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4/4  Five amazing family adventures on Mauritius

Casela World of Adventures, Cascavelle

If kids are up for swimming with dolphins, going on a 1500 animal strong wildlife safari, riding camels, tobogganing and ziplining too, this 250ha park is one of the island’s top family days out, with good reason.

La Vanille Nature Park, Rivière des Anguilles

Amazingly enough, this friendly nature park is home to the world’s largest collection of giant tortoises, and it’s worth a visit for feeding time alone.

Kiteglobing, Bel Ombre

One of the island’s top kitesurfing centres and highly recommended for first timers, their fast progress lessons for kids are a bit of a local legend.

Aquaventure, Belle Mare

Mauritius is a brilliant island for experienced divers. But kids as young as seven don’t need any scuba skills to head underwater in Aquaventure helmets. They can walk on the seabed, eyeball exotic marine creatures, and it’s all thrilling and perfectly safe too.

L’Aventure du Sucre, Pamplemousses

Once more prized than gold, sugar is intrinsically linked to the history of Mauritius. This fantastic interactive museum lets kids explore everything from the island’s grand plantation houses to the nitty gritty of cane harvesting and the industry’s sweet, and not so sweet, myths and more.

Now you know why families think Mauritius is perfect, have a look at Away Holidays’ great offers on the island’s best family holidays – it’s summer there right now, the sun’s shining and temperatures are warm to hot, what else do you need to know?