These are my top twenty packing list for a family holiday to Mauritius. This is such a beautiful island with the most wonderful people. We stayed at the Tamassa Resort in Bel Ombre and it was one of the nicest hotels we have stayed in.
While you are there, I highly recommend visiting Casela Safari Park and either walk with lions or play with the lion cubs. It was such a great day out.
Packing List for a Family Holiday to Mauritius
This is so important, and definitely worth the money. We have luckily never needed to claim, however, I wouldn’t go abroad without it.
I highly recommend the Mia Tui bag for travelling, it is huge. It has lots of pockets and makes finding things so much easier. Not only that it has 2 other bags included, a clear bag perfect for carrying liquids in, and another clutch bag perfect for going out at night with. It is of excellent quality and it is vegan friendly. I wouldn’t now travel without it.
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We used the EVY brand this year for all of us. We found that the factor 30 would be perfect. What we loved about this is it is a long lasting mousse, and it wasn’t at all oily, so perfect for kids and adults a like.
I absolutely love this Banana Moon beach bag it is really big and light to carry. Simply Beach have absolutely loads of beachwear, so definitely check it out.
Stuart and Freddie both wore swimming shorts from Simply Swim, they were really colourful and they have amazing brands, they opted for Speedos, but there are lots to chose from.
Freddie has always worn rash vests, in fact even when he has swimming lessons. But for me it just takes a lot of the worry of sun burn out of the equation.
Dock and Bay have created the most amazing quick drying beach towel, they are also really thin so perfect to pop in your beach bag.
We took this 50cm mega globe one with us, as not only was it huge, it is really educational too.
We fell in love with the Waboba ball when we were in Jamaica last year, and now it is something we will always take on holiday.
These are a must in Mauritius due to the coral.
An absolute must is the freshen up spritzer by Angela Langford. Not only for Mauritius, this is a must in any hot weather (including our own UK heatwave!). Personally I have kept mine in the fridge (we were lucky to have a fridge in our room) as it is even more refreshing. It smells absolutely gorgeous as rose, geranium & orange blossom are mixed with aloe vera and comfrey to produce a refreshing tonic that keeps your skin hydrated, calm & fresh throughout the day.
We opted for these wristbands, they are so much better than spraying yourself. You can opt from black, white, green or orange, and are adjustable wrist bands, perfect for both adults and children.
With all the fish in the sea, this is a definite essential. Snorkelling is a must in Mauritius even I tried it, but there are beautiful fish as soon as you get into the sea.
Apart from the usual paracetamol and ibuprofen we always make sure we take Calpol with us too.
I don’t leave home without this anyway, but make sure you pop a little bottle either in your hand luggage or in your suitcase.
We played cards a lot and managed to teach Freddie how to play gin rummy and patience.
Kindle and/ or Nintendo Switch
These were a life saver!! Freddie is now 8 and of course he wasn’t playing with them too much, but at night when we wanted a drink (or 2!) he would sit with his new found friends and either play on his switch or his kindle. Great for a bit of “grown up” time!
Don’t forget the waterproof mascara, this is a must for any packing list of mine!!
These are a must for Freddie, mainly as he needs prescription googles. However, if your kids love playing in the pool I would really recommend taking them with you.
You can’t go to Mauritius without a snorkel, there are fish absolutely everywhere.
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What essentials do you have on your packing list?
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