With year-round sunshine, clean, safe seas and plenty to see and do, Mauritius is an ideal place to travel with children. Family is central to Mauritian culture, and kids will receive a warm welcome. Large hotels and resorts offer great facilities for families, such as interconnecting rooms, family suites and luxury all-inclusive packages. They cater to children of all ages, supplying everything from baby conveniences like sterilizers, pushchairs, high chairs and baby baths – and pre-ordered milk, wipes and nappies on arrival – to in-room Wii consoles, wi-fi, spa treatments, kids’ menus, sports academies and free kids’ and teens’ clubs. Outside of hotels and resorts, many guesthouses and B&Bs also welcome families. They may not have five-star facilities, but they do have family rooms, adaptable menus and a personalized service. Self-catering establishments are another option, with plenty of facilities and family excursions. The mushrooming number of shopping centres on the island means there’s also usually a supermarket or pharmacy nearby to buy essentials.

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