A small island with lots to see! Leisure parks all around Mauritius offer a host of family friendly activities, and Catamaran tours, hiking, and biking combine leisure with sightseeing.

Tourists visiting Mauritius are no longer just sun-seekers enjoying the white sandy beach of their luxury hotel. Today’s holiday-makers might be thrill seekers or sport addicts, eager to go beyond the boundaries of the proverbial “Sun, Sand and Sea”. More recently, families have discovered the benefits of protected beaches with shallower waters that are safer for children to swim and play in. Additionally, there is an array of child-appropriate fun leisure activities on offer throughout the island. Theme parks not only provide the opportunity to encounter exotic bird and animal species, but also offer guided hikes and quad-biking tours, safaris, horse riding, canyoning, zip lining, swimming in mountain-streams and fox-trail adventures.

Other activity options include specially-tailored sustainable day tours for families and groups that provide valuable insights into the island’s plant and animal-life, its fragile eco-system, religions and cultures, as well as a glimpse into the everyday lives of Mauritians.

Sailing trips and kayak tours are great ways to explore the lagoon. And those eager to dive into its fascinating underwater world might opt for a snorkelling tour or scuba dive-adventure; both of which are available for children and adults alike. For a special adventure, a Catamaran Cruise is a must. You are transported across the turquoise lagoon to one of the small islets off the coast of Mauritius where you can enjoy swimming and snorkelling while the crew prepares a mouth-watering meal – drinks and fun are included!

Skydive Mauritius

Skydive Mauritius

A 10,000 ft Tandem Skydive is one of the more recent activities introduced in Mauritius. It takes place on the North-east Coast of the island, in Riviere Du Rempart. The activity consists of a briefing with an instructor, a plane ride to reach the required altitude, freefall and a flight under canopy before landing.

Swim with Dolphins

Swim With Dolphins

A speed boat outing from the West Coast of Mauritius, starts in the early hours of the morning for an encounter with the dolphins that have made the lagoon their home. If luck is on your side, you will get some up close and personal time swimming alongside the dolphins. The trip also includes time for some snorkelling.

Catamaran East coast Mauritius

Sailing In The South

You set sail from the turquoise lagoon of Old Grand Port, which was the first port of the island and where the earliest settlers began their explorations along the coast to Ile aux Cerfs (Deer island). The trip offers the opportunity for some snorkelling, a visit to the Grand River South East Waterfalls, and a visit to the pristine sandy beach of Ile aux Cerfs, as well as spectacular mountain scenery to behold.