Child Friendly Restaurants in Mauritius

Written by Jean Luc & Hansinee Quedou


Mauritius Child Friendly Restaurants & Children Activities 

 

Planning to eat out with your kids? Rainy days in Mauritius and kids are bored?

Finding places to eat out in Mauritius which are child friendly can sometimes be tricky. Add to that the prospects of a tantrum erupting over an uninspiring plate, cramped quarters, unfriendly staff, lack of highchairs and no suitable baby-changing facilities and your dining experience could well turn into a nightmare. Thankfully there are restaurants and cafes in Mauritius that have taken the time and effort to consider the need of us parents and have effectively combined great ‘grown-up’ food with well-thought-out facilities and refreshing kids’ menus. Some of the restaurants have even gone as far as providing our kids with activities, creating the perfect recipe for a dining bliss.

Mauritius is undoubtedly one of the world’s most kid friendly destinations with splendid white sandy beaches, luxurious hotel resorts, nature hikes with waterfalls views, unique volcanic colored earth, and array of attractive locations. The island is a symbol of racial harmony and diversity so different worship places are scattered around the island making it a great way to introduce your kids to different cultures!

Children Friendly Restaurants in MauritiusThe local cuisine is a mix of Creole, Chinese, European, African and Indian Cuisines. The hotel resorts offer a Mauritian buffet at least once a week. Although Mauritius was a British colony for a long time, it has retained a lot of the French culture in its cuisine. The eating habits even reflect the mixture of the two -You will find Mauritians eating chicken curry with French baguettes, and enjoying their British tea time in the afternoon! Rice with lentils and vegetables, non-spicy chicken and meat dishes with a tomato based sauce typically form the daily meals of Mauritians, grilled food especially seafood are also common, and pastas are the norm, so food will not be an issue with the kids!

Whether you're looking for a friendly atmosphere, somewhere for the children to play, more interesting healthy children's meals, or somewhere to able to warm up baby food, try our list of suggestions:

 

Mauritius most Child Friendly Restaurants


  • Our Best Recommendation -  Russian Hut

Russian Hut is a great place to eat, combining a genuine atmosphere of Russian traditional heart welcoming with excellent, interesting food. It is worth highlighting that it has one of the best kids’ corners in the North. Parents will be pleased to know that this restaurant caters for children in an array of ways.

It has special furniture for kids which would give them maximum comfort. Moreover, the latter are free to play games on two PCs with Internet access which are available in the Kids’ Corner.

Parents will be free to enjoy their Sunday brunches while a babysitter is assisting their kids FREE OF COST! Specially equipped toilets are also available where the little ones can wash their hands as grownups! Parents can also send their children for Mandarin language courses on Thursdays (for the age groups 4-12) and also for Art School classes every Friday.

 

  • Restaurant La Dolce Vita au Domaine Les Pailles

Excellent Italian Restaurant inside the Domaine Les Pailles, La Dolce Vita is open every day for lunch and promises a memorable day with its delightful delicacies and cocktail.
Experience: a special kids menu, a mini-golf where you and your children will definitely have a great time challenging each other and there is also a pool!  


  • Casela Restaurant – Le Mirador

Le Mirador restaurant is found in the CaselaNaturePark and boasts an exceptional view over TamarinBay and mountains. Nested in this magnificent park, the restaurant offers a culinary retreat for those of you seeking Mauritian, European and Indian food.

Experience: Special kids menu are available as well as a children mini-club (games, slides, swings etc...). The Casela is also a wonderful park for people of all ages. Visit the bird park, the petting farm where the children will be able to feed the animals – Bambi the deer, Lori the cockatoo and Cecile the wild boar amongst other animals.

 

  • Reve d’R Restaurant

Bella Amigo Green Leisure Park accommodates Restaurant Rêve d’R, a new and modern restaurant that serves the best quality seafood products. It is opened everyday and it serves lunch and dinner. Its cuisine is the best blend of tradition and gastronomy. Known for its calm and tranquility, families and kids can also enjoy recreational facilities that exist within the Green Leisure Park.

Experience: tropical haven with waterfalls, simple leisure walks and sightseeing, a kid’s corner and a pool for kids and one for babies.

 

  • Le Domaine Anna

The self-taught visionary Hang Leung Pah Hang has designed and made this splendid venue of great gastronomy where conviviality and peacefulness mix with each other.
It’s a magical place that blends pleasure, taste and festive ambiance and absolute serenity.

Food can be served in the main area of the restaurant but also under the specially built veranda or finally in the garden under the typical kiosks above the ponds- Kids are free to roam in the outdoor garden.

 

  • Malibu Spur Steak House Grand-Baie

This particular restaurant has a special kids’ corner where they are free to play. Moreover, food and drinks are free for children for dinners on Wednesdays.

 

  • Golden Spur Steak House Quatre Bornes and Cascavelle

Golden Spur restaurants accommodate a Kids’ Corner where children are free to play small games and also on play station available there.

 

  • Apache Spur Steak House Bagatelle

Free meals are offered to children whose parents take the “Mine Meal” exclusively on Wednesdays at Spur Bagatelle and children can play games on play stations and also enjoy jumping castles as well as slides in the Kids ‘corner.

 

  • Wimpy in Bagatelle

Wimpy offers special menus for kids (fish fingers, nuggets, chips, burgers) and the drink going with the meal (fizzy drink or milkshake) is free. The restaurant also has jumping castles exclusively for kids on Saturdays.

 

  • Kentucky Fried Chicken Port-Louis

KFC is the world's most popular chicken restaurant chain, specializing in Original Recipe, Extra Crispy, Colonel's Crispy Strips and Honey BBQ Wings, with home-style sides and freshly made chicken sandwiches. Meals such as “Chicky Fun Meal” are available and toys are offered to children who choose this specific meal. This particular restaurant is home to a spacious Kids’ Corner where children can play games in the company of other friends.

 

  • Mc Donald’s Port-Louis

McDonald's proposes hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and chicken, French fries, breakfast items, soft drinks, shakes and desserts. There are special meals for children and toys are offered to them on buying these meals.

The restaurant even accommodates a quite spacious Kids’ Corner where children can enjoy playing some games or enjoy the jumping castles.

 

Things to do with your Children in Mauritius

The island has so much to offer apart from the beaches so attempt to get your kids off the shore and check out some of these fun, family-friendly activities. However, although driving in Mauritius is not as disorganized as in India, road courtesy does not really exist!

Here are some places to check out:


  • Visit to the beautiful National Botanical Garden of Mauritius 

Mauritius NationalBotanical Garden is home to an incredible variety of tropical plants, many of them indigenous. Your kids will surely appreciate the greenness and serenity of the garden…

Find more information below:

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  • Visit to La VanilleCrocodilePark

The Crocodile & GiantTortoisesPark which is home to various species of animals, reptiles and plants is set in a beautiful rain forested valley with natural freshwater springs, full of prawns and fish.

You can also experience a firsthand unique encounter with the giant tortoises, and get a rare chance to feed, pet and play with them-which will definitely please your kids!

Find more information below:

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  • Visit of Mauritius Aquarium

The aquarium, located in a small relaxing village in the North West of Mauritius, is home to a large number of species including over 200 species of fish, invertebrates, live coral and sponges, originating from the waters around the island. 

There is also a special touch pool for children to experience direct contact with some of the species in the aquarium. 

Find more information below:

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  • Visit to Mauritius Safari and BirdPark

Visiting the park is an ideal getaway for people of all ages, whether you are animal lovers, birdwatchers or just looking to have some great outdoors fun time.

Visit to the BirdPark, visit to the Petting Farm, and access to the many facilities of the park such as the children corner (children mini-club with games, slides, swings) and the restaurant.

Find more information below:

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  • Visit to the Sugar Museum and factory

Once lusted after as much as gold, sugar has enjoyed an extraordinary existence, leaving a profound impression on the history and identity of Mauritius.  

This particular Museum especially caters for children- Two mascots will tell children about the extraordinary story of sugar and will guide them all along the visit. Children will also be subject to some entertaining questions and answers in the factory and museum.

Find more information below:

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  • A day out at Mauritius Waterpark

The Mauritius Leisure Village Water Park is the ideal destination for those looking for a day full of fun in the sun for the entire family. The Water Park Leisure Village, offers fun pleasure and relaxation for all.

Children are sure to love the water park and enjoy the many spots created especially for them such as the shallow splash areas, water cannons, leisurely inner-tube ride, waterfalls, lily pads and many more.

Find more information below:

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  • Glass Bottom Boat Trip and Snorkeling

The Blue Bay Marine Park is home to mangroves, algae, sea grasses, corals, and other marine organisms. There is also a wide variety of fish species that include Damselfish, Surgeonfish, Butterfly fish, juvenile sail fin tangs, as well as tiny Pipefish and large Trumpet fish.

Your kids will undoubtedly enjoy the vivid and colorful scenery…

Find more information below:

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  • Semi Submarine trip

This is a great way to discover the beautiful colorful marine life without getting wet. You will get to explore the rich coral reefs of Mauritius and encounter the rich aquatic underwater life of Mauritius.

The semi-submarine is an ideal activity for children, who love watching fish from close by. They will enjoy spectacular view with maximum safety behind the boat’s glass windows.

Find more information below:

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  • Visit and Tour of Ile aux Aigrettes Island.

When visiting Ile aux Aigrettes you will get to see breath-taking scenery of the South East of Mauritius, and will be given a glimpse of the early history of Mauritius.
You will also get to see beautiful trees with strange names like Ox wood, Pipe wood, Rat wood and Bottle palm. There is also the chance to see a rare orchid in full bloom.

Your kids will be fascinated by the fauna and flora that this island is home to.

Find more information below:

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  • Ile Aux Cerfs Island Tour

This Ile aux Cerfs tour offers a day of pure relaxation as you soak up the sun on the dazzling white sand and swim in the warm turquoise waters that fringe the beaches.

Your kids and you will get to stay on one of the picture-postcard beaches of Ile aux Cerfs and enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the beautiful lagoon surrounding the Island. You can also take advantage of the wide range of facilities available on the island and of the various water sports.

Find more information below:

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  • Visit to Adventures Park

This is the unique activity in an adventure park located in the heart of the tropical forest in Mauritius. 

Everyone gets the opportunity to have a wonderful experience according to their level. Regardless of athletic ability, the young and not so young can roam from tree to tree, and path to path, attached to a secured lifeline and safety equipment.

A visit to the park is also a visit to a real tropical forest, where you can discover an indigenous forest, see variety of plants and enjoy many panoramic views of Mauritius’ beautiful nature. So, your kids and you will equally enjoy the thrilling experience!

Find more information below:

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  • Swim with Dolphins

Explore the spectacular lives of these magnificent marine mammals in their natural aquatic habitat. Immerse yourself in the adventure of a lifetime and swim with dolphins in crystal clear waters. 

Your kids will definitely be at leisure with these friendly creatures! 

Find more information below:

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  • Ile aux Aigrettes, Blue Bay Marine Park, Mahebourg-Private Tour

At the Marine Park, you can decide to see the underwater world onboard the boat through its glass bottom, or to jump into the water for some swimming and snorkeling.

You will discover Ile aux Aigrettes and enjoy original Mauritian nature with plants and animals, unique to Mauritius and found nowhere else in the world.

Afterwards, you will have free time to visit the Historical Naval Museum, travel the city streets and enjoy shopping at the city center at Mahebourg.

You will be able to spend an intimate day out with your children…

Find more information below:

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  • Zip Lines Adventure

This is the ideal activity for adventure and nature lovers and for those who have wished to experience flying like a bird.

Children and adults are surprisingly taken by the excitement and adrenaline that comes naturally when you start flying for the first time!

Find more information below:

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  • A stay at Club Med Mauritius

You will have a day of hedonism as you relax and enjoy your time in Club Med Hotel with the Best customer service ever.

This Resort has children's club facilities inspired by the theme of nature, to demonstrate the pleasures of living in harmony with nature, and satisfy the children's innate curiosity. The walls of the Baby Club Med, the Petit Club Med and the Mini Club Med, are decked with the multicoloured underwater world of the Indian Ocean: fish with fabulous names and wonderful corals.

Find more information below:

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  • Pirate Boat Cruise to Ile Aux Cerfs

Treat yourself to a memorable day of exhilarating sail on a unique pirate boat, which will take you back in time to the old days of the pirates – this will definitely be one of the highlights of your holidays in Mauritius. 

Your kids will undoubtedly be enchanted by the wooden sailing pirate style boat which will take them to another adventurous world!

Find more information below:

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  • Submarine Underwater Trip

Go for a once in a lifetime experience and discover the beautiful marine life and the underwater world of Mauritius!

As part of the submarine trip will get to visit a shipwreck, explore the rich coral reefs of Mauritius, and observe and encounter various species of fish.

The scenery will give you and your kids a more vivid outlook of the marine ecosystem…

Find more information below:

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Therefore, Mauritius is a rare place that combines culture with relaxation, in addition to an extremely warm and welcoming people. It’s definitely worth a visit for you and your kids!  

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