Family Activities in Mauritius | Jumbari Family Safaris

Family Activities in Mauritius

Why plan a family holiday to Mauritius

Surrounded by the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is an island paradise jam-packed with activities fit for the whole family. A year-round destination, your family holiday will involve laid-back days on the island’s white sand beaches, tropical forest hikes to tumbling waterfalls, marine safaris and plenty of opportunities to connect with the culture and history of the island.

Family-friendly activities in Mauritius

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Marine Safari

Mauritius’ dramatic seascapes, atmospheric wrecks, and array of marine life have made the island a sought-after diving and snorkeling destination. The island is almost entirely surrounded by a barrier reef that creates idyllic lagoons for the leisurely snorkeller and novel diver. The tropical waters are home to over 400 marine species including tropical fish, dolphins, turtles and beyond the reefs humpback and sperm whales.

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Water Sports

While laid-back days on the beach are a must, there are an abundance of water sports on offer to pump some adventure into your family holiday. Explore the Belle Mare lagoon on a Stand Up Paddle Board, kayak or ride the waves on a kite surfing lesson. Other water sports on offer around the island include fishing, cave sea kayaking, underwater sea walking, parasailing and windsurfing, to name a few.

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Hiking

Pull on your walking shoes and explore the island’s mountainous interior on foot. There are a number of winding trails on the island including La Morne Brabant. This peak towers over the southwestern tip of Mauritius and stands over 556m tall. A hike to the top takes you through lush grasslands and indigenous forests before arriving at a viewpoint overlooking the Le Morne lagoon.

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Markets

Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of the central market in the vibrant capital of Port Louis. Located near the harbour, the Central Market dates back to 1839 and is considered a historical gem on the island. The market is jam-packed with fresh produce and is the perfect spot to stock up on trinkets and souvenirs to take home after your vacation. 

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Golf

Pick up your clubs and work on your swing at one of Mauritius’ world-class golf courses. A top golfing destination, Mauritius offers a selection of championship courses designed by top golfers such as Ernie Els and Bernard Langer. The island’s idyllic weather makes for year-round golfing conditions and families can look forward to leisurely days on the greens.

Book your family holiday to Mauritius

Our expert consultants have taken the hassle out of planning your Mozambique holiday with our collection of eco-friendly Mauritius Family Vacations that include resorts with specialised children’s programmes, as well as kiddy-friendly menus and activities for the whole family. Start planning your responsible Mauritius family vacation today.