Why Mauritius is the perfect island getaway

By . Time of article published Mar 10, 2016

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Port Louis - With school holidays almost upon us why not escape the winter chill for a sun soaked experience with the entire family in beautiful Mauritius.

From its aquamarine waters, to its bustling markets and culturally diverse inhabitants; the exciting island of Mauritius is a perfect paradise for families looking for a revitalising getaway.

Getting there is easy, thanks to the relaxed visa regulations for South Africans. Contrary to popular belief Mauritius offers the perfect balance of luxury and entertainment for the entire family, with total access to a playground of experiences.

“Mauritius is a mere four or five hour flight away and offers a melting pot of French, Asian and Creole cultures, minus the jetlag that accompanies long-haul destinations,” says marketing manager for Club Med Southern Africa, Lesego Matabane. “In addition, South African’s don’t require a visa to visit Mauritius’ white sandy shores.”

Created more than 8 million years ago by volcanic activity, Mauritius is the second biggest island belonging to the group of islands called the Mascarenes or 'Mascareignes' in French.[i]

A photo posted by Club Med La Pointe (@clubmedlapointe) on Mar 7, 2016 at 2:39pm PST


Famed for its scenic beaches, the calm, warm Indian Ocean makes the destination a great place for a fun family vacation. Resorts like, Club Med’s all inclusive LA POINTE AUX CANONNIERS and LA PLANTATION D'ALBION CLUB MED provide the perfect backdrop for active outdoor adventures.

Imagine enjoying the resort’s relaxed cosmopolitan atmosphere where children and adults can enjoy a range of land and water sports or the chance to enjoy the tropical breeze in luxurious relaxation.

Club Med recently launched their “Kids U12 Stay Free” offering for this destination. The promotion means children under 12 the stay for free at any Club Med resort on the island from May 2016, says Lesego Matabane. It also gives parents the opportunity to travel with their little ones with substantial savings and no compromise on luxury; affording families the quality downtime needed to reconnect and recharge.



* Free stay does not apply to Christmas and New Year.

Adapted from a press release for IOL

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