So the festive season is on the horizon and you finally have a moment to think about how and where you’d like to spend it. You might think you’ve left it too late to get a booking for you and your family somewhere gorgeous and tropical. And even if bookings are available, it’s likely to all be too expensive, right?
Desmond O’Connor, head of kulula holidays, says, “We know South Africans work hard and relish a little time off with their loved ones at the end of the year. Mauritius could just be the perfect family holiday destination, with a number of resorts that showcase the best that this beautiful tropical island has to offer. And unlike many other international destinations, it’s still surprisingly affordable.
The island is renowned for its hospitality, warm, clear seas, watersports and seafood. And while nobody will begrudge you laying on a pool-recliner with a tall, cool drink all day, there’s so much more to do.
If you enjoy being in the water, Mauritius is paradise, perfect for snorkelling, fishing and the use of all kinds of watercraft, from kayaks to pedal-boats, kitesurfing, water-skiiing and dinghy-sailing.
Offshore activities include deep-sea game-fishing, diving with dolphins, and watching no fewer than eight species of whale. Prefer staying ashore? There are almost as many vehicles to choose from on land as there are on the water: 4X4 tours, quad-bikes, mountain-bikes, scooters for rent. For a shot of adrenaline, there’s everything from ziplining to skydiving.