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The Residence

Mauritius, Indian Ocean

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  • Flight time: 14 hours direct flight
  • Best time to go:  March - December
  • Time difference: GMT +4 hrs
  • Currency:  Rupees
  • Visa requirements: Not required for UK passport holders

      Family Hotels in Mauritius

      Few places can beat Mauritius for a family holiday. The weather is hot without ever being unbearable and the island has a huge amount to do both on land and in the sea for children and adults. The beaches on the east coast are wide and long and protected by a coral reef. The food is delicious and a wonderful fusion of the French, Indian, English and Chinese influences on the island. Whilst, for us, the service is genuinely some of the best and most friendly of any destination we have visited. It isn’t a ‘hideaway destination’ with hidden beaches but for families wanting hotels offering plenty to entertain their children and still be luxurious for adults it is one of the ideal options. The minimal jet lag also helps keep bedtimes to roughly the same time and the huge range of complimentary water sports means your family will be entertained without it costing you a fortune. Mauritius has two main seasons with their winter months running from May to September. During July and August the prevailing easterly winds make the east coast a couple of degrees cooler then the west and the seas are a bit rougher. Winter in Mauritius produces lovely warm days


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      East Coast, Mauritius

      This delightful hotel, set on the east coast of the island on what is arguably one of Mauritius’s top beaches, reflects a serene, Colonial elegance. From the moment you arrive you will receive the very best of Mauritian hospitality. And it is ideally set up for families ensuring you have a fun relaxing holiday. Out of school holidays this hotel is very popular with honeymoon couples which just goes to show how lovely it really is.

      Suitable for: All ages

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      The Residence

      Our rating: Utterly Fab Rating explaination
      Rooms: 163
      Interleading rooms: Yes
      Childrens facilities:Excellent
      Setting: Beach
      Style: Colonial
      Kids club: Yes
      Baby sitters: Yes
      Nightly rates from:
      Per Person: £149
      2 adults & 2 children from: £447
      Complimentary age sharing: <3 yrs

      East Coast, Mauritius

      This delightful hotel, set on the east coast of the island on what is arguably one of Mauritius’s top beaches, reflects a serene, Colonial elegance. From the moment you arrive you will receive the very best of Mauritian hospitality. And it is ideally set up for families ensuring you have a fun relaxing holiday. Out of school holidays this hotel is very popular with honeymoon couples which just goes to show how lovely it really is.

      Suitable for: All ages

      Read more about this Hotel 

      The Residence

      Our rating: Utterly Fab Rating explaination
      Rooms: 163
      Interleading rooms: Yes
      Childrens facilities:Excellent
      Setting: Beach
      Style: Colonial
      Kids club: Yes
      Baby sitters: Yes
      Nightly rates from:
      Per Person: £149
      2 adults & 2 children from: £447
      Complimentary age sharing: <3 yrs

      East Coast, Mauritius

      Ultra stylish, the Prince Maurice is one of the most fabulous hotels on the island. The fact that all rooms are suites speaks volumes – nothing about this hotel is standard. Every suite is sensational, from the stilted Junior Suites to the Senior Beach Suites with their own private pools. Luckily and surprisingly for such a chic hotel your little ones are made just as welcome as you are.

      Suitable for: As a quieter hotel we recommend it for less 'boisterous' children

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      The Prince Maurice

      Our rating: Utterly Fab Rating explaination
      Rooms: 89
      Interleading rooms: No
      Childrens facilities:Yes
      Setting: Beach
      Style: Elegant
      Kids club: Yes
      Baby sitters: Yes
      Nightly rates from:
      Per Person: £179
      2 adults & 2 children: £852
      Complimentary age sharing: <2yrs

      East Coast, Mauritius

      Ultra stylish, the Prince Maurice is one of the most fabulous hotels on the island. The fact that all rooms are suites speaks volumes – nothing about this hotel is standard. Every suite is sensational, from the stilted Junior Suites to the Senior Beach Suites with their own private pools. Luckily and surprisingly for such a chic hotel your little ones are made just as welcome as you are.

      Suitable for: As a quieter hotel we recommend it for less 'boisterous' children

      Read more about this Hotel 

      The Prince Maurice

      Our rating: Utterly Fab Rating explaination
      Rooms: 89
      Interleading rooms: No
      Childrens facilities:Yes
      Setting: Beach
      Style: Elegant
      Kids club: Yes
      Baby sitters: Yes
      Nightly rates from:
      Per Person: £179
      2 adults & 2 children: £852
      Complimentary age sharing: <2yrs

      When to Travel

      Mauritius has a warm subtropical climate.

      Their hot dry season is from May to October with temperatures ranging from 20C to 25C. Cooling trade winds blow from the southeast and keep down the humidity levels. During July and August the prevailing easterly winds make the east coast a couple of degrees cooler then the west and the seas are a bit rougher.

      From November to April the climate becomes hotter, more humid and temperatures range from around 25C to 30C. This is their rainy season, with the peak rains and occasional cyclones occurring in January and February, when we do not recommend travel.

      • January - Good
      • February - Good
      • March - Good
      • April - Best
      • May - Best
      • June - Best
      • July - Best
      • August - Best
      • September - Best
      • October - Best
      • November - Best
      • December - Good



      Kids

      For us nowhere works better for families, as a destination, then Mauritius.  Almost all the hotels are set up for families so have the facilities you need to keep your children entertained and you relaxed.  They all have babysitters, kids clubs, restaurant which open in time for early suppers, interconnecting rooms and above all staff who enjoy having families in the hotel.  The beaches in Mauritius are wide and long and sheltered by a reef around the majority of the island.  Most hotels offer complimentary watersports and kids clubs.  These tend to be for children over the age of 3.  Younger children need to be accompanied by a parent or babysitter.  This is to ensure the younger children aren’t forgotten when staff are coping with more boisterous older children.

      Out an about on the island there are also plenty of activities for older children including golf, quad biking, hiking, and cycling.

      The medical facilities on the island are also very easy to get to in case of any emergency.  Most hotels have their own in-house doctor.

       

      Country Info

      Flights: There are direct non stop flights from the UK to Mauritius with British Airways and Air Mauritius on most days of the week.  Emirates also runs a very good indirect service.  Or if you are coming from South Africa SAA and Air Mauritius have daily flights.

      Mauritius is located in the Indian Ocean about 800km east of Madagascar and 2,000 km off the nearest point of the African mainland. The island is mostly of volcanic formation and is almost entirely surrounded by coral reefs.  The mountain range in the south of the island is a great place for hiking and exploring. 

      Due to the prevailing winds the beaches on the east of the island are wide and long and those on the west of the island tend to be narrower and in small coves.

       

      Food and drink

      With strong influences from Africa, Indian, China, England and France the food in Mauritius is varied and very good.  Wine tends to come in from South Africa which also supplies all their meat.  Therefore, unlike the other Indian Ocean  islands, the food in Mauritius is so heavily reliant on fish and seafood.  All hotels offer simply Kid’s Menus.

      Things to do

      Please find below a range of activities available in Mauritius.

      Suggested Itineraries

      We know it is often difficult, with the huge number of hotels out there, to know which one to go for, which combines with which and what sort of costs they are going to be. Here we have put together a few of our favourite options to give you a starting point. Any of these options can be changed, tweeked or added to so please do ask. The prices are per person and include international flights and private transfers. As the rates at all hotels change a great deal from their High Seasons (i.e the most popular times of the year to be there) to their Low Seasons (they often have great discounts at this time) we have based the 'From' costs on a good time of year to be in the country, the dates are included in the text at the bottom. Please do call us for a quote based on your dates.