4 adrenalin sports to try in Mauritius

Wreck diving at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Adrenalin sports in Mauritius: Wreck diving

If you’re looking for some adrenalin-pumping action in Mauritius then check out Air Mauritius’ guide to extreme sports on the island.

A combination of hiking, climbing, jumping, sliding and abseiling make up the extreme sport of canyoning, which the blog describes as ‘not for the feint hearted’.

For those who prefer to explore the submarine world, the blog recommends exploring one of more than 100 wrecks registered in the area for a dramatic wreck dive.

Water sport is very popular on the island and Air Mauritius recommends thrill-seekers try their hand at surfing and kitesurfing.

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Luxury long haul family holidays to Mauritius

Going on holiday when you have children is one of the most precious times in the annual family calendar. Looking to escape with the whole family may start with finding the perfect location and accommodation but with kids in tow there’s a whole range of other extras you’ll be looking for.

Luxury family holidays to Mauritius

Luxury family holidays to Mauritius

Here’s our guide to what’s on offer at Constance Hotels & Resorts in Mauritius for families in search of that much-needed holiday.

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

This family-friendly luxury boutique hotel offers elegant Mauritian charm with 5* facilities for you and plenty of fun for the kids. According to blogger Luxury Travel Mom of her recent visit to Le Prince Maurice: ‘children aren’t just welcomed, they’re completely adored’.

Family suites

With thatched palm roofs and rich wood interiors, family suites feature an elegant grown-up bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a separate children’s room complete with bunk beds.

The rooms come with flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and DVD players.

Things for kids to do at the hotel

As well as the complimentary kids’ club there’s a host of activities on offer for children, including:

  • 2 swimming pools
  • 2 championship 18-hole golf courses (kids lessons available)
  • Snorkelling
  • Mountain biking (bikes and helmets available to borrow)
  • Kids yoga, cooking classes, fun spa treatments
  • Waterskiing, scuba diving (8 years+), kayaking, glass-bottom boat excursions.

Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

With so much on offer at Constance Belle Mare Plage, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to spend fun family time as well as that rare pleasure of time spent alone with your partner.

Child-friendly accommodation

Belle Mare Plage has a wide range of flexible accommodation to suit families. Some of our Prestige Rooms and Junior Suites (featuring a double bed and sofa bed) are available as interconnecting rooms. Our Deluxe Suites with separate seating and dining areas are also available to interconnect with a Prestige Room. More information on our website.

Private villas

For a luxury home away from home our 2-3 bedroom 2-storey villas come complete with their own pool and garden as well as your own Villa Master.

Fun spa treatments for kids

Fun spa treatments for kids

Things for kids to do at the resort

  • 4 swimming pools
  • 4 floodlit tennis courts
  • Table tennis
  • 9-hole mini-golf
  • 2 18-hole championship golf courses (kids lessons available)
  • Bike rental
  • Waterskiing, scuba diving (8 years+), kayaking, wind surfing.

What you won’t need to pack

Most of our hotels and resorts provide a range of equipment from highchairs, buggies and cots to nappies and baby monitors, just check with us before you travel.

Days out – things to do in Mauritius

Mauritius is a very family-friendly island with loads of exciting activities to keep the whole family busy from wildlife parks with ziplines and safaris to waterparks, submarine trips and pirate cruises.

For more to do with kids in Mauritius read our guide ‘a family holiday in Mauritius’.

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Top dive spots in the world: Madagascar

Take a look at the unspoilt waters off Madagascar teeming with rich marine life and with the added bonus of being largely unexplored by modern divers.

Diving in Madagascar

Diving in Madagascar

Barracudas in the Indian Ocean

Barracudas in the Indian Ocean

The Scorpion Fish

The Scorpion Fish

The incredible stingray

The incredible stingray

A symbiotic relationship

A symbiotic relationship

The majestic turtles of the Indian Ocean

The majestic turtles of the Indian Ocean

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‘Paradise indeed’: House & Garden recommends Constance Tsarabanjina

House & Garden magazine describes Constance Tsarabanjina as the perfect ‘pampered introduction’ to the unique island of Madagascar.

Home & Garden Magazine rates Constance Tsarabanjina

Home & Garden Magazine rates Constance Tsarabanjina

Teresa Levonian Cole started her exploration of Madagascar with a stay at Tsarabanjina where she experienced the rich biodiversity of the tiny island resort.

During her stay Teresa tried her hand at deep-sea fishing (landing a sailfish which was then prepared and cooked for her by the hotel chefs), snorkelling and bird watching around the stunning basalt rocks of the Four Brothers diving site.

Teresa describes, ‘I was at Tsarabanjina, a private, barefoot island resort of just 25 beachfront wooden bungalows… Tsarabanjina, with its forested volcanic slopes, ringed by white sands and turquoise waters that teem with fish edible and decorative, is a paradise indeed.’

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A guide to fishing in Madagascar

The remote ocean to the northwest of Madagascar with its combinations of reefs, banks and drop-offs is a haven for large numbers of pelagic and reef fish.

Fishing in Madagascar

Fishing in Madagascar

Whether you dream of saltwater fly fishing for a Marlin, trolling for Dogtooth Tuna or trying your hand at the traditional Malagasy net casting, the waters of Madagascar are an angler’s paradise.

Fishing is good almost all year round (with the exception of February and March) but April to July is the peak season when many more Sailfish and Marlin pass through the waters.

Big game fishing

Pit your wits against the giant game fish in the clear, calm waters of Madagascar and you could find yourself pulling any of the big prize fish – Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado, Wahoo – from the waves.

Read more about big game fishing in Madagascar.

Fly fishing

Catch of the day

Catch of the day

Fly fishing is possible from a boat, with some operators specialising in catching billfish such as Marlin and Sailfish on fly or alternatively from standing on a reef. Reef fish include GTs, snappers and grouper.

Traditional Malagasy net casting

On the private island of Constance Tsarabanjina to the northwest of Madagascar you can try your hand at traditional net casting from a pirogue (a wooden fishing boat). Fish the way the locals here have for hundreds of years and then bring your catch back to shore and the chefs at Tsarabanjina will prepare and cook it for you.

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British Airways discovers the high life at Constance Moofushi

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

British Airways High Life magazine and website has raved about the excellent diving and laid back atmosphere at Constance Moofushi.

In her review Ianthe Butt described the 5* Maldivian resort as a place without stress, where ‘nothing is too much trouble for the staff’.

She says, ‘With soft sand on which to wander, plush rooms, communal areas with collapse-into-me couches, Moofushi is a truly relaxing place to stay.
When you leave you won’t step onto that seaplane, it’ll be more of a drift.’

A keen scuba diver, Ianthe Butt also noted the world class diving around the resort and the thrill of watching the marine life from the ‘gorgeous space’ of her water villa.

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