Wondering what to do in Seychelles with kids? Home to a large number of child-friendly beaches, along with excellent resorts that cater to the entire family, and a variety of attractions and activities to suit every budget and preference, the Seychelles is a great choice for a family holiday. In this guide, we share some of the top ways to experience Seychelles with kids, to help you plan your dream holiday. Keep reading to get our top picks on what to see and do with your little ones in this part of the world.
Discovering Seychelles With Kids
What are the best things to see and do in Seychelles with kids? For starters, here are some suggestions on where to go during your Seychelles family break.
La Digue Island
Home to the incredible Veuve Nature Reserve, along with the fascinating L’Union Estate – a museum that houses a traditional working coconut factory – as well as the historic Anse Source d’Argent plantation style house, this island has plenty to see and do. You can also hire regular or tandem bicycles to explore the island.
Mahe Botanical Gardens
On the island of Mahe, a visit to the Botanical Gardens is well worthwhile. The gardens are beautifully maintained, with a huge variety of native plants and trees, including the famous Coco de Mer palms. This spot is also great for family photographs, with gorgeous scenery to enjoy for young nature lovers.
Paradis des Enfants
Also on Mahe, Paradis des Enfants is sure to be a hit with younger kids. This play park is near the jetty on Mahe. While it is not unique from a scenery point of view, parents will appreciate the chance to relax while kids let off steam. There are playgrounds, an ice rink, carousels and arcades to be found here. With indoor and outdoor entertainment, there is always plenty of little ones to do, whatever the weather may hold.
Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve
On Praslin Island, Vallée de Mai is also worth exploring. This reserve houses a variety of Coco de Mer trees, along with various other plants. Wildlife and birdlife include the black parrot and other species. There are paths taking you through the jungle and a canopy that provides coverage against both sun and rain.
While you are on Praslin, you can take a boat trip to Curieuse Island. This island is where you will find giant tortoises. Docile and friendly, these tortoises are sure to be a highlight for kids and adults alike. You may even get to see babies if you’re lucky. You can easily arrange a boat trip from Praslin. Some resorts may also offer day trips.
If you’re looking for further tips on what to see, do and experience in Seychelles with kids, be sure to check our guide to Seychelles with children.