Mauritius is crawling with activities to keep young travellers entertained. Whether it’s simply taking the bus to a lively market, building castles in the sand, or whizzing through the trees on a zipline, Mauritius has everything you need to make your next family holiday unforgettable.
Visit the botanical garden in Pamplemousse
Pack your snacks and head to the sprawling Pamplemousse garden for a family picnic. Kids are absolutely fascinated by the enormous waterlilies that look like they came straight from a fairy-tale. Take the guided tour with a knowledgeable tour guide who can point out fruit bats, birds, and beautiful indigenous plants.
Parents love the fact that the gardens are level, so even small children can walk around easily.
Keep in mind that the gardens are expansive, so a stroller, or small bike for toddlers, may come in handy.
Take the kids on a Zipline tour
For some adrenalin pumping action, take the 500m zipline tour of Domaine des Couleurs and the half day tour at Domaine de Chazal in the south of Mauritius. It is the ideal way to take in the gorgeous green surroundings from a unique vantage point.
Parents love the option of strapping their toddlers onto their own harness, and tandem ziplining through the trees.
Keep in mind that this is an outdoor adventure on a tropical island, so don’t forget to pack your swimsuit, sunscreen, and mosquito repellent.
Dolphin watching in Mauritius
What could be more exciting than watching dolphins splash and play in the water? Every morning and evening these graceful creatures can be seen hunting for delicious fishy snacks. Take an early morning boat from La Preneuse and spend some time dolphin watching with the kids.
Parents love the option of snorkelling with the dolphins!
Keep in mind that this is a very popular activity, and you will need to book in advance. It is also advisable to have breakfast before you depart.
Enjoy some quality beach time
Sometimes, all you need for some quality family time is a bucket and a spade and a stretch of pristine beach next to clear blue water. With water temperatures a mild 26 - 29°C during summer, you can even join the kids in the water.
Parents love the fact that the reef is about 100m out, so there are no high waves to knock little ones off their feet.
Keep in mind that there are several water sports that you could do with your kids, like canoeing or stand up paddling. The lagoon at Mont Choisy offers the best conditions for stand up paddling.
Visit the Kids Adventure Park on the east coast
For a serious adventure overdose, head to the Kids Adventure Park where jumping castles, teeny tiny quadbikes, go carts and pony rides await!
Parents love the fact that children can play under the supervision of dedicated staff at the park, while they enjoy some grown-up fun with horse riding and quad biking.
Keep in mind that your children may not want to go home. Ever.