Laguna Beach Hotel and Spa Pool

Family Friendly Hotels In Mauritius

I think we can all agree that getting away is one of the best gifts you can give yourself, but what about the kids? Well, in Mauritius you can holiday with the kids and still get some alone time. Mauritius is probably the island with the most kid-friendly hotels, and for very good reasons. While we can easily list 10 hotels that cater to kids, here are our top two family friendly hotels in Mauritius!

Located on the beautiful pristine beach of Le Morne, RIU Creole offers some of the best leisure and relaxation facilities on the island. But most importantly, this is one hotel that caters to children. There are seven restaurants and bars, along with two outdoor pools, a spa and regular live entertainment. Other amenities include a night club for parents, a private beach with sun loungers and umbrellas. Then there is the kids’ club for children from the ages of four to 12 years. Each day there is something set up for kids and adults. Whether it’s swimming, snorkeling, boating, live music, karaoke, painting, hiking, quad biking, feasting or dancing the evening away, adults can have the best of both worlds knowing that their young ones are well looked after by professional staff.

Another one of our suggested family friendly hotels in Mauritius that is widely recognized for its super child-friendly services is the Laguna Beach Hotel and Spa. Nestled in the secluded South Eastern Coast of Mauritius, this exquisite Beach Hotel and Spa offers a traditional laid-back Mauritian holiday experience. Bordered by a turquoise lagoon, Laguna is the perfect island destination to bond with your kids while still soaking in some r&r with your significant other. Boasting three restaurants, a gym and spa, there is also a wide range of complementary activities such as kayaking, glass bottom boating, snorkeling, beach volleyball and so much more. Numerous kids’ creative programs have been designed for kids at Laguna Beach, which means staff are always on standby to entertain or babysit young children, day or night.

Thanks for reading all about our family friendly hotels in Mauritius to enjoy a break away with the kids. Read more about The Best School Holiday Packages to Mauritius…

Travel Insurance in Mauritius

When travelling locally or overseas, it is NOT advisable to travel without purchasing adequate travel insurance – in particular, medical insurance. If you purchase your ticket with a credit card, some credit card companies will offer you some basic insurance cover.

Please ensure that this insurance is sufficient for your needs. If you require any information on insurance, would like to have an insurance quote or wish to purchase some insurance, please do not hesitate to contact us

The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa Beach

The Best School Holiday Packages to Mauritius

Embark on the Ultimate Family Holiday with the Best School Packages to Mauritius

The school holidays are upon us, and by now you’re probably feeling that another holiday is needed. If you thought Mauritius was just another romantic island getaway like all the rest, you’re sadly mistaken. Described by many as a paradise, this tiny island, strewn in the Indian Ocean, boasts a coastline that’s 150km round dotted with sugary white beaches with warm turquoise water and protected by the world’s third largest coral reef.

A holiday on Mauritius needn’t be a laze on the sand

From Flic-en-Flac in the west to Belle Mare’s sugar-white coves to Morne Brabant’s southern surfing legends, there isn’t a single stretch of coast on Mauritius without a beach to brag about. But one can’t spend every hour of the day swimming and snorkelling in these enticing crystal blue waters. The island’s jungle, volcanic mountains, pretty towns and villages, and Creole culture is just as inviting.

Your kids will also be blown away by the underwater solar walk and submarine safari in Grand Bay. There is also the Black River where young kids can swim with black dolphins. For family outings, take a full day cruise to the Northern Islands, or take a cruise along the West Coast and watch friendly dolphins cavorting and playing in the crystal waters around you. Stop by Central Market in Port Louis to enjoy a blend of Creole, Chinese, European and Indian authentic cuisine and purchase souvenirs to take home with you. Sounds amazing, right!

One priceless week of paradise with your children

Mauritius Travel Specialists are offering some incredible Mauritius holiday specials that you won’t find anywhere else. Departing on 23 June and 29 June, fly the family economy class from Johannesburg to Mauritius for an entire week of swimming, snorkelling, waterskiing, glass-bottomed boat rides, treasure hunts, sightseeing excursions, exploring villages, scuba diving, cycling, sailing, and so much more.

The best Indian Ocean family hotels

When you’re parents who want to enjoy the beauty of the island while travelling with children, choosing the right hotels and resorts is crucial. Fortunately, the team at Mauritius Travel Specialists get this and are all about options. Having partnered with some of the best 3-star, 4-star and 5-star family hotels and resorts along the coast of the sunny island, we offer packages that are excellent value for money.

Packages start at R9999 + Taxes

Each package includes return flights, 7 night’s accommodation at your chosen hotel, all land and non-motorised water-sports as specified by the hotel, meet and greet upon arrival, 24hr land operator assistance including baggage assistance, and the reconfirmation of air tickets. Simply take your pick from any of our Mauritius hotel packages starting from R9999 + Taxes. Click here for more…

An island with crystal blue waters dotted with dolphins, sparkling lagoons, rainforests, waterfalls, hiking trails, exotic wildlife, non-stop adventure and entertainment, and luxury, family hotels with rooms that look out at the Indian Ocean, Mauritius packs fun, sun, and adventure for the entire family. Make memories with your kids that will last a lifetime over the school holidays – but make your booking now as seats are limited!

Magical Mauritius and the Maritim Resort & Spa

Mauritius has long been top of my list of favourite places to visit. Despite having travelled there a few times, as a destination it has so much to offer, that I never seem to tire of it.

This tropical Eden, located off the south-east coast of Africa, has roots that reach way back in history. History from African slaves and Indian labourers, to a legacy of Dutch, French and British colonisation.

A short flight from our South African chilly shores, delivers you to bright sunshine and a wall of welcome tropical heat. After clearing customs, a wonderful gentleman named David met us. He was our local co-coordinator in Mauritius, from Emotions Destination Management company.

Being a creature of habit and comfort, I do like to stay at the beautiful Maritim Resort and Spa on the West coast. It has a prime location, nested on a private 62 acre estate on the oldest marine reserve on the island (Turtle Bay). Here you are more likely to see a variety of aquatic life while snorkelling in the shallows of the bay, than in most other parts of the island.

This 5 star hotel has been awarded many accolades over the years, and exudes warmth and charm in so many ways. From the wonderful cuisine on offer at the 5 restaurants, to the genuine Mauritian warmth and friendliness of the staff, this hotel has it all.

The hotel has a wonderful Kids’s Club, with daily entertainment for children and teens of all ages. While I adore my 10 year old son, it is quite a treat to have him dart off after breakfast to the kids club. Here he’s entertained with the other children for most of the day. For those wanting an active holiday, the hotel has a range of land and water sports on offer: from horse riding, golf and archery to water skiing and diving!

With plenty of attractions on offer, should you decide to venture from the haven of your hotel, you will be spoiled for choice of things to do and see.

​Sugar and tourism is the mainstay of the Mauritian economy, and their sugar trade dates way back to the years of slavery. Be sure to visit the former sugar factory near Port Louis, now an interactive museum that traces the history of sugar production on the island.

In the centre of Mauritius is a crater lake, Grand Bassin, reputed to contain water once brought from the Ganges. It is a sacred place of pilgrimage for hundreds of thousands of Hindus.

Just off the south-east coast is Ile aux Aigrettes island. This boasts a nature reserve with many rare species, including pink pigeons, geckos and giant tortoises.

The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, commonly known as the Pamplemousse Gardens are the oldest botanical gardens in the Southern Hemisphere. The gardens stretch over acres of land, and are home to more than 650 varieties of plants, among which are the famous Baobabs and the Giant Water Lilies.

The beautiful region of Charmarel has waterfalls that drop 83 metres through lush vegetation. There is also the mysterious geological phenomenon of The 7-Coloured Earth – an undulating moonscape in seven different shades. The Charmarel region is what I imagine Mauritius looked like before the boom of tourism.

The highlight for us is most definitely the “Swimming with Dolphins” excursion, in the Black River / Tamarin area. This exciting encounter with both Spinner and Bottlenose dolphins is quite magical.

Far too soon, the time always comes to go home again. Packing our bags to return home, is always the worst part of the trip. Leaving behind this beautiful, tropical paradise tugs at the heart strings, but at least we know, it is only a short flight away for the next visit ….