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11 Things to do in Mauritius with Children

The beautiful volcanic island of Mauritius is a great choice for a family destination. This island nation annually attracts millions of visitors who wanted to have a unique and unforgettable holiday.

For those who are not aware, tourism is actually a major component of Mauritian economy, which obviously explains why the service and experience is unparalleled.

Mauritius is easily accessible from various countries. For instance, travel time is approximately 11 hours from Europe, 6 hours from South Africa and 14 hours from Australia. Additionally, don’t worry about any language barriers as there are three official languages – French, English and Creole (though it is doubtful if any tourist would be able to speak Creole as fluent as a local).

The beach of Ile aux Cerf - Copyright by www.ants-in-our-pants.com

The beach of Ile aux Cerf – Copyright by www.ants-in-our-pants.com

There are tons of things to do in Mauritius with children. For one thing, a great family holiday couldn’t be complete without spotless white sandy beaches. Kids may also explore reefs, since it is not far from shore – it is only about 100 meters away. Therefore one won’t have high waves. Continue Reading →

4 reasons to visit the East Coast – Mauritius with children

Many tourists don’t visit the east coast Mauritius unless they stay in a hotel there. During my 6 month residency in Mauritius the east coast was one of my favourites with my children. Why?

  • Snorkeling is fantastic!

If you go to the beach right before Trou d’Eau Douce there’s one small lagoon after another. Many stones in the water with stonefishes require bathing shoes or fins. But once in the water it’s like stepping in a huge aquarium. Have some bread with you to feed the fishes.

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Why you shouldn’t miss to workout while travelling – insider workout travel tips

Travelling around is exciting and inspiring. New countries, architecture one has never seen before, getting oriented and trying all the strange food is just like being born into a new world again.

First you look around and have no clue who those people are. They share your place and communicate somehow with you, even only nonverbal. But who are they? What are their values? Their dreams and sorrows? Continue Reading →

Mauritius dolphin watching – a unique experience

Dolphins meet every morning in front of La Preneuse Beach. Since many years it’s an important part of the tourist industry to offer boat trips to watch and snorkel with them. Different opinions exist from “It’s cruelty to the dolphins! All these people jumping in the sea and swimming with them.” to “If they wouldn’t like it they could descent. But they even seem to play with the tourists.”.

However, we wanted to form our own opinion about Mauritius dolphin watching: Continue Reading →

Horse race in Mauritius: 5 reasons to get there

Forget your prejudices about horse races. Elitist sport, cruel jockeys and compulsive gamblers. Sure, someones’ world is black or white. Better make your own experience. I collected 5 reasons why you should give it a try:

1.Saturday hangout

What do you do on a Saturday? For us Saturdays are odd days in between the normal working week and the free Sunday. On a Saturday you can work till noon and spend the rest of the day on grocery shopping. But you could also finish early or don’t even start working and let the weekend begin.Most racing days start at noon. The last race will be at around 4pm. You can join whenever you’d like. Also only for two races. Continue Reading →

Mon Choisy Beach, the place of happy people

Under trees one can enjoy the more than 3km long beach of Mon Choisy. During the week it’s very calm and only visited by tourists whereas the weekends turn it into a party place. Grandpas playing with their children in the water, Indian families dining on the beach and young people playing football.

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This girl and his grandpa played for more than 1 hour the same game: she is splashing him water over his head, laughing and having a lot of fun. After some minutes he took the beer can and splashed water over her head. Laughing made him look like a young boy again.

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A perfect sunday hangout: The Coral Tree Restaurant at Westcoast Island, La Preneuse

It occurs to us that we find it difficult to go out for lunch or dinner with the kids. We prefer eating at home, because it’s just a mess with them: spaghetti all over the floor, screaming child because she likes to have the salami we always have instead of the one the restaurant serves, knocked over drinks create a stressful atmosphere.

Nevertheless sometimes we are just on our way, badly prepared with nothing to eat with us. So we have to go somewhere.

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We stumbled in the Coral Tree Restaurant by recommendation of our skipper. Continue Reading →

Zip Line Tour Mauritius at Domaine de Chazal

The mauritian “djungle” is greener than green. Especially in the south, where it’s raining almost every night. The GREEN green of sugar cane, palms and trees hanging their branches over deep valleys, combined with birdsongs and a feeling of freedom. That’s the beginning of a small adventure.

I decided to do a zip line tour on Mauritius with friends at Domaine de Chazal, near Souillac in the south of Mauritius. This Domaine is beautifully designed with lakes, sunloungers, a restaurant and of course the amusing tour guides.

In a professional manner they started putting us the climbing harnest on. After a short ride we started on one side of the valley. Inspecting the zip line and the valley we were not very sure if this is scary or great. IMG_2529

Leaving our children at home with their daddies meant that we were finally doing something only for ourselves. No feeding, filling up drinking bottles, dispute settling or tired, moaning child next to us. It was wonderful!! Continue Reading →

Business trip with kids – 4 steps to successfull childcare

Many husbands need to go on meetings, project work or short term cooperation to beautiful and interesting places. If that’s Paris, Cape Town or New York. How lovely would it be to just accompany him? Get your bags packed and leave for while the routinized daily routine. Explore the new city while your partner is working and tell him during dinner what you experienced, found out and done the whole day. Walking hand in hand back to your hotel and enjoying the excitement of being a tourist. Continue Reading →

The Heritage Telfair 5star – golf and kids club in Mauritius

Sometimes we just don’t know what to do on weekends. As we established already a very normal life here with “working hours”, kindergarten, friends, sport courses and kids activities plus we’ve already seen a lot of Mauritius there’s now another world to explore. The world of the rich, luxury used and keen on relaxing.

Last weekend was our Heritage weekend at Bel Ombre, in the South of Mauritius. The South is lined with beautiful, white sandy beaches. No towns, only small villages and the green hills directly behind. It makes a pretty good scenery.

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