The four-bedroom villas each have their own pool and kitchen, so you can really feel at home if you want proper family time
Mauritius is an easy place to get to for somewhere so exotically beautiful. British Airways flies there directly from Gatwick – it takes 12 hours. Once you’ve landed, your private driver will pick you up and take you to Anahita the Resort on the east coast of the island. It has enough activities to keep everyone in the family happy: two golf courses and a spa for those taking it easy, a protected lagoon for watersports, with an exclusive serviced beach just a speedboat ride away, plus an adventure park and great snorkelling. The resort also has a kids’ club and a teens’ club.
Guests stay in private four-bedroom villas with their own pool, garden and kitchen, so you can really feel at home if you want to enjoy proper family time. A chef can prepare meals in the villa, or you can head out to one of Anahita’s stylish bars and restaurants.
Then perhaps your parents might want to make the kind of suggestion that’s music to your ears, and offer to give you both some quality time – while they look after the kids? That way you could head off for two nights at the tiny Lakaz Chamarel lodge in the mountains, where it’s all about gentle walks in the peace and quiet. It really is a completely different take on Mauritius, away from the busy resorts in a protected natural heritage site. Meanwhile the Scott Dunn Our Space team, who oversee the wonderful children’s club, will make sure the younger generation are content back at Anahita.
And then when you’re reunited, the whole family will love a day trip to Casela Nature & Leisure Park, which is home to 1,500 birds, big cats, giant tortoises, zebras and other exotic animals. The park also has quadbiking, Segways and zip-lining, including the longest zip-line in the Indian Ocean. Then head home – doubtless with some great stories to share.