Is Mauritius a family holiday destination?



The island of Mauritius is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and alluring holiday destinations in the world. Situated in the striking turquoise water of the Indian Ocean, this idyllic location boasts a favourable year-long climate, white sandy beaches, a remarkable landscape and some stunning hotel resorts.

Therefore, Mauritius is considered to be the perfect destination for newlyweds on honeymoon or couples seeking a romantic getaway. But is it suitable for families as well as couples?



Although there is accommodation for adults only, thankfully there are several hotels and resorts that cater for families with children of all ages, so you’ll easily be able to find a place to stay that meets your family’s requirements.

Several hotels will have some sort of kids’ club for both younger children and teenagers, meaning you can relax and unwind while you’re offspring stay entertained. You may even be able to find accommodation where under-18s stay for free, but this is likely to depend on the season.

And for couples looking for a peaceful and tranquil retreat, you can rest assured that children won’t disturb tailor-made romantic packages.



Despite the relatively small size of Mauritius, there are numerous things to do and see for the whole family. Not only are the majority of beaches of exceptional quality, they are also incredibly safe. What’s more, the gentle sea means children won’t be dealing with strong currents.

In terms of places to go, highlights include the interactive exhibits at L’Aventure du Sucre eco-museum, giant tortoises and crocodiles at La Vanille Reserve des Mascareignes, and remarkable marine life at Pointe aux Biches aquarium.

For parents, the natural hospitality of the Mauritian people coupled with spa and wellness centres will guarantee you return home feeling reinvigorated and revitalised.


Food and drink

Mauritians create dishes made with fresh local ingredients and traditional cooking techniques that have been inspired by its cultural heritage. Although several ‘table d’hôte’ or local, specialised restaurants exist on the island, the majority of hotels will serve a mix of cuisine for every individual’s tastes.

Various award-winning chefs have also established restaurants in Mauritius that now stand-up against some of the best culinary establishments in the world.



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  1. It looks like a nice, tranquil place. (Now I have to get my atlas out to figure out where it is. It’s near Africa, right?)

  2. Sounds like a nice place to visit. I can’t wait to start taking my family to fun locations!

  3. I bet it would be a beautiful place to visit. If I had the opportunity it would be hard for me to decide to go with my husband or as a family.

  4. I have never heard of this island, but it sounds like a beautiful place to visit!

  5. I’ve never even heard of this place but now I’m dying to visit. It sounds wonderful.