Family attractions in Mauritius
There is so much to see and do when visiting Mauritius that it is difficult to get around all the attractions. Some of the most popular family activities include a crocodile park, an aquarium, treetop trails, zip lining and even swimming with dolphins.
Crocodile and Tortoise Park
A big hit with families in Mauritius is La Vanille Crocodile Park located in the south of the Island. In the park resides almost 2,000 Nile crocodiles and the world’s largest captive group of Aldabra tortoises with over 1000 living in the park. In addition, there are iguanas, geckos, monkeys, fruit bats, mongoose, pigs and farm animals. The insectarium houses over 40 species of butterfly, many native, as well as a range of other activities. This is a great place to spend a day out with the kids.
When on an island it might seem unusual to visit an aquarium, but in fact, this is the perfect place to see all the native sea life in one place. The aquarium not only has five buildings filled with tanks showcasing an incredible number of fish species, such as clownfish, butterflyfish, and batfish, you will also have the opportunity to feed giant moray sharks and sea turtles. Stop by the Coral Café and gift shop on your visit.
Swimming with dolphins
If swimming with dolphins is on your bucket list, then now is your chance to tick it off. Take the family on an unforgettable boat trip to see these fun-loving animals in their natural habitat. The water is so clear you will see their every move and get a change to join these curious creatures in the water, whilst swimming face-to-face with them.
The island is full of opportunity for watersports and activities on dry land. Treetop adventure courses challenge the whole family and allow you to see Mauritius from up high. Zip lining lets you race through the canopies at speed. Watersports, such as kayaking and pedalos, are available directly at Radisson Blu Azuri Resort & Spa, Mauritius and if you are looking for something a little more adventurous, just ask our hotel staff who will be happy to recommend the ideal activities for your family.