Mauritius is undoubtedly a fantastic family holiday destination. All the resorts are well geared and equipped to entertain and look after children of all ages. Children between the ages of 3 and 12* are welcomed to the complimentary mini-clubs on offer at almost all resorts, while teens are able to join in daily games of beach and pool volleyball, beach soccer and more. Some resorts offer teen club facilities and programmes.
With really enthusiastic and professionally trained staff, your holiday will not only be loads of fun for your children, but also a great opportunity for them to make new friends and learn new skills and sports; from sailing and water-skiing, to golf lessons and fun kids excursions.
Beachcomber resorts offer the fantastic Bob Marlin mini club catering for two age groups; 3-6 year olds and 7-12 year olds. A custom built mini club is at the heart of each resort with both indoor and outdoor facilities, playground equipment and mini swimming pool (at some resorts). Children will love the varied programme on offer from water-sports, swimming and crafts during the day, to dance shows and movie nights in the evenings. Most have a designated children’s dining area within the main hotel restaurant where children can enjoy their own kid-sized buffet, supervised by Bob Marlin staff.
At Sugar Beach and La Pirogue, the Sun Kids Club caters for 2-11 year olds, while Sun Generation is a programme especially for 12-17 year olds. The Sun Kids programme includes fun outdoor activities such as golf, tennis, windsurfing and swimming clinics as well as excursions, evening events and special kid’s menus. At Sugar Beach the Sports Bar is converted into a cool venue in the evenings for teenagers to socialise with video games, music, pool and DJ.
At LUX resorts the PLAY kids club offers children between the ages of 3 and 11 an opportunity to explore the many wonders and delights of island living - from art classes and treasure hunts to Teddy Tennis lessons. Studio 17 provides a space for teens between 12 and 17 to get together, explore the island or just hang out. Teens can make the most of their island holiday with loads of activities including local dance and language classes, beach sports activities and exciting adventure trips around the island.
At the Radisson Blu properties Camp Safari is available for children age 3 to 11 where crafting, painting, pizza making, movies, games on the beach and more are on offer. The E-Zone is a great social space where teenagers can hang out, play table football, listen to music and watch movies on the flat-screen TV.
At Club Med resorts, well trained GO’s provide plenty of fun and entertainment 6-days a week to ensure your kids have a memorable holiday. Baby Club Med (4-24 months), Petit Club Med (2 &3 yrs), Mini Club Med (4-10yrs) and Junior Club Med (11-17 yrs) make sure that every age is well taken care of.
At Veranda resorts the Timomo & Friends Kids Club welcomes children between the age of 3 and 11 for a day filled with fun activities, games, crafts and even excursions.
Although hotels in the Seychelles are generally less focused on family holidays, there are still facilities for children and a selection of resorts that offer kids clubs. A popular choice for families in the Seychelles is Paradise Sun located on Praslin Island. At the Hilton Labriz, Maia Luxury Resort & Spa and Kempinski Seychelles Resort children and families are specially catered for. The Constance Kids Club at Constance Ephelia welcomes children ages 4-11 to their fully-supervised children’s facilities offering games, outdoor fun, swimming, arts and more and, the AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa also offers a comprehensive kids club for 4-12 year olds.
Zanzibar is also an ideal family destination with plenty of water sports and activities for the whole family to enjoy. However, only a few properties offer kids clubs and kids programmes, with many offer optional babysitting services. Dream of Zanzibar offers the Simba Club for 3-12 year olds; Essque Zalu offers the Tinga Club for 4-12 year olds and Hideaway Nungwi offers the Hide & Seek kids club for 4-12 year olds.
* Ages vary slightly between resorts.