5 things to do in Mauritius with your family
Mauritius is a paradise for holiday makers
Published 31 May 2012 in Featured Articles
The Island of Mauritius is a veritable paradise for those looking to enjoy days spent soaking up sun, culture and natural beauty. This small island located off the coast of Africa in the southwest Indian Ocean has become an extremely popular location for families due to its wealth of luxury resorts, sprawling beaches and extraordinary coral reefs. Mauritius also happens to be a very diverse nation which has in turn created an extremely interesting culture, making the exploration of many of its towns and cities with your family a real joy. In this article we will cover 5 of the top things to do with your family when visiting Mauritius.
With a coastline of approximately 200km characterised by long stretches of fine sand beaches and small bays, there is a perfect beach to be found for everyone. The vast amounts of diverse coral reefs surrounding the island also serve to protect the beaches from dangerous tropical fish, making Mauritius and extremely safe place to swim with your family. If lazing around in the sun just isn’t enough, many of the resorts located on the coastline will provide you with lots of fun family activities and sports, from quad biking to jet skiing.
2: Markets and shopping.
Shopping in Mauritius is a truly unique experience, with something for every member of the family. The capital Port Louis is home to the country’s largest and most popular market. Located in the centre of the city, you will no doubt be won over by the beauty and intense sights and smells emanating from this bustling market. Whether you are looking for exquisite handmade arts and crafts or to sample some of the inimitable street foods on offer, a visit to the Port Louis market is essential. Rest assured, if you want some high-end fashion retail therapy, there are a host of different luxury brands operating in the country that will no doubt be of interest.
3: Natural Beauty
With many dormant Volcanoes and wildlife reserves, Mauritius is an island of true natural beauty and diversity. Many Mauritius all inclusive holidays include some fantastic tours of the country. Be sure to visit the village of Charamel, boasting unparalleled scenic beauty, a waterfall and unbelievable multi coloured sand dunes created by volcanic dust.
4: Sports and activities
Families who like to partake in sports and activities will find that many of the hotels provide a huge amount of facilities to make the most of, with Club Med all inclusive holidays offering a wide range of activities for children of all ages. No trip to Mauritius is complete without a boat trip in either a glass bottomed boat or new mini submarines. These boat trips offer unparalleled views of the sea beneath you as well as providing a safe environment for you and your family.
5. Wildlife parks and nature reserves.
Being the original homeland of the dodo, Mauritius has a real wealth of wildlife that must be explored. If you fancy exploring one of the many parks, be sure to visit the botanical gardens to see the giant lily pads, exotic flowers and unique wildlife. The Crocodile and Tortoise park is another great location for the family if you fancy seeing something a bit out of the ordinary.
Travelling to Mauritius can be quite expensive, meaning that booking ahead of time is advised if travelling as a family. Be sure to shop around tickets online, using price comparison websites to make sure you get the best deals on offer.
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