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One of the big­gest pluses about The St Regis in Mau­ri­tius is that the staff are ab­so­lutely charm­ing; they won’t bat an eye if your lit­tle dar­lings ac­ci­den­tally spill their drinks in their din­ner or smear grubby fin­gers on the walls, which means you can re­lax, too. The but­lers will go out of their way to en­sure your fam­ily has the most fab­u­lous time (spoiler alert – your chil­dren will find a fluffy dodo rest­ing on their pil­low at night).

Day­time ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude wind-surf­ing, kite-surf­ing, crab hunt­ing, glass-bot­tomed boat rides and dol­phin-spot­ting, and the Kite Fly­ers kids’ clubs op­er­ate on a drop-in ba­sis, so kids are free to come and go as they please. They’ll also love din­ing at the Boathouse Bar and Grill, where the burgers and home­made co­conut ice cream are mouth-wa­ter­ingly good, and if you fancy din­ing à deux, then Le Manoir fea­tures ex­otic Mau­ri­tian flavours merged with French, Mediter­ranean, In­dian and Asian cook­ing styles.

The low-down: A two-bed­room villa with a pri­vate pool at the St Regis Mau­ri­tius starts at Dh25,727 per night (streg­is­mau­ri­ Re­turn flights from Dubai to Port Louis with Emi­rates cost from Dh6,335.

Kids can en­joy ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing wind-surf­ing, kite-surf­ing, crab hunt­ing, glass-bot­tomed boat rides and dol­phin-spot­ting

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