The Top 7 Family-Friendly Activities to Do in Seychelles

With its stunning beaches and picturesque landscapes, Seychelles is one of the most beautiful countries you can bring your family to. There are numerous places and things to do here that going on a family vacation in Seychelles will definitely be one of the best holidays you will ever experience together.

To have a memorable holiday here that everyone in the family will enjoy, book your accommodation at one of the well-known Seychelles luxury resorts. Next, make sure you put the activities below on the top things your family should do on your vacation here:

  1. Go beach hopping

Most of Seychelles’ beaches are safe for kids. The waters are calm, cool, and clear which your little ones will certainly love. They are great for swimming or simply splashing around.

The best times to hit the beaches are early morning and evenings to avoid the heat of the scorching sun. Most beaches are lined with trees so everyone can get some natural shade when the sunshine becomes a bit unbearable.

Some of the beaches in Seychelles you should visit with your family are:

  • Anse Source d’Argent in La Digue
  • Anse Intendance in Mahé
  • Beau Vallon in Mahé
  • Anse Lazio in Praslin
  • Anse Georgette in Praslin

  1. Scuba diving

While exploring the beaches of La Digue, Mahé, and Praslin, give your kids the chance to learn more about Seychelles’ fascinating marine life and clear turquoise blue waters by taking them scuba diving.

Several PADI-approved dive centers across Seychelles offer a PADI course called “Bubblemaker” for children ages between eight and ten. In case your kids are ten years or older, they can take the PADI Open Water course.

Once everyone has completed the course, you can enlist a professional diver to take you and your family scuba diving in one (or more) of the popular diving sites in Seychelles.

  1. Visit the Port Glaud Waterfall

While you’re in Mahé, take your family on a side trip to Port Glaud. Look for a tour guide (there are many of them) who will take you to the Port Glaud Waterfall.

The hike itself is a great adventure since you will have to go through a jungle. Once you reach the waterfall, you will be greeted by a stunning view. You and your family can take a dip in the cool waters after you’re done picture-taking.

After enjoying a refreshing dip, you and your family can rest, have a picnic, or take in the amazing view on the large boulders surrounding the waterfall pool.

  1. Spend time at Paradis des Enfants

Your younger kids will love Paradis des Enfants – a play park in Mahé.

You and your family won’t run out of fun things to do in Paradis des Enfants since it has different playgrounds, arcades, and carousels. You will also find Seychelles’ first ice rink here.

There are plenty of places where you can rest and eat here so you can spend the whole day lazing around with your family.

  1. Visit Vallée de Mai

Praslin is also home to Vallée de Mai, a pristine natural rainforest and UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the most beautiful places in Seychelles.

Vallée de Mai is teeming with coco de mer trees and other indigenous palm trees and plants. You will also find a lot of fascinating indigenous species here including the Seychelles black parrot.

The paths here are well-maintained so navigating and exploring the rainforest is relatively easy even for the younger members of your family.

  1. Get up close and personal with the giant tortoises on Curieuse Island

Curieuse Island is home to the giant tortoises – one of the nearly-endangered species in the world.

Although they are large, they are gentle and friendly. Your kids will love getting close to and feeding them. There is also an area on the island where the children can see baby giant tortoises.

To get to Curieuse Island, you and your family can take a boat from Praslin.

  1. Go cycling in La Digue

The best way to explore La Digue is by riding a bike. You can hire a bike for each of your family members or, if you are staying for a day or two here, find out if the hotel provides their guests with free bikes.

While going around La Digue, you will see an interesting old plantation-style house and a vanilla plantation. Make sure you stop by L’Union Estate, a working museum where you can see an old-fashioned working copra mill and kiln used for drying coconuts and pressing them for oil.

Staying at one of the best family resorts in Seychelles will also guarantee that everyone will enjoy every minute of their holiday in this country.

With access to great amenities and superb services, your family will have everything they need to have an amazing vacation in amazing Seychelles.  


Thomas Grundner is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for JA Resorts & Hotels. He has more than 20 years of expertise in the hospitality and leisure industry – across international markets including Germany, Egypt and Spain. Grundner oversees all sales, marketing and revenue efforts as the company continues to build on its key growth and development strategies and further cultivates its unique blend of “Heartfelt Hospitality” and “Casual Luxury.”