Mauritius for Families
Collected by Jake Green
Mauritius is more than just another gorgeous beach island. The mix of Indian, African, French, Chinese, and English heritage has given it an incredible creole vibe, influencing the culture and food in ways that will surprise and delight you.
B103 - Plaine Champagne Road, Mauritius
It's easy enough to get lost in the scenic beauty of Black River Gorges. This hilly, wooded park boasts plenty of hiking trails—not to mention some gorgeous waterfalls. But while you are wandering, make sure to stop and look up at the trees once...
Coastal Road (Near Le Pascatore B36, Trou-aux-Biches, Mauritius
I'm a scuba diver. Or rather, I once was—it's not easy to find the time or money to get wet once you have kids. And if you can manage to put together the required time and money, you then have to explain your absence—which can be even more...
Have you ever wondered what a lion's fur feels like? Is it soft and silky like your average house cat? Or is it made of rougher stuff? You can sate that particular curiosity at the Casela Nature and Leisure Park. The park's trained staff host...
Balaclava, Turtle Bay, Mauritius
Mauritius beaches boast miles and miles of pristine white sand and the most transparent water. It's the perfect place to walk—and search for sea creatures. Meander along the waterline when the tide runs low so you can find your own piece of...
Coastal Road, Pointe-aux-Piments, B38, Pointe aux Piments, Mauritius
The kids want to spend all day at the beach or pool. You want to use Mauritius' impeccable weather to roam the island. But rain does and will happen. And a rainy morning is a great excuse to visit the small yet lovely Mauritius Aquarium. The...
Angle Route Royale & Rue Corderie Corderie St, Port Louis, Mauritius
There's something in a name. Here the "first" is fairly literal—it denotes the fact that this particular restaurant was one of the first opened by Chinese immigrants in Port Louis. With some of the flashier restaurants in Chinatown, it might be...
Port Louis Water Front, Port Louis, Mauritius
You've been told that there's only one place to eat masala dosa—a rice/lentil pancake filled with potatoes, spices and chilies—on the island. Mystic Masala doesn't look like much from the outside. But the smells quickly beckon you in. You eat your...
B13, Grand Baie, Mauritius
You may think finding a decent cup of coffee on Mauritius is damn near impossible. With its creole blend of British, Indian, and Chinese, the majority of islanders are staunch tea drinkers. You can usually find a decent cup at your hotel—but it...
St Georges St, Port Louis, Mauritius
It's easy to feel overwhelmed once you look at the beer list. Despite Lambic's laid-back, homey atmosphere, there are almost too many beers to choose from. Do you stick with something familiar from home? Or branch out and try something new—perhaps...
Bourbon St, Port Louis, Mauritius
Your kids have already gone out of their comfort zone a little with Mauritian cuisine. They've tried new curries, dim sum, and other items from street vendors. But when you tell them it's time to try a true Mauritian delicacy, caca pigeon—or...
53A Sir John Pope Hennessy Street Curepipe/Daruty de Grandpre Avenue, Curepipe 74245, Mauritius
Mauritius has long been known as the place to pick up detailed, custom-made ship models. If you are in the market for your very own model of the Cutty Sark, there's no better place to find it. There are many model ship makers on the island. But...
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