and deep-sea…

Mahebourg

A sleepy colonial city on the southwest coast with a pretty waterfront, Mahébourg hasn’t seen large-scale tourist development so it retains lots of authentic charm. It’s a great place to get a taste of real Mauritian life of fishermen heading out on their wooden boats and lively local markets alongside an interesting museum, local eateries and street food stalls, where you can chat…

Mauritius in March

Climate The month of March has warm temperatures and some rain, although less rainfall than earlier in the year. This month there is a chance of cyclones, although they aren’t that common – Mauritius typically gets hit with a cyclone once every five years. Highlights of the month/disadvantage + advantages March is a popular time to visit Mauritius as it’s warm but not rainy or…

Mauritius in January

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Popular Mauritius Safaris

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

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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....

 | Magical Mauritius and South Africa Honeymoon Safari (11 days)

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South Africa and Mauritius Island Holiday (12 days)

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....

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