We had such a great trip to Mauritius last summer and now that we’ve finally finished writing about everything we did whilst we were there I thought I should write about all the things there are to do in Mauritius with kids to give you some inspiration for your next trip.
Last summer we spent two weeks in Mauritius which was full of family friendly places to visit. When travelling to a small island like Mauritius, our hire car was invaluable. We got to explore at our own pace, make our way to planned excursions and go where we wanted to. One of the destinations we chose was the capital city, Port louis.
During our summer holiday to Mauritius last year we were keen to explore the island at our own pace with the car we hired. Before travelling we researched things to do with children and came across the Chamarel Seven Coloured Earth Geopark, located in south west Mauritius on the edge of the Black River Gorges National Park. It was around an hour and a half drive from our hotel in Trou d’Eau Douce, but with magnificent tropical scenery and small villages along the way the drive flew by.
During our Summer holiday to Mauritius last year we hired a car to make the most of the island for the two weeks we were there. We got all the guidebooks and looked at all the websites before setting a rough itinerary of places we would like to go with the children. One place that caught our attention was the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanic Garden in Pamplemousses near Port Louis which we visited after a morning at L’Aventure du Sucre, just a stone’s throw away.
Whenever we visit anywhere new we always try to get a good balance of fun and exploring whilst still learning about the place and its history. This was no different when we were in Mauritius. We tried to learn as much as we could about the island whilst going at the children’s pace and making everything as interesting as possible for them.
If you ask the children what their favourite part of Mauritius was they would probably say the pool, the beach or the boat trips. But, if we asked them what they thought of the children’s fun park we went to, TerrOcean Le Domaine de l’Etoile, they’ll rave about it for hours. It was such a nice way to spend a few hours so I thought I’d share it with you. It should definitely be added to any family itinerary on a holiday in Mauritius.
One excursion we really wanted to do as a family when we booked to go to Mauritius was see dolphins in the wild. Dolphins spend time off the coast of Mauritius at various times of the year so we researched boat trips to see them for ourselves. We were recommended Adrien’s Dream and and booked their Sunrise Crystal Dream excursion for one of our first days in Mauritius.
When we booked our holiday to Mauritius we hired a car so that we could explore as much of the island ourselves, saving money by doing self guided tours and excursions. But, we wanted to spend some time at sea too, exploring local islands and snorkelling. We ended up booking a full day boat trip through Totof Tours and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Mauritius in the future.