A Magical Family Escape Awaits at JW Marriott Mauritius Resort

From 22nd December – 6th January 2024, JW Marriott Mauritius Resort invites families looking for a sun-soaked stay to enjoy the sophisticated suites with a private terrace or balcony, overlooking lush tropical gardens or Indian Ocean and join its “Fairy Land – A Magical Encounter” Christmas programme, inspired by ‘The Greatest Showman’. Begin the festive cheer with a Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and Christmas market before a host of activities such as art and craft classes, gingerbread house decorating competitions, an enchanted Forest Walk at Le Morne Mountain and Santa’s Workshop Adventure, a highlight for little ones. The hotel’s well-being programme allows adults to nourish mind and body with sunset yoga, pilates and meditation whilst The Kite Flyers Club provides children aged 4-12 with a variety of entertainment including a scavenger gift hunt, karaoke and snowman bowling – there are even kids diving lessons and stargazing sessions!


On New Year’s Eve, enjoy an evening of showstopping live entertainment featuring gourmet dishes alongside cabaret, circus acts and burlesque, all housed a in a crystal-lit marquee on the beach before fireworks at midnight and late-night dancing until dawn.


A seven-night stay at the JW Marriot Mauritius Resort during the festive period based on two adults sharing a room and two children sharing a room is priced from £1,600 per night, with breakfast included*. To book, click here.


Celebrate the glamour of the 1920s at Le Méridien Ile Maurice

Perched on a kilometre of golden sand on the northwest coast of Mauritius, Le Méridien Ile Maurice is one of the island’s leading contemporary resorts, after a £ 50 million refurbishment last year. Each gorgeous bedroom offers stunning views from a private outdoor terrace or garden and the bathrooms have been redesigned to the highest specification, complete with a separate shower, large oval bath and marble floors. Although suitable for families, the hotel also comes with an adults-only destination within the resort, Nirvana, for those looking for a grown-up Christmas break. With four restaurants offering Mauritian, Italian, International or Indian food, alongside the unique Explore Spa and three swimming pools, the festive season at Le Meriden Ile Maurice delivers memorable experiences for gastronomes, spa seekers and families alike.


From 20th December – to 8th January 2024, holidaymakers can enjoy an array of culinary experiences from wine tastings and immersive teppanyaki cooking displays to gin nights.


To round off the celebrations, guests can usher in the New Year on 31st December with a “Gatsby Affair” gala celebration and be transported to the roaring 1920s with fine dining, jazz, live entertainment and impressive pyrotechnics accompanied by flowing wine and Champagne.


A seven-night stay at Le Meridien Ile Maurice during the festive period based on two adults sharing a Beachfront Two Double Room or a Beachfront King Room and two children sharing a room is currently priced from £1,020 per night, with breakfast included (additional festive dining charges apply)*. To book, click here.


A Tropical Trip to Remember at The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius

Set within a protected marine park on the north coast of the island, The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa offers extraordinary ocean views and the ultimate family escape. With 190 spacious guestrooms and suites, each with its own private outdoor space, outdoor pools and a variety of restaurants, lounges and bars, the hotel offers an idyllic yet stylish oasis. The Westin Family Kids Club offers kite flying, crab hunting, nature walks, glass bottom boat trips and mocktail-making for children aged 4 – 12. For adults, there’s the resort’s Heavenly Spa adult-only outdoor pool and Whisper zone. What’s more, families can book an array of fun-fuelled activities to be enjoyed together which include kayaking, water sports or an exclusive campfire night complete with sunset views, toasted marshmallows, local entertainment, music and narrated storytelling.

From 20th December – 6th January 2024, guests can embrace the local culture with a range of festivities and entertainment at “Festivals of The World”. Every day, vibrant festivals inspired by Arabia, India, France and Japan will take place to celebrate Mauritius’s vibrant and diverse heritage. From mesmerising live performances, varied cuisine, and immersive experiences to traditional rituals and folklore from across the globe, families are sure to make long-lasting memories. Celebrate coming together with floating lanterns inspired by Japan’s Obon Festival, and enjoy traditional lion dances of the Chinese Spring Festival before attending the masquerade ball celebrated at Mardi Gras.

To ring in the New Year, enjoy the “Saint Sylvester Glitter and Bubbles New Year’s Eve Party” with a feast of refreshing dishes alongside an extensive drinks list plus live music and dancing at Mystique Beach.

A seven-night stay at The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa during the festive period based on two adults sharing an Ocean Grand Deluxe, King Room and two children sharing a room is currently priced from £800 per night, with breakfast included (additional festive dining charges apply)*. To book, click here.


For further information and reservations, visit www.marriott.com

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