Top reasons that Mauritius is the ultimate family destination
Mauritius is a perennially popular holiday destination for a boatload of reasons! This small African island has universal appeal – it is great for groups of friends, special occasions, romantic honeymoons… the list goes on! But one of the biggest factors in its success year on year in drawing visitors from all over the world is how well it caters to visitors of all ages – making it a foolproof choice for a family holiday!
Pleasant year-round weather and beautiful scenery lend this island destination to outdoor activities, exploration and water sports, ideal to keep energetic children and teens occupied and engaged, while beach time, great restaurants, spas and bars cater to the adult contingent. Over and above its natural appeal, the country’s hospitality industry has earned a reputation for being particularly well-suited to families.
So what makes it so beloved by family groups time and time again? A multitude of factors, that when combined pave the way for a relaxing, fun, affordable and easy Mauritius family holiday, sure to be enjoyed by every member of the family, young and old.
Here’s are a few reasons why you should enjoy a Mauritius family holiday:
Hotels in Mauritius are particularly well-equipped to appeal to guests of a range of ages and are geared as well for children as they are to their parents. Aside from the island setting being great for outdoor games and sport, many resorts offer access to some form of kids’ club, which allows parents to enjoy some downtime safe in the knowledge that their children are well taken care of and participating in a host of entertaining activities. From face-painting and movie screening to pool games and craft sessions, there are stimulating and creative pastimes to keep them occupied, as well as childcare for after-hours and special menus to appeal to little ones at mealtimes.
A multitude of activities
From glass-bottomed boat rides and catamaran cruises, to snorkelling with fish and swimming with dolphins, there are many aquatic adventures suitable for younger (and older) children! In addition, for teen and adult guests, there’s water-skiing, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, stand-up paddling, hiking and biking to enjoy. Most of the hotels and resorts will offer some of these activities included in your package – making participation seamless, while other activities, like scuba diving lessons, may entail an extra cost. Mauritius offers more than just the ocean. For those looking further afield than sporting activities, cultural tours, market browsing and cooking courses are some other activities available.
Considered one of the more affordable African island destinations (in comparison to the Maldives and the Seychelles for example), Mauritius makes sense for family groups. The format of all-inclusive hotel packages also means you get a lot of bang for your buck if your holiday itinerary entails lots of activities (in that they won’t get added to your tally at the end), as well as most meals included. Ranging levels of luxury also mean that there are options and packages for a range of budgets.
Options for accommodation
While resorts and hotels are often the most convenient and seamless way to book a family holiday, it’s not the only way to approach accommodation during your stay in Mauritius. For those looking at ways to cut costs, renting a private self-catering villa is a good option – it offers freedom and privacy for your family while allowing you to set the budget yourself. Remember though that hotel packages do include meals and activities when doing your sums to assess what will work out most affordably in the long run.
Get in touch with your expert Safari365 travel consultant for more information on Mauritius family holidays and find the perfect Mauritius family package for you and your crew!
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