- Mauritius Family holidays
Few destinations offer the natural abundance of Mauritius, and although its most famous species is known because it is extinct, there is still plenty to see on cheap family holidays in Mauritius. That species is - or was - the dodo, a short fat bird incapable of flight, and with a rather large beak. The death of the final dodo brought to the world's attention the risks presented by human interference, and triggered the start of conservation as we know it today. Eco-tourism continues that commitment, and holidays in Mauritius are now much more sensitive when it comes to safeguarding habitats and native populations.
Best in the world
It's hard to argue with a destination that has repeatedly won travel award titles ranging from 'best beach' and 'best island' right up to the impressive accolade of 'best in world', and cheap family holidays to Mauritius let you and your children judge the quality of the destination and the excellent value for money that it represents. Put that 'best beach' title to the test by heading down to the sand for a day of sunbathing, sandcastle building and swimming - or paddling, if you prefer - for all the fun of a relaxing beach holiday.
Caring for the landscape
Since the 1980s, Mauritius has been working hard as a community to improve conservation efforts in the area, and this has aligned neatly with its growing popularity as a tourist destination. That means that you can take family holidays to Mauritius with a fairly clear conscience - the local habitats of endemic species are protected against damage and development, and when a species does show signs of becoming threatened, the authorities do their best to implement breeding programmes and get the numbers back up, so that the ecosystem as a whole isn't under threat for future generations.
Mauritius may have won its 'best beach' accolade for crystal clean sands, but inland at Chamarel, the ground takes on a variety of different colours. Known as the Seven Coloured Earths, the name refers to the number of different distinct shades of sand found in the dunes there. It's a great place to go on a cheap family holiday to Mauritius, as the ever-shifting formation of the dunes means the coloured sands are continually settling in brand new patterns of rainbow stripes.
Why Mauritius is so great for families
Mauritians have a great fondness for children and are always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that younger visitors are just as well catered for as grownups. Mauritius family holidays are perfect for active visitors who are keen to explore one of the world's most spectacular natural environments, packed with rare wildlife. This, plus an abundance of stunning, sandy beaches and Mauritians' chilled-out, friendly approach, means worn-out families can rapidly unwind and make the most of everything this magical destination has to offer.