10 most family-friendly luxury resorts in the Seychelles 2022
Recommending just 13 luxury Seychelles hotels for families is tricky. After all this unspoiled Indian Ocean archipelago is almost as famous for remarkable resorts as giant tortoises. However, we think we found the best of the best. See what you think.
The Seychelles archipelago of 115 Indian Ocean islands is a land of lush tropical forest and bone-white beaches. It’s also known for crystalline seas and a sense of absolute serenity. As a result, families often dismiss it as too romantic.
So it’s all the more delightful to discover that, despite appearances, Seychelles family holidays are magical. And every one of the Seychelles hotels on our list is determined to wow kids with water sports, creative children’s clubs and, in some cases, even giant Aldabra Tortoise.
1/10 Constance Ephelia: pick of Seychelles hotels in Port Launay Marine Park
Constance Ephelia looks more like a peaceful tropical village, than one of the finest five-star Seychelles hotels. Its subtle mix of luxury, and easy-going island charm is perfect for families. Kids will love the fantastic setting in acres of lush forest on the edge of Port Launay Marine Park.
Spacious family villas with private pools, and courtyard gardens, are minutes from beaches, and incredible Indian Ocean snorkelling. When young guests aren’t in masks and flippers, they can try anything from crafts to cooking classes at the kids club. As for teens, they have everything from ziplining to kayaking and rock climbing to keep them busy.
Why Constance Ephelia should be your pick of Seychelles hotels
- two and three bedroom family villas with private pools, and gardens.
- five restaurants
- babysitting services available
- two private beaches
- 120ha forest setting on the edge of Port Launay Marine Park
- complimentary kids club for ages four to 11
- water sports, diving, snorkelling and sailing
2/10 Four Seasons Resort Seychelles Desroches Island
Four Seasons Resort Seychelles Desroches Island is the only one on this 6km long islet. So if you’re looking for absolute escapism, it’s here, along with barefoot luxury, kid-perfect freedom and adventure for outdoorsy teens.
From charming family villas to a graceful yoga pavilion, it’s one of the most authentically designed Seychelles hotels. Naturally, white sand beaches are in place too, as well as fantastic water sports, family activities and even Aldabra tortoise in the dedicated Tortoise Sanctuary.
Why families choose to escape to Four Seasons Resort Seychelles
- Private resort island, 35 minutes flight from Mahé.
- Choice of family suites and residences, with private pools, terraces, and gardens.
- Two restaurants, deli, and in-villa dining.
- Water sports, beach sports, diving, fishing and sailing.
- Teen Centre, and Kids for All Seasons children’s club for four to 12 year olds.
- Organic spa, beachside swimming pool, a tennis court.
- 402 hectares of tropical grounds, and 14 kilometres of beaches.
3/10 Six Senses Zil Pasyon: one of the most eco-conscious Seychelles hotels
Félicité Island is a little over 50km north east of Mahé. An eco-gem, half covered by Ramos National Park, it’s also home to Six Senses Zil Pasyon. If conservation is a passion, you’ll be interested to know the resort spent almost five years restoring the island’s natural habitat before it began building.
So no surprise to find it’s very at one with its environment. Family villas have remarkable views. The spa is built into crevices between boulders on a tranquil beach and even the kids club has most of its fun outdoors. However, ethical doesn’t mean stuffy. So you can also look forward to movie nights under the stars, water sports, family activities and unforgettable island hopping adventures.
Why this is one of the top Seychelles hotels for families
- Private resort island, 20 minutes helicopter flight from Mahé.
- Choice of villas, all with private pools and terraces.
- Two restaurants and two bars.
- In-villa dining, 24-hours a day at no extra charge
- Water sports, beach sports, diving, sailing, family activities.
- Kids’ Club for children of all ages.
- Spa and wellness centre offers treatments for children.
- Cruises to islands like La Digue, Praslin, Coco, Curieuse and Grande Soeur.
4/10 Kempinski Seychelles Resort, Mahé: south coast pick of Seychelles hotels
The great outdoors at Baie Lazare on Mahé’s south coast is what makes Kempinski Seychelles Resort so wonderful for families.
Here they don’t just have a pool, they have a 50m long Olympic pool. The secluded beach is white, sandy and gorgeous, of course. But it also comes with its own Water Sport Pavilion where kids can learn anything from surfing to diving.
Feeding giant tortoises to learning local dances makes the children’s club a favourite with under-12s. So you may have time on your hands which you can spend at the spa, playing tennis or just doing nothing much at all by the pool.
What makes this the best south coast hotel for families?
- Choice of family suites with sea or garden views
- Four restaurants and bars
- Kids club for four to 12 year olds
- Water Sports Pavilion, diving, snorkelling, surfing
- Tennis courts, Olympic size swimming pool, beach volleyball
- Beachfront on Baie Lazare in south Mahé.
5/10 Four Seasons Seychelles Resort, Petit Anse Bay, Mahé
Perched on a lush, forested hillside overlooking Petit Anse Bay, this Four Seasons is one of the most family friendly Seychelles hotels. Think child-size bathrobes and a Junior Spa and you get the idea.
The children’s club and kids’ activity programme makes learning an adventure and provides limitless outdoor fun. All three to six bedroom Residence Villas are designed for families. So you can look forward to an incredible amount of space and privacy, as well as a private pool, sea views and your own kitchen – with a personal chef, if you want. However, for all the undeniable luxury, the atmosphere is refreshingly laid back and go-where-the-day-takes-you is very much the vibe.
Why Four Seasons is one of the most family friendly Seychelles hotels
- Three to six bedroom family Residence Villas.
- Secluded forest setting overlooking Petit Anse Bay.
- Children’s club for four to 12 year olds.
- Marine education programme for kids.
- Kayaking, catamaran sailing, surfing, SUP, diving, snorkelling.
- Range of restaurants, private kitchens with personal chef.
6/10 Savoy Seychelles Resort & Spa, Beau Vallon Beach, Mahé
If beautiful Beau Vallon Beach isn’t enough fun for kids, Savoy Seychelles Resort also has the largest swimming pool in the entire country. Although it seems large is a bit of a theme here. Family rooms are very spacious with big views, and extravagant balconies or terraces. And when you want big memories, anything from scenic helicopter rides to catamaran cruises around St. Anne National Marine Park can be arranged.
Kids will love the water sports, exploring the resort grounds and zipping about the bay on banana boats or jet skis. However, parents aren’t forgotten, your fun ranges from Savoy Spa treatments to nights off courtesy of the resort’s babysitting service.
Why we especially recommend Savoy Seychelles Resort
- Family rooms and suites with sea views and private terraces.
- Beachfront on Beau Vallon Beach.
- The largest swimming pool in the Seychelles.
- Motorised and non-motorised water sports.
- Guided diving and snorkelling tours.
- Family days out and cultural experiences.
7/10 Constance Lemuria: the resort on Praslin Island’s best turtle beach
Constance Lemuria is the sister hotel to Constance Ephelia. It’s also home to the only 18-hole championship golf course in the Seychelles. However, kids will probably be more taken with the idea of overlooking Anse Kerlan, Praslin’s top turtle-nesting beach. Although the creative children’s club, 150 hectares of palm groves and several swimming pools have a lot of appeal too. Book a villa if privacy is a priority, they have direct beach access and this is one of the Seychelles hotels which provides a Villa Master – like butlers, but distinctly Seychellois.
Why even non-golfing families love Constance Lemuria
- Villas with private pool and direct beach access.
- Surrounded by beaches, including Anse Georgette, one of Praslin’s most beautiful.
- Babysitting service and kids club for four to 11 year olds.
- Four restaurants and five bars.
- 18-hole golf course, spa, water sports, diving, snorkelling.
8/10 Raffles Seychelles, Praslin Island: one of the world’s best resorts
Forbes Travel Guide has named Raffles Seychelles one of its ‘Top 10 Resorts Around the World’. That may not mean much to younger guests, but the 15 minute flight from Mahé to here, over the Indian Ocean, will impress.
It’s a spectacular opening move and the resort only gets better. Villas for everyone is Raffles’ rule. So not only do they offer the largest in the Seychelles, each comes with a private pool, terrace and ocean views.
Kids clubs are generous here too, ranging from gentle toddler play to creative adventures for four to 12 year olds. There’s also a good activity programme designed with older kids and teens in mind.
How Raffles Seychelles earns its accolades
- Family villas with private pools, terraces, and ocean views.
- Two infinity pools.
- Kids clubs for toddlers and older kids.
- Seven restaurants and bars.
- Minutes from Anse Lazio, the world’s most photographed beach.
- Water sports, outdoor activities, island hopping, and Praslin tours.
9/10 Hilton Labriz Resort & Spa, Silhouette Island
Silhouette Island is the Seychelle’s third largest. Once home to pirates and plantations, these days it’s all about white-sand beaches, mountains and virgin rainforest. Five-star Hilton Labriz Resort & Spa the only resort on the island and perfect for families.
Kids have plenty of activities here from the fun kids club to snorkelling or diving in the marine reserve. The diving centre even offers introductory course for kids. Babysitting can be arranged for younger ones. And diverse Silhouette Island is also the place to see giant tortoises, go fishing, have a picnic or just spend a day or more hiking.
Spacious private villas mostly sit on the beach and have their own terraces. Alternatively, choose a deluxe villa with private pool or the two-bedroom Silhouette Estate which has the largest private pool in the Seychelles.
Why we recommend idyllic Hilton Labriz
- Spacious beachfront villas and deluxe villas with private pools.
- Kids Club and babysitting service.
- Tropical forest setting in marine reserve surrounded by beaches.
- Seven restaurants and bars.
- Five-star PADI diving centre.
- Boat trips and guided hikes.
10/10 Denis Private Island Resort: the most exclusive of all Seychelles hotels
Prepare to switch off completely on Denis Island. Kids can cycle or walk anywhere. Going exploring by themselves is a safe adventure, but guided nature walks are also great fun. You’re unlikely to miss the outside world. Truthfully, you’ll be too busy between helping out with sea turtles and meeting giant tortoise. Then there’s snorkelling in waters teeming with rare marine life or simply playing on beautiful beaches.
Denis Island’s gentle, barefoot atmosphere is reflected in charming family cottages. All individually designed by local craftsmen, they’re light and airy. Beachfront verandas let you take in stunning views and quiet luxury whispers through every single detail.
Why choose this one-of-a-kind resort?
- One bedroom family cottages for two adults and up to three children.
- Early tea for under 12s, served in-room.
- Babysitting service.
- In-room spa treatments.
- Safe lagoon for swimming, coral reef snorkelling, nature walks.
- Car free island with free bikes for guests.
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