If your family lives at lightning speed, then a trip to the Shanti Maurice in Mauritius could be the perfect place to encourage you all to adopt a slower pace. If nothing else, a holiday basking in the beauty of the tropical trees and turquoise sea will at least recharge your family’s batteries. However, opting for a few regular yoga sessions with the Shanti Maurice’s resident yoga instructor, Dheeraj, could put you all on the path to more tranquil existence. Classes can be tailored to the ages of your children and you can choose to have as many or as few classes as you wish. The Shanti Maurice is also home to other restful activities – whether it’s enjoying a soothing treatment in the Nira spa or lounging around the pool enjoying ice drinks and even ice towels to cool down in the tropical climate. The children’s club provides kids with loads of activities – from treasure hunts to kite flying – while the local attractions include the opportunity to see the myriad colours of the tropical fish and even the chance to swim with dolphins. To find out more about what to do on the stunning island of Mauritius, and to prepare your children for some yoga fun, try the following guides:
Travellers Mauritius (Thomas Cook Traveller Guides, £9.99)
Make the most of every second of your island holiday with this expert guide to what to do, see, eat and explore. Featuring full-colour photographs of Mauritius’s sun-drenched shores, it also has suggested itineraries and highlights sections, plus easy-to-navigate maps.
Mauritius, Réunion & Seychelles by Jean-Bernard Carillet and Brandon Presser (Lonely Planet Publications, £16.99)
Everything from breathtakingly beautiful beaches to adventure options to wonderful wildlife-spotting opportunities is covered in this comprehensive guide to some of the Indian Ocean’s most idyllic islands - all in Lonely Planet’s renowned "get-it-at-a-glance" format.
Yoga Pretzels: 50 Fun Yoga Activities for Kids and Grown ups by Tara Guber, Leah Kalish and Sophie Fatus (Barefoot Books, £9.99)
A colourful set of cards illustrating all the basic yoga moves so you can enjoy practising them with your children.
Seven nights’ half board in two Junior Suite Ocean View Rooms (children’s room complimentary) from £2,670 per adult, and £910 per child, including transfers and flights departing September 17. Visit www.elegantresorts.co.uk. Return flights via Dubai with Emirates from £872 per adult and £665 per child. Visit www.emirates.com