Creole cool is the vibe at this all-inclusive four-star hotel on the northern tip of Mauritius, with chic, rustic rooms under thatch with wax-polished floors, driftwood furniture and show-stopping views. Activities include a sunrise boat trip with local fisherman, Creole lessons under coconut trees and Mauritian games at the thatched kids’ club. Its centrepiece is a pirate boat, the starting point for a treasure hunt by raft. Zilwa’s protected bay is perfect for paddling, and it has family rooms and nappy-changing facilities close to the main restaurants. There’s also a toddlers’ pool, kids’ massages at the spa and a cinema on the beach. Family rooms include a furnished terrace and the family-friendly swimming beaches of Grand Baie are nearby.