Why Family Holidays in Mauritius Are Fantastic

Family holidays are an opportune time to spend quality time with your loved ones. Whether you are looking to do some catching up or just having fun during your family holiday, your holiday destination of choice plays a vital role in how your experience will turn out. How about a holiday in the exotic tropical island of Mauritius? Sounds good right? I know when it comes to choosing a holiday destination, we often find ourselves been spoilt for choice because there are plenty of fantastic goals all over the world. However, here’s why Mauritius remains one of the top destinations for family holidays.

All-year-round climate

Being a tropical island just approximately 1400 miles (2250 km) south of the equator, Mauritius boasts of an all year round weather perfect for holidays with an average temperatures of about 24 degrees Celsius throughout the year. As such, you can plan your holiday pretty much any time of the year so that it fits everyone’s schedule. This way, nobody in the family misses out on this epic experience.

Perfect outdoors

We know family time means lots of outdoor activities, especially for the kids. If your family loves the outdoors, then you will have the opportunity to partake of the various outdoor activities such as visiting the National Botanical Garden which is home to a wide variety of indigenous plants and trees. Alternately, for the sporty types, there are plenty of pristine hiking trails such as the Le Morne Brabant and Piton de la Petite Riviere Noire hiking trails. Moreover, the waters; nothing beats the turquoise water and various crystal clear lagoons of the Indian Ocean in Mauritius. These are perfect for both kids and adults who like water sports such as skiing and diving.


Traveling with kids can be tedious sometimes, especially with toddlers. While in Mauritius, you don’t have to worry about covering long distances to visit your favorite places. The beaches are pretty much close to each other and also close to hotels (most hotels/resorts have beach fronts) you can go from one beach to another without much hustle.

Shopping and leisure

No family holiday is complete without shopping because everyone wants to go back home with a souvenir of keepsake to remind them of the time they spent there. While shopping as a family might seem extravagant, Mauritius offers a range of malls from the cheapest to luxurious to suit your budget. Besides, while in the malls, you get the opportunity to do other activities such as dining, cinema, and other fun activities for kids. The famous malls for such events include Centre Commercial Phoenix mall, Le Craft Market, Caudan Waterfront, Central Market in Port Louis to mention a few.

Friendly locals

Mauritians are among the most hospitable people in the world because of their multicultural social structure, and therefore you will have a good time with your family with friendly locals to help you out. Thus, it is an excellent opportunity to use Airbnb if you are on a budget as you can choose from the many beachfront family villas.

So have you parked your bags yet? No? Well, Mauritius is here to stay, and you can visit any time of the year because of its good weather conditions. Do not miss out on this excellent opportunity to spend some good time with your family.


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