Exploring Seychelles with kids gives you the chance to discover magical beaches, unspoiled jungles, lush nature reserves, giant tortoises, incredible fish, relaxed villages, friendly people and plenty of opportunities for adventure.
While the Seychelles is not as developed as other Indian Ocean destinations, it is its sense of remote beauty that makes it the ideal place to relax and unwind with the family. In this guide, we share some tips on how to experience Seychelles with kids.
The Ultimate Guide to Seychelles With Kids
Some of our top picks on what to see and do, where to stay and what to expect when visiting Seychelles with kids include the following:
With no dangerous animals, no need for additional vaccinations, an abundance of sandy beaches, open spaces, nature reserves and things to see and do, a Seychelles family holiday offers everything you could ever need. This island nation is especially excellent for nature lovers, with a diversity of marine, bird, reptile and wildlife species to see.
What to do
Kids over eight years can try an introductory diving course designed to help kids get used to masks and bubbles. Called the Bubble Maker course, this is offered at most PADI dive centres. Older kids of 12 and up can learn how to snorkel and scuba dive meanwhile. Other activities and places of interest include swimming, glass bottom boat cruises, Mahe Botanical Gardens, Tea Factory, coconut tours at L’Union Estate, giant tortoises on Praslin, Cousin and Curieuse islands, Bird Island, Domaine de Val des Pres craft village in Mahe, Beau Vallon beach and many other fun things to do.
When to go
There are many great times to visit this part of the world. April, May, September and October are good for birding. The months between March and May, and September and November are ideal for scuba diving. The off-peak months from May to September are the coolest times to visit, while the months between April and May, and again from October and November are pleasant for any type of holiday. The December holidays can be busy – this is the peak travel season. For full tips on when to go, view our guide to the best time to visit Seychelles.
Where to stay
Family-friendly resorts in Seychelles include the three-star Coral Strand Hotel in Beau Vallon Bay; the luxurious five-star Beachcomber Seychelles Sainte Anne Resort & Spa, which lies on its own private island of Sainte Anne; the four-star Paradise Sun Hotel in Praslin; and the five-star Constance Ephelia Hotel, which lies less than eight kilometres from the centre of Mahe.
With so much to offer, you are sure to have the best time in Seychelles with kids of all ages.