Top 20 Packing List When Travelling to Mauritius

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These are my top twenty packing list for a family holiday to Mauritius. This is such a beautiful island with the most wonderful people. We stayed at the Tamassa Resort in Bel Ombre and it was one of the nicest hotels we have stayed in.

While you are there, I highly recommend visiting Casela Safari Park and either walking with lions or playing with the lion cubs. It was such a great day out.

Make sure to check out our top 10 children’s swimming accessories you can’t leave home without.

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Packing List for a Family Holiday to Mauritius

Insurance Documents

This is so important, and definitely worth the money. We have luckily never needed to claim, however, I wouldn’t go abroad without it.

Travel HandBag

I highly recommend the Mia Tui bag for travelling, it is huge. It has lots of pockets and makes finding things so much easier.

Not only that it has 2 other bags included, a clear bag perfect for carrying liquids in, and another clutch bag perfect for going out at night with.

It is of excellent quality and it is vegan friendly. I wouldn’t now travel without it.

What to pack on a family holiday. #miatui #travelbag

Sun Cream (face and family).

We used the EVY brand this year for all of us. We found that factor 30 would be perfect. What we loved about this is it is a long-lasting mousse, and it wasn’t at all oily, so perfect for kids and adults alike.

What to pack on a family holiday - Kids Suncream

Beach Bag

I absolutely love this Banana Moon beach bag it is really big and light to carry.

What to pack on a family holiday - Beach Bag

Swimwear & Swimming Shorts

You can’t go on holiday to Mauritius without swimwear! Check out these from Amazon.

Kids Rash Vest

Freddie has always worn rash vests, in fact even when he has swimming lessons. But for me, it just takes a lot of the worry of sun burn out of the equation.

Quick Dry Beach Towels

Dock and Bay have created the most amazing quick-drying beach towel, they are also really thin so perfect to pop in your beach bag.

Inflatable Beach Ball

We took this 50cm mega globe one with us, as not only was it huge, it is really educational too.

What to pack on a family holiday - Inflatable Globe Ball

Water Ball

We fell in love with the Waboba ball when we were in Jamaica last year, and now it is something we will always take on holiday.

Water Shoes

Water shoes are a must in Mauritius due to the coral.


An absolute must is the freshen up spritzer by Angela Langford. Not only for Mauritius, but this is also a must in any hot weather (including our own UK heatwave!). Personally, I have kept mine in the fridge (we were lucky to have a fridge in our room) as it is even more refreshing.

It smells absolutely gorgeous as rose, geranium & orange blossom are mixed with aloe vera and comfrey to produce a refreshing tonic that keeps your skin hydrated, calm & fresh throughout the day.

What to pack on a holiday to Mauritius - Angela Langford Freshen Up

Insect Repellent

We opted for these wristbands, they are so much better than spraying yourself. You can opt from black, white, green or orange, and are adjustable wrist bands, perfect for both adults and children. Mosquitoes are everywhere you just need to be prepared.

Underwater camera

With all the fish in the sea, this is a definite essential. Snorkelling is a must in Mauritius even I tried it, but there are beautiful fish as soon as you get into the sea. Get your underwater camera today.


Apart from the usual paracetamol and ibuprofen we always make sure we take Calpol with us too.

Hand Sanitiser

I don’t leave home without this anyway, but make sure you pop a little bottle either in your hand luggage or in your suitcase.

Playing cards

We played cards a lot and managed to teach Freddie how to play gin rummy and patience.

Kindle and/ or Nintendo Switch

These were a lifesaver!! Freddie is now 8 and of course, he wasn’t playing with them too much, but at night when we wanted a drink (or 2!) he would sit with his newfound friends and either play on his switch or his kindle.  Great for a bit of “grown-up” time!


Don’t forget the waterproof mascara, this is a must for any packing list of mine!! Check out the best makeup products for over 40.

Swimming Goggles

These are a must for Freddie, mainly as he needs prescription goggles. However, if your kids love playing in the pool I would really recommend taking them with you.


You can’t go to Mauritius without a snorkel, there are fish absolutely everywhere.

What to pack on a family holiday - Snorkel

Travel Yoga Mat

There is nowhere else on earth I would rather do yoga, so why not get yourself a travel yoga mat.

What essentials do you have on your packing list? If you are traveling to Orlando Florida, check out our Disney packing list here in this post on the best Disney parks for 6 year old

Last Updated on 21 October 2022 by homeschoolof1


  1. Really informative post. Did you find that the insect repellent bracelets worked? I have never tried them but love the idea of that instead of spray.

    1. Yes we loved them, you could smell the repellent but it was nothing like the spray. They claim you can use them for 14 days, but we used them 24 hours a day, and I think they worked for a full 7 days. Really impressed 🙂

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