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Why the Seychelles is the Perfect Family Destination

Imagine waving palm trees, pristine white sandy beaches, and a vibrant blue sea. Picture yourself sipping from a coconut under the warm sun, with a gentle breeze brushing your skin. This is not a dream, but the reality of the Seychelles! This tropical paradise is not only an ideal honeymoon destination but also a fantastic place to visit with your family. Here are five compelling reasons why a family trip to the Seychelles is a brilliant idea.

Top 5 Activities in Seychelles for Families with Kids

1. Explore the Stunning Beaches

There’s no better place for kids to use their buckets and spades than the Seychelles. Children love building sand castles on the beaches near the surf, and the Seychelles offers miles of sandy beaches for this purpose. For instance, Grand Anse on the island of Praslin is perfect for a relaxing beach walk. There are also smaller bays like Anze Lazio on Praslin, a beautiful bay adorned with large granite rocks in the sea. The beaches in the Seychelles are incredibly diverse, offering something for everyone. They all share two common features: the sea runs off smoothly, making it ideal for kids to paddle in, and they are absolutely amazing!

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2. Exploring La Digue by Bike

La Digue, in our opinion, is the most stunning island of them all. Accessible by boat, this car-free paradise offers several unique modes of transportation. You can explore on foot, hitch a ride on an Ox cart, or better yet, rent a bike! As soon as you disembark from the boat, you’ll find a plethora of bicycles available for rent, including children’s bikes and child seats. This ensures everyone can partake in the joy of cycling around the island.

With just an afternoon, you can easily cycle around the entire island. Along the way, you’ll encounter numerous breathtaking beaches, perfect for a quick stop and a refreshing dip.

3. Anse Source d’Argent: The Iconic Beach of Seychelles

Anse Source d’Argent is undoubtedly the main beach of Seychelles. Often featured in commercials about the Seychelles or about idyllic beaches in general, this beach is located on the island of La Digue and is absolutely breathtaking. It’s like stepping into a poster. From the pearly beaches, gigantic granite rock formations rise up out of the bright blue sea, creating a picture-perfect spot that gives Seychelles its unique look. It’s a fun and beautiful place to be, complete with a small restaurant and numerous stalls where you can enjoy a coconut drink under a beach umbrella. Therefore, Anse Source d’Argent is a must-visit when you’re in Seychelles with kids!

4. A Paradise for Animal Lovers

For the little animal lovers among us, Seychelles offers plenty to do. On La Digue island, there’s a colony of giant sea turtles that relax under the swaying palm trees. The underwater life is equally spectacular! Older kids can go snorkeling (and mom and dad too, of course). Rays as large as half a meter swim through your legs, and the most brightly colored fish come really close. They’re clearly not scared of humans, so you can get a really good look.

6. Exploring Vallée de Mai: A Jungle Adventure

While many of Seychelles’ attractions are beach-oriented, there’s a unique piece of nature to be discovered on Praslin Island – Vallée de Mai. This lush jungle offers a captivating walk that lasts about an hour, immersing you in the heart of nature. The well-maintained path, complete with bridges and stairs, is a fun climbing adventure for kids, though perhaps not as enjoyable for those with a buggy. Thankfully, we brought our carrier!

Vallée de Mai is renowned for its “coco de mer”, a palm tree that produces a distinctive type of coconut. An interesting tidbit is that upon entering the country, customs will stamp your passport with an image of this unique coconut. The park is also home to a variety of wildlife, including geckos, tree frogs, and parrots, making it an enjoyable afternoon excursion for all ages.

About the Author

This guest article on the best tips for visiting Seychelles with kids is penned by Kim, a 33-year-old travel enthusiast. Along with her husband Adri and their two daughters Djèm and Novée, Kim is passionate about exploring new corners of the world. The family plans their “adventures” at least three times a year, viewing the world as a vast playground. They aim to expose their children to the diverse landscapes and cultures our planet has to offer, from deserts, mountains, forests, and tropical islands to cities, wealth, and poverty. Kim believes that these experiences are not only special but also highly educational for their girls.

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