Situated deep in the Indian Ocean off the East Coast of Africa, Mauritius is famed for its aqua-marine waters, pristine white beaches and large luxury resorts.
If the Seychelles holds the crown for the luxury end of the market and the Maldives has honeymooners cornered, Mauritius is the family choice. There are plenty of fabulous family friendly resorts with excellent land and water sports facilities, and they tend to be far more affordable than their equivalents in the Seychelles or Maldives. Mauritius also has a lot more to it than just the beach, there are stunning waterfalls and dramatic mountains to explore and the towns of Port Louis and Grand Baie are well worth a visit.
Mauritius combines perfectly with a safari in South Africa.