A dream destination for honeymoons, Seychelles is home to many romantic places. They can guarantee an unforgettable stay and a total change of scenery for lovers. But this archipelago, located in the heart of the Indian Ocean, is also an exceptional destination for a family trip. The pleasure will be at its height if you decide to discover the magical places of the Seychelles aboard a catamaran.
Why is Seychelles an ideal destination for children?
Travelling with children is about ensuring their comfort and well-being so that they can enjoy their holidays. That’s why it’s important to choose the right destination. Seychelles has many assets.
- A safe destination
This is one of the great assets of Seychelles compared to other exotic destinations. To start, you can go to the archipelago with a direct flight from Paris. Moreover, there are no major time differences. If you leave in summer, it will only be 2 hours.
The climate in the Seychelles is also pleasant. It is hot all year round. Temperatures are rather stable. In addition, the archipelago is protected from weather disasters such as hurricanes and hurricanes.
It should also be noted that the sand on Seychelles’ beaches is clean and soft. As for the water level, it remains low, especially at low tide. Your little bits can play with complete peace of mind.
In addition to all this, be aware that when travelling to the Seychelles, your children are not at risk of catching malaria or other tropical diseases. In short, the holidays will be peaceful. Everyone can benefit from it.
A whole lot of activities to do with the family
Seychelles offers holidaymakers a wide range of leisure activities that will impress and excite young and old alike. Its heavenly beaches, for example, are ideal for water sports. On the other hand, its nature reserves are key places for hiking and picnics.
The activities that await you in the Seychelles
The list is long if you have to talk about the activities to do during a family stay in the Seychelles. It is possible to carry out most of them if you decide to take a catamaran cruise. Here are some activities not to be missed if you come with your children to this beautiful country in the Indian Ocean:
Snorkeling for the whole family
This is probably the first activity not to be missed on a family cruise in the Seychelles. What is snorkeling? Actually, it’s a mask and snorkel dive in the shallow lagoons.
During this small expedition to the bottom of the sea, the whole family will be able to admire the multicoloured fish like the rays swimming. It is also an opportunity to observe the coral reefs, which seduce by their remarkable shape and composition.
During the snorkeling session, your children will also be able to meet impressive underwater creatures such as green turtles and hawksbill turtles. At the same time, they will be able to feel the pleasant feeling of swimming in warm waters.
Anse Source d’Argent beach on Île de la Digue is a destination for snorkeling with children. You can also go to Beauvallon, on the island of Mahé. It’s a supervised beach, so it’s safer for your kids.
Finally, the Petite Anse Kerlan in Praslin is also ideal for diving. On this beach, the water is both calm and shallower.
Take a boat trip with a glass bottom
For the little ones who are a little afraid to dive to the bottom, consider offering them a boat trip with a glass bottom. They will be able to admire fish, sea urchins and corals without having to get wet.
Swimming at the beach
The Seychelles archipelago can satisfy bathing and sunbathing enthusiasts. The country offers them a wide choice of sublime beaches fringed with palm trees or coconut trees and decorated with white rocks.
The ones in Anse Marron or Anse Coco on the Dike are particularly remarkable. Benefiting from a picturesque landscape, these beaches are calm and benefit from transparent water that encourages swimming.
A bike ride
To the list of activities to be done during a family stay in the Seychelles, cycling should be added. It is the ideal opportunity to do a little sport while admiring beautiful landscapes.
No matter where you are, you will have no trouble finding a bike rental offer. However, in terms of destination, the dike is still the best. It is home to several trails that are not often used by cars. In other words, the walk can take place in complete peace of mind.
In addition, there are many things to discover on this island. Among them are Union Estate Park, home to the giant turtles, and the beautiful beach of Anse Source d’Argent.
Be aware that it is possible to rent a bike with a rear seat if you are travelling with an infant who is not yet able to pedal.
Visit Bird Island
Visiting this small island north of Mahé could be the highlight of your trip to the Seychelles. It promises to be memorable for the little ones. Know that it is in this little corner of paradise, called the cow island, that giant turtles live.
These reptiles make the reputation of the archipelago. One of them, Esmeralda, is more than 200 years old. The great lady weighs more than 300 kilos. It’s probably the biggest turtle in the world. Its size will impress your children.
It should also be noted that the island is a refuge for many migratory birds such as swallows, terns and hairy straws.
By visiting this nature reserve, you will offer your little ones a rich moment of discovery. However, during this expedition, do not forget the mosquito repellent.
Visit the May Valley
It is a natural site registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This forest, which covers an area of 20 hectares, is the sanctuary of many animal and plant species unique in the world.
If you take your children to this place, they can discover the famous coconut buttock. It is a coconut with an original shape.
They will also be able to meet the famous black parrot. This endemic species is fascinating. Be aware that the park has marked trails, which makes it easy for you to find your way.
Visit the King’s Garden
Don’t forget to take a detour into this exceptional natural site. Located in Mahé, the King’s Garden is home to a variety of fruit trees and spices. You can also meet parrots there.
Hiking with the family
This is another activity not to be missed during your family holiday in the Seychelles. Children will be delighted to take a short excursion through the tropical jungles and coasts. During the walk, they will be able to observe the authenticity of the local vegetation.
There are many routes. For example, you can leave from Grande Anse and then go to Anse Coco Beach. Otherwise, meet at Le Morne Seychellois. It is the highest point of the archipelago.
It is covered with a lush forest. Many trails can take you to the top of the summit to enjoy with the whole family the discovery of exceptional landscapes with a panoramic view.
Going deep-sea fishing
This activity can only amaze the children. It will also be an innovative and rewarding experience for them. Moreover, knowing that the meal has been prepared with their precious spoils can bring them immense joy.
Enjoy Seychelles dishes
Without good food, holidays are not holidays. During your stay in the Seychelles, don’t forget to discover the country’s culinary specialities. Desserts and fruit juices are likely to appeal to children. On the other hand, be careful with spicy or spicy dishes!
A family cruise on board a catamaran
If you want a new family holiday in the Seychelles, we invite you to try the family cruise on board a catamaran. It is an adventure that will please the children and allow them to enjoy the trip.
Indeed, they will be able to discover a lot of things to do during the cruise. Be aware that the catamaran is a fast boat. This way, you can include several stops in your itinerary. In other words, you will have the opportunity to visit several places at once.
Please note that we leave you free to choose the sites to visit. That said, our skipper is here to show you the best spots for snorkeling and the best spots for big game fishing.
It should also be noted that aboard our catamaran, named Aquatic II, you will be entitled to great comfort. The boat can accommodate up to 8 passengers, an advantage for large families.
During your adventure through Seychelles waters, an experienced chef will prepare typical Creole dishes for you. So it will be a complete journey. We are happy to provide you with a free quote.
The essentials for a family stay in the Seychelles
Of course, when you go with children to the Seychelles, your suitcase must contain some things that are essential for the well-being of the children. You have to start with light cotton clothes so that the children don’t get too hot. The kit must also be complete. Don’t forget to add sunscreen to it.
It is even recommended to bring anti-UV t-shirts. This way, when the temperature is too high, you can better protect your children from burning. Finally, don’t forget to bring some beach games so that there is no room for boredom during your stay in the Seychelles.