Wondering what to do in Mauritius with children? Our activity guide has got you covered. We have found 10 activities to keep them entertained for hours! Villanovo can help you organise these day trips so don't hesitate to contact us.
With plenty of beaches all around the coastline of the island you really are spoilt for choice! Build sandcastles, try new watersports or simply relax on a towel, there is something for all to do. The best family friendly beaches are Blue Bay, Flic en Flac, La Preneuse and Trou aux Biches.
This impressive interactive museum and factory is a bit like Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory and will leave children in awe as they travel back through time discovering the story of sugar. Children will also learn about the importance of sugarcane and how it is the main agricultural product of Mauritius. They will have fun with the interactive activities and exploring the museum with their own tour booklet. With a shop and a restaurant onsite this is a good day out for all the family.
Dolphin watching at Black-River Bay is a highlight children will never forget. Watch these majestic animals as they swim through the Indian Ocean. Want to see? Check out this amazing video!
Port Louis, the capital city of Mauritius, is filled with culture and discovery. Take a walk along the harbor or visit the Blue Penny Museum which houses some prestigious collections of Mauritian history and the central market where children can gaze in awe at all the Mauritian delights. Stalls of spices, handmade gifts, and local specialities line the streets of the market. Here you can find little trinkets and souvenirs to bring home to friends and family.
This is a unique attraction where you can take a walk underwater and discover the seabed and the creatures that live in the water. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the ocean and have a fun filled day out with the family. See how many different species live here and be amazed at how many colours you can see too. This activity will be the highlight of a trip to Mauritius for the children as they learn about marine life and the world underneath the surface of the ocean.
In Grand Baie, families can take a trip underwater to explore the beauty of the seabed. Make memories you will never forget and discover a life underwater. Gaze at all the colours you can see as these creatures swim around in their natural habitat. Count how many different types of fish you can see and have fun exploring underwater. This activity provides a brilliant day out for all the family and the children are sure to be delighted!
Mauritius Aquarium, situated in Pointe-aux-Piments, is a world of discovery for children and adults alike. Children can learn about marine life and can visit the feeding sessions that take place daily. Wander around the aquarium and see all the species of fish and marine animals that live underwater. Be amazed by the different colours that you can see in the water and admire the beauty of all these creatures. See how many you already know and learn about the ones you have never heard of before. For a day filled with fun and education it is definitely at the aquarium!
A great family day out, La Vanille Nature Park is home to a number of animals and creatures. Make a day of it and be educated about each one at your own pace. Not to be missed is the crocodile feeding show which takes place at 11:30am daily (except from Monday's and Friday's).
Casela World of Adventures is one of the most popular attractions in Mauritius. Situated on the West coast of the island, this adventure park is open all year round and makes for a great family day out. With different adventure packs to discover, you will not be bored. For a day that combines education, fun, and a love for the great outdoors, get yourself to Casela World of Adventures.
For those that seek adventure and adore the great outdoors will love Black River Gorges National Park. This park is filled with various hiking trails for you to tackle and explore. Enjoy a picnic by one of the waterfalls and try to spot the nine species of local birds. Children will love exploring the nature and trying to spot the local wildlife while enjoying the view - a fun day is guaranteed!