When is the best time to take a family vacation in Mauritius?
The tropical climate means you can visit this beautiful island all year round. To make the most of this paradise away from the crowds, it's best to plan your trip between May and November, at the end of summer and during the austral winter. The weather is sunny and temperatures pleasant, ideal for beach days and family excursions. October to February is the summer tourist season in Mauritius, with exciting events, sunny weather and idyllic temperatures for water sports and outdoor activities.
What's the best way to get around Mauritius as a family?
Rent a car if you want to explore the island at your own pace. Our concierge service can help you find the best car rental rates and take care of all the formalities. You can also book excursions with our tour operators.
For a more leisurely pace, there are many places within walking distance of Marguery Villas, with small shops, walks, discoveries and, of course, beautiful beaches, such as La Preneuse and Tamarin Bay. Another great option is to rent bicycles for guided and accompanied rides, a fun way to discover the area with the whole family.
The best family beaches in Mauritius
Mauritius abounds in superb child-friendly beaches where you can swim in complete safety and explore its lagoons teeming with life in peace and quiet. Trou-aux-Biches beach is renowned for its white sand and shallow waters, ideal for family bathing. Mont Choisy beach is also very popular with families, with its fine sand and numerous trees offering shade for relaxing. For water sports, Belle Mare beach is an excellent choice. For those looking for an introduction to surfing, head for Tamarin Bay with surf instructor Cyril, who will introduce young and not-so-young alike to the joys of gliding. And for the ultimate in thrills, head to Le Morne beach for an introduction to kiteboarding.
Perfect sightseeing and activity tips for a family vacation in Mauritius
There's so much to do and see on the island that you'll never get bored, from water and land-based sports to discovery activities...
Visit Casela Zoological Park
This paradise for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts welcomes visitors to the nature reserve, where they can enjoy close-up encounters with exotic species such as lions, tigers and giraffes, as well as camel rides... The island's picturesque landscapes can also be explored on jeep safaris. For the more adventurous, activities such as canyoning, quad biking and zip-lining are sure to provide unforgettable thrills.
Watch dolphins in their natural environment
Just five minutes from Marguery Villas, board one of our boats for the most exciting excursion of your family vacation in Mauritius. These superb mammals live year-round along the coast, offering a truly unique experience and unforgettable memories!
Visit Odysseo oceanarium
If you're in Port-Louis, head to Odysseo for the spectacular ballet of sharks, rays, moray eels and other fish and corals in this oceanarium.
Snorkeling with your family is a great way to discover the richness of marine life. All the lagoons around are easy to explore by snorkel, or take a glass-bottom boat trip.
Visit the Pamplemousse botanical garden
This tropical garden, built by Pierre Poivre, is home to a multitude of exotic plants, giant water lilies and giant tortoises.
The Sugar Adventure Museum
A few steps from Pamplemousses Garden visitors will be able to discover the fascinating world of sugar and the history of the Mauritian sugar industry. Children can learn more about the crop and the economic importance of this natural product, and enjoy gourmet moments at the sugar workshop.
Discover Mauritian gastronomy
Turn your family vacation into an amazing and tasty gastronomic voyage of discovery. Explore the delicious Mauritian cuisine in the various restaurants or in a villa with a chef. Don't miss traditional dishes such as curry, samoussas and typical Mauritian cakes. Children love street food, so make the most of your visits to Port-Louis or other places to taste boiled noodles known as "mines," dumplings, dholl purees or hot chili puffs!
Enjoy peace of mind on your family vacation in Mauritius with our secure villas
Marguery Villas' individual pool villas offer spacious, comfortable accommodation where everyone gets their own private space, with concierge services available 7 days a week to meet all your needs. The gated estate also features 24-hour security. Children have their own play area, and babysitting services are available. With a private swimming pool and tropical garden, a TV corner and an Internet connection, your children will enjoy their vacation to the fullest.
What's more, hotel services such as daily housekeeping are included to ensure a pleasant and relaxing stay, with no other concerns than enjoying your dream holiday with us.
And don't forget your well-being during your family vacation in Mauritius!
Kids having a great time? So spare a thought for yourself and enjoy our exclusive in-villa hotel services. Why not treat yourself to a relaxing massage by the pool, away from the hustle and bustle of vacations with children? Marguery Villas' concierge service can arrange massages, treatment and wellness sessions to make sure your vacation is relaxing and revitalizing.