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One of the reasons Beachcomber Hotels are so special is that they all include a fantastic array of free land and water sports, including water skiing. Instructors are also on hand for private lessons on most of the activities available.

Mauritius Family Holidays - Sports Activities

If you have dreamed of an action packed holiday in stunning surroundings with great weather then a Mauritius holiday is perfect for you! Pretty much every sports activity you can think of on land is catered for in Mauritius from golf to tennis, archery to quad biking and horse riding to aerobics, there really is something for every type of sports enthusiast.

Land Sports on offer at our hotels that are complimentary*:

  • Tennis**
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis volley
  • Volley-ball
  • Football
  • Bocciball
  • Cardio training
  • Body building (machines and weights)
  • Vibro training
  • Aerobics
  • Body shaping
  • Circuit training
  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Spinning Steps
  • Stability balls
  • Stretching (collectives classes)
  • Shandrani (9 hole golf course)**
  • Power Plates (Available at Royal Palm only)

Land Sports offered at the hotels at extra charge:

  • Mountain biking (free at Shandrani Resort & Spa)
  • Mountain hiking
  • Golf at Paradis Golf Club

Adventure Sports in Mauritius

Beachcomber Sport & Nature - an ecotourism programme designed to explore the green heart of the island. The Beachcomber Sport & Nature programme has been designed to offer you something different from your Mauritius holiday. Organised activities include mountain biking, kayaking and abseiling, all supervised by professionals.

Land Sports offered as excursions bookable through the hotels:

  • Golf at various courses in Mauritius (see our Golf page)
  • Horse Riding
  • Horse Racing
  • Walking and Hiking
  • Cycling & Mountain Biking
  • Quad Biking
  • 4x4 Excursions

For more details of all the excursions on offer for your Mauritius Holiday take a look at our dedicated excursions page.

* Please note this is a fully comprehensive list of the land sports offered incorporating all our hotels, some sports may not be available at every hotel, please check individual hotels for details of activities offered.

** Tennis and golf balls need to be purchased, both are fairly expensive in Mauritius so we recommend you take your own.

An instructor is on hand to teach skills for most activities. If you have a particular interest, such as learning to sail or deep-sea fishing, please let us know when you book and we can suggest the best resort for you.


All of the Beachcomber Mauritius hotels have the perfect conditions for water sports of all kinds. The warm Indian Ocean waters of Mauritius are protected by a coral reef that keeps them safe and calm.

ALL the Beachcomber hotels in Mauritius include:

  • Glass-bottom boat trips
  • Kayaks
  • Pedaloes
  • Sailing
  • Water-skiing with some of the best instructors on Mauritius
  • Windsurfing
  • Snorkelling on set departures.  If you are a keen snorkeller we recommend you take your own equipment.

Please note that water sports are time, weather and tide dependent.


The Shandrani Sailing Club offers a golden opportunity to acquire new skills in the safe, tranquil waters of the lagoon, under expert tuition from qualified instructors. And while you're finessing your abilities on a laser, catamaran or windsurfer, children can have fun learning how to sail a dinghy.

You can progress to beginner's level with an average of just one hour of sailing per day for five days, concentrating on practical sailing skills. In a further five days, with one hour a day of combined theoretical and practical tuition, it's possible to reach advanced level. The Sailing Club is a member of the Mauritius Yachting Association and is accredited by the International Sailing Association (ISA). This means if you make the required progress you can graduate with an international sailing licence and a recognised sailing logbook, which allows you to continue your training at any other ISA-recognised school in the world.

There's no need to pre-book your place at the Shandrani Sailing Club - simply enrol once you arrive. The Sailing Club is at a small extra charge and suits those trying sailing for the first time, or those wishing to hone basic skills. It may not appeal to more experienced sailors.


All of the Beachcomber hotels in Mauritius offer PADI or CMAS affiliated dive centres with a comprehensive programme of dives. Diving fact sheet


Fishing is excellent in Mauritius, with the best marlin season from November to March. All Beachcomber hotels offer deep-sea fishing trips, either from the hotels themselves or just a short drive away. All deep sea fishing trips are run by private charter companies and offer fully equipped specialist fishing boats.