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Canonnier: The place to unwind when the honeymoon is over

Face it, you need a break. You need to escape the rigours of everyday life and unwind somewhere peaceful, where the crystal-clear blue waters tickle your toes as you lounge on the white sand and sip on something colourful and cold.

As you struggle to get your inbox under control and get a handle on your scheduling, you fondly remember how not so long ago you and your significant other could throw together a few essentials and head for places unexplored.

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A kid's holiday of a lifetime awaits at the Victoria Beachcomber

If you asked your children at the breakfast table one Saturday morning where your next family holiday should be, chances are pretty good they'd shout out in unison: "the Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa in Mauritius".

Ok . . . perhaps they wouldn't have been that specific in their reply.

But the findings of a survey released in the United States earlier this month suggest they'd definitely be thinking along the lines of an exciting island getaway where they can swim and spend time with their friends and family in spacious accommodation.

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If you’re looking for a fantastic beach holiday for the whole family with superb facilities and exciting activities that cater for your children - no matter their age - look no further than a Beachcomber Mauritius resort. 



The Bob Marlin mini-clubs at our Mauritius hotels are perfect for children and teenagers: a safe place with well-trained staff where kids can be independent of their parents in the secure environment of the resort.

Each kids’ club has a spacious playground with the latest and most modern equipment.

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Mauritius family holiday specials make it possible to plan an unforgettable holiday to tropical paradise, with discounted rates on anything from flights to accommodation (or all of the above). The trick in taking advantage of such specials is to first find packages that are best suited to your budget and needs however. This way, you will get the best value possible.

How do you go about finding the best Mauritius family holiday deals and packages?

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Finding Mauritius Family Holiday Specials

Some tips to help you plan an affordable family holiday in this exotic, action-packed Indian Ocean destination include the following:

1.     Consider the season. Like many other tropical destinations, Mauritius has a dry season and a wet season. The latter falls during summer, between November and April. During this time of year, humidity is high, and storms (including cyclones) are more frequent. The dryer, slightly cooler time runs during winter, with mild weather. Both seasons have much to offer, but the peak season between December and January can be busier and more expensive. Consider planning your trip during a cheaper season to take advantage of reduced rates, or look for specials that take advantage of seasonal fluctuations.

 

2.     Consider the resort. No matter how good the price is, if the accommodation is not up to standard, it will not be worth your while. When travelling with kids, you may need to consider special facilities such as cots, child care services and additional rooms to fit your family. Accommodation in the form of resorts or hotels that have plenty of inclusive facilities are often more worth the cost than those that do not have anything to offer besides lodging.

 

3.     Consider other inclusions (and exclusions). Specials are always welcome… as long as they include enough things to be a truly good deal. If major expenses are not included, you may end up paying a lot more in the long run. Be sure what is included in the deal, and what is not, so that you can accurately budget for your holiday without the risk of hidden costs.

With so many deals to be found online, it has sadly become easier for scammers to take advantage of those looking for genuine deals. Whenever you enquire about an offer you find, always check to see that the provider is an authorised, trusted company that has contact people whom you can speak to, contact information on the website, and if possible, testimonials or reviews from happy customers. When a deal seems too good to be true, follow your instincts and investigate further before making any deposits.

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If you want to find reliable, authentic packages and deals that you can always rely on, our Mauritius family holiday specials give you the best value for your money along with full peace of mind that comes with years of experience within the travel sector.

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 by WSI Mel 

With so much to see, do and experience on a family holiday in Mauritius, it comes as no surprise that this exotic Indian Ocean destination is a popular favourite for families from all over the world. Beaches, lush nature reserves, natural forests, kid-friendly activities, delicious cuisine and many exciting adventures lie in wait, along with sunshine much of the year around.

What are the best things to do during a visit to this beautiful tropical paradise? Let’s take a look…

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What to Do on a Mauritius Family Holiday

In no particular order, some of the top things to do on your Mauritius family holiday include the following:

1.     National Botanical Gardens of Mauritius

Originally created as a private garden for the island’s governor almost 300 years ago, this garden is one of the top landmarks to visit, and for good reason. Over 650 varieties of plants can be seen, including huge baobabs, medicinal plants, a spice garden and incredible giant water lilies.

2.     Sugar Museum and Factory

Holidays can be educational as well as fun, as the amazing L’Avontuur Sucre Sugar Museum and Factory proves. Positioned among green sugar cane fields, this ancient mill offers an interactive Sugar Adventure for kids that teaches the history of sugar production over the past two and a half centuries. This adventure tour features two of the island’s animals – the mynah bird and the mongoose. These mascots guide kids through the factory, taking them on a fun tour that is both informative and entertaining. At the end of the tour, sugar tasting can be done for those wanting to try up to 11 different sugars.

3.     Dolphin Cruises

Dolphin cruises are sure to be the highlight of any holiday in Mauritius – whatever your age. Cruise the West coast as you watch dolphin pods swim by, birds fly overhead and the warm, clear Indian Ocean waters glide by on this rewarding cruise. For kids of 10 years and older, some cruises also offer the chance to swim with dolphins – an incredible experience that will be remembered forever.

4.     Ile aux Cerfs

This island lies on the East coast, and is ideal for a day trip. Tours typically include transport from your hotel, with a boat trip to the island and a chance to explore the surrounds at your own pace. Sights to see on this scenic island include a waterfall among others.

5.     Casela Nature Park

In the South West, this lovely nature park offers a fun day out for the entire family. There are four themed worlds to explore – Safari, Nature, Mountain and Water. Also included is a discovery and learning area for children, with plenty of activities to keep them busy.

6.     Crocodile & Giant Tortoises Park And Nature Reserve

Home to the island’s famous giant tortoises, as well as crocodiles, other reptiles, lush plants and springs filled with fish and prawns, this idyllic rain forest park is sure to be a hit with the whole family. There are shaded walking paths, a mini zoo and a butterfly park with thousands of beautifully coloured insects to see.

7.     Captain Nemo's Undersea Walk

In Grande Baie, you will have the chance to venture underneath the sea to a depth of three metres, wearing a special diving helmet reminiscent of ancient explorers and sea captains. View an array of amazing marine species, fish and corals as you explore a tropical lagoon that is warm and teeming with life.

8.     Domaine d’Anse Jonchée Nature Park

Nestled away in a rainforest, this park is home to many species of wildlife, including stags, Javan deer, monkeys, wild boar, hares and kestrels. Meander forest paths as you look out for animals, birds, insects and plants. There’s also a restaurant on site that serves local dishes.

9.     Labourdonnais Orchards

Taste delicious, freshly grown local tropical fruit directly from the source, as you explore one of the island’s most beautiful orchards. Here, kids can learn more about indigenous fruit and how it is grown, while also getting to try fruit they have picked themselves.

10.  Mauritius Aquarium

In the North West, the beautiful national aquarium is another spot worth visiting. It is home to some 200 species of marine creatures, ranging from brightly hued fish to live coral and sponges, sharks and popular residents such as crown squirrelfish and devil firefish. Kids of all ages (including fully grown kids) will love walking through the aquarium taking in the many amazing wonders.

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Daydreaming about planning a Mauritius family holidayContact us today and let us help you plan an unforgettable adventure in tropical paradise!

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