With powdery white-sand beaches framed by emerald peaks, sugar cane fields and lush rainforest, the beautiful island of Mauritius is the perfect setting for relaxing tropical holidays. Protected by the world's longest unbroken coral reef, the island has warm turquoise waters and glittering lagoons that are a dream to explore. Experience refined luxury and indulgence at some of the world’s finest resorts along with world-class golf courses, beautiful nature reserves and picturesque fishing villages.

Family fun

Traditionally popular with honeymooners, Mauritius is also a firm favourite with families looking for a taste of paradise. This friendly island welcomes children with open arms and caters for all ages from tots to teens. Our fantastic selection of luxury resorts have a whole host of facilities allowing the whole family can enjoy quality time together as well as explore their own interests. Spend time relaxing by the pool, splashing in the warm shallow waters, building sandcastles on the beach and dining at children-friendly restaurants. Or why not hop on a mountain bike to discover the island’s spectacular scenery, try waterskiing or unwind at the spa whilst the little ones enjoy making new friends and immersing themselves in local culture at fun themed kids’ clubs.

Recommended family resorts

Exceptional facilities at the stylish all inclusive Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort include an 18-hole golf course, a fantastic spa and a range of watersports. The superb kids’ club offers youngsters a lovely introduction to local culture with fun activities including searching for crabs on the beach, playing Mauritian games and making traditional musical instruments. There is also a dedicated activity programme for teens which includes excursions and Mauritian beach parties. The resort’s spacious Senior Suites are ideal for families.

Set on a gorgeous mile-long beach with thatched cottages scattered around a lush palm grove, La Pirogue is a haven of serenity. Relax by the beautiful lagoon-style pool, play volleyball on the beach or enjoy a round of mini-golf. The kids’ club offers a host of fun activities such as tennis and windsurfing, along with special kid-friendly menus. The teen club is a great place for socialising and enjoying sports and excursions. Guests at La Pirogue can also enjoy access to the fabulous facilities at sister resort, Sugar Beach Resort.

Sugar Beach Resort is one of our favourite Mauritius family resorts. Set in beautiful landscaped tropical gardens on 500 metres of glorious beachfront, this elegant plantation-style resort has a fantastic selection of sports and activities including tennis, water polo, kayaking and glass-bottom boat trips. The kids’ club features an enchanting Hansel and Gretel-themed gingerbread cottage and children will love the great range of sports and activities including nature excursions. Older kids can enjoy sports and adventure outings and evening social events at the teen club.

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