Making the most of Mauritius
Mauritius has always been a great destination to visit with a young family; time spent on the beach, making sandcastles and burying Daddy is always a hit, but how does it work with a teen? Abi says:
My top tips for experiencing Mauritius with teens in tow:
- Consider staying on an all-inclusive board basis; with difficult to rouse teens, making it down for breakfast is sometimes hit and miss and that’s before you factor in good old jet-lag – with all-inclusive they can eat what and when they want and everyone is happy!
- Give them space and independence – Mauritius has some great resorts where teens can be left to their own devices without you having to worry. We can help you choose a hotel with lots of room to roam and plenty of activities going on, so they can join in family activities but also strike out on their own when 24/7 with their little brother gets too much
- Choose a favourite with English-speaking guests – it’s all very well finding teens similar age company, but if they don’t speak the same language it can be frustrating, especially if you’re a teen boy trying to impress the girls – or perhaps that’s an incentive to brush up those linguistic skills!
- Don’t let Dad dance in public – we had tears when Dad joined in the Hula dancing in Hawaii – even if no-one knows them, try not to be too embarrassing!
- Get it on record – a Go Pro or similar is a brilliant investment; they get to brush up on their film-making skills and you get to capture their high-energy exploits on film. It might not be a family video (unlikely to make it onto their You Tube channel if Mum is in it) but it keeps them involved and it is something you can look back on when they’ve flown the nest/use to great effect at the wedding speeches!
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