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 (stregismauritius.com). 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