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Mauritius


Family favourite Where? Sugar Beach Why? Endless gardens to run around in and great focus on kids clubs and entertainment. What? While the plantation-style look may seem more formal, the service and facilities offered for kids are hard to beat. Sun Kids Club is complimentary for 2-11s; babysitters are available for 2-3s; while the @Sungeneration Teen Club offers complimentary activities for 12-17s. Children can spend time playing golf, tennis, windsurfing and swimming, while educational excursions can also be arranged. Sun Kids Club also organises themed evenings. How to book it: If Only offers seven nights for a family of four (two children under 11 years sharing a room) from £4,799, including flights, breakfast and private transfers; add on an all-inclusive supplement from £1,295. Tel: 0141 955 4000, ifonly.net


Culturally curious Where? Zilwa Attitude Why? Design influenced by Mauritian homes and activities to introduce guests to the Creole lifestyle. What? Zilwa Attitude is the perfect resort for those who want to feel as if they are connecting with a local experience. A great lead-in four-star resort in the north of the island, furnishings have been crafted by local workers and the style of the resort takes inspiration from the traditional Mauritian way of living. “Zilwa” is the Creole word for “islander” and there is a chance to learn the Creole language at the resort. Guests can also experience dinner at a family home or try curries on the resort’s private island. How to book it: Kuoni offers seven nights from £1,455pp all-inclusive, including Emirates flights from Gatwick via Dubai with transfers in resort. Tel: 01306 747006, kuoni.co.uk


Spa addicts Where? The St Regis Mauritius Why? One of the best on the island – St Regis’s Iridium Spas worldwide are beautifully designed and effective. What? Found at the heart of the property in a colonial-style building, the standalone Iridium Spa offers an array of treatments in 12 large and airy treatment rooms. Treatments include Valmont Anti-Aging Facials, Academie Unique Body Rituals, Bella Lucce Tropical Delights, Mavala hand and foot care and Rene Furterer hair care. There’s also a hair, beauty and grooming salon, hydro spa with jet showers, whirlpool, steam bath and sauna to rejuvenate weary guests. How to book it: Elegant Resorts offers seven nights from £2,075pp (half-board), including economy flights, private transfers and UK airport lounge passes. Tel: 01244 897518, elegantresorts.co.uk


Old romantics Where? Lux Le Morne Why? What could be more romantic than a hotel nestled in the shelter of a dramatic mountain with nothing but beach and the sea ahead of you? What? From Lux Le Morne, couples can go dolphin watching or experience adventures inland at the Black River Gorges national park and see some of the best sunsets around from this Unesco World Heritage area. A couples massage at sunset is a must. However, for honeymooners interested in more than just “fly and flop”, there’s also excellent watersports and kite surfing from the resort. How to book it: ITC Luxury Travel has seven nights from £1,749pp including breakfast, flights and private transfers. Honeymooners receive 70% off one of adult’s stays and treats such as a romantic dinner and a cooking class. Tel: 01244 355 527, itcluxurytravel.co.uk


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