Mauritius is perfect for family holidays. Image: Mövenpick

As well as great beaches and activities for all ages, Mauritius offers plenty of family-friendly accommodation.

From hotel villas and apartments to four-star all-inclusives and upmarket favourites with kids’ clubs, here are our four picks.


The Shandrani

Relaunching in November as the Shandrani Resort and Spa, this property will become the island’s only fully all-inclusive luxury hotel.

With 327 rooms and suites, it has three beaches, the Bob Marlin Mini Club for children, and three restaurants.

Sample product: Beachcomber Tours offers seven nights at the Shandrani Resort and Spa from £4,803 for two adults and two children under 12 sharing a Deluxe Room, with flights and transfers.


Belle Mare Plage

The spacious two to three-bedroom villas with private pools at this five-star property are sure to be a hit with families.

The property has 20 villas, a kids’ club, lots of free activities, four pools and the 18-hole Legends and Links golf course.

Sample product:Sunset Faraway Holidays offers seven nights’ half- board at The Belle Mare Plage for £799 per person including flights and transfers.


Heritage Golf and Spa Resort

This four-star hotel’s Premium Package is fantastic value and includes a daily massage, champagne, free mini bar, green fees at the nearby golf course and much more.

Accommodation is in one of 154 deluxe rooms, five suites or The Villa with its own pool and dining gazebo.

Sample product:Thomas Cook Signature offers seven nights’ all-inclusive at the Heritage Golf and Spa Resort from £1,769 per adult and £749 per child including flights.


Mövenpick Resort and Spa

This luxury property has 160 rooms, 20 suites and one villa, set in tropical gardens.

There is a Mini Club for children aged three and up, offering a range of activities. The resort also has three restaurants.

Sample product:Cosmos offers seven nights at the resort for two adults and two children from £3,800 including flights and transfers in September.