Mauritius might be world-renown as the ideal destination for couples looking for an intimate piece of paradise… But it is also the perfect place for family holidays full of fun and surprise that will surely please your children. Here is our Top 10:
1. Casela World of Adventures
Casela’s Nature and Leisure Park offers a wide range of activities for kids of all ages in a breath-taking natural environment and high-quality infrastructures. The park includes a zoo (with lions, giraffes, hippos…), an aviary, ziplines, a small farm, tilapia fishing, canyoning, segway, quad & buggy rides, a 4D cinema, pony rides, a playground, safari, and giant slides.
2. Curious Corner
Your children will be captivated by this curious place where all is about optical illusion. In this particular gallery, the rooms are designed so as to tease visitors’ curiosity and lead them to explore. Some rooms are fun while others are interactive. The various set-ups also allow you to take pictures with a trompe l’oeil effect, which you can bring home as priceless souvenirs.
3. La Vanille Nature Park
In this Wildlife Park you will discover tortoises, crocodiles and various species of butterflies and insects in their insectary, as well as monkeys, iguanas and deer in the lush landscape of southern Mauritius. pYour children will be amazed to see real-life caimans and watch the crocodile feeding, which is the park’s main attraction.
4. Domaine de l’Etoile
Located in the East of the island, the Domaine de l’Etoile stretches over 1,200 hectares. Alongside native forests and luxuriant valleys, the site offers leisure activities that will make the whole family happy: ziplines, quad, buggy, horse riding, hiking, segway, archery, and a kids’ village. A memorable time for all!
5. Mia’s Farm
Mauritius has a big and beautiful farm located in Salazie near the Nicolière Reservoir, which produces fresh milk and dairy products, including 100% natural ice cream, yoghurt and cheese. Families are welcome to watch the making process of such products and say hello to the friendly cows. Visits are free and take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 14.00.
6. Glass-bottom boat trips
Better than visiting an aquarium: a glass-bottom boat trip! Get onboard with your husband, wife and kids and explore the undersea world through the glass boat floor without getting wet. It is both a lovely experience and a fun way to get to know tropical fishes with the skipper’s help.
7. Polaris Fun Drive Adventure
Little daredevils will just love this car-racing track especially designed for kids as from 7. They will have the chance to drive their own little cars in a totally safe and fun outdoor set-up. You can choose between eight, sixteen and twenty-four minute rides. And if your child is feeling less confident, he can drive with a co-pilot, who will help him steer the engine.
More thrills to expect with parasailing! Children and adults, from 7 to 77 years old, will be able to see Mauritius from the sky during a single or double ride. From up there, you will capture some of Mauritius’ most beautiful views and share an exciting moment in tandem with your child: a lifetime memory for him or her to cherish.
9. Horse riding in Mon Choisy
Treat your children to a 1 hour and a half horseback ride with professional guides and discover a 650-hectare private estate, which harbours an old traditional mansion, remains of an old mill, a lime kiln, semi-wild deer, giant tortoises and farm animals.
10. Dolphin watch
If your children have been impressed by the lions in Casela and the crocodiles in La Vanille, wait until they see the dolphins! Embark on an early-morning boat trip into the west/south-west lagoon and look around: you might see some fins! Watching these majestic sea mammals in their natural habitat is such a magical experience for both young and old.
Mauritius, a family destination? There’s no doubt about it!