Best ideas for family holiday hotels, resorts and guesthouses in the Seychelles
For an outstanding seaside family holiday, consider a visit to the stunning tropical islands of the Seychelles. They are generally very friendly, free of malaria and large predatory animals, and most have beautiful white powdered beaches - perfect for families with small children!
Most people may think of top-end five-star resorts and costly private island retreats in the Seychelles; but these islands also have some really lovely, inexpensive and family-friendly beach retreats - and they all have access to the same stunning beaches!
At the top end of the market, the five-star luxury hotels offer great services for families with children. For example, Lemuria Resort on Praslin has a very professional kids club, whilst Maia spoils its younger guests with relaxing spa treatments.
By contrast, most of the Seychelles' owner-run self-catering beach properties are quiet simple. However many are great value with comfortable and spacious rooms; they might not have a fancy kids club, but children are welcomed by many owners who have families of their own - adding a personal touch to your family holiday. Many will gladly arrange activities for you, but key will be your freedom to explore the islands on your own.
Here are our top tips for the best hotels, beach retreats and guesthouses for family holidays in the Seychelles; read more by clicking on the names - if you like what you see, add it to your list of favourites…
7 of our favourite family retreats in the Seychelles
Bird Island Lodge|95% (4 reviews)Bird Island Lodge is a very relaxed, family-friendly retreat, and its 24 chalets are all perfectly suitable for a family of four. There's no kids club, but for adventurous, energetic children, the island itself can be a great 'natural playground', with a lot ... More about Bird Island Lodge
Cap Jean Marie Chalets|80% (1 review)This tiny owner-run self-catering place is ideal for family holidays. The three chalets are simple but spacious, the atmosphere is generally relaxed and laid-back and the young owners who live on site are very family-friendly. They will gladly assist to arrange all kinds ... More about Cap Jean Marie Chalets
Chalets D'Anse ForbansThe self-catering Chalets d'Anse Forbans is run by a welcoming Seychellois owner who has three small children of her own. The two Family chalets here are inexpensive, yet comfortable and spacious, and the atmosphere is relaxed. There's lots of grassy outdoor space ... More about Chalets D'Anse Forbans
Clef des Iles|90% (2 reviews)The relaxed, self-catering Clef des Iles has four lovely two bedroom apartments, set right on the beach of the beautiful Beau Vallon Bay. It's a simple, but great-value retreat, and you'll have easy access to the local shops and restaurants. The owners are very ... More about Clef des Iles
Constance Lemuria Resort|100% (1 review)Lemuria Resort's superb seaside location, coupled with its professional 'Turtle Club' for children aged 4–12, make it one of our most family-friendly properties. From child-minding and children's menus to sheltered coves and sheer space, Lemuria has ... More about Lemuria Resort
La Reserve|95% (4 reviews)La Reserve is a family-friendly hotel. There is no children's club but babysitting can be arranged at extra cost. The beach is safe and there is a huge pool which is good for young children. Although luxurious, La Reserve is a relaxed hotel which will suit families well. More about La Reserve
Maia Luxury Resort & SpaMaia has an impressive array of activities for children as part of its VIK (Very Important Kids) Program – including games, art projects, sports and aquatic excursions. Mum and dad are welcome to join in, or to enjoy some time alone. Special meals and even spa treatments ... More about Maia Resort & Spa