Family Holiday in Mauritius
An authentic Southern African beach destination
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Family Vacations in Mauritius
Mauritius is a slice of paradise, with sprawling beaches, family-friendly resorts and villas, and abundant water activities to keep every member of the family entertained. A Mauritius family holiday involves beach days, ocean safaris, water sports, tropical forest hikes, and afternoon naps. Whether you are solely traveling to Mauritius for an island breakaway with your family, or as an addition to your African safari in Southern Africa, you won’t be disappointed.
Mauritius Trips & Tours
Why Visit Mauritius
Mauritius is a great destination to visit with your children. The island’s tropical beaches and nature reserves offer an endless amount of activities to be pursued by family members of all ages. Whether your kids are being entertained at the Resort’s Kids Club, trying out new water sports in the sea or discovering the island’s hiking trails, no one is bound to get bored on their Mauritius family holiday.
What makes Mauritius so accessible to families is their wide selection of family-friendly resorts that cater to the needs of children and parents. From family suites and exclusive-use beach villas, Kids Clubs with fun itineraries and playgrounds, to babysitting services and dedicated staff, these resorts have been designed to lessen the load for parents by keeping the kids entertained while they enjoy a few hours to themselves at the spa or gym.
A Mauritius family holiday doesn’t need to break the bank. This Indian Ocean island is a more affordable alternative to Seychelles while still offering the exact same island experience your family has dreamt of. The fact that most of the resorts in Mauritius are all-inclusive also makes it more attractive to families.
The perfect addition to an African Safari
Combining your Southern Africa safari with a beach experience to end off your trip is the perfect balance for a family holiday. Mauritius is easily accessible from South Africa via a short flight from Johannesburg which is favorable for parents traveling with young children.
Snorkel with dolphins in tropical waters
World-class golf courses for Dad and the boys
Relaxing spa and beach days
Meet Aldabra Giant Tortoises
When To Go?
Best time to go
Although the island has warm-weather all year round, the best time to visit Mauritius for your family holiday is from May to December when the weather is dry, sunny and offers pleasant temperatures.
Mauritius sees the most visitors during their peak season in December and January. This falls within Summer and is also a common time for school holidays in Southern Africa.
May to September marks the low season in Mauritius.
Travel to Mauritius between May and October for pleasant weather conditions that are neither too hot or too cold for beach days.
Will you see the Big 5?
Although you won’t be spotting the Big 5 on your Mauritius family holiday, you will meet other interesting animals such as the Aldabra Giant Tortoise, the Mauritius flying fox (also known as a fruit bat), dolphins and many more marine animals. If you would like to see big game such as lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards and buffalo, extend your beach holiday with a safari in South Africa.
What is regularly seen?
You will get the chance to spot over 100 species of birds, the black-spined Flying fox bat, and various forms of marine life like dolphins and whales splashing about in the surf.
When will you get the best wildlife experience?
If marine safaris are what you are after, visit Mauritius from October to December or in March and April for the best underwater visibility and water conditions for snorkeling and scuba diving.
Port Louis is the capital of Mauritius.
The currency is the Mauritian rupee and US dollars can be exchanged at various exchange bureaus and banks across the country.
The main international airport in Mauritius is Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, located outside of the capital city, Port Louis.
Health & Safety
Mauritius is a risk-free area and no vaccines are required to enter the country.