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Summer Sun Family Holidays in the Indian Ocean

The main UK school holidays are not the best time of year for family holidays in Mauritius, but for a dose of early- or late-summer sun, perhaps with pre-school kids, this super-child-friendly island is ideal – think May, June, September and October. June to August is the best time for surfing in the region.

Bear in mind that the Indian Ocean as a whole may be too hot for younger kids at any time of year and especially in the region’s own summer (Nov–April), although if you're booking a hotel or resort with a kids’ club it will be air conditioned and provide respite from the hottest times of the day.

In the Maldives and the Seychelles, May to September sees the wet season/monsoon, with the highest rainfall in May and October, and a likelihood of rough seas and strong winds. However, given peak-season (Dec–Apr) prices and unpredictable weather over the last few years, you may be tempted to take your chances – if you’re staying in a luxury resort with childcare, as most families do, you’ll have crèches/kids’ clubs to fall back on should rain stop play. On the other hand, you could save your money and seek out some summer sun closer to home!

Summer Sun places to stay in Indian Ocean

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Free nights at Martinhal Sagres Beach Hotel & Resort. Prices from £3199 per family (2 adults and 2 kids). Travel 1 Apr-2 Nov 2018.

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