“On the beach, eyes closed, under the caress of the sun, as we remember well. As one slips magically into the memory. In this happiness.”

– Marie Sizun 

If you’re daydreaming about the perfect family holiday with clear warm turquoise water, endless white beaches with coconut trees, you probably dream about Mauritius. To plan your trip on this magical island, there is no need to have an itinerary: the key point is to choose wisely your base camp.

The north of Mauritius is the most festive, especially the bustling and cosmopolitan Grand Baie. The white beaches in the North, like Mont Choisy or Trou aux Biches, are among the most beautiful in Mauritius. The west coast stretches from Port Louis to the iconic Morne Brabant. It has some of the island’s most diverse and breathtaking scenery and is know for the most stunning sunsets of the island. The East is the most authentic side of the island and known for the beautiful fishing villages. It is the ideal place for a relaxing family stay in a peaceful environment. The South reveals a landscape radically different from the rest of the island. It offers a more mountainous, wilder and less touristy panorama. It is the best preserved part of the island.

From there, you can choose day by day: relax on sandy beaches while your kids having fun in the azure blue waters or discover the rich underwater world with a mask and tuba. But the interior of the islands also hides some spectacular sights like the unique Botanical Garden of Pamplemousses or the Ebony Forest where majestic black ebony trees stand tall and paradise flycatchers and Mauritius Black Bulbul chase each other through the trees. For families looking for adventure, the Black River Gorges National Park is the perfect place. Here you can spend the day following hiking trails, discover dramatic waterfalls and have a picnic while enjoying a breathtaking view over the island.

Mauritius’s glorious white sandy beaches, the abundance of wildlife, and the friendly, welcoming people make it a varied and fulfilling destination for the whole family, the whole year round.

The best family-friendly beaches in Mauritius

The best family-friendly beaches in Mauritius

Mauritius provides not only spectacular lagoons but also calm water conditions, ideal for swimming and snorkeling as the island is surrounded by several coral reefs. Whether traveling with a baby, young children or teens, it seems that Mauritius can fulfill all the desires of families in search of sun, beach and beautiful memories.