A common misconception with paradise destinations such as Mauritius, is that most resorts shun children in order to provide a boutique, serene experience. This myth can be easily dispelled by taking a look at our hand-picked selection of family-friendly hotels.
Overlooking the sparkling azure waters of the Indian Ocean sits the Le Meridien Ile Maurice, in a perfect position on a pristine beach. Providing personalised guides to local nearby attractions, this hotel also boasts ‘days of play’ at the children’s club that can involve mum and dad too if they like.
Choose the Le Meridien Ile Maurice for: Tropical idyll, family-friendly restaurants and the free play zone with inspired activities.Enjoy some family fun in paradise. Image: zeinhofer at Pixabay
The Constance Belle Mare Plage resort enjoys a spectacular beachfront location in the Flacq region to the east of Mauritius. Here, families can enjoy a children’s club for little ones aged 4-11 with both indoor and outdoor supervised activities. There is also a spa and a complimentary shuttle service to nearby golf resorts for mums and dads to enjoy, as well as tennis courts for the more active holidaymaker.
Choose the Constance Belle Mare Plage for: The spectacular selection of swimming pools, craft courses, culinary activities, computer gaming stations, sporting activities and much more.
Westin Turtle Bay Resort and Spa sits nestled within a beautiful bay on the north west of Mauritius. Ideal for relaxation, there is an onsite spa, children’s club and a plethora of complimentary activities suitable for all of the family.
Choose the Westin Turtle Bay Resort and Spa for: The Westin Family club, which offers a world of fun with nature walks, sand castle competitions and a variety of games. The resort also offers some once-in-a-lifetime snorkelling opportunities.Enjoy the sublime serenity of Heritage Le Telfair Resort
Immerse yourself within the colonial history of Mauritius with a stay at the Heritage Le Telfair, a grand establishment built to reflect the sugar plantation houses of the island. Located near the Bel Ombre village, this small, refined hotel is perfect for nature lovers and even provides families the opportunity to watch dolphins play in their natural habitat. There is a range of both land and sea activities available, as well as a children’s club and teens’ club onsite.
Choose the Heritage Le Telfair Resort for: The small, relaxed feel. Also the ‘baby club’, where trained baby nurses can care for your 0-2 year old while you enjoy some well-deserved feet-up time.Give your children the unforgettable gift of surveying marine wildlife in their natural habitat. Image: StockSnap at Pixabay
The LUX Belle Mare Resort is located to the East of the Island in the Flacq district and boasts impeccable interior design throughout by Brit Kelly Hoppen. From fun-packed family adventures to an array of free water sports, there is everything on offer to ensure that the little ones are kept entertained. Nice touches include the ribbon you are given upon check-in to tie around the wish tree (one lucky person is selected per year to win a free holiday) and the hidden messages in bottles around resort which, if found, grant the lucky finder a complimentary in-resort treat.
Choose the LUX Belle Mare for: The homemade ice cream carts and the chance to snuggle up on bean bags to watch a family blockbuster beneath the stars.