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  • Flight time: 10 hours indirect flight
  • Best time to go: A year round destination.
  • Time difference: GMT +3 hrs
  • Currency:  Hotels accept Euros and Pounds  
  • Visa requirements: Not required for UK passport holders

    Family Hotels in the Seychelles

    The Seychelles is made up of a number of the most beautiful granite and coral islands in the world. It is hard to imagine a place more breathtakingly beautiful or with more stunning beaches. The majority of the hotels are located on the two largest islands, Mahe and Praslin, while the outer coral islands are often just a single beach lodge. The outer islands are perfect for seclusion while the main islands offer an opportunity to explore Seychellois life. Another upside to the Seychelles is that it is considerably closer than either the Maldives or Mauritius. But it is worth noting that on arrival, as in the Maldives, you need to take further transfers to get to your final destination. This can sometimes prove tiring with young children.


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    Seychelles

    The first thing that sets Frégate Island apart from everywhere else is its beaches. We have never before found a beach where no flowery descriptions can do it justice, they are simply breathtakingly beautiful. Frégate boasts a greedy seven beaches, so with a total of just 16 villas seclusion is guaranteed. Although Fregate may seem like an indulgence for your family Fregate is a treat that is worth it.

    Suitable for: Children of all ages are welcome.

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    Fregate Island

    Our rating: Utterly Fab Rating explaination
    Rooms: 13
    Interleading rooms: No
    Childrens facilities:Yes
    Setting: Beach
    Style: Luxurious
    Kids club: Yes
    Baby sitters: Yes
    Nightly rates from:
    Per Person: £1550 pppn FI
    2 adults & 2 children from £3451
    Complimentary age sharing: 0-5 yrs

    Praslin Island, Seychelles

    Lemuria is nestled between two beautiful white sandy beaches with a gorgeous lagoon. We were delighted to discover that there is also a third, even more stunning beach, hidden away and much less accessible. As most people don’t bother to make the trip, it remains very secluded. Ask the hotel to make you a family picnic lunch with plenty of cold drinks and spend the day in this mini paradise.

    Suitable for: Children of all ages.

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    Lemuria Resort

    Our rating: Utterly Fab Rating explaination
    Rooms: 105
    Interleading rooms: Yes
    Childrens facilities:Yes
    Setting: Beach
    Style: Beach luxury
    Kids club: Yes
    Baby sitters: Yes
    Nightly rates from:
    Per Person: £200 pppn BB
    2 adults & 2 children £754
    Complimentary age sharing: <2 yrs

    Seychelles

    Denis Island is for spending lazy days on the beach; silky soft sandy beaches stretch all around the island, lapped by the gorgeous turquoise sea. This isn’t one of your typical family beach hotels. Firstly it needs a flight on from Mahe to get here and secondly it doesn’t have a kids club. But once you are here you realize it was worth the trip.

    Suitable for: Children of all ages but they need to be able to entertain themselves.

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    Denis Island

    Our rating: Utterly Fab Rating explaination
    Rooms: 25
    Interleading rooms: No
    Childrens facilities:Basic
    Setting: Desert island
    Style: Beach luxury
    Kids club: No
    Baby sitters: Yes
    Nightly rates from:
    Per Person: £470 AI
    2 adults & 2 children £1038
    Complimentary age sharing: 0-4 yrs

    Seychelles

    This beautiful island could have been the location for ‘Lost’. Surrounded by turquoise sea and beautiful sandy beaches this lushly forested Eden is a wonderful option for a spoiling beach holiday in the Seychelles. Brilliant for families as it offers both the luxury needed for mom and dad, and the much needed freeedom for your darlings to well, be little monkeys!

    Suitable for: All ages

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    Hilton Seychelles Labriz

    Our rating: Utterly Fab Rating explaination
    Rooms: 110
    Interleading rooms: No
    Childrens facilities:Yes
    Setting: Beach
    Style: Beach Chic
    Kids club: Yes
    Baby sitters: Yes
    Nightly rates from:
    Per Person: £173 pppn BB
    2 adults & 2 children from £372
    Complimentary age sharing: 0-6 yrs

    Seychelles

    Found in one of the most beautiful parts of the world and seemingly untouched, Sainte Anne Resort & Spa is perfect for families with children of all ages. With easy travelling on arrival at Mahé, large rooms with private gardens and ample space and with an array of activities, everything is easy going and simply hassle free. With all the above coupled together with stunning beaches and swaying palms it’s not hard to see why this resort is a definite winner with families.

    Suitable for: Children of all ages.

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    Sainte Anne Resort & Spa

    Our rating: Scrumptious Rating explaination
    Rooms: 87
    Interleading rooms: Yes
    Childrens facilities:Excellent
    Setting: Tropical Island
    Style: Villa Resort
    Kids club: Yes
    Baby sitters: Yes
    Nightly rates from:
    Per Person: £484 pppn AI
    2 Adults & 2 Children £1,590.00
    Complimentary age sharing: 0-5 yrs

    When to Travel

    The Seychelles has a warm tropical climate with temperatures between 24 – 31 C year round.  May to October the southeast trades winds bring cooler weather and fresh breezes.  And from November to March the northwest monsoon winds tend to bring hotter weather and increased humidity.  From the end of November to the end of January are the hottest and wettest months.  In true tropical fashion the clouds build up from nowhere  for short sharp very heavy bursts of rain before the sun comes straight back out again.  It is worth noting that this time of the year can be too hot for some children and battling to keep them in the shade can be something of a trial!

    • January - Hit and miss
    • February - Hit and miss
    • March - Good
    • April - Best
    • May - Best
    • June - Best
    • July - Best
    • August - Best
    • September - Best
    • October - Best
    • November - Good
    • December - Hit and miss



    Kids

    Other then the now difficult flights to the Seychelles it is a wonderful place for children.  Similar to the Maldives the clear waters and fantastic beaches are perfect for families.  For the ultimate family hideaway North Island is it (although as children cost enough anyway you may feel the price tag is a bit punchy).  There are a number of family friend 4* hotels or fantastic 5* options such as Lemuria for those who need plenty to do – including a Kids Club.  If you just want miles of fantastic beach plenty of space for your brood to run around then the fabulous Denis Island might be just your thing.   As with the Maldives it is important to get the right hotel for your family as some of the smaller hotels have limited activities for older children

    Country Info

    Flights:  Sadly Air Seychelles have just cancelled their direct European flights so now the only way to get to the Seychelles is indirect via Qatar or Dubai with Emirates.  Kenyan Airways runs a twice weekly flight in from Nairobi for any family wanting to combine this with a safari.  South African Airways also has a flight to the Seychelles from Johannesburg.

    The Seychelles are a cluster of islands ranging from the larger granite Inner Islands of Mahe and Praslin to the coral outer islands of Denis and Desroches Island.  Very few places in the world compare with the beauty of the Seychelles beaches. 

    The islands are accessed by daily Air Seychelles flights (Praslin has numerous daily flights which take just 15 minutes)) or helicopter for the more glamorous hideaways such as North Island and Fregate.  Labriz, Praslin and Sainte Anne can also be accessed by boat. 

    Food and Drink

    Seychellois food is influenced by African, Chinese, English, French and Indian styles. And, as you might imagine, there is a heavy bias towards seafood and fish.  Most hotels will offer a selection of international dishes but most meat has to be imported so local restaurants don’t really feature it.  Standard Kids Menus are available from most hotels.  It is worth noting that with 100% import duty on alcohol this can be quiet expensive.

    Things to do

    Please find below a range of activities available in Seychelles.

    Suggested Itineraries

    We know it is often difficult, with the huge number of hotels out there, to know which one to go for, which combines with which and what sort of costs they are going to be. Here we have put together a few of our favourite options to give you a starting point. Any of these options can be changed, tweeked or added to so please do ask. The prices are per person and include international flights and private transfers. As the rates at all hotels change a great deal from their High Seasons (i.e the most popular times of the year to be there) to their Low Seasons (they often have great discounts at this time) we have based the 'From' costs on a good time of year to be in the country, the dates are included in the text at the bottom. Please do call us for a quote based on your dates.