Why Mauritius is perfect for a family windsurf holiday

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Why Mauritius is perfect for a family windsurf holiday

You may love to windsurf but does your family prefer to rather spend their time on the water kayaking, diving, SUPing, snorkelling, or all of the above? The team at Planet Windsurf Holidays understands that a holiday without the family just isn’t the same and we think that Mauritius is the perfect destination for a great windsurfing holiday with the entire family! Find out why here:


The entire family can learn to windsurf

Our partner windsurf centre in Le Morne Mauritius is stocked with all the newest North sails and Fanatic Boards, making learning to windsurf a fantastic experience. All abilities are catered for including absolute beginners and kids who can easily learn the sport in the morning when there is generally less wind.


Windsurfing tuition takes place directly in front of the centre so parents that are not participating can keep a keen eye on their little ones. 

Fantastic conditions for all skill levels

Directly off the beach by the windsurf centre you are into a turquoise lagoon and shallow water. The whole lagoon is surrounded by a reef, which is 600 meters off the beach. The lagoon, which is perfect for beginners, also offers enough space for speed racing or practicing gybes and water starts.


Outside you can find two wave spots: “Little Reef” with modest waves and “Manawa” for experienced windsurfers. The famous “One Eye” is suitable for experts.

Great hotels that cater to families

Mauritius offers value for money second to none and Planet is proud to offer unbeatable rates at The St Regis in Le Morne. This fantastic all-inclusive resort offers an incredible kids club, exquisite dining options, and fantastic activities for the whole family to enjoy. Activities on offer at the St Regis include planned poolside activities, spa services, fishing, snorkelling, water skiing, kayaking and pedal boating. 


At The St. Regis Mauritius young guests can also enjoy a customised program with an activity program designed solely for younger guests. Some outdoor activities to participate in include nature walks, fun cooking, glass bottom boat trip and more. If the weather is not cooperating, there are plenty of indoor activities such as arts and crafts, watching movies and musical games.

A host of other activities to enjoy

Not only do the hotels offer amazing inclusive activities for the whole family to enjoy but you can also rent SUPs from the windsurf centre on those odd no wind days or you can enjoy boat cruises around the island, go swimming with dolphins or even learn to kitesurf or dive! 


The tiny island of Mauritius is also amazingly home to over eleven different golf courses, which stand among the best in the world. Take a swing amongst resident deer, over pristine lakes and lagoons and overlooking the incredible beaches and lagoons that Mauritius is famous for.


Amazing cuisine for everybody

With the amazing array of restaurants available at Mauritius’ top hotels, no one will go hungry. Kids and adults alike will find a menu to suit their needs or can participate in fun, interactive cooking classes. The main restaurant at each resort normally operates buffet style, serving up delicious cuisine that reflects the many cultures of the local inhabitants. 


With a rich cultural history, Mauritius is home to a variety of cultures and ethnicities which reflects magnificently in the island’s cuisine. Creole is a term used to describe both the island’s language and the delicious offering that is a combination of fresher-than-fresh seafood, curried dishes and local tasty creations. Many of the top resorts also are home to French chefs who combine these local flavours with their own to create modern dishes served up in some of the best beachfront locations.


Explore the island with the family

A tour of the island is definitely recommended during your time in Mauritius, whether you go with a guided trip or on your own steam in a hired car. Discover colourful Tamil temples, exquisitely positioned seaside catholic churches, Chinese pagodas in the city centre and rich local markets at Port Louis. Marvel at old forts, learn how model ships are made, take in the views over the Black River Gorges National Park, discover exquisite plants and giant water lilies at the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, sip on a cocktail in Grand Baie and see the unique phenomenon of the seven coloured earth at Chamarel. Say a prayer at the Grand Bassin crater lake, the most sacred Hindu site in Mauritius, before marvelling at one of the tallest statues of the god Shiva in the world. And thanks to the island’s tiny size you can do all this in one day or a couple or space out the activities for the odd afternoon or morning when the wind isn’t blowing.


So what are you waiting for? Contact us to start planning your Mauritius family windsurfing holiday today.