Most hotels offer some sort of Kids Club to a greater or lesser degree, Beachcomber offer their 'Bob Marlin Club' and Sun International their 'Sun Kids Club'. The aim is to make the holiday experience not only relaxing and enjoyable for the parents but also the children.
Beachcomber's Bob Marlin mini-clubs are all located in specially built, child-friendly 'houses', equipped with toys and games to appeal to the young. The Club provides all day activities that are supervised by experienced and qualified child minders, many of whom are multilingual.
Activities are divided according to age into two main groups for the 3-6 years and 7-12 years of age. These activities range from shell-decorating to mini-Olympics on the beach for the younger children, while older children can enjoy learning to water-ski or master the art of sailing at Shandrani. Tennis and golf lessons can also be arranged. Every week the children are taken on an excursion around the island where they can experience Mauritius. Children can choose to partake in activities that they are interested in while deciding to leave others out.
The Beachcomber properties in Mauritius include: Dinarobin, Le Canonnier, Le Mauricia, Paradis, Royal Palm, Shandrani, and Trou aux Biches. Opening times are generally 9:30-21:00 with Paradis closing at 23:00 and Le Canonnier closing at 16:30. Dinner is provided featuring dishes which particularly appeal to children, while lunch is an extra cost. Take note that the Royal Palm only operates their Bob Marlin club during European school holidays.
Operating at the Sun International hotels of One&Only Le St Geran, Le Touessrok, Sugar Beach, and La Pirogue, Sun Kids Club offers children creative and fun programmes. Sun Kids Club is free for all children between the ages of 2 and 11 staying at the hotels. Activities are all age appropriate and include golf, swimming, windsurfing and tennis clinics. Dinners are special events with a selection of child friendly menus, barbeques, and buffets.
Gordon from Green Globe, helps children discover the wonders of the sea by taking them in glass bottom boats as they learn about good environmental practices. Excursions around the island are designed to be fun, with environmental education.
Babysitters are available at an extra cost charge, and are required for children aged two and three.