It was a few years ago that I visited the island of Mauritius. But since then I have always wanted to go back. If you want a luxury holiday then, in my opinion, Mauritius is unbeatable. Whilst it is famous as a romantic holiday destination for couples Mauritius is also very popular with families, as the shallow seas and year round warm temperatures coupled with attractions away from the beaches appeal to all ages.According to the Mauritius Promotion Authority Sunday is a great day for families to head for the beach and to join in with the locals.
Head for the stunning beaches at Blue Bay or Gris Gris, where families can enjoy picnics and ice creams.Popular attractions for those looking for family days out include Eureka, a preserved colonial mansion where children can learn about the islands past and Chamarel, where visitors can see the island’s highest waterfall. Another must visit is Ile aux Augrettes, a stunning conservation island off the east coast where children can see giant tortoises on a fun safari.
For adventurous and energetic children, Mauritius offers a wide range of exiting activities including water-sports such as sub-scootering and snorkeling or to see the island from above, choose a daring zip wire through the tree-tops. Older children can also go undersea walking which I can personally tell you is great fun !Port Louis is the capital of Mauritius and you can visit the colourful food market which is very child friendly. Local Creole food is very popular with children and main dishes are varied and feature beef, pork, chicken and fish.Mauritians love children, so dining together is usually welcome, while when parents want a break, most hotels offer babysitting facilities. A family holiday to Mauritius is certainly worth considering if you are looking for something extra special. The hotels and food are superb.
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