Take a look at our list of the questions that we most commonly get asked about our family holidays in Mauritius. From what to take with you to family meals and much, much more.
Mauritius Family holidays - FAQs
Family holiday time we appreciate is precious time away together. Here's a few of the most common questions we get asked about our Mauritius family holidays, if you require any further information or help in planning your holiday do get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable team.
How long are the flights to Mauritius?
The flying time is 12 hours on direct flights from Heathrow with Air Mauritius and British Airways. All flights to Mauritius are overnight flights. Most of the return flights are night flights too, with the exception of Air Mauritius flights back on Monday, Wednesday and one of the two Saturday services. If you are flying with Emirates you will route via Dubai and your flying time will consequently be longer.
TOP TIP FOR FAMILIES: We would suggest if you are travelling with very young children or babies to try and take advantage of the inbound overnight flights as it will more likely aid your child's natural sleep patterns!
What about jetlag?
As Mauritius is 4 hours ahead of the UK in our winter, 3 in our summer months and with the overnight flights jetlag is rarely a problem.
Can we pre-book seats?
Seats can be pre-booked on Air Mauritius. Seats with British Airways can be pre-booked online 24 hours before your departure. We would suggest however, to arrival early at the airport to ensure you get the seats you want!
Please note seats are only on a request basis and the airline reserves the right to change this at anytime up until check in.
Are there any inoculations required for Mauritius?
There are no inoculations required for your Mauritius holiday.
Do you provide child seats on transfers?
We can only offer child seats on private transfers to your Mauritius hotel.
Can you guarantee interconnecting rooms?
Interconnecting rooms unfortunately can not be guaranteed - these rooms are allocated by the hotel to guests on arrival at the resort. Where possible the hotels will allocate these rooms to families with young children.
Do you provide cots?
Cots can be provided at all of the hotels.
Do you provide high chairs in the restaurants?
Yes, the restaurants at the Beachcomber hotels in Mauritius have high chairs. If your child is to big for a high chair cushions can be provided.
Will the restaurants puree infants food?
Yes the restaurants will all puree infants food.
Should I take baby formula with me?
Although you can buy baby formula in Mauritius it may be worth taking your own.
Should we take nappies with us?
Take as many as you can in your luggage, additional supplies can be purchased in Mauritius although make sure you know your child's weight in Kilograms as they do not use pounds. Swimming nappies are also a good idea to take with you.
Are the children's clubs free?
All of the Beachcomber hotels offer free children's clubs which are open to 3 to 12 year olds. Take a look at our Beachcomber Hotels 'Bob Marlin Mini-Club' page for more details.
Can younger children attend the clubs?
Children under 3 can attend the clubs but they must be accompanied by an adult or baby sitter.
Are there any teenager's clubs?
Le Victoria Hotel and Trou aux Biches are the only Beachcomber Hotels that run a teenagers programme in busy school holiday periods.
How much does a baby sitter cost?
Baby sitters cost approximately £5 per hour per child, sometimes less depending on the exchange rate. Baby sitters are booked through the mini club - 24 hours notice is required. Depending on hours worked the baby sitters transport may need to be paid for by guests. Please note you will need to pay for the babysitter in cash on the evening so if you are planning to have a babysitter throughout your stay remember to get enough currency to cover you!
Is it worth us taking snorkeling equipment with us?
If you are keen snorkelers then yes it is worth taking your own equipment with you.
Do the restaurants have children's meals?
All restaurants offer kids menus except the buffet restaurants where they always have something suitable for the children. If you are not happy and your child would like something else talk to the chef's and they are usually more than happy to help. Some in fact have their own children's dining area - Le Victoria even offers a children's buffet with mini buffet tables.
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