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Seychelles is a great family holiday destination. Safe atmosphere, warm weather, well-maintained beaches, calm ocean and entertainment for guests of all ages - all this awaits travellers who visit this natural paradise. But in order for the holiday to meet the expectations, it is necessary to take into account some aspects, which we will discuss in this article.

Safety and conditions of entry of children to Seychelles

To enter Seychelles, all travellers, including children, must submit an online application form (Travel Authorization) through the official source of the Electronic Border System of Seychelles. When traveling with children or a group, choose a “group” option application. So you will not need to apply for each person separately. The application can be submitted 5 days before arrival on the islands. The application can be reviewed up to a maximum of 12 hours from the date of submission. Before applying, you should already have travel dates, plane tickets, hotel reservations, as these questions will be in the online form.

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It is important to highlight that Seychelles are quite safe for families with children. However, as with any trip, basic precautions should be followed: avoid excessive exposure to the sun and use sunscreen even in the windy season, and also keep a first aid kit with essential medicines in your travel suitcase in case of emergency.

Choosing accommodation with children in Seychelles

The most popular locations for families with children in Seychelles are Mahé Island and Praslin.

When choosing a hotel, you should pay attention to the presence of a beach with a convenient entry into the water, a children's club and a swimming pool, appropriate food, as well as additional "bonuses" in the form of bottle warmers or the opportunity to use the services of a paid babysitter.

Mahé Island

This island is the largest and most famous of the entire Seychelles archipelago. Here is the capital of Seychelles - the city of Victoria, and the presence of an International Airport, magnificent beaches, picturesque slopes densely covered with tropical forests, a wide selection of accommodation options, locations for walking and leisure activities make Mahé very popular and visited.

The island is perfect for families as there is no need for additional transfers, which can be tiring for those traveling with children. Using the services of a taxi, literally within half an hour after going through the necessary procedures at the airport, you can be at the area of your hotel.

In addition, the popular Beau Vallon Beach is located here, which, thanks to clean white sand, an easy access  to the ocean and the absence of waves, is perfect for families with children.


As for the choice of hotels, for a comfortable family holiday on Mahé, we recommend that you consider the following accommodation options.

Savoy Seychelles Resort & Spa is a luxurious 5-star hotel next to the famous Beau Vallon Beach. The resort consists of 160 spacious rooms, 5 restaurants serving Creole national dishes, international cuisine and fresh seafood, as well as a magnificent 700 square meter pool, which is the largest hotel pool in Seychelles.

The hotel has a kids club that accepts children of all ages, however children under the age of 4 must be accompanied by an adult. There is a small labyrinth with a slide, table football, mini-billiards, Lego constructors, puzzles, board and video games, and other exciting entertainment.

Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare is a 5-star beach and diving resort located 30 minutes from the airport, offering high-class service, private rooms, fine cuisine and a wide range of entertainment for adults and children. So, children aged 4 to 12 can have fun and great time in the kids club, which is open seven days a week and provides an active game program for every day.

The club offers:

  • an indoor playground with soft floor and a shaded outdoor playground with a colorful playhouse;
  • children's pool with a depth of 0.2 meters;
  • tours of the resort's tropical gardens, shell collecting, treasure hunting, turtle feeding, dancing, handcrafting and many other activities under the supervision of experienced staff.

Parents can also use the services of a babysitter who will take care of the child while they enjoy all the benefits of a 5-star holiday. However, this service is only available within the room.

In addition, choosing a holiday in this resort, you can significantly lighten the weight of your luggage, because the hotel provides upon request the following items:

  • sterilizer and bottle warmer;
  • bath with foam;
  • changing mat;
  • children's blankets and pillows;
  • children's bathrobe, bath towel and slippers;
  • diapers and a basket for them;
  • toilet seat or potty.

Constance Ephelia Seychelles - young guests of this magnificent hotel will never be bored. Indeed, in the Constance Kids Club, guests aged 4 to 11 will have access to following facilities and activities:

  • playgrounds;
  • Playstation and Nintendo;
  • teaching art and local traditional crafts;
  • daytime and evening entertainment programs;
  • themed days dedicated to cooking pizza, pancakes and smoothies;
  • playhouses, mini-kitchens, workshops for children 4-6 years old;
  • excursions around the island accompanied by coordinators and much more.
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Constance Ephelia Seychelles
Constance Ephelia Seychelles

Praslin Island

It is one of the largest and most popular islands in the archipelago and is located about an hour by ferry from Mahé Island. You can also get to the island on a domestic flight, spending about 20 minutes on the flight. Holiday here is suitable for those travellers who are not afraid of an additional transfer.


For families with children, we recommend paying attention to the following hotels:

Constance Lemuria, another stunning property in the Constance Hotels & Resorts Collection, invites guests to an unforgettable stay. Children's pool, outdoor play space, cooking and creative workshops, opportunities for computer games - all this and much more awaits the young islanders in Constance Lemuria. Children are also offered a special “à la carte” menu. Babysitting services are available for an additional fee.

Paradise Sun Hotel - the resort is located on a quiet corner of Cote d'Or Beach. Soft sand, two kilometers long, shallow, warm water and the absence of reefs in front of the hotel make it suitable for families with children. In addition, the hotel has a swimming pool with a children's section, which is 0.6 meters deep, allowing the youngest guests to enjoy fun splashes.

The hotel also has a calendar of activities for children throughout the week, including shell crafts, cooking and “coconut” demonstrations, nature’s gifts tastings and more. Additionally, qualified babysitting services are provided.

Raffles Seychelles, one of Seychelles' finest resorts, invites toddlers and teens to the Sugar Palm Kids Club, where they'll have lots of games and fun. Here you can draw and create crafts, play beach soccer and crab hunt, create treasure maps and organize fun competitions and relay races, play traditional Seychellois games and watch turtles in Turtle Park, attend cooking classes and take cool photos for social networks.

In addition, the hotel provides essential items for babies and their mothers:

  • sterilizer and bottle warmer;
  • bath and pot;
  • cosmetics;
  • diapers and baby pillows.

Raffles Seychelles
Raffles Seychelles

What to do with a child in Seychelles

In addition to swimming in the warm ocean, playing on the beach, educational and entertaining activities in the hotel's children's clubs, young guests can expect other leisure activities. There are no big amusement parks here, but their absence is fully compensated by the beauty of natural reserves.

Holiday in Seychelles is a great chance to show your child the natural beauty and diversity of the surrounding world.

What other activities can you do with a child in Seychelles? Let's talk further.


Glass bottom boat tour

Daily excursions from Mahé Island, including a glass bottom boat tour, will take you to Saint-Anne Marine National Park. The park consists of 6 islands located a few kilometers off the coast of Mahé. Here you can spend time with your family on the beach, feed the fish, admire them through the glass bottom of the boat, meet giant turtles and plenty of birds, go snorkeling and have a delicious lunch.


Botanical Garden Mont Fleuri

The beautiful botanical garden of Mahé Island is very popular with tourists and locals. It is one of the oldest national monuments in Seychelles, dating back over a century. Its main attraction, which wins the hearts of adults and children, - are kind-hearted giant turtles that you can feed. In addition, walking through the park, you can admire more than 280 species of plants, look at the famous Coco de Mer palm tree and a beautiful house with orchids.

The entrance fee is 250 Seychellois Rupees (about $18.50).


Morne Seychelles National Park

Walking through this park, located on the island of Mahé, is suitable for older children. Young explorers can enjoy walking trails, birdwatching and great views of the area.


Veuve Nature Reserve

The nature reserve of La Digue Island is best known for being the breeding ground for the famous Seychelles paradise flycatcher. In addition, rare species of birds and sea turtles live here. The staff of the reserve will answer questions and give recommendations on the search for birds.


Snorkeling and diving

A clean, warm ocean filled with marine life encourages you to take the first steps to get to know it better. And experienced instructors of local dive centers will be happy to help you with this.

For example, Dive Seychelles Underwater Centre, located on Beau Vallon Beach, offers a series of activities for children aged 8 years and over. The easy and fun PADI Bubblemaker course allows you to safely learn the basics of diving in a pool or confined water. Children with swimming skills can explore the underwater world with a snorkel and mask, accompanied by their parents or an instructor.

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